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Sutton Getting Job In Obama Administration

President Obama says he plans to appoint a longtime Ohio lawmaker to a position within his administration. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.

A former Democratic congresswoman, who was once considered a possible gubernatorial candidate, is expected to be appointed to a White House administration post.

Betty Sutton represented northern Ohio from 2007 to 2012. She lost an election bid last year against another incumbent in a redrawn congressional district.

Now the White House says President Barack Obama plans to appoint Sutton as the administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

The group manages the portion of the Saint Lawrence Seaway that flows between the Port of Montreal and Lake Erie. The corporation’s mission is to provide a secure and efficient waterway for marine transportation.

The president announced his intent to appoint Sutton to this new role but did not provide specifics as to when this might happen.

After she considered a possible bid for the governor’s seat in next year’s race, Sutton announced in March that she wasn’t going to run for the office.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.