Husted Recognized by Ohio Restaurant Association as “Outstanding Public Official of the Year”

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—The Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) announced Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted as the recipient of one of two “Outstanding Public Official of the Year” awards at their virtual 2021 Industry Awards Celebration yesterday, which spotlights top leaders and professionals within Ohio’s restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.

“This award honors public officials who fight for the best interest of restaurant community businesses – their owners/operators and employees – and this past year, Lt. Governor Husted certainly was a large support to Ohio’s restaurant industry,” said John Barker, president and CEO of the Ohio Restaurant Association.

“I am genuinely honored to receive this recognition because I know how much effort we put into working with restaurant owners to navigate the pandemic,” said Husted. “We listened to restaurant owners from across the state and tried to incorporate their practical advice so they could continue to serve their customers and keep their employees safe.”

Husted was joined by eleven (11) restaurant industry leaders during the Industry Awards Celebration being recognized for their dedication and service.

To learn more about the Industry Awards Celebration, visit


Information courtesy of the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio

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