Jennette Bradley

Jennette Bradley made history in Ohio and the United States when she was sworn in as the first African-American woman to hold the post of Lt. Governor in 2003.  Early in her career, she became the youngest person in the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority to head the agency when she was just 28 years old.  Elected to Columbus City Council in 1991, Bradley became the first African-American woman to be elected to the council.  She was re-elected for two more terms.  In 2003 Bradley became Ohio’s first African American Lieutenant Governor, one of two elected in the country that year.  She led the state’s Commerce Department, the Clean Ohio Council and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.  In January of 2005, after the resignation of Ohio’s state treasurer, she was appointed to the post.

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