Steve Driehaus

Steve Driehaus - (OH 1)

From Steve:

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 Washington, D.C.

About Steve:

“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.

First 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 Force.

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.

For 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.

Steve 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.

After 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.

Driehaus 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.

Steve grew up in Green Township. Today, Steve, his wife, Lucienne, and their three children live in Price Hill and attend St. Teresa of Avila parish.

Paid for by Ohio Democratic Party, not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate committee.
Chris Redfern, Chairman, 340 East Fulton St., Columbus, OH 43215. 
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