COLUMBUS — After being officially sworn in at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted attended a public swearing-in ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse at 12 p.m.
Gov. DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted officially took the Oath of Office during a brief midnight ceremony at DeWine’s farm in Cedarville, according to a news release from the governor’s office. He was sworn in by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Justice R. Patrick DeWine, with his long-time friend Thomas M. Rose, Senior Judge of the United State District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, presiding over the ceremony.
Governor DeWine took the oath with his hand atop nine family bibles, held by First Lady Fran DeWine.
Immediately after taking office, DeWine issued the following executive orders, according to the news release:
· Executive Order 2019-01D, Creating the Governor’s RecoveryOhio Initiative
· Executive Order 2019-02D, Creating the Governor’s Children’s Initiative
· Executive Order 2019-03D, Establishing Ohio as a Disability Inclusion State and Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities
· Executive Order 2019-04D, Elevating Foster Care Priorities in Ohio
· Executive Order 2019-05D, Anti-Discrimination Policy in State Government
· Executive Order 2019-06D, Elevating Prevention within the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services