Former Columbus judge Yvette McGee Brown will become the first African-American woman to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court.
Brown said today that she intends to run in November 2012 to fulfill the remaining two years on O’Connor’s current term, and then seek a full six-year term in 2014.
“I told the governor I believe I can hold the seat,” Brown said.
As noted to me by Jeremiah Arn via Twitter, this also means that the Ohio Supreme Court will be majority female. I don’t know how many are majority female but it’s very nice to have accomplished. Will check that out with some folks I know.
Congratulations to Yvette. I’m very excited for her and for us.