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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Miami Township trustee, 1990-00; Clermont County Republican Party chairwoman, 1996-98; Ohio House, 2001-04; sought Republican nomination for Ohio Senate, 2004
Born: Nov. 29, 1951; Cincinnati, Ohio
Residence: Miami Township
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, Peter Schmidt; one child
Education: U. of Cincinnati, B.A. 1974
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2005 (3rd full term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Nutrition & Horticulture - Chairwoman); Foreign Affairs (Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats; Western Hemisphere); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)

Defeated by Brad Wenstrup, R, in a primary on March 6, 2012

Election History
2010generalJean Schmidt (R) 139,02758.5
Surya Yalamanchili (D) 82,43134.7
Marc Johnston (LIBERT) 16,2596.8
Randy Conover (WRI) 1280.1
2008generalJean Schmidt (R) 148,67144.8
Victoria Wulsin (D) 124,21337.5
David Krikorian (I) 58,71017.7
2006generalJean Schmidt (R) 120,11250.5
Victoria Wulsin (D) 117,59549.4
2005specialJean Schmidt (R) 59,67151.6
Paul Hackett (D) 55,88648.4
Roll Call Vitals


Ohio is 14th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Jean Schmidt has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.