>Kasich selects Jim Zehringer for cabinet post


Governor-elect John Kasich announced today that State Representative Jim Zehringer will be the new director of the Department of Agriculture when Kasich takes office in January 2011.
Zehringer is a resident of Ft. Recovery and has served as representative of Ohio’s 77th House District for the last four years. Zehringer is a small business owner and has his own family farm (Zehringer’s farm is on the Darke-Mercer County line). Prior to beoming a state representative, Zehringer served as commissioner for Mercer County. Zehringer was the ranking member of the Agriculture Committee in the Ohio House.
Jim Zehringer has been a great leader for the 77th district, particularly on agriculture-related issues. His presence in the district will be missed, but he is the perfect choice for this important job. Congratulations Jim, and best of luck in Columbus.

UPDATE: WHIO has an article and a short interview with Zehringer here.

  1. #1 by Barb on November 16, 2010 - 5:25 pm

    >Congratulations to Jim! Quite an honor for our part of the state. Mr. Zehringer will make a great Director.

  2. #2 by Anonymous on November 16, 2010 - 8:52 pm

    >If all of Kasich’s decisions are as good as his selection of Jim Zehringer as the new DIRECTOR of the Department of Agriculture, both rural and urban Ohio will have a great four years.Charles E. Reier MD

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