Sharen Swarz Neuhardt
Sharen Swarz Neuhardt is running for an open seat in the Seventh Congressional District in Ohio, which is a horseshoe shape around the southern part of Columbus. The major city in the district is Springfield. The current Congressman, David Hobson (R), is retiring. Steve Austria, the Ohio State Senate Majority Whip, won the Republican primary. Sharen Swarz Neuhardt won the Democratic primary.
Sharen Swarz Neuhardt is a partner in the law firm of Thompson Hines. She is the firm’s head of corporate transactions and securities practice group. In the late 80’s, she was the Vice President and General Counsel of Mead Data Central. Neuhardt served on the Board of Planned Parenthood of the Miami Valley from 1995 to 2002. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Political Science and then graduated from Georgetown University Law Center.
Positions on Key Issues:
- Supports: Reproductive Rights,
Universal Health Care
- Opposes: Iraq war
Neuhardt will face stiff competition in this Republican district. However, this is a Democratic year and the Republican candidate is more conservative than the current Republican Representative who is retiring. DCCC status is Red to Blue.