Joyce Healy-Abrams is running for a seat in the US House of Representatives in Ohio's newly formed 7th District (Canton, OH). Healy-Abrams is campaigning for job creation, improving Ohio's economy, decreasing budget deficits, as well as improving access to affordable healthcare, education, services to seniors and veterans.
Prospect and Opponents: Healy-Abrams is running against Tea Party Republican and incumbent Congressman Bob Gibbs. Though Gibbs has raised more money than Healy-Abrams, a recent poll showed that over half of those polled do not want to see Gibbs re-elected. Due to redistricting, Gibbs was left with only six of ten counties he represented in his first term. Because Ohio will be a key swing state in the 2012 Presidential Election, the race is expected to be close.
Background and Legislative Achievements: Healy-Abrams is a successful small businesswoman, and is emphasizing her experience in business and job creation during her campaign. Healy-Abrams and her husband started a small company after graduating from college; this business grew sustainably and serves multiple businesses in Ohio and employs local Ohioans. Though Healy-Abrams has no legislative experience, her family has roots in public service.
Other Endorsements: EMILY's List On the List; Planned Parenthood; DCCC Red to Blue Emerging Races
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