Monday, February 22, 2016

Jai Chabria, longtime adviser to Gov. John Kasich, to leave administration for Ohio GOP job

Jai Chabria, who for years has wielded considerable influence in John Kasich's political orbit, has given up his post as a senior adviser to the Ohio governor.

In an interview Monday, Chabria said he will pursue other opportunities, including a role as the Ohio Republican Party's point-man for the GOP convention this summer in Cleveland.

His exit comes in the midst of Kasich's presidential campaign, which Chabria helped launch. But as others in top state government positions left to work for the Republican's White House bid, Chabria stayed behind as the Kasich administration's chief enforcer in Columbus.

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