Logan tapped for state cabinet


COLUMBUS — Columbiana County Commissioner Sean Logan has accepted a Cabinet-level position in the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Ted Strickland.

Strickland of Lisbon announced today that Logan, also of Lisbon, will serve as director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. This is the sixth Cabinet appointment by Strickland and the first from the Mahoning Valley.

Strickland had selected Logan last month to serve on his environment and natural resources transition team and to be the team’s ODNR coordinator.

Logan has extensive experience with natural resources serving as the ranking minority member on the House Energy and Environment Committee, and spent six years on the Agriculture and Resources Committee. Both committees have been renamed.

ODNR manages the state’s 73 parks, 20 forests, 120 natural preserves and 80 wildlife areas. It also licenses all hunting, fishing and watercrafts in Ohio.

“I was fortunate to work with Sean when I was a member of Congress representing Columbiana County, and I know first-hand how bright and hard-working he is,” Strickland said of Logan.

Logan served in the Ohio House from 1991 to 2000. He was elected county commissioner in 2000 and re-elected in 2004.

After Logan resigns as commissioner, the Columbiana County Democratic Party will appoint someone to fill the remainder of his unexpired term.

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