September 28, 2007
Secretary Brunner to address committee
The Government Agencies Committee is pleased to announce that Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner will be speaking at our next meeting on Wednesday, October 3.
Ohio voters made Jennifer Brunner Ohio’s first woman elected secretary of state on November 7, 2006. Her prior experience includes serving as a Judge of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court for nearly five years. She was elected to an unexpired term in 2000, edging out a governor’s appointee, and was reelected to a 6-year term in 2002. Brunner resigned from the bench on September 1, 2005, to run for Ohio Secretary of State. While serving on the bench, Brunner pioneered the practice of allowing jurors to ask questions and started the county’s first adult felony drug court.
Brunner has pledged elections for Ohio that are free, fair, open and honest that can be audited and verified. She has pledged to ensure the accuracy and equal distribution of voting machines and enforce laws against voter intimidation and fraud, and to honor the role of Secretary of State and not use the office or title to campaign for issues or candidates.
Brunner’s presentation to the Government Agencies Committee is entitled “Ohio Elections: A View from the Top.” Her address will provide insight into the election process, her plans for restoring public confidence to voters in Ohio; and she will provide a first hand account to the other functions of her office. Learn how her experience as a Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge and election law expert prepared her for one of the most visible and challenging elected offices in Ohio.
Please join the Government Agencies Committee at our meeting on October 3!