Protect Ohio's public health from Governor Kasich's incompetence
On Friday, Governor John Kasich announced that he planned on appointing Rick Hodges as the Director of Public Health, even though Mr. Hodges is not a medical professional as the previous Directors of Health have been and as required under the Ohio Revised Code. Presently, Mr. Hodges serves on the Turnpike Commission and has served in the Ohio General Assembly.
On Saturday, much of the northwestern part of the State around Toledo awoke to learn that algae blooms have contaminated the water supply there, leaving over 400,000 Ohioans without access to a health, clean water supply. Such an incident highlights why Ohio needs a qualified medical professional to lead this important public health agency!
Please sign our petition asking Governor Kasich to withdraw Mr. Hodges for consideration and nominate a qualified medical professional to lead the Ohio Department of Health.