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Goodwin, Pilliod Face Off For State House Seat

Bruce Goodwin

Bruce Goodwin

Voters in Fulton County, Williams County, and parts of Defiance County will cast ballots to select their next state representative in the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election.

Bruce Goodwin, incumbent Republican, is facing a challenge from David Pilliod, the Democrat challenger.

74th District, Ohio State House Of Representatives

Candidate: Bruce Goodwin

Resides in: Defiance

Incumbent: yes

Family: wife, two daughters

Native of: Defiance

Education: 1967 Ayersville High School graduate; bachelor’s degree, Defiance College; master’s degree, St. Francis University; post-graduate work at University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University

Present employment: State Representative, 74th House District; retired educator

Affiliations: Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Ducks Unlimited; Pheasants Forever; National Wild Turkey Federation; Zion Lutheran Church

David Pilliod

David Pilliod

Other experience: Active professionally at the state level in career and technical education

Previously held public office: State representative, 2007-08

Comments: Goodwin said his objectives are to serve his constituents and work for economic development. Candidate: David Pilliod Resides in: Swanton

Incumbent: No

Family: Single

Native of: Swanton

Education: 1974 graduate, St. John’s High School, Toledo; bachelor’s degree, political science, University of Toledo, 1978; Microsoftcertifi ed systems ed systems administrator (MCSA), 2004

Present employment: Computer Plus, Swanton

Civil public projects: Swanton Corn Festival committee

Affiliations: Lions Club, St. Richard’s Catholic Church

Previously held public offi ce: Swanton Village Council, elected in 2003 and 2007

Comments: “I will work towards the goal of eliminating the Ohio state income tax. It’s your money, do as you please with it.”

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