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Accession Number 2012.001
Catalog Number 2012.001.013
Object Name Button, Campaign
Description Rectangular button, the upper left corner is black with "RE-ELECT". The rest of the button has a red background and reads "Jolynn / Boster / STATE REPRESENTATIVE" in white letters with a white shape of the state of Ohio to the left. On lower front in smaller letters: "Paid for by Boster for State Representative Committee Douglas M. Cowles Treasurer 26 Locust St. Gallipolis 45631"
Year Range from 1982
Year Range to 1988
Dimensions H-1.75 W-2.75 inches
Notes Jolynn Boster was the second woman ever elected to serve Gallia County in the Ohio General Assembly; her district, the 94th, also included Meigs and Athens counties. She resided in Gallipolis where she served as assistant Gallipolis city solicitor from 1978 to 1980. She continued to work within the law firm of Cowles & Boster Comapny in Gallipolis during her four consecutive terms as a state representative. She attended The Ohio State University for both her undergraduate and legal education, returning to Gallia County to practice as an attorney.

Boster's civic activities included membership in the Ohio State and Gallia County Bar Associations; Ohio Association of Trial Attorneys; Meigs, Callia, Jackson, Mason Big Brother/Big Sisters (founder and member); Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; Ohio Film Bureau Advisory Board; Joint Committee on Mental Health, Ohio University School of Nursing Advisory Board; and Northwest Ordinance Bicentennial Commission. Jolynn Boster has been honored as the Gallipolis Business and Professional Women's Club Woman of the Year, 1983; the Ohio Association of County Boards of MR/DD Legislator of the Year; and Ohio Developmental Disabilities Planning Council recipient of the Leadership Award.

People Boster, Jolynn
Material Metal
Provenance Bill Cohen, a long-time Ohio Statehouse News Bureau reporter, donated a collection of political memorabilia and ephemera to the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board in 2012.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board took over the care of the Statehouse and its collections in 1988.
Search Terms Ohio
Ohio General Assembly
Subjects Elections
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Collection Bill Cohen Collection