Gardner tapped to lead Ohio higher education; DeWine to announce additional Cabinet picks

Gardner tapped to lead Ohio higher education; DeWine to announce additional Cabinet picks
Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) was sworn in as Senate Majority Leader on Monday by a vote of 28-0.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is ready to announce another round of picks for his Cabinet as he prepares to take office next week.

Sen. Randy Gardner (R., Bowling Green) confirmed to WTOL on Thursday that he has been named chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education by DeWine. This comes on the heels of being named Ohio Senate Majority Leader.

DeWine, the Republican attorney general, is scheduled to be sworn in on Jan. 14 after winning the election in November. He succeeds fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich.

DeWine has previously announced his picks for individuals to head the state prison system, Ohio's taxation and natural resources departments and the Ohio National Guard.

He's also put forward selections for the state's budget office and commerce and public safety departments.

DeWine’s latest announcement is set for Thursday morning.

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