Attracting high-paying jobs, rebuilding schools, and investing in the state's security are all in a day's work for the Office of the Governor of Ohio. The office serves as the top executive branch in the state and focuses on developing a variety of policy initiatives, including job creation, science and technology, education, seniors, the environment, and security. The Governor reviews and signs bills sent by the
and presides over a number of state agencies dedicated to such issues as agriculture, drug addiction services, and insurance. Democrat Ted Strickland became the 68th Governor of the state of Ohio in 2007.