Bachelor in Sociology, cum laude, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1978. Juris Doctor, Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1982.
Committee secretary, legislation aide Ohio State Senate, Columbus, 1979-1981. Legislation counsel, deputy director to Ohio secretary of state Sherrod Brown, 1983-1987. Associate Walter, Haverfield, Buescher & Chockley, 1987-1989.
Of counsel J. Richard Lumpe, 1989. Principal The Brunner Firm Company, Legal Professional Association, Columbus. Judge Court Common Pleas Franklin County, Ohio, 2001—2005.
Secretary of state State of Ohio, Columbus, since 2007. Member Franklin County Board Elections, 1997, Ohio Student Loan Commission.
Active statewide campaign re-election Sherrod Brown Secretary of State, Columbus, 1985. Member Federated Democratic Women of Ohio, since 1985. Treasurer Westerville City Schools Levy campaign.
Treasurer Judge Jon Marshall campaign. Member Ohio Student Loan Commission. Member Franklin County Board Elections, 1997.
Member American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Columbus Area Women's Political Caucus, Business and Professional Women's Club (Young Career Woman of Yr.1985), Young Women’s Christian Association, University Club, Order of Curia, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Married Rick Louis Brunner, May 27, 1978. Children: J. Katherine, Laura J., Johnathon P.