COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gov. John Kasich on Monday appointed Ohio's former elections chief to a spot on the board that oversees repairs and improvements to the state's museums, historical buildings and sports stadiums.
The Republican governor named former Democratic secretary of state and one-time U.S. Senate hopeful Jennifer Brunner to the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission.
Brunner preceded current Secretary of State Jon Husted and was defeated in the 2010 Democratic primary where she ran for former-U.S. Sen. George Voinovich's vacant seat after his retirement.
Voter advocacy groups, including the League of Women Voters, have told a state panel that Republican-drawn boundaries for state legislative districts would further solidify the party's grip on the Ohio Legislature for years to come.
The groups testified Monday at a hearing of the Ohio Apportionment Board. The panel is charged with redrawing Ohio's legislative districts every 10 years to reflect changes in population after each census.
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Artist: Quinn Sullivan Release: Cyclone, Audio CD and MP3 Download, Oarfin Records, 2011.