WARREN — Former longtime state Rep. Michael G. Verich, who spent 12 years on the State Employment Relations Board, has a new state job.
Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, appointed Verich, a Democrat from Warren, on Friday to a three-year appointment on the Ohio Lottery Commission board. Verich’s terms expires Aug. 1, 2014.
The annual salary of $5,000, plus expenses, to serve on the lottery commission is a far cry from the $80,000 a year Verich was making on SERB.
But Verich, with 28 years in state government, said he retired from full-time state government work on Nov. 30, 2010, when his second six-year term on SERB ended. Verich is the first Trumbull County resident appointed to a state board or commission by Kasich.
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