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Dewine says he'll make Lake Erie a priority as governor (Via Sandusky Register)

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Ohio’s governor elect, Attorney General Mike DeWine, said he has Lake Erie’s welfare in mind as he picks his cabinet members and makes plans for his new administration.

DeWine said one of his recent family outings illustrates his interest in the lake, and confirmed reports that he supports a water quality public works bond issue proposed by state Sen. Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green, and state Rep. Steve Arndt, R-Port Clinton.

In a Friday interview with the Register, DeWine described a recent family gathering.

“I like to fish in Lake Erie,” he said. “In fact, last summer, we spent a week in Sandusky.”

DeWine said his family stayed in downtown Sandusky as the attorney general and his wife, Fran, marked their 50th wedding anniversary. The gathering drew 37 members of the DeWine clan.

“We went out, caught some walleye, caught some perch, and had a good time on the lake,” he more.