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Mary Wiseman
-- Dayton City Commissioner


SKIP PETERSON - DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Mary Wiseman was elected to the Dayton City Commission on Nov. 4, 1997 and took office Jan. 5, 1998.

An environmental attorney, Wiseman is a partner in the downtown law firm Faruki Gilliam and Ireland. She also does pro bono work in domestic violence cases.

Wiseman was one of the first openly gay candidates elected in Ohio history (a gay candidate in Toledo was elected the same day).

Born Nov. 17, 1961, she grew up in the Indianapolis area, the youngest of fourchildren. She graduated from Ball State University in 1984 and went to law school at the University of Arkansas, finishingsixth in her class in 1988. She moved to Dayton in 1990.

Before her election to the commission Wiseman served on Dayton's Board of Zoning Appeals andspent three years on the Environmental Advisory Board.Wiseman lives in Grafton Hill behind the Dayton Art Institute in a historic home which she renovated with longtime partner, Martha J. Harrison.

Selected Dayton Daily News stories:

DAYTON
POSTCARD EVOKES OUTRAGE
* The anonymous mailing attacks City Commission candidate Mary Wiseman'shomosexuality.
Published: Friday, April 18, 1997 Page: 1B
By: By Laura A. Bischoff Dayton Daily News

Editorial:
NEWCOMER WISEMAN IS THE OBVIOUS CHOICE
FOR DAYTON COMMISSION

* This is a contest where you can vote for somebody, rather thanjust oppose the competition
Published: Sunday, October 19, 1997

DAYTON CITY COMMISSION
WISEMAN, LEWIS SEIZE VICTORY
* Blacks will have 3 seats and women 2 when the new commissiontakes office.
Published: Wednesday, November 5, 1997 Page: 6A
By: By Derek Ali Dayton Daily News

DAYTON POLITICS
AN OLD-FASHIONED VICTORY
Published: Sunday, November 9, 1997 Page: 1B
By: By Laura A. Bischoff Dayton Daily News

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File Created: 11-6-1997
Prepared by: Dayton Daily News Library staff
Sources: DDN reports