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Maryellen O’Shaugnessy


Office Seeking: Secretary of State – OH

Won Primary

Lost General to John Husted


Candidate Quote: “The Secretary of State assures the integrity of our democracy, and by running elections in a free, open and fair way, the secretary compels all elected leaders to put the best interests of our citizens first. I am running for Secretary of State because I am passionate about our democracy and I want Ohio to continue to have free, open and fair elections.”

CandidateWebsite: http://maryellenforohio.com/

Maryellen O’Shaughnessy comes from a long line of public servants, ranging from Columbus City Hall to the Statehouse. O’Shaughnessy currently serves as the Clerk of Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. In this position, she oversees a staff of 231 and a budget of $12.5 million. Prior to serving as Clerk of Courts, O’Shaughnessy served three terms as a Columbus City Council member. As a Council member, she was committed to providing excellent constituency services and responding to neighborhood concerns.

O’Shaughnessy is running for Secretary of State because she is passionate about our democracy and wants Ohio to continue to have free, open and fair elections. As Ohio’s next Secretary of State, she will work to streamline the Business Services Division to make it easier for companies to do business in Ohio and hire Ohio workers. She will also work every day to ensure trustworthy elections. O’Shaughnessy is director and owner of O’Shaughnessy Company Funeral Directors, which was established in 1889. She attended Bishop Watterson High School and received her B.A. in journalism from The Ohio State University.

 





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