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|U.S. House, Ohio, District 3|
|Master's||Wayne State University, 1982|
|J.D.||Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, 2002|
|Ph.D.||Wayne State University, 1990|
|Date of birth||November 29, 1955|
|Place of birth||Highland Park, MI|
Fitrakis earned his MA from Wayne State University in 1982. He went on to receive his PhD in 1990. He then earned his JD from Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law in 2002.
Fitrakis was an instructor at Wayne State University from 1979 to 1986. He also taught at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, from 1984 to 1986. He has been employed as a professor of political science at Columbus State Community College since 1987.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold their majority in 2013. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Libertarian||Richard Ehrbar III||3.2%||9,462|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
As of July 13, 2012, Fitrakis did not have any contribution reports on file with the Federal Election Commission
Fitrakis lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Suzanne Patzer.