|Preceded by Keith Faber|
Succeeded by Jim Buchy
Political party Republican Party
|Name Jim Zehringer|
|Born October 16, 1952 (age 63) (1952-10-16) |
Profession Fish and Poultry Farmer
Residence Fort Recovery, Ohio, United States
Education Fort Recovery High School
Steelhead fishing on the grand river with odnr director jim zehringer
Jim Zehringer is the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, who has served in the cabinet of Ohio Governor John Kasich, since 2011. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011, and as a Mercer County Commissioner from 2002 to 2007. He is a farmer by trade.
- Steelhead fishing on the grand river with odnr director jim zehringer
- Caucus conversation director of odnr jim zehringer
Zehringer is a graduate of Fort Recovery High School, and still resides in Fort Recovery today. A former owner of a poultry and fish farm, Zehringer has made a career out of agriculture. While in elected office, much of his agenda focused greatly on agricultural efforts, and for a time, he served as ranking minority member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. With Republicans winning the gubernatorial election in 2010, Zehringer was chosen to lead the Department of Agriculture by John Kasich. In 2011 John Kasich appointed Zehringer to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.