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Former Senator Widener Takes Consulting Job At Central State

Central State University

Former Republican State Sen.Chris Widener has signed on as a consultant with Central State University. The new job comes less than a week after Widener resigned from the senate with nearly a year left in his current term.

A Central State spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday afternoon, that Widener will earn $6,000 a month from the University. 

She says Widener will be advising the university president, Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond on a variety of business matters affecting the school. Central State did not release other details on the agreement.

WYSO has reached out to Widener for comment.

Senate Republicans have set a February 5th deadline for candidates to applying to serve out the remainder of Widener's senate term.