Franklin County Commission Marks A “First.”

Local, state, and federal governments all feature new faces this new year as a result of voter choices in November. At the Franklin County commission, President Paula Brooks today took note of a “first” for any county in Ohio. An all women panel. “Today is a momentous day. We have three women commissioners. I believe that’s the first time in any county in Ohio. So, its very exciting. And we’d like to welcome our new commissioner, Marilyn Brown.” Says Brooks.

Democrat Marilyn Brown defeated Republican Dewey Stokes for a seat on the three-member commission. Her election makes for a one-party, one-gender commission. W-O-S-U’s Tom Borgerding talked to commission president Paula Brooks and new member, Marilyn Brown about gender, politics, and the commission’s role in Central Ohio’s competition for new jobs.