Below you will find brief profiles of the candidates running to represent Ohio House District 23 and overviews of the demographic and geographic makeup of the district.
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Nancy Day-Achauer (D)
|Residence||Westside of Columbus|
|Previous experience||Nancy Day-Achauer has served as a Westland Area Comissioner for over five years and as Senior Pastor at the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church for over eleven years. She is also the Director of Addiction Ministries at the United Methodist Church in Central Ohio. Previously, she served for two years as a steering committee member of Jordan’s Crossing Research Center.|
|Education||Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Master of Divinity (M.Div.)|
Laura Lanese (R) – Incumbent
|Previous experience||Elected to the House of Representatives in 2016|
Lanese previously served on Grove City Council, and prior to staying home with her children, worked as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and as law clerk for the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Ohio. Her military service includes work as an administrative specialist in the Ohio Air National Guard and as an intelligence and legal specialist in the United States Army Reserve. She has co-authored four books and continues to write.
|Education||Miami University, Bachelor of Arts, 1983|
Ohio State University, Juris Doctor, 1995
Georgetown University, Masters of Law, 1997
|Wikipedia||Laura Lanese (Ohio politician)|
- Columbus Dispatch, 12/18/2019 – Ohio Democrats hope ‘boots on the ground’ for 2020 elections will end GOP’s supermajorities in legislature
- Plain Dealer, 3/4/2020 – Capitol Letter newsletter discusses Laura Lanese
About House District 23
|74.34% age 18 and over|
|Median Household Income (Source)|
|High school diploma||52%|
|No high school diploma||9.5%|
|Health Insurance (Source)||HD23||Ohio|
|Disability status (with a disability)||11.1%||13.8%|
Geography, House District 23 (Source)
|Columbus, Grove City, Hilliard|
|Franklin, Hamilton, Hilliard, South-Western|