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Senator Padgett Visits
State Senator Joy Padgett, a candidate for Ohio's 18th Congressional District seat, visited the Base Campus of the COATC on Tuesday, September 12.

September 12, 2006

At the invitation of the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority, State Senator Joy Padgett toured The Base and got better acquainted with the people and work of the major tenants here. Her visit began with briefings from Port Authority, Boeing, and Bionetics officials. She toured the four-story underground laboratories of the AF Primary Standards Laboratory as well.

A 2005 review of personnel records found that in addition to the Base being located in the 18th Congressional District, 55% of personnel live in the 18th District.

Padgett provided a brief interview with Base Radio during her visit.

The invitation was part of the Port Authority's ongoing caucus-building strategy aimed at increasing knowledge among federal, state, and local officials about the value and impact of the COATC. Zack Space, Democrat candidate in the 18th Congressional district, is expected to tour as well.

News Clips
The Advocate: Padgett Visits Heath [PDF]
WNKO: Republican Hopeful Visits [PDF]

Photos from Senator Padgett's visit to The Base.
Lab Tour

Bionetics' Ben Fullen led a tour of the AF Primary Standards Laboratory.


Senator Padgett met Air Force and COATC employees throughout her visit.

Service Recognized

Ron Hill, whose service at The Base dates back to the early 1960's, was recognized by Senator Padgett for his service.

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