COLUMBUS, Ohio – An actor from the TV sitcom ‘Cheers’ has helped swear in Ohio’s new treasurer.
John Ratzenberger served as master of ceremonies when Josh Mandel (man-DEHL’) took his oath of office Monday. Ratzenberger played Cliff the mailman on the 1980s and early ’90s NBC series and is the voice of the piggy bank Hamm in the ‘Toy Story‘ movies.
Ratzenberger says he’s a “great admirer” of Mandel. He jokingly told the crowd he “used to be a government employee,” too.
Ratzenberger campaigned for the Cleveland-area Republican last year, and Mandel has talked up a foundation Ratzenberger started to promote vocational education.
Mandel says he and Ratzenberger share an interest in restoring Ohio’s manufacturing sector.
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