Is political loyalty the key criterion in Gov. Mike DeWine’s appointments: Editorial

Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine answers questions from the media in the spin room following a debate with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray at Cleveland State University, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Cleveland. Republican Mike DeWine and opponent Democrat Richard Cordray are locked in a close, expensive race to replace Republican Gov. John Kasich, who's term-limited. (AP Photo/Angelo Merendino)

In a questionable move, Gov. Mike DeWine has picked Stephen D. Dackin as director of the new Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, a Cabinet agency replacing the existing state Education Department and gelding the partly elected State Board of Education, sidelining a panel that voters created in 1953.

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