Ted Strickland was elected governor of Ohio on November 7, 2006, capturing 60% of the vote in the general election. He was sworn into office on January 8, 2007.
Strickland comes to the Governor's Office ready to put his heart and soul into fighting for the dignity of families and all people in Ohio. As governor, he is guided by his Turnaround Ohio plan, which focuses on the unbreakable link between economic growth and educational achievement.
As an Ohio representative in the U.S. Congress for 12 years, Strickland helped author the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a federal initiative that now provides health insurance to millions of children of working parents. He's led the fight to ensure that our troops have life-saving armor and equipment and brought millions in investments home to Ohio for roads, technology, economic development, and health initiatives.
Professionally, Strickland has served as a minister, a psychologist, and a college professor. He was an administrator at a Methodist children's home, an assistant professor of psychology at Shawnee State University, and a consulting psychologist at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF).
Strickland earned a B.A. in History from Asbury College in Kentucky, and a Master of Divinity from the Asbury Theological Seminary. He continued his studies at the University of Kentucky, receiving a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology in 1980.