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Colleen Craig · March 26, 2020

House District 19

Below you will find brief profiles of the candidates running to represent Ohio House District 19 and overviews of the demographic and geographic makeup of the district.

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Candidates

Mary Lightbody (D) – Incumbent

A headshot of Ohio Rep. Mary Lightbody
Photo source: Wikimedia Commons
About Lightbody
ResidencePlain Township
Previous experienceElected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2018.

27 years teaching both K-12 education and at the collegiate level in Central Ohio, most recently in a position at Ohio State’s Newark campus.
EducationHarvard University, B.A. East Asian Studies
Ohio State University, M.Ed. and Ph.D. in science education
Facebookfacebook.com/marylightbodyOH19/
Instagram@Mary_Lightbody
Twitter@MaryLightbody
LinkedIn Pagelinkedin.com/in/mary-lightbody-district19
Campaign websitemarylightbody.com
WikipediaMary Lightbody (Ohio politician)

Meredith Freedhoff (R)

A headshot of Republican candidate for the Ohio House Meredith Freedhoff
Photo Source: Facebook, Meredith Freedhoff
ResidenceNew Albany
Previous experienceFormer journalist, stay-at-home mom, diabetes advocate, and volunteer.
EducationCapital University, Bachelor’s degree in Marketing
Ashland University, Master’s of Divinity
Facebookfacebook.com/FreedhoffforOhio
LinkedInlinkedin.com/in/meredithfreedhoff/
Campaign websitemeredithforohio.com

Media coverage

Columbus Dispatch, 3/4/20 – Ohio GOP not giving up suburbs without a fight

About House District 19

Ohio House District 19 courtesy of OpenStreets
Ohio House District 19 courtesy of OpenStreets

Demographics

Population
121,416
Voting Age
73.63% age 18 and over
Race
White78.3%
Black11.2%
Hispanic2.6%
Median Household Income
District 19$81,292
Ohio$52,407
Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
Higher degree58.8%
High school diploma37%
No high school diploma4.3%
Health InsuranceHD19Ohio
Uninsured4.7%7.4%
Medicaid7.8%19.7%
Disability status (with a disability)8.7%13.8%

Geography

Counties
Franklin
Cities
Columbus, Gahanna, New Albany, Westerville
Townships
Blendon, Jefferson, Mifflin, Plain, Sharon

Sources

Tagged in these Policy Areas: 2020 Election