Doug White

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A third-generation farmer, Doug White continues to manage a livestock and crop operation with his family. His career as a public servant has included six years as county commissioner, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for six years, and a member of the Ohio Senate for eight years. During his time in the Ohio Senate, White served as the Chair of the Agriculture Committee and Finance Committee, as well as Senate President.  He also served as the Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce for Governor Bob Taft.

As an elected official, White used his agricultural background to guide him through the decision making process. In his many years of public service, White consistently worked to make a positive impact on policy changes and supported the adequate funding necessary to ensure Ohio agriculture remained strong. He also supported conservation programs and practices carried out by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the state's Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

White currently serves on the Ohio Expositions Commission Board and works to promote the Ohio 4-H program, strengthen the presence of commodity groups, and continually advocate for agricultural education at the Ohio State Fair. He also has served as president of the Ohio Cattlemen's Association and a member of the Ohio Beef Council.

He has been inducted into the Department of Animal Science Hall of Fame at Ohio State, been awarded the Meritorious Service Award from OSU and Outstanding Service awards from both Ohio University and Miami University.

He and his wife Shirley, reside in Manchester. They are the parents of two children.