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Megan Kelley

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Megan Kelley is a 1997 graduate of Admiral King High School. When Lorain High School became a Junior High, she had the unique experience of attending the original Lorain High School, and then the first two years of the "newly combined" Lorain Admiral King High School. The melding of old and new friends, teachers, and traditions made for an incredibly rich experience in the Lorain City Schools. Some of those high school experiences include: Class Salutatorian, Varsity Soccer and Softball, percussionist in the Marching and Concert bands, Show Choir, National Honor Society, and Student Council.

While attending The Ohio State University, Megan received honors in English, and Distinction in Creative Writing. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2001. During undergraduate studies, she received a number of merit-based scholarships and held leadership positions in several of the active student organizations. This includes serving as a director in Student Government and Editor-in-Chief of the Undergraduate Art and Literature Magazine of The Ohio State University (Mosaic). Megan received her Juris Doctor in 2006 from the Moritz College of Law. While in law school, Megan had the unique experience of studying in the Comparative Legal Studies Program at Oxford University in Oxford England, in 2004. Before that, she studied in the English and Irish Literature Programs at Bath Spa University, Bath, England, in 2000. She served as an editor of the Journal on Dispute Resolution, participated in Moot Court, and was an active member of the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Immediately following college, Megan worked for two years in the Ohio Legisla-ture. These early years of her legal career were focused on honing her skills as a litigator and honoring her commitment to social justice issues. In 2012, this commitment took Megan to the non-profit sector. She was a contributor to the efforts to advance equitable housing and healthcare resources for older adults. In 2016, Megan was appointed by the Governor of Ohio to serve a six-year term on the Ohio Ethics Commission. The six-person, bipartisan commission is tasked with enforcing Ohio's ethics laws and regulations. Currently, Megan is serving her second term. She has spent several years as the Vice Chair of the committee. She has founded a successful law firm and legal practice focusing on election law and civil litigation.

Megan is married to Todd Perry; and they have three children, Brady, Harper, and Colin. Megan is the proud sister to Chris, Catie (Cathleen), Connie (Constance), and Mary. Megan has stated that she owes much of her success to her siblings' undying love and support.

Megan Kelley's Induction Speech