Denise Driehaus

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Denise Driehaus
Denise Driehaus (30232661202).jpg
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 31st district
Assumed office
January 5, 2009
Preceded by Steve Driehaus
Personal details
Born (1963-01-23) January 23, 1963 (age 53)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater Miami University
Profession Small Business Owner
Religion Roman Catholic

Denise Driehaus (born January 23, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 31st District since 2009. Her district includes much of eastern Cincinnati, as well as Amberley, St. Bernard, Norwood and Silverton. Denise is currently running to become a Hamilton County Commissioner.

Life and career[edit]

Driehaus was raised in Green Township by H. Donald "Don" Driehaus and his wife Clare along with her seven siblings. Her seat in the Ohio House of Representatives was previously represented by her brother Steve Driehaus.

After graduation from Miami University, Driehaus went on to own Philipps Swim Club and the Front Porch Coffeehouse in West Price Hill. She also formerly served on the Hamilton County Democratic Executive Committee, and was influential in electing Cincinnati politicians like Todd Portune, David Crowley, Dwight Tillery and John Cranley.

Driehaus and her family reside in Cincinnati.

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

With her term-limited brother, Representative Steve Driehaus, running for Congress, Driehaus sought to succeed him in 2008. With no primary opposition, she faced Republican Steve Johnson in the general election, and won with 67% of the vote.[1]

In her 2010 reelection bid, Driehaus' seat was looked at as a potential pick-up by Republicans. Once again unopposed in the primary, she went on to run against Republican Mike Robinson in the general election.[2] However, she managed to keep her seat, winning this time 54% to 46%.[3][4]

Driehaus has become vocal in regards to a plan to scrap portions of the education reform of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, as well as the current education funding formulas of John Kasich.[5]

In 2012, Driehaus won a third term with 71.10% of the vote over Republican Michael Gabbard. She won a fourth term in 2014 with 65% of the vote.

Committee assignments[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Elected history[edit]

Ohio House 37th District: Results 2008 to 2014
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
2008 ’’’Denise Driehaus’’’ 25,600 67% Steve Johnson 11,735 33%
2010 ’’’Denise Driehaus’’’ 12,981 56.22% Mike Robinson 10,107 43.78%
2012 ’’’Denise Driehaus’’’ 35,982 71.4% Michael Gabbard 14,512 28.6%
2014 ’’’Denise Driehaus’’’ 17,798 65.6% Mary Yeager 8,426 34.4%


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