Jean Schmidt (R-OH-2)i
Jean Schmidt Congresswoman Ohio District 2
Jean Schmidt Biography from House.gov
Biography of Jean Schmidt
Jean Schmidt is the first woman ever elected to represent Southern Ohio in Congress. The diverse Second Congressional District, which includes seven counties, stretches from downtown Cincinnati to the riverside town of Portsmouth in Scioto County.
Congresswoman Schmidt begins her third full term with the 112th Congress, having been first elected to Congress in a 2005 Special Election. Congresswoman Schmidt will continue working on the issues she has championed since first being elected, including child nutrition and women’s health, and, most importantly, cutting federal spending and eliminating government waste and burdensome regulation.
Jean Schmidt has been hailed as a well-established Member of Congress who “has steeped herself in the issues and matured in office as a savvy, more bipartisan player, and is a tireless, disciplined advocate for the people of her district.” (Cincinnati Enquirer Oct. 30, 2010)
Congresswoman Schmidt serves on the House Committee on Agriculture and is the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture. She will also continue to serve on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
A lifelong resident of Clermont County, Congresswoman Schmidt holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati. She has held various public offices and continues to be actively involved in civic and community groups. She served for two terms in the Ohio House of Representatives and served 10 years as a Miami Township Trustee, helping make it a world-class community for families and businesses.
Her interests include auto racing, particularly the Hoffman Racing Team which was founded by her father, Gus Hoffman. Hoffman racing is still a family business run by her brother Richard. It competes on the USAC racing circuit. Congresswoman Schmidt is also an avid long distance runner having competed in more than 86 marathons including every Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and run numerous Boston Marathons. She resides in Miami Township with her husband Peter. They have one married daughter Emilie, who with her husband Nick, has blessed them with two wonderful grandsons, Michael and Anthony.