Ryan Scott Ottney
PDT Staff Writer
Ohio Governor John Kasich on Wednesday released a list of state appointments. Among them was former state representative William L. Ogg, of Wheelersburg, who has been reappointed to the Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration for a term beginning April 23, 2013, and ending Jan. 1, 2016.
“It’s a small board and I’m the only public member. The rest are owners of repair shops, paint shops, window tinting shops, things of that nature. They all users of the business,” Ogg said. “What it’s for mainly is to keep these shops from operating on stolen parts and used parts, or where they’d steal cars and chop them up. It prevents that, and it also helps the customer be assured that they’re getting a professional job.”
Ogg, a democrat, began his political career in 1978 as a member of Portsmouth City Council for five years, and then served two-and-a-half terms (10 years) as Scioto County Commissioner. He left the commission to succeed Vern Riffe, Jr., representing Ohio’s 89th District (now the 90th District, served by Rep. Terry Johnson) from 1995 until Dec. 31, 2002. After leaving the State House, he served five years on the Ohio Elections Commission and then was appointed to the State Medical Board.
“I didn’t like (the state medical board) so I just resigned from that and told a friend in Columbus that I’d like to have some little committee to come to Columbus once in a while. This one here (the Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration) meets that goal. It only meets four times a year and it doesn’t pay anything; it just pays expenses up and back,” Ogg said.
Ogg was first appointed to the board by Gov. Kasich in 2010, and this reappointment will begin his second term.
In addition to Ogg, Kasich on Wednesday also announced the appointments of Jeffrey N. Wagner of Baltimore (Fairfield County) and Christopher S. Sterwerf of Liberty Township (Butler County) to the Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration for terms beginning April 23, 2013, and ending Jan. 1, 2016; and J. Jeffrey McNealey of Columbus (Franklin County) to the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board for a term beginning April 23, 2013, and ending Jan. 14, 2016.
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