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Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown Retires

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Commissioner Marilyn Brown announced on Tuesday, May 11 that she will be retiring from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.

Brown served more than 14 years as a commissioner. She called her time on the board “the honor of a lifetime.”

ABC6 and others have reported the reason behind Brown’s resignation is due to health issues in her family.

“As your county commissioner, I have always focused on serving the residents and families of Franklin County,” Brown said in a statement announcing the move. “But as the last year has made apparent, time spent with our families is both precious and fleeting, and while public service will always remain my passion, it is time to step aside to focus on being there for my family.”

“Under Marilyn’s leadership, Franklin County became a nationally recognized leader in smart justice and assisting ex-offenders rebuilding full lives,” said Board of Commissioners President Kevin L. Boyce. “Her innovative work in changing the narrative around how we treat those transitioning from incarceration will carry forward through the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs, which works every day to restore families, one resident at a time.”

Brown will serve through the end of the week, with her retirement taking effect Friday, May 14. Per state law, the remaining two commissioners must appoint a replacement to serve for up to 45 days. Within that time, Brown’s political party — i.e. the Franklin County Democratic Party — will appoint a replacement to serve out the remainder of her term.

For more information, visit commissioners.franklincountyohio.gov.

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