It is with a great deal of emotion that I write to acknowledge that Attorney General Marc Dann has resigned. Until Governor Ted Strickland appoints a successor, I will - as the First Assistant Attorney General - act in his place.
It is a sad day, but I am confident in the knowledge that you - the more than 1,400 dedicated public servants of this office - will continue to do your jobs in the Office of the Attorney General. Collectively, you span the terms of seven Attorneys General. You enjoy a nationwide reputation as aggressive and professional advocates for the people of Ohio.
I know in my heart that your dedication will continue as I assume my new assignment. I am proud to be associated with all of you.