Jo Ann Davidson

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Jo Ann Davidson
Jo Ann Davidson (City Club of Cleveland).jpg
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 24th district
In office
January 3, 1981 – December 31, 2000
Preceded by Alan Norris
Succeeded by Larry Flowers
Personal details
Born (1927-09-28) September 28, 1927 (age 89)
Findlay, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican

Jo Ann Davidson (born September 28, 1927) is the chair of the Ohio Casino Control Commission and was Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1995–2000.[1] She is also the national committeewoman for Republican Party for Ohio.[2]

Davidson was appointed to the Ohio Casino Control Commission by Governor John R. Kasich on February 23, 2011. Her term of office will end on February 21, 2018.[3]

Davidson was first elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1981. Her legislative district consisted of a portion of Franklin County, Ohio. In 1995, she became the first woman elected as Speaker. She was succeeded by Larry L. Flowers in 2001.

In 2016, the Capitol Theatre in Columbus, Ohio was renamed in her honor.[4] The theatre sits across the street from the Ohio Statehouse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jo Ann Davidson - Ohio History Central". Ohiohistorycentral.org. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "National Committeewoman Jo Ann Davidson | GOP". GOP. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  3. ^ Commission, Casino Control. "Commissioners". casinocontrol.ohio.gov. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Davidson Theatre". www.capa.com. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 

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Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alan Norris
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 24th district

1981–2000
Succeeded by
Larry Flowers