Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that Wesley A. Goodman (R-Cardington) has been sworn in as state representative of the 87th House District. Goodman fills the seat vacated by former Representative Jeff McClain earlier this fall.
Hailing from a family farm in Morrow County, Goodman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University. Inspired by his involvement in organizations like the Boy Scouts and the Sons of the American Legion, he developed a passion for his community early in life, prompting him to pursue an education and career in public service.
After college, Goodman worked briefly for former Ohio senator and current Attorney General Mike DeWine before joining the staff of Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan. For over six years, he served Congressman Jordan and developed his own stances on constitutional, fiscally responsible, and pro-family policies for Ohio and the rest of the nation. Most recently, Goodman served as the managing director of the Conservative Action Project, an organization that facilitates a coalition of national conservative leaders.
“I am incredibly humbled by the opportunity to serve my family, friends, neighbors, and the part of Ohio I am blessed to call home in the Ohio House of Representatives,” said Goodman. “Ohioans are hungry for the type of bold, conservative solutions that will make our state the best place to live, work, raise a family, start a business, and have the best shot at the American dream. I am ready to get to work for the hardworking families and taxpayers of the 87th District and thank them for the honor to serve and represent them.”
The 87th House District is comprised of Morrow, Crawford, and Wyandot counties, as well as portions of Marion and Seneca counties. Goodman and his wife Bethany reside in Cardington.