As a young suburban mother in the 1960s, Jo Ann Davidson wanted to make a difference in her community. In a time when very few women were running for office, she challenged the status quo and ran for city council. Even though she lost her first election, this was the start of a remarkable career in public service that eventually led her to the Ohio House of Representatives. Sixty years later, Jo Ann is helping other women find their strength to lead.
Hear more from Representative Jo Ann Davidson on this episode of "In the Arena."
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