Eric Fingerhut

Eric David Fingerhut ( born May 6, 1959 in University Heights, Ohio ) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. From January 3, 1993 to January 3, 1995, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 19th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Fingerhut was born in University Heights. In 1981 he received the B. S. at Northwestern University, in 1984 a further law degree at Stanford University. He then worked as a lawyer in Cleveland. From 1991 to 1993 Foxglove sat in the Senate of Ohio. In the congressional elections in 1992 Foxglove was as a representative of the 19th electoral district of Ohio in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC selected. In 1994, he was replaced by Steve LaTourette. After his defeat, he won again a seat in the Senate of Ohio, where he sat from 1999 to 2006.

In the Senate elections, 2004 Fingerhut candidate for the Democratic Party against the incumbent Senator George Voinovich. He won 36 % of the votes and could not move in the Senate. In January 2006, Fingerhut announced his candidacy for the election for governor of Ohio. In February 2006, he withdrew his candidacy again. From 2007 to 2011, Fingerhut was responsible for education policy in the cabinet of Governor Ted Strickland. This struck him in 2011 before even for the presidency of the University of Kentucky. In its place, Eli Capilouto selected.