Ohio governor names ex-elections chief to board

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) has appointed a former Ohio elections chief to a board responsible for state regulation of counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists.

Kasich's appointment of former Democratic Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (BROO'-nur) is not the first time the governor has placed Brunner on a state panel.

Last year, he appointed her to the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, which oversees repairs and improvements to the state's museums, historical buildings and sports stadiums.

The Republican governor on Friday Brunner named to the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.

Brunner preceded current Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) and was defeated in the 2010 Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

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