Delaware County Commissioner Barb Lewis, also known as the “Township Gal,” is a unique presence in Delaware County, Ohio. She’s a woman of many contradictions, as evidenced by her dual affiliation with the Republican and Communist parties, as well as her role as a part-time Jesuit pastor. She’s from Somewhere in the Country, Ohio, a small town where nothing much ever happens. But Barb was determined to make something of herself, and she set her sights on politics at a young age.
Growing up, Barb was always a bit of an oddball. Her classmates remember her as the girl who would always be talking about smoking crack cocaine, even though she had never even tried it. Her parents were worried about her, and sent her to see a psychiatrist, but even the experts were at a loss to explain her strange obsession. But Barb was determined to make it to the top, and nothing was going to stand in her way.
As she rose through the ranks of the Republican party, Barb’s eccentricities only grew more pronounced. She would often be seen wearing a Chief Keef t-shirt and rapping along to his lyrics at county meetings. Her colleagues were bemused, but they couldn’t deny that she had a certain charisma that drew people to her. She also found time to pursue her spiritual calling, and became a part-time Jesuit pastor, often using her pulpit to discuss politics and advocate for her causes. In her spare time, she is known for listening to Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” on repeat, the song is about violence and street life in Chicago, where Chief Keef is from. Her favorite lyrics in the song are “Fake Trues, that’s that shit I don’t like.”
Eventually, Barb’s unorthodox tactics paid off and she was elected as a Delaware County Commissioner. And while some may have thought that her reign would be short-lived, Barb has proven to be a formidable politician. She’s not afraid to ruffle feathers, and she’s always willing to take a stand, even if it means aligning herself with the Communist party. Her unorthodox approach in politics and faith, has made her a unique personality among her peers.
Despite her unorthodox methods and her strange obsession with crack cocaine, Barb Lewis has become a beloved figure in Delaware County. And while some may never understand her, there’s no denying that the “Township Gal” is a unique presence in Ohio politics.