Why Me?


Proud history of serving the women and veterans of southwest Ohio since 1989
As a physician I can truly listen, am caring and compassionate, able to research complex issues, and able to make important decisions in stressful situations. 

Demonstrable record of creativity, collaboration, and relatability
Joining progressive ideas with middle class taxpayer value--a winning combination!

My Vision:

We the People working together...

...to bring back power from 1% of the 1% to the People

...to ensure our families' education, safety, health, and wealth

...to demand integrity from public servants and each other

...to care for our neighbors next door and around the globe

...to learn to tread lightly on our planet

...to realize our pledge of liberty and justice for ALL


 After the results of the 2016 primary election were published, progressives and moderates of Ohio Congressional District 2 were enraged! Once again, the obstructionist Tea Party incumbent Brad Wenstrup faced the "impostor Democrat" Pike County truck driver William R. Smith in the November 2016 General Election. Once again, the citizens of southern Ohio had no voice in Washington to address their urgent needs, and no chance to change that situation with their votes.

As a passionate supporter of progressive causes and taxpayer value and a long-time caregiver in the region, I voiced my concern. I waited for someone to step up to rectify the disenfranchisement. But no one did.

I had been developing the USA Works!, the Interstate Bikeway System, and Appalachian Made regional branding ideas to stimulate economic development and employment in Southern Ohio (and the USA). I hoped to get one or more of these plans legislated but with the present Congress gridlocked by special interest-bought politicians, that wasn't going to happen any time soon.

So, when fellow progressives and fiscal moderates suggested that if I wanted these ideas legislated I'd have to do it myself, I started talking with leaders and family about the daunting challenge of a write-in campaign. Apparently it was a David:Goliath scenario and I would only receive a tiny fraction of the vote. Still, I considered it a chance to reach out to the people of OH-2, educate voters about the entire Democratic slate of candidates, and sow the seeds for a successful 2018 campaign.

My goal is to be an effective champion for the people of the second district versus an incumbent whose priority is supporting the rich and well-connected. We the People deserve a seat at the Washington table so we can swing open the doors of opportunity for our health and wealth.

My Track Record:

Gynecologic Physician and Surgeon, managing my private practice, creating work-life balance for my employees, and promoting the health of women across southern Ohio. (I prematurely retired in 2011 due to bilateral hand dysfunction)

Activist/founder of the USA Works Community to return the balance of power to the people  www.usaworkscommunity.org

Founder of Tri-State Kayakers (now 2600 members), introducing many women to a new sport  www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Kayakers

Team member of New Richmond Economic Development, developing "Walk New Richmond" 

Author/photographer for the blog "The CURE for Adventure Deficit Disorder"

Volunteer Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Event planner, ACA Instructor, and Photographer for Team River Runner since 2010 (using paddlesports as a recreational therapy tool for disabled, homeless, and addicted veterans) www.teamriverrunner.org

My long history of community involvement proves that I create, I collaborate, and I CARE! While others talk, I walk my talk.

Please join Team Everhard to make Congress Blue Again and reserve a seat at the Washington table for the citizens of OH-2!

This website was paid for by the Committee to Elect Janet Everhard. Chris Barnett Treasurer.

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