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December 15, 2003  -  Taxation's new Legislation Administrator

(Columbus) -- Ohio Tax Commissioner Pat McAndrew announced today (12/15/03) that Kimberly A. Wisecup has joined the Ohio Department of Taxation as Administrator of the Legislative Division.

Ms. Wisecup comes to the Department of Taxation (ODT) from the Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) in Columbus where she was the department's legislative liaison since 1998.

Tax Commissioner McAndrew says Wisecup is a welcome addition to the ODT team, "With respect to tax issues, this is a very fluid time in the General Assembly. There will be many critical decisions made in the next 12-to-18 months. Kim comes to us with a wealth of legislative experience and contacts. Her input and abilities will be key factors in helping guide the process of deciding the best course for Ohio's tax system."

At MR/DD, Wisecup was the primary contact for members of the Ohio General Assembly and their staffs and monitored legislation of interest for that department. She helped develop MR/DD positions on legislation and negotiated changes in legislation with legislators and advocacy groups.

Ms. Wisecup also coordinated efforts of the MR/DD Victims of Crime Task Force, a 17-member group appointed by Gov. Bob Taft.

Ms. Wisecup graduated from Central Michigan University cum laude where she majored in political science and German.

She lives in Hilliard with her husband, Tim, and their daughter, Katie.

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