Husted appointed to FCC committee

    LIMA, OH - MARCH 20: Ohio Lieutenant Gov. Jon Husted speaks at the Joint Systems Manufacturer on March 20, 2019 in Lima, Ohio. Trump visited the northeastern Ohio defense manufacturing plant to discuss his successes in the economy, job growth, John McCain, and ISIS. (Photo by Andrew Spear/Getty Images)

    Ohio’s Lt. Gov. Jon Husted was appointed to the Federal Communication Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, he said in an announcement Monday.

    Husted was named a state executive representative on the committee which aids the FCC on telecommunications issues “affecting local, state and Tribal governments,” according to a statement from Husted’s office.

    Husted is the director of InnovateOhio, which focuses on expansion of the state’s broadband strategy.

    Husted was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009, serving as speaker from 2005 to 2009. He represented the 6th District of the Ohio Senate (a portion of Montgomery County) from 2009 to 2011, and served as Ohio Secretary of State from 2011 to 2019 before becoming lieutenant governor.

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