Stephanie Summerow Dumas

Commissioner Todd Portune Returns To Business As Usual

May 23, 2019
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Hamilton County Commission voted unanimously on an initiative impacting homelessness. Commissioner Todd Portune joined the other commissioners after being out for neck surgery.

Hamilton County Commission Relocates Thursday's Meeting, Again

May 22, 2019
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After questions about moving the Hamilton County commissioners meeting to the Daniel Drake Center, Thursday's meeting will be held at the Hamilton County Administration building.

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Hamilton County commissioners are officially designating February as Black History and African-American History Month in the county. Though the board has participated in programs in the past, it says this is the first time such a step has been taken by the county itself.

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Democrat Stephanie Summerow Dumas was sworn-in Tuesday as the third member of the Hamilton County Board of Commission. She is believed to be the first African-American woman to serve as a county commissioner in Ohio.

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The woman who will be the third Democrat on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners says she will work hard for Democrats who supported her during the campaign. And Stephanie Summerow Dumas says she'll work harder for the Republicans who didn't because, "I represent everyone."

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Well, which Democratic election night in Ohio would you like to read more about?

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Chris Monzel says he wants to return to public service someday, but first, he has some projects that need finishing around the house. Monzel lost his seat on the Hamilton County commission to Democratic challenger Stephanie Summerow Dumas by about 8,400 votes in Tuesday's general election.

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Democratic challenger Stephanie Summerow Dumas won the race for Hamilton County commission by about 9,000 votes in Tuesday's election. Her victory means Democrats hold all three seats of the commission for the first time. It's also the first time there have been two women on the board. And Dumas says she is the first African-American woman to be elected commissioner in Ohio.

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Before the May 8 primary, you would have been hard pressed to find anyone who believed that former Forest Park Mayor Stephanie Summerow Dumas would win the Democratic primary for Hamilton County Commissioner.