|Bill Beagle in 2011|
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 5th district
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Fred Strahorn|
December 6, 1964 |
Syracuse, New York
|Spouse(s)||Karen Beagle (3 children)|
|Residence||Tipp City, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Miami University (B.S.)
Cleveland State University (M.B.A.)
Bill Beagle is the state Senator for the 5th District of the Ohio Senate, serving since 2011. Beagle also serves as the Chairman for the Senate Workforce and Economic Development Committee. He is a Republican.
Life and career 
Beagle graduated from Miami University with a degree in Finance and from Cleveland State University with a M.B.A. He has worked as a financial analyst, but has since remained at home to raise his three children. After being actively involved in the community, he was appointed to the Tipp City Council in 2003, and was reelected in 2005.
Ohio Senate 
When incumbent Senator Tom Roberts resigned in 2009, former Representative Fred Strahorn was appointed to the Senate to replace him. While at first not considered vulnerable, Republicans began to target his as a potential pickup early in 2010. Beagle entered the race to try to oust him, and first faced a primary challenge from ultra-Conservative Joe Lemaster. He won by about 2,500 votes. Soon after, the strong Republican sentiment allowed for the seat to become contentious, and in the general election, Beagle was again successful, winning a close race against Strahorn by 1,700 votes.
Electoral History 
|2010||Fred Strahorn||47,681||49.15%||Bill Beagle||49,339||50.85%|
Personal Life 
Beagle is married to Karen Beagle and together they have three children. They reside in Tipp City, Ohio.
- The Ohio Senate: Senator Bill Beagle (R) - District 5
- Bill Beagle for Senate, official campaign website