Eva Fuller was elected in the wake of President Franklin Roosevelt's reelection of 1936. Many Democrats found themselves in a favorable position to take office, and such was the case in Trumbull County, where Eva Fuller was elected a state representative in the Democrat sweep of the county. The race was exciting from the perspective of women's involvement in politics, as one of the Republican challengers in this race was former state representative Grace Ford.
Fuller was not heavily involved in political office until the death of her husband, a renowned orchard owner and manager, Hugh R. Fuller. She took over the orchard business at their Grand View Fruit Farm in Howland upon his death, and a few years later ran for state office.
Biography courtesy of the Ohio Women's Policy and Research Commission