CraIg Riedel
CraIg Riedel

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DEFIANCE- Craig Riedel, a Defiance Republican, has announced his candidacy and filed his nominating petitions for State Representative for Ohio’s 82nd House District, which includes Defiance, Paulding, and Van Wert counties as well as part of northern Auglaize County.

Riedel, 49, a retired businessman, has spent the last five months discussing the concerns that the voters have, and explaining how he can help. “It is obvious to me, as I go around to the different communities, that people are sick and tired of career politicians”. Riedel is running because he believes that we need new people in office who can bring different ideas and new ways of solving problems to Columbus.

Riedel, who has no political background, graduated from The Ohio State University with a civil engineering degree, and worked at Nucor Vulcraft Group for 27 years. “As part of the management team at Nucor, I helped strategically lead our company into the future. I want to do the same for the state of Ohio.” Riedel, lives in Defiance, OH with his wife, Danette. They have two children who are both graduates of Defiance High School and The Ohio State University. This is his first time seeking office. “Our best days lay ahead of us and I cannot wait to get started, and bring more strong Christian leadership to Columbus,” said Riedel. The Republican Primary is March 15, 2016.

For more information, contact Craig Riedel at (419) 782-3566