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Another day, another recruiting success for House Democrats. This time, according to the Buckeye State Blog, attorney and former Indian Hills Mayor Steve Black has entered the primary to take on Mean Jean Schmidt in the potentially competitive OH-02 District.This guy sure has a lot of credentials.

Steve Black has spent a significant amount of personal time serving the non-profit community, having served on a dozen or so boards of trustees and chaired several.  He was the board president of Seven Hills School for five years, during which the school hired a new head and completed a very successful capital campaign.  He is the past president of the board of the Childrens Home of Cincinnati, the largest local non-profit provider of social services to disadvantaged children.  He also has served for four years as the mayor of the Village of Indian Hill and is a member of the Indian Hill Democratic Club.

Currently, Steve serves as a trustee of the Taft Museum of Art.  He is the board chair of the Global Center of Greater Cincinnati, an organization devoted to raising public awareness and understanding of Cincinnati's role in the international community.  Steve gets great satisfaction from seeing organizations change and prosper because of wise governance.  The Cincinnati Law Library Association, providing law library services at the courthouse to the local bar, judges and court officials, is an example of an institution that has evolved substantially and flourished during the twenty years that he has been on its board of trustees.

Law School
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1974
Law Clerk to the Hon. George Edwards, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1974-75

Education
A.B., magna cum laude, Economics, Harvard College, 1971

Bar Admissions
State of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Affiliations
Global Center of Greater Cincinnati, Board Chair
Taft Museum of Art, Trustee
Children's Home of Cincinnati, Inc., Board of Trustees; Past Board President
Cincinnati Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Committee
Cincinnati Law Library Association, Trustee and Vice-President
Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Sections
Harvard Alumni Association, Regional Director, 1989-1992
Harvard Club of Cincinnati, President, 1988-1989
Leadership Cincinnati Class XXV, Steering Committee, 2002-2005
Seven Hills School Trustee, 1992-2001; President, 1995-2000
Village of Indian Hill, Ohio Councilman, 1989-1999; Mayor, 1995-1999
American Lung Association of Southwest Ohio, Former Trustee
Summerbridge Cincinnati, Inc., Former Trustee
Cincinnati Nature Center, Trustee, 1989-1995

Elections have consequnces, and the success of 2006 has spawned a successful House recruiting drive all over the country. It's a lot more fun to serve when your party is in the majority. Now, if only Chuck Schumer can steal some of this luck.

Originally posted to RandySF on Wed May 16, 2007 at 11:35 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Cool (1+ / 0-)
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    annefrank

    Can't wait to throw him $25.00.

    "Constitutional Crisis Forthcoming"

    by egarratt on Wed May 16, 2007 at 11:27:23 AM PDT

  •  Is Hackett ever running again? (1+ / 0-)
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    0wn

    What is it about Ohio's second district?  It's supposed to be a super GOP district and extremely safe.  Yet recently it keeps spawning extremely impressive Democratic candidates.  The incumbent though has done everything she can to lose her seat yet she keeps squeaking past her opponents.  It's funny really.

    Obama-Villaraigosa 08'!

    by SoCalLiberal on Wed May 16, 2007 at 11:49:40 AM PDT

    •  I doubt we'll see Hackett (0+ / 0-)

      He effectively burned his bridges. Accoridng to a book about the 2006 election, Hackett apparently told Emmanuel he was running, then suddenly changed his mind without explanation. I like Hackett, but I think he has some issues to work out. For example, when he hosted a fundraiser in San Francisco for Scott Kleeb (NE-03), he begged the bloggers to not write about it or post any pictures. I personally felt a little annoyed because here I was in SF giving money and being told to shut up about it. If you're going to be ashamed about coming to my city, don't come. I know there may be political considerations, but if that is the case, just don't come.

      The reason for Deomocrats stepping up to the plate is that Schmidt is such a joke that she'll probably have a rough primary that I pray she wins.

      Dedicated to Republicans' misery since 1990.

      by RandySF on Wed May 16, 2007 at 11:56:30 AM PDT

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