Conservative Veterans Running For Office 2022

Bernard Willis

Ohio State House of Representatives

Bernard Willis (Republican Party) is running for election to the Ohio House of Representatives to represent District 74. He is on the ballot in the Republican primary on August 2, 2022.
Willis and Daniel Saks are running in the Republican primary for Ohio House of Representatives District 74. Daniel entered as a write-in

Willis completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey in 2022. Click here to read the survey answers
Bernard Willis was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He has experience serving in the U.S. Air Force. He earned an associate degree from the Marion Military Institute in 1987, a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991, and a graduate degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2018.
Bernard is a 30 year US Air Force/Air National Guard/Reserve military officer, multi-tour commander, combat pilot in F16 and unmanned MQ-1 Predator, Federal law enforcement officer qualified, conservative, Christian husband and father of 3.
Bernard is currently the executive advisor to a second 1-Star active duty USAF general officer in the acquisition and finance field with a $90B five year budget.
Bernard is the Crisis Action Team Director for a 3-Star Center commander for command/control of more than 26k personnel. Business Development Principal for L3Harris Corp.
The 3 key messages of Bernard’s campaign:
1) Cleanup of our local Tremont City barrel fill is priority #1, on an accelerated timeline, using state funds to move out NOW and setting up legal reimbursement by the corporations responsible.
2) Strengthening our law enforcement support with funding aimed at community policing, early jail intervention to curb recidivism, and legal protections for LEOs doing their job.
3) Our local schools are under control of local school boards and responsible to our parents to support and teach values that we agree are safe for children. Spending more time preparing them for college and jobs, than indoctrinating them to “woke” counter-culture.
These are the key public policies that Bernard is personally passionate about:
Clean drinking water, Law enforcement that works, Safe schools with job/college preparation at the forefront, and Business/Economic development that ensures a positive business climate that continues our upward trajectory.