OH Sen-28: Sawyer (D) Gets the Appointment
Redhorse at Psychobilly Democrat breaks the story -- former Congressman and current Ohio Board of Education member Tom Sawyer (D-Akron) will be appointed to replace State Sen. Kimberly Zurz (D-Green).
Sawyer is smart and knowledgeable (especially on education issues) and has the name recognition to retain the seat in the next election cycle. His Congressional primary campaign last May never seemed to catch fire, but I think he will run a good enough campaign to win re-election. The Democratic delegation in the Ohio Senate can use his experience and perspective.
I liked him being on the state education panel, but presumably the Governor can come up with a good replacement.