She says she’s considering it, and I think there’s a very good chance that she will do it. She is former Ohio Health Department Director Doctor Amy Acton, and it is a run for the U.S. Senate seat from Ohio that Republican Rob Portman will give up at the end of next year. In a statement released by a public relations firm she has hired, Dr. Acton said yesterday that she is stepping down from a position with a Columbus based foundation to give careful consideration as to how she can best be of service at this crucial time. Experience shows such statements are usually quickly followed by announcement of the creation of a campaign committee to raise money. Almost everyone I know has an opinion on the job Dr. Acton did during her time as Ohio’s Health Department Director and chief architect of many of the orders and mandates that were issued at the start of the pandemic last March. Some think those orders went too far and didn’t like the lecture style of the statements she issued during daily news conferences last spring. She does have considerable support though from people who believe that the work she did helped to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Dr. Acton has one thing that any candidate for state wide office in Ohio needs very badly. That’s name recognition. That’s the way I see it.