Maryellen O’Shaughnessy is serving her third four-year term as Franklin County Clerk of Common Pleas and 10th District Court of Appeals courts. Previous to her election to the post, she served for 11 years on Columbus City Council.
As Clerk she oversees 200 Deputy Clerks who serve in nine different locations throughout Franklin County. The office has five divisions: Administration, Fiscal Services, Information Technology, the Legal Division (which includes Civil, Criminal, Domestic, Juvenile, Juvenile Traffic, and Appeals offices), and the Auto Title Division, which includes four locations throughout Franklin County.
O’Shaughnessy is a fourth generation Funeral Director and owner/operator of O’Shaughnessy Company Funeral Directors, a business established by her great grandfather in 1889.