Jean Schmidt

Jeannette Marie Hoffman " Jean " Schmidt ( born November 29, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American politician of the Republican Party. From 2005 to 2013 she was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 2nd Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Jean Schmidt was born as one of four children of Augustus and Jeannette Hoffman in Cincinnati. She has a twin sister, Jean Black. Her father worked as a banker. Later, he worked at a car racing team, which also took part in the Indianapolis 500. In 1974 she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from. She then worked in the bank in which her ​​father worked. At the Republican National Convention 1984, she was one of the delegates from Ohio. She was also active as a fitness trainer and teacher. Until the death of her mother in 1990 she used them.

Schmidt began her political career in various municipal committees. In 2000 she was elected to the House of Representatives from Ohio. In 2004, she wanted to move in as a Senator in the Senate of Ohio, this did not succeed. Instead, she was elected as the successor of Rob Portman in a Special Election to U.S. House of Representatives. Portman joined as a sales representative in the Cabinet of George W. Bush. Their office they came on 6 September 2005. She is a member of the Committee on Agriculture, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Schmidt was able to defend her seat in the subsequent election. In March 2012, however, she succumbed to the politically inexperienced doctor surprisingly Brad Wenstrup, who was supported by Tea Party groups in the primary of their party.

With her husband Peter the devout Catholic who lives in Loveland. Both have a daughter.