Sharen Swartz Neuhardt

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Sharen Neuhardt
Sharen Swartz Neuhardt.png
Candidate for
U.S. House, Ohio, District 10
High schoolFairview High School
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
J.D.Georgetown University
Date of birthOctober 16, 1951
Place of birthDayton, OH
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Sharen Swartz Neuhardt was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of Ohio.[1]


After earning a law degree in 1976, Neuhardt moved back to Dayton and began practicing law and a local firm. She currently practices business law at Business Law Thompson Hine LLP.



See also: Ohio's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Neuhardt lost to Republican Mike Turner.[2] Neuhardt ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 10th District. She defeated five other candidates in the March 6, 2012 Democratic primary. She faced incumbent Mike Turner (R) and David Harlow (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[4] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[4]

U.S. House, Ohio District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sharen Swartz Neuhardt 37.5% 131,097
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Turner 59.5% 208,201
     Libertarian David Harlow 3% 10,373
Total Votes 349,671
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Democratic Primary

U.S. House, Ohio's 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSharen Neuhardt 35.7% 7,705
Olivia Freeman 25.6% 5,530
David Esrati 13.7% 2,952
Tom McMaster's 10.3% 2,212
Ryan Steele 7.6% 1,644
Mack VanAllen 7.1% 1,530
Total Votes 21,573


In 2008, she lost to Steve Austria (R) to represent Ohio's 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.[5]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Neuhardt's reports.[6]

Sharen Swartz Neuhardt (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Aprll Quarterly[7]March 31, 2012$81,266.11$127,093.05$(21,649.82)$186,709.34
July Quarterly[8]July 15$186,709.34$115,354.23$(83,627.41)$218,436.16
Running totals


Neuhardt is married to Dave Neuhardt and has two children, Ann, and Rob.[9]

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