Ted Strickland

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Ted Strickland
Ted Strickland.jpg
68th Governor of Ohio
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 10, 2011
Lieutenant Lee Fisher
Preceded by Bob Taft
Succeeded by John Kasich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Frank Cremeans
Succeeded by Charlie Wilson
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Bob McEwen
Succeeded by Frank Cremeans
Personal details
Born Theodore Strickland
(1941-08-04) August 4, 1941 (age 73)
Lucasville, Ohio, United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Frances
Residence Columbus, Ohio
Alma mater Asbury College
University of Kentucky
Asbury Theological Seminary
Religion United Methodist
Signature

Theodore "Ted" Strickland[1] (born August 4, 1941) was the 68th Governor of Ohio, serving from 2007 to 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 6th congressional district (1993–1995, 1997–2007).[2]

In the 2006 gubernatorial election, Strickland was elected to succeed term-limited Republican incumbent Bob Taft after defeating Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, receiving 60% of the vote.[3] However, he was narrowly defeated (with less than 47% of the vote) for re-election in the 2010 gubernatorial election by former U.S. Representative John Kasich.[4]

Strickland currently serves as a member of the Governors' Council at the Bipartisan Policy Center and is the president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Born in Lucasville, Ohio, Strickland was one of nine children; his father was a steelworker. A 1959 graduate of Northwest High School, Strickland went on to be the first member of his family to attend college.[7] Strickland was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in psychology from Asbury College in 1963. In 1966, he received a Master of Arts degree in guidance counseling from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Divinity from the Asbury Theological Seminary in 1967. He then returned to the University of Kentucky to earn his Ph.D in counseling psychology in 1980. He is married to Frances Strickland, an educational psychologist and author of a widely used screening test for kindergarten-age children.

Strickland worked as a counseling psychologist at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. He was an administrator at a Methodist children's home and was a professor of psychology at Shawnee State University. Strickland is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, although his only known pastoral position within a church was a brief associate pastoral position at Wesley United Methodist Church located at the corner of Offnere and Gallia Streets, Portsmouth, Ohio (now Cornerstone United Methodist Church).

Election to Congress[edit]

Strickland ran for U.S. representative for Ohio's 6th congressional district in 1976, 1978, and 1980, losing twice to long-time incumbent William H. Harsha and later to Harsha's successor and campaign manager, Bob McEwen.

Strickland ran again for the 6th District seat in 1992, once again facing Bob McEwen, who had suffered some political damage by being associated with the House banking scandal. The 6th District had been combined with the old 10th District when Ohio lost two seats in Congress following the 1990 census and now covered a huge area stretching from Lebanon, in Warren County, to Marietta, in Washington County on the opposite side of the state. The district proved a difficult place to campaign, representing half a dozen different media markets and home to no large cities and few unifying influences.

Patrick J. Buchanan, Vice President Dan Quayle, and Oliver North came to Ohio to campaign for McEwen, but Strickland narrowly won in the general election on November 3, 1992. He received 122,720 votes to McEwen's 119,252, a plurality of 3,468 – just over 1.4%.[8] Strickland said "I ran against Pat Robertson, Pat Buchanan, the National Rifle Association, and Right-to-Life. They threw everything at me. I'm just so happy I beat back those guys. I think they're so divisive." Strickland began serving in January 1993 in the 103rd Congress.

Congressional career[edit]

Strickland was among the many Democrats who lost their offices in the Republican surge of 1994, narrowly losing to businessman Frank Cremeans. Strickland reclaimed his seat two years later in a similarly narrow victory, and took office in January 1997 with the 105th Congress. He faced a strong challenge from Lieutenant Governor Nancy Hollister in 1998, but turned it back; in the next three elections he was reelected by large margins, and even ran unopposed in 2004. Strickland served on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Veterans' Affairs Committee.

2006 gubernatorial campaign[edit]

Strickland successfully ran for Governor of Ohio in 2006, when Governor Bob Taft was term-limited and could not run for re-election. Strickland selected former Ohio Attorney General and 1998 Democratic nominee for governor Lee Fisher as his running mate. He was sworn in as governor on January 8, 2007.[9]

Strickland addresses a crowd at a Turnaround Ohio rally in Cincinnati

Strickland won the Democratic primary on May 2, 2006, with 80 percent of the vote.[10] In the November general election, he was challenged by Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, Libertarian economist Bill Peirce and Green Bob Fitrakis, but won handily on November 7, 2006, capturing 60% of the vote. Blackwell finished in a distant second with 37% of the vote.[11]

