Highland Square’s Nancy Holland represents Akron’s Ward 1 on Town Council

Civil rights attorney Nancy Holland, a poll observer, talks about being an observer at the Summit County early voting site at 500 Grant St. on Oct. 14, 2020, in Akron. Holland has been selected to fill the Ward 1 council vacancy.

A civil legal rights attorney who once sued Ohio to quit voter intimidation will signify Akron’s Ward 1 on Town Council.

Getting been unanimously elected by her new peers on council, Nancy Holland swore an oath of place of work. She only essential to indicator her name. Summit County Decide Elinore Decide Stormer handed her the pen.

“It’s all paperwork,” Stormer joked. “That’s what government’s about.”

“Isn’t that the fact?” Holland replied, filling council chambers with laughter.

Holland was a person of 17 men and women who sought to fill the vacancy left by the demise previous thirty day period of Ward 1 Councilman Abundant Swirsky.

As a lawyer, Holland  has fought employee discrimination and voter suppression. Now, she will assist make the rules that govern the people of Akron.