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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Mary Lightbody (D) – Incumbent
|Previous experience||Elected 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.
|Education||Harvard University, B.A. East Asian Studies|
Ohio State University, M.Ed. and Ph.D. in science education
|Wikipedia||Mary Lightbody (Ohio politician)|
Meredith Freedhoff (R)
|Previous experience||Former journalist, stay-at-home mom, diabetes advocate, and volunteer.|
|Education||Capital University, Bachelor’s degree in Marketing|
Ashland University, Master’s of Divinity
Columbus Dispatch, 3/4/20 – Ohio GOP not giving up suburbs without a fight
About House District 19
|73.63% age 18 and over|
|Median Household Income|
|Educational Attainment (Age 25+)|
|High school diploma||37%|
|No high school diploma||4.3%|
|Disability status (with a disability)||8.7%||13.8%|
|Columbus, Gahanna, New Albany, Westerville|
|Blendon, Jefferson, Mifflin, Plain, Sharon|
- Center for Community Solutions – Ohio Legislative District Community Fact Sheets
- Ballotpedia – Ohio House District 27
- StatisticalAtlas.com – Ohio Overview