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College Dean Appointed Interim Ohio State Attorney General

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland appointed Nancy Rogers to serve as attorney general until elections in November. She is replacing Marc Dann who resigned as a result of a sexual harassment scandal.

Rogers was the dean of Ohio State University’s law school for seven years before accepting the governor’s appointment, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

Dann resigned a day after Ohio House Democrats began the impeachment process against him. He is under investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol, Ohio Ethics Commission, and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the Oxford Press.

Rogers told the Oxford Press, “It’s a shame that the actions of a limited number of persons who did not live up to these values have undermined the public confidence in this office. It has led some to doubt that the attorney general still carries the moral authority….The situation must be turned around quickly.”

Rogers will not be seeking to be elected in November.

Sources:

The Associated Press 05/28/08; Oxford Press 05/28/08; The Columbus Dispatch 05/28/08

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