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January 31, 2007 - Department of Taxation Picks New Legislation Team Chief

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tom Walsh, a senior staffer from the Ohio General Assembly, has joined the Ohio Department of Taxation as Administrator of the Legislation Division.

Walsh, 30, brings a strong background in tax policy and budgetary issues to the department. He previously was deputy finance director for the Ohio Senate, where he assisted senators in crafting state budget legislation, including the significant tax reforms in the latest budget bill (House Bill 66) that were enacted in the summer of 2005.

During his seven years with the Senate, Walsh also had experience staffing the Ways and Means Committee, the Finance Committee and the Controlling Board.

“We are pleased to have someone of Tom’s caliber in our top legislative post,” said Deputy Tax Commissioner Fred Church. “His extensive experience in working with state lawmakers on tax and budget issues will be an asset to both the department and the State of Ohio.”

Walsh is a native Ohioan. He grew up in the city of Mentor in Lake County and graduated from Riverside High School in Painesville. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from The Ohio State University.

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(For additional information, contact Gary Gudmundson, Communications Director, at (614) 644-6903.)