“Primaries are tough on family and friends,” he said. “I am very proud of this satisfying victory.”
Lipps, 65, is a former Franklin mayor and council member, and is a small business owner. He is completing his third term and is seeking a fourth and final consecutive term as a state representative. A state rep can only serve four consecutive terms before sitting out a term.
Goodwin, 41, works as a corporate officer within a Fortune 500 company and is an adjunct instructor at Miami University. He also serves as an unpaid volunteer auxiliary police officer. He said he threw his hat in the ring because he wants to become more involved in the community.
State representatives serve two-year terms and will receive a base salary of $69,876 starting in 2023. State representatives receive higher salaries if they serve in a House leadership position or as a committee chair.