PLS 323-01

*** STATE OF OHIO ***

Dick Celeste, 2d term

  • PL had won Dayton, Celeste chose for regional strategy
  • religious diversity
  • 60%+ win
  • Plain Dealer reporter (Maryanne Sharkey): sex scandals?
  • off-limits until ’88 Gary Hart scandal
  • PL Developmt. Director, first to have Lt.Gov and Cabinet @ same time
  • Lt.Gov: chairperson of state & local govt commission, only statutory duty
  • commuted 6-8 female death row inmates who killed husbands
  • Battered Spouse Syndrome later recognized by SCOTUS
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