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Jennifer BrunnerDEMDemocrat Supreme Court Justice
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Jennifer Lee Brunner (born February 5, 1957) is an American attorney, politician and judge. She is currently an associate justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, a position to which she was elected after serving as a judge on Ohio's Tenth District Court of Appeals. On June 8, 2021, Brunner announced her candidacy for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court in the November 8, 2022, general election. Brunner is a member of the Democratic Party who served as the Ohio Secretary of State; Brunner was the first woman to serve in this capacity. She took office after sixteen years of Republican control, which included two four-year terms by her predecessor J. Kenneth Blackwell, who oversaw the 2000 and 2004 state elections. Brunner served only a single term as Secretary of State. When it came time for re-election in 2010, she instead made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate. Prior to being elected Secretary of State, Brunner worked in the Ohio Secretary of State's Office and served as a County Judge in Franklin County, Ohio. She also owned her own private practice; during her private practice career, she focused on election law and campaign finance law. She represented a broad range of candidates, businesses, political parties and committees before the Ohio Elections Commission on quasi-criminal matters.As Secretary of State, Brunner was actively involved in evaluating and adjusting statewide election systems.

Education6 - 6 of 4
Capital University Law School
Capital University
Miami University
Whetstone High School
Past Positions1 - 16 of 16
Secretary of State
State of Ohio
2007 - 2011
Ohio State Supreme Court
2021 - Current
Tenth District Court of Appeals, State of Ohio
2014 - 2020
Bar Association of Sri Lanka/DPI Millenium Partners
Brunner Quinn
2011 - 2014
Political Finance Expert
Judicial Reform Government Accountability
Political Finance Expert
Judicial Reform Government Accountability
"Cupcakes and Courage," Little Blue Valiant Publishing
The Brunner Firm
2005 - 2007
Franklin County Common Pleas Court
2000 - 2005
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
2000 - 2005
Brunner, Kirby & Jeffries
1988 - 2000
Associate Attorney
Walter Haverfield Limited Liability Partnership
1987 - 1988
Assistant Corporations Counsel
Ohio Secretary of State
1983 - 1987
Law Clerk
Graham, Dutro & Nemeth
1981 - 1983
Legislative Aide
Ohio General Assembly
1978 - 1981
Other Experience1 - 10 of 10
Board Member
Legacy Fund of Central Ohio
2012 - 2021
Board Member
ProgressOhio Education
2011 - 2016
Board Member
The Center for Community Solutions
2014 - Current
Board Member
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
2013 - 2014
Board Member
Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board
2012 - 2014
Election Observer
Democracy International
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
2011 - 2013
Board Member
Mental Health America of Franklin County
2003 - 2009
Board Member
Columbus Area Mental Health Services
2003 - 2004
Franklin County Board of Elections