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Linda Bolon

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Preceded by  Chuck Blasdel
Political party  Democratic
Profession  Auditor
Name  Linda Bolon
Education  Columbus University
Succeeded by  Craig Newbold
Alma mater  Columbus University
Religion  Catholic
Role  Politician
Party  Democratic Party
Born  June 22, 1948 (age 67) Cleveland, Ohio (1948-06-22)
Residence  Columbiana, Ohio, United States

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Linda S. Bolon is a Democratic politician who served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 1st District from 2007 to 2010. A lifelong resident of Columbiana County, Bolon graduated from Columbus University. She began a career in auditing, serving as the treasurer of the East Palestine School District before moving on to serve as an auditor for the State of Ohio.

In 1995, Bolon was elected to the East Palestine City Council. She served in the capacity of a councilwoman for four years, until becoming Columbiana County Treasurer in 1999. Originally appointed, she won election to a full term in 2000. She won a second full term in 2004.

With Republican Chuck Blasdel running for Congress in 2006, Bolon sought his open seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. Facing Jim Hoppel, a county commissioner, she won handily. She easily won reelection in 2008, to a second term.

By her second term, Bolon was serving in various leadership positions, notably as majority whip. She also served in various committee chairmanships. However, in 2010, Republicans saw her as a potential pick-up, although not a top tier target. However, in an overwhelmingly Republican year, Bolon was defeated by political newcomer Craig Newbold. Following her defeat, Bolon returned to East Palestine.


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