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KU graduate named interim Ohio attorney general


A Kansas University graduate was named the interim attorney general in Ohio.Nancy Hardin Rogers, who graduated from KU in 1969 and went to Yale Law School, will replace Marc Dann, who resigned several weeks ago while under investigation.[The Times-Reporter has the full story:][1]Rogers, 59, will take a leave from her role at the Moritz College of Law to fill the post, but she has no intention of running for the office in November.That leaves the door open for any number of Democrats, some of whom were interested in the interim position, to run for the office in a special election Nov. 4 to fill Dann's unexpired term. Candidates for the two major parties have until Aug. 20 to file petitions for the office. Robert M. Owens, 34, a Delaware attorney, has filed as an independent candidate, though he is a registered Republican."By appointing (Rogers) a woman of great integrity, accomplishment, intellect, humility, dignity, experience and maturity, I believe we are taking an important step to restore orderliness and public confidence in the Office of the attorney general," Gov. Ted Strickland said today. [1]: http://www.timesreporter.com/news/x2031257440/Ohio-governor-taps-law-professor-as-temporary-AG-replacement


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