Steve Driehaus - (OH 1)
I believe government, when proactive, can make a positive
difference in our lives and community. However, government controlled
by special interests and committed to protecting the status quo
strangles the innovative leadership Americans should expect.
I am running for Congress to provide progressive, new leadership. I
believe in working across party lines, unifying people rather than
dividing them, and fighting for the working families who built and
fought for this country. Please join me in bringing change to
“Steve Driehaus is one of the brightest, best prepared and hardest-working legislators in Columbus.”
- Cincinnati Enquirer
Steve Driehaus is a husband, father, community leader and state representative.
elected in 2000, Driehaus represents the people of western Cincinnati,
Addyston, Cheviot, Cleves, and North Bend. In the legislature, Steve
Driehaus has fought to expand health care coverage and led the charge
against predatory lending and foreclosures in Hamilton County that led
Governor Ted Strickland to create the Governor’s Foreclosure Task
Steve Driehaus is a leading voice on economic and
fiscal issues that impact middle class families. Steve opposed Bob
Taft’s sales tax increase and championed tax cuts for senior citizens.
his efforts, Driehaus is recognized as one of Ohio’s political rising
stars by the Cincy Business Magazine Power 100 list. He was named
legislative “Rookie of the Year” by the Cincinnati Enquirer,
“Legislator of the Year” by both the Ohio Association of Election
Officials and the ARC of Ohio, and selected as one of the Cincinnati
Business Courier’s “Forty Under Forty."
A pro-life, fiscally
conservative Democrat, Steve Driehaus is running for Congress because
he believes that our Cincinnati communities need new leadership and a
strong, new voice. Steve Driehaus will work to restore fiscal
responsibility to Washington, get our economy back on track, fight
rising crime rates, and put the people’s interest ahead of both
political parties and powerful Washington special interests.
was President of his class Elder High School and earned a Bachelor’s
degree in Political Science from Miami University and a Masters degree
in Public Affairs (MPA) with concentrations in Public Finance and
Comparative International Affairs from Indiana University.
college, Steve volunteered for the Peace Corps serving in Senegal, West
Africa. He worked with village groups and local schools to promote
sustainable environmental practices.
Driehaus returned from the
Peace Corps and served as Associate Director of the Center for
International Education and Development Assistance at Indiana
University. He coordinated several programs, including the highly
acclaimed South African Internship Program sponsored by the United
States Information Agency. This program was the largest professional
exchange program between the United States and the “New” South Africa.
is the former Executive Director and now a Senior Associate at the
Community Building Institute (CBI) in Cincinnati. CBI is a
collaborative effort of Xavier University and United Way &
Community Chest that promotes citizen-led, asset-based community
development. In his position, Driehaus supports economic development
initiatives, facilitating neighborhood planning processes and working
with community leaders.
Steve Driehaus has a distinguished
record of fighting to make his community a better place to live, work
and raise a family. Steve:
➢ Managed Todd Portune’s City Council Office
➢ Directed Constituent Service for former Congressman Charlie Luken
➢ Fought along side the residents of Addyston against the Lanxess Plastics, which was polluting our community.
➢ Joined residents in Saylor Park in their fight against Lone Star Industries.
Stood up with the residents of South Cummingsville when the Ohio
Department of Transportation wanted to tear down houses and businesses
to make way for the I-75 renovations.
➢ Teamed up with the United States Attorney General in order to crack down on illegal property flipping.
grew up in Green Township. Today, Steve, his wife, Lucienne, and their
three children live in Price Hill and attend St. Teresa of Avila