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Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Lynch honored by Republican women's group

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Jane Lynch (right) is congratulated by Lyn Bliss, OFRW president, at the recent Tribute to Women event in Columbus. (Submitted photo)

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) recently honored Jane Lynch at its Biennial Tribute to Women event. Lynch is a member of the Pickaway County Republican Women's Club (PCRWC) that nominated her for the recognition.

"The women honored by the OFRW are outstanding examples of Republicanism in the OFRW and their local communities," said Lyn Bliss, OFRW president. "The Tribute to Women event honors unit club members who have given their time and talent to promote Republican candidates and values. In addition to supporting the election of excellent candidates, criteria for being honored may include things such as serving in government offices, accomplishing meaningful results in professional life, successfully rearing families and volunteering in civic and/or church organizations."

Jane is a past president, past secretary and longtime member of the PCRWC. She is a Pickaway County Republican Central Committeewoman. Lynch is a member of the Pickaway County Board of Elections where she has served as a poll worker and precinct supervisor for many years. She has been actively engaged in numerous campaign activities for a variety of Republican candidates at all levels.

Jane is the director of the "Ashville HUGS" program, which sends packages to those in the military. She serves on the administrative board of the Ashville Food Pantry and is a member of Reynoldsburg Emmaus Community and the Kairos Torch Team at the Circleville Juvenile Facility.

A member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church, Jane has been continuously involved with her church on various committees, including its administrative board. Lynch received the Special Mission Recognition Award - 2007 Women's Division - General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. She is past president and a longtime member of United Methodist Women, and has served on the UM Executive Committee, and on the UM Advocate Council on Hunger for the Capitol Area South District.

Jane retired from the GE Lamp Plant in Circleville. Jane and her husband, Tom, have been married 42 years and have three children and six grandchildren.

Founded in 1929, the OFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the state. The OFRW is affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women, one of the largest women's political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization recruits and elects Republican candidates, advocates the GOP's philosophy and initiatives, and empowers women in the political process.

For more information regarding the OFRW, please visit www.ohfrw.com.

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