He was endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of Ohio, Fraternal Order of Police,[12] National Association of Police Organizations, Cleveland Stonewall Democrats, Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, Ohio Trooper Coalition, Ohio Education Association, Ohio Federation of Teachers,[13] Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters, Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, National Rifle Association, The Akron Beacon Journal, The Columbus Dispatch, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Dayton Daily News, The Toledo Blade, The Canton Repository, Mayor Mark L. Mallory of Cincinnati, Mayor Frank G. Jackson of Cleveland, Mayor Michael B. Coleman of Columbus, Mayor Rhine McLin of Dayton, Mayor Carty Finkbeiner of Toledo, and Mayor Jay Williams of Youngstown.

Strickland began his media campaign for the general election in July by purchasing airtime on Christian radio stations throughout the state. The ad cited a verse from the Book of Micah, calling one "to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God." His televised ads began airing in late September 2006.[14]

Republican support[edit]

Strickland's candidacy received some support from Republicans, indicated by many of the pollsters covering the race.[15] Additionally, a number of high profile Republicans publicly announced their support for Strickland at a press conference on September 12,[16] and Strickland's website launched "Republicans For Strickland,"[17] which lists over 340 registered Republican endorsers.

Governorship[edit]

Economy[edit]

The Strickland administration was largely marred economically by the national Great Recession, which saw employment shrink during his term in the state by 236,000.[18] Between December 2009 and August 2010, however, employment grew in the state by 57,000 positions.[18] The unemployment percentage peaked at 11.0% in March 2010, but had dropped to 10.1% by August of that year.[18] By the fall of 2010, the state had the sixth-fastest growing economy in the country.[19]

Under Strickland the state won the Governor's Cup award from Site Selection magazine, based on top states for economic development, for his first three years in office.[20] By 2010, the state's business climate had improved from #38 in the nation and #7 in the Midwest when Strickland was elected to #11 in the nation and #1 in the Midwest according to the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council.[21]

He continued to support many of the economic policies of the previous administration under Bob Taft, including H.B. 66, which eliminated the corporate franchise tax in 2010, the tangible personal property tax in 2009, and overall a 17% reduction in personal taxes since 2004.[21] The state had improved to the #15 best personal tax environment by 2009.[21] He supported the renewal of the Third Frontier program in 2010,[22] which won the International Economic Development Council's Excellence in Economic Development Award later that year.[23]

Strickland eliminated nearly 250 state business regulations and revised over 1800 to better accommodate growth.[21] He expanded small business credits and proposed the "Build Your Own Business" program, which will facilitate $5,000 micro loans to participants.[21] He passed a unanimous budget of $52 billion over the two fiscal years beginning July 2007 with line-item vetoes; this unanimous approval of the budget was the state's first in 84 years,[24] and during his term he reduced the size of state government by 7%, or 5,000 employees.[25]

In 2008, he signed the state's renewable portfolio standard, calling for 25% of the state's energy to be produced by renewables by 2025.[26] By 2010, the state was ranked #2 in solar production and continued to be a top-five state for "green energy" production.[19][27]

Education[edit]

Strickland unified Ohio's public colleges in 2007 by establishing the University System of Ohio,[28] which is now the nation's largest comprehensive public system of higher education.[29] Between 2009 and 2010, enrollment at its four-year institutions increased by 8%, while enrollment at two-year institutions increased 23%.[30]

Strickland presided over the largest total budget spending on primary education since 1980, including $4 billion for new and better school construction, 250 of which will be "green" schools.[31] When he took office, only 491 of Ohio's 613 public school districts were rated effective or higher and #27 in the nation by Education Week.[30] By 2010, 536 had reached the effective or higher mark and were ranked #5 by Education Week.[30][31][32]

Veteran Affairs[edit]

Sailors present Governor Strickland with an honorary commander's cap during Navy Week, 2009

In 2007, Strickland signed legislation exempting military veterans' retirement benefits from state taxation.[33] He signed an executive order creating a council to oversee the eventual establishment of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services as a cabinet-level agency.[34] In 2008 he signed an executive order creating the Ohio G.I. Promise, the largest expansion of benefits for Ohio veterans since World War Two.[35] He supported passage of the state ballot issue in 2009 authorizing military bonuses for veterans of the Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq wars.[36]

Infrastructure[edit]

