Jim Zehringer

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Jim Zehringer
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Ohio Director of Natural Resources
Incumbent
In office
November 15, 2011 – present
Years in position 3
PartyNon-partisan
Predecessor Scott Zody
Compensation
Base salary$127,400
Elections and appointments
AppointedNovember 15, 2011
Appointed byGov. John Kasich (R)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio Director of Agriculture
January 10, 2011 - November 15, 2011
Ohio House of Representatives District 77
2007 - 2010
Mercer County Commissioner
2002-2007
Education
High schoolFort Recovery High School
Websites
Office website
Jim Zehringer is the Ohio Director of Natural Resources. He was appointed to this position by Gov. John Kasich on November 15, 2011.[1]

Biography

Zehringer is the former owner and operator of Meiring Poultry and Fish Farm. He began his political career as a Mercer County Commissioner in 2002, staying in this position until he was appointed to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2007. In 2010, he was appointed Ohio Director of Agriculture and in 2011 he was appointed as the Ohio Director of Natural Resources.

Education

Zehringer earned his diploma from Fort Recovery High School.[2]

Political career

Ohio Director of Natural Resources (2011-Present)

Zehringer was appointed as Ohio Director of Natural Resources by Gov. John Kasich on November 15, 2011.[3]

Ohio Director of Agriculture (2011-2011)

Zehringer previously served as Ohio Director of Agriculture from January 2011 to November 2011.

Ohio House of Representatives (2007-2010)

Zehringer was also a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 77 from 2007, when he was appointed, until 2010.[4] He was replaced by Jim Buchy (R).

Zehringer's political experience also included his time as Mercer County Commissioner from 2003-2007.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the Ohio House of Representatives, Zehringer served on the following committees:

Elections/Appointments

2011

Director of Natural Resources

Zehringer was appointed as the Ohio Director of Natural Resources by Gov. John Kasich on November 15, 2011.[5]

Director of Agriculture

Zehringer previously served as Ohio Director of Agriculture from January 2011 to November 2011.[6]

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Zehringer won re-election to District 77 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[7] He ran unopposed. The election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 77
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Zehringer (R) 35,534 100.00%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Zehringer won re-election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[9] He ran unopposed.

Ohio House of Representatives, District 77
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Zehringer (R) 45,695

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Zehringer collected $186,795 in donations.[10]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
ZEHRINGER, JAMES J $11,054
DOLAN, EVA HAAS $10,670
DOLAN, CHARLES F $10,670
DOLAN, LAWRENCE J $10,670
DOLAN, HELEN A $10,670
BRENNAN, DAVID L $10,000
OHIO ACADEMY OF NURSING HOMES $10,000

Personal

Zehringer lives with his wife, Sharon, in Fort Recovery. They have three children and three grandchildren.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Zody
Ohio Director of Natural Resources
November 2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Ohio Director of Agriculture
January 2011 – November 2011
Succeeded by
David T. Daniels
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 77
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Jim Buchy (R)