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The day after his election victory, Ohio’s Governor-elect Mike DeWine announced the creation of a new position in the executive branch that will oversee children’s issues (Source: “DeWine Creates New Position To Lead Children's Initiatives,” WOSU, Nov. 8, 2018).

On the campaign trail, Mike DeWine consistently said the health and well-being of Ohio’s children was a primary concern. And as his first action as governor-elect, DeWine named LeeAnne Cornyn as Director of Children’s Initiatives, a position he’s creating in the governor’s office. 

Cornyn currently holds the same title in DeWine’s attorney general’s office. In the campaign, DeWine proposed expanding early childhood education, increasing access to mental health services and reforming the foster care system.