Strickland created the FAST TRAC initiative, which was aimed at accelerating major infrastructure projects. The first projects approved under the program included the Interstate 70 Additional Lanes, Interstate 71 Grove City Urban Interchange, Interstate 270 - Alum Creek Interchange, Interstate 275—Gilmore Road Interchange, and the Interstate 90 Avon Interchange.[37] He also oversaw the creation 21st Century transportation task force, focused on rejuvenating Ohio's infrastructure. Go Ohio is an outgrowth of that initiative to guide the state's annual $2 billion infrastructure budget.[38]

Healthcare[edit]

Strickland's healthcare reforms increased eligibility and expanded coverage for pregnant women, as well as expanding parent's coverage up to the age of 28 for their children.[25] His reforms capped the insurance costs on pre-existing conditions and allowed employees of small businesses to use pre-tax earnings to purchase coverage, reducing the cost by 40% and expanding coverage to over 37,000 Ohioans.[39]

Social issues[edit]

On the pre-collegiate level of education, Strickland pushed to cut funding of school vouchers, which critics claimed will have reduced education choice available to the public. He opposed federally subsidized abstinence-only sex education programs.[40][41]

On the issue of capital punishment, Strickland delayed three executions until further review and commuted five death sentences.[42] Strickland chose not to commute three additional executions, including two that eventually occurred.[43] The March 20, 2007 execution of Kenneth Biros, which Strickland did not commute, was later stayed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati. Biros was eventually executed in December 2009.[44]

Strickland voted against partial-birth abortion while in the U.S. House, but has said he would veto a near-total abortion ban proposed by Ohio State House member Tom Brinkman (R-Cincinnati) that does not include rape, incest or health exceptions.[45]

He signed Ohio's castle doctrine legislation in 2008, restoring the presumption of innocence to homeowners acting in self-defense,[46] and expanded state acreage allowed for game hunting.[47]

Strickland held office when a constitutional amendment passed allowing casinos to be built in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo and Columbus. Although originally opposed to the idea of allowing such types of gambling into the state, potential revenue shortfalls caused him to consider the option.[48] More so, the implementation of video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks also was considered as a revenue source, and Strickland said for about a year that he would ask the courts to weigh in on whether the executive branch has the authority to implement slots through the Ohio Lottery Commission.[48]

Polling[edit]

In 2007, Strickland had a 61% approval, 15% disapproval according to the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.[49] By July 2008, Strickland's approval rating was down to 44%, with 12% of Ohioans reporting he is doing a "good" job, 52% reporting he had done a "fair" to "poor" job, and 17% stating Strickland's performance had been poor. (July 2008).[50] In May 2010, Gov. Strickland's approval rating was at 55%, with 35% disapproval.[51] In October 2010 his job approval was 39%.[52]

Controversies[edit]

The theft of an Ohio government computer backup tape in June 2007 was widely reported in the media after authorities revealed that the tape contained names and Social Security numbers of 64,000 state employees, 84,000 welfare recipients, and tens of thousands of others.[53] The resulting uproar posed a potential embarrassment for the administration, but Strickland addressed the issue vigorously and was widely praised for his handling of the affair.[54]

Strickland’s Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), Helen Jones-Kelley, was involved in the controversial Ohio database searches of Joe Wurzelbacher during the final weeks of the 2008 Presidential campaign. She bore ultimate responsibility for the unauthorized background checks run on Wurzelbacher, an Ohio Republican recently made famous as Joe the Plumber. Jones-Kelley was suspended without pay by Strickland and investigated by the Ohio Attorney General. She resigned in December, and Strickland appointed Douglas E. Lumpkin to her place.[55][56]

Vice-Presidential speculation[edit]

Strickland speaking at the 2008 Democratic National Convention
Strickland and Mary Jo Kilroy at an Obama–Biden rally in August, 2008

Due to his more conservative politics (for instance, he was voted an 'A' by the NRA[57]) and popularity in what is presumed to be a key swing state, Strickland was mentioned as a possible Democratic Vice Presidential nominee in 2008.[58] Nonetheless, Strickland repeatedly and vehemently denied that he would accept a position on the ticket if offered.[59] Most speculation of his potential selection as Barack Obama's running mate died out by the summer of 2008.

Strickland spoke on the second night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Many commentators, including former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, credited Strickland with delivering the best line[60][61] of the convention: "You know, it was once said of the first George Bush that he was born on third base and thought he'd hit a triple. Well, with the 22 million new jobs and the budget surplus Bill Clinton left behind, George W. Bush came into office on third base and then he stole second. And John McCain cheered him every step of the way."

