Nan Whaley

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Nan Whaley
Mayor of Dayton, Ohio
Assumed office
January 4, 2014
Preceded by Gary Leitzell
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sam
Alma mater University of Dayton
Wright State University

Nan Whaley is the mayor of Dayton, Ohio having been elected in November 2013 following two City Commission terms.[1]

Personal life and education[edit]

Whaley grew up in Indiana, but has lived in Ohio since attending the University of Dayton, where she earned her B.S. in Chemistry. Whaley also has a M.P.A. from Wright State University where she previously served as an Adjunct Professor.[1] She is a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and a graduate of Leadership Miami Valley.[2]


Whaley was first elected to the Dayton City Commission in 2005, Nan was one of the youngest women ever chosen for a commission seat. Nan served on the Montgomery County Board of Elections and as a deputy to Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith.[3][2] Whaley was elected mayor of Dayton in 2013, winning 56 percent of the vote.[4] Before her election as Mayor she served on Greater Ohio’s Community Revitalization Committee, the Learn to Earn Executive Committee for Education, the Montgomery County Planning Commission and the Dayton Access Television Board of Trustees.[2]

Early in her political career Whaley, while in college, was instrumental in reorganizing the College Democrats and later served as Ohio Chair of the College Democrats.[2] Whaley is also a three time delegate to the Democratic National Convention, worked for John Kerry's presidential campaign, and served as a presidential elector.[1] Whaley is a potential future candidate for Congress.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Mayor Nan Whaley". Cincinnati. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About Nan". Nan Whaley for Dayton Mayor. Friends of Nan Whaley. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Kenney, Jerry (28 October 2013). "Whaley and Wagner Vie For Mayor". 91.3 WYSO. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Whaley wins Dayton mayor race, Williams and Mims to commission". Dayton Daily News. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Livingston, Abby (9 January 2014). "Whither Ohio as the Ultimate House Battleground?". Roll Call. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

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