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About Patricia M. Clancy
Patti Clancy was born and raised in Hamilton County, Ohio, residing in Colerain Township for most of her life. Her father, Donald Clancy, served the constituents of Hamilton County as a U. S. Congressman and he served as a role model for Patti as she has devoted her life to the service of others. Patti Clancy graduated from McAuley High School and the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. She has served as a probation officer and, additionally, is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, a licensed real estate sales agent and a licensed substitute teacher.

Patti Clancy was elected to serve the people of Colerain Township as a Trustee and then proceeded to represent the people of western Hamilton County as an Ohio State Representative for four terms, serving as Majority Floor Leader for the republican caucus during her last four years. In 2004 she was elected to the Ohio Senate. Patti was the Chairman of the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee, the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary-Criminal Justice Committee, as well as serving on the Finance and Financial Institutions Committee, the Health, Human Services and Aging Committee and the Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee.

During her four years as a Senator, Patti has shown passionate leadership in promoting women and children?s health issues and fostering jobs ? developing initiatives for a better Ohio. In addition, Patti Clancy has continually focused on criminal justice and domestic violence issues and has fought to curb crimes against vulnerable citizens.

Patti Clancy has shown a particular expertise and competence in protecting the citizens of Ohio by being a conservator of the budget. As a result, Patti Clancy has TWICE been named the recipient of the ?Watchdog of the Treasury? award from the United Conservatives of Ohio.

As a state senator, Patti Clancy fought to protect mothers? rights to nurse their infant children. She was awarded a commendation from the Central Ohio Pediatric Society. She also received the 2003 March of Dimes award and the Accountability and Credibility Together Public Service Partner Award. Patti was also awarded a 2001 ?Women Who Dared? award from the National Council of Jewish Women.

Patti Clancy has always been a protector of Ohio?s most valuable asset ? our senior citizens. She was honored by the Ohio Stroke Council and the Paul Coverdell Initiative for her leadership in establishing the Ohio Stroke Council Education and Prevention Task Force in 2000. Patti is proud of her support of House Bill 642-which established the Ohio Stroke Council.

Continuing her dedication to a lifetime of service, Patti Clancy then served as Hamilton County Assistant Chief Probation Officer assisting in the current development and implementation of the probation department substation program created to serve the community and to assist law enforcement.

As an Ohio House leader and a State Senator, Patti was instrumental in the formulation and passage of laws that protect Ohio families. Ms. Clancy was a co-sponsor of ?Jennifer?s Law? ? a law that prohibits sexual offenders from sealing their records from Ohio families. Patti Clancy also assisted in the passage of House Bill 191 which denies custody and visitation rights to a parent convicted of murdering the other parent.

Patricia Clancy is eagerly anticipating the opportunities to further serve the citizens of Hamilton County as Clerk of Courts ? an office where she will continue to protect Ohio citizens from identity theft and internet fraud. Patti will also continue her passion for protection of Ohio families from predators.

Patricia Clancy is particularly proud to be the first woman elected as Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. Patti continues to be a pioneer in her field and looks forward to continuing to serve Hamilton County citizens in this new capacity.

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