Amelia Robinson Staff Writer
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has announced that she is running for Ohio governor in 2018.
To mark the occasion, here are 5 facts about the woman in charge:
1. All in the name
Nan is a nickname. Her first name is Nannette.
Wish Mayor Whaley a Happy Birthday on Twitter @nanwhaley! (archived photo)
2. A Flyer that raids
Nan is a flyer and raider. She hails from Indiana, but has called Dayton home since earning an undergrad degree in chemistry from the University of Dayton.
She received her master of public administration in 2009 from Wright State University. She was a Wright State adjunct professor. (archived photos)
3. Dayton Proud
Nan and her husband Sam Braun are proud residents of Five Oaks. The couple has lived in the neighborhood since 2001. They purchased their home on Wroe Ave. in 2008. (Facebook)
4. A gamer
Nan is crazy about the card game bridge and mahjong, a tile game legend says the Chinese philosopher Confucius developed in 500 B.C. She plays both about once a month, but use to play both once a week. (archived AJC)
5. Political Force
Whaley is the city of Dayton’s second female mayor. She was first elected to Dayton City Commission in 2005 and was the youngest woman in that role.
She has served on the Montgomery County Board of Elections and was a deputy to Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith.
She was a Democratic National Convention delegate in 2000, 2004 and 2012. She was chief of staff on the 2011 No on Issue 2 campaign and the Get Out the Vote Director for United States Senator Sherrod Brown in 2012. Nan has cast electoral votes for President Obama as an elector for Ohio’s Third Congressional District. (archived photo)