Jan Bradshaw, Council 2nd Ward
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732 Eppley Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701
Jan Bradshaw Biography
I, Jan Bradshaw, have lived all my life in the childhood home I shared with my parents, Daphne and Jack (EJ) Bradshaw and my 5 siblings. I attended school at Wilson Elementary, Grover Cleveland JR High and graduated from Zanesville High School, where I was managing editor of the school paper, The Zanesvillian. I belonged to a national journalism club, Quill and Scroll, belonged to the drama club and enjoyed cheering on the blue devils with the pep club.
Following graduation I enrolled at Ohio University and graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science and Journalism.
Following graduation I worked numerous jobs, all serving the general public. For 20 years I worked at the Longaberger Company, spending 4 years helping to develop the guest relations department and then 16 years in distribution. Working with the Longaberger family, the various consultants, the Village of Dresden and my family of co-workers was the one job that formed the person I’ve become today. It taught me how to get along with people of all walks of life; children, seniors, teenagers, developmentally challenged, VIP’s, teachers and the list goes on. It was there I got a chance to hone my writing skills and communication skills as well. Fast forward 10 years later....
Presently I am a paraprofessional with the Zanesville City Schools, working with pre-school students at Zane Grey Elementary. I enjoy working with the kids and it can be crazy at times, but always rewarding.
At the same time I serve the children of the community, I also serve the citizens of Zanesville. As second ward councilwoman, I am in my 5th year. I love serving the folks of my community. So far I’ve seen progress in the cleaning up and clearing of blight in the 2nd ward. Through the drug enforcement department I’ve seen many of the drug house eliminated one by one. Many of the worst roads are being paved with more to come. The gas taxes are paying for the alleys to be done. A badly needed new water tower was erected on Cliffwood to service the south side. I see an even brighter future as the Mayor has ordered testing so Dug road can be fixed and once again allow traffic to connect from the Putnam area. Along those lines this will add to a revitalization of the Putnam, West Main and Linden areas connecting all! I see a brighter future. Step by step.