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Representative Riedel Sworn In as State Representative of the 82nd House District

January 6, 2017
Craig S. Riedel News

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State Representative Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 82nd Ohio House District, which includes Defiance, Paulding and Van Wert counties, as well as part of Auglaize County.

“I am honored and humbled to represent and serve the 82nd House District,” said Rep. Riedel. “I promise to work hard for the people I represent.”

Representative Riedel grew up on a farm just outside the small town of Attica, Ohio. After earning a civil engineering degree from the Ohio State University, he enjoyed a 27-year long career with Nucor Vulcraft Group. He retired in June of 2015 in order to follow his passion for public service and represent his fellow citizens in northwestern Ohio.

Actively involved in various communities, Representative Riedel was a youth football, basketball, and baseball coach. He was a member of the Defiance St. Mary Pastoral Council and currently serves as a Eucharistic minister. Representative Riedel was also an officer with the Defiance High School Athletic Boosters and is a member of the Defiance Rotary Club.

Representative Riedel and his wife, Danette, have two adult children, Steve and Renee. They are both graduates of Defiance High School and the Ohio State University. They have been married for 28 years and reside in Defiance.