As Chief Legislative Liaison, Todd Thatcher acts as advocate on behalf of the department to the Ohio General Assembly and U.S. Congress, and works with consumer groups and industry representatives to assist in the research and development of legislative changes. In his role as Deputy Director, his responsibilities include overseeing the Amusement Ride Safety and Weights and Measures Divisions.
Prior to his appointment at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Thatcher worked as a veteran staffer at the Ohio House of Representatives. In his various capacities at the House, he worked as a key staffer to the Chairman of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Additionally, Thatcher served as Senior Legislative Aide to then State Representative Dorothy Pelanda in her role as Majority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives.