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Norton’s New Public Servant

(Norton, OH) – Mrs.  Judith Lynn Lee stepped into Norton City Council to begin her term as Councilwoman at Large on Tuesday, Jan 2, 2024

 Judith Lynn Lee was the only woman running against three men and was the top vote getter receiving over 2,000 votes in her run for Norton City Council At- Large.

Judge Kani Hightower of the Summit County Domestic Relations Court administered the oath of office while Akron Municipal Court Judge Annalisa Stubbs Williams held the bible during the ceremony that made Mrs. Lee-  Norton’s first African American Councilwoman..

“Norton Council was gaining a dedicated hard worker,” Judge Williams said.  “She is a great community leader based on the number of people who came out to support her this evening.”

She has a track record of public service with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr committee, Akron NAACP and her church.

Lynn is a member of the Norton Women’s Club and Norton Kiwanis Club. This mother of two will soon be installed as  president of the Summit County Federated Democrats.


 “It’s an honor to be voted to Norton Council At-Large,”said Councilwoman Lee. I am extremely proud of making history in becoming the city’s first African American Councilwoman. I proudly take my seat and join my fellow council members in making decisions that will continue moving the City of Norton forward.”


Norton Council held their first meeting right after the oath of office naming Doug DeHarpart – President, and Don Harbert – Vice President. Lynn will serve on Norton’s  

 Personnel/Rules Committee Vice Chair, Chair of Property-Mines committee , and Utilities committee member.


Barberton Municipal Court Judge Todd McKenney installed Ward3 council man Don Harbert, and At Large council men- Bill Mowery and Paul Eader.


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