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Ohio Statehouse Update: This Week in Ohio — January 17, 2014

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald today announced his decision to tap Sharen Neuhardt, a Dayton-area attorney, as his new running mate for the 2014 gubernatorial election. Senator Eric Kearney of Cincinnati was FitzGerald’s first choice, but due to nearly $1 million in unpaid taxes, Kearney decided not to pursue the campaign.

In a message to his supporters, FitzGerald said his decision to choose Neuhardt as his running mate was made in part because of her support for women’s health and his outrage at current legislative efforts to dictate to women what should be private medical decisions. 

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