2010 gubernatorial campaign[edit]

Strickland sought reelection as governor in 2010. On January 19, 2010, he chose Yvette McGee Brown, a former juvenile court judge from central Ohio, as his running mate, running against John Kasich's running mate Ohio State Auditor Mary Taylor. John Kasich's ties to Lehman Brothers played a role in the campaign. Brown attempted to capitalize on Governor Strickland taking Ohio schools from somewhere outside the Top 25 best schools in the nation to number 5 in the nation, according to the news media. John Kasich accused Governor Strickland of raising taxes, while Governor Strickland declared the accusation is untrue.

Governor Strickland and Brown both spoke at President Barack Obama's rally in Columbus shortly before the midterm elections, appearing with singer John Legend, Strickland's lieutenant governor and U.S. Senate candidate Lee Fisher, and former astronaut and U.S. Senator from Ohio John Glenn. The rally drew thousands of attendees, and parts of President Obama's speech were featured on MSNBC.

The awaited results from Cuyahoga County for the gubernatorial election decided the winner of the governorship on November 2, 2010; Strickland was defeated by Republican John Kasich, and thus Brown also lost that night, to Mary Taylor. In Strickland's concession speech, he mentioned he'd called Governor-elect John Kasich to ask if there was anything he could do to make the transition of power easier. Brown, defeated Attorney General of Ohio Richard Cordray, and others appeared onstage with Strickland as he delivered his concession.

Post-gubernatorial career[edit]

In March 2011, Governor Kasich signed the controversial Senate Bill 5, which was intended to curtail the collective bargaining rights of Ohio public employees. Strickland took a leading role in gathering the petition signatures necessary to warrant a public referendum.[62] With over two million signatures, the petition put the Ohio Collective Bargaining Limit Repeal on the November 2011 ballot, where it passed with more than 60% of the vote.[63]

Strickland became a resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics in Spring 2012.[64] Strickland spoke on the first night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in a colorful and well-received speech against the policies of Republican nominee Mitt Romney.[65][66]

President Obama nominated Strickland to be one of the alternate representatives to the United Nations in September 2013,[67] but his confirmation was delayed through the end of the year by Republican opposition in the Senate.[68]

Electoral history[edit]

Ohio's 6th congressional district: Results 1976–1980, 1992–2004[69]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1976 Ted Strickland 67,067 39% William H. Harsha 107,064 61%
1978 Ted Strickland 46,313 35% William H. Harsha 85,592 65%
1980 Ted Strickland 84,235 45% Robert D. McEwen 101,288 55%
1992 Ted Strickland 122,720 51% Robert D. McEwen 119,252 49%
1994 Ted Strickland 87,861 49% Frank A. Cremeans 91,263 51%
1996 Ted Strickland 118,003 51% Frank A. Cremeans 111,907 49% *
1998 Ted Strickland 102,852 57% Nancy P. Hollister 77,711 43%
2000 Ted Strickland 138,849 58% Mike Azinger 96,966 40% Kenneth R. MacCutcheon Libertarian 4,759 2%
2002 Ted Strickland 113,972 59% Mike Halleck 77,643 41%
2004 Ted Strickland 223,842 100% (no candidate) *
*Write-in and minor candidate notes: In 1996, write-ins received 16 votes. In 2004, John Stephen Luchansky received 145 votes.
Ohio gubernatorial election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ted Strickland 2,435,505 60.54% +22.23%
Republican Ken Blackwell 1,474,331 36.65% -21.11%
Libertarian William S. Peirce 71,473 1.78%
Green Robert Fitrakis 40,967 1.02%
Write-ins 652 0.02%
Majority 961,174 23.89% +4.44%
Turnout 4,022,928
Democratic gain from Republican Swing
Ohio gubernatorial election, 2010[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Kasich 1,889,186 49.04% +12.39%
Democratic Ted Strickland (inc.) 1,812,059 47.04% -13.50%
Libertarian Ken Matesz 92,116 2.39% +0.61%
Green Dennis Spisak 58,475 1.52% +0.50%
Write-ins 633 0.02%
Majority 77,127 2.00% -21.89%
Turnout 3,852,469
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Ted Strickland at Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Representative (1993–1995, 1997–2007)
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bob McEwen
Member of the House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

1993–1995
Succeeded by
Frank Cremeans
Preceded by
Frank Cremeans
Member of the House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

1997–2007
Succeeded by
Charlie Wilson
Party political offices
Preceded by
Tim Hagan
Democratic Party nominee for Governor of Ohio
2006, 2010
Succeeded by
Ed FitzGerald
Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Taft
Governor of Ohio
2007–2011
Succeeded by
John Kasich