Former U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Loveland, has avoided an order to repay roughly $500,000 that the House Ethics Committee ruled she wrongly accepted in legal fees from a Turkish-American group.
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Political experience: Member of Congress, 2005-2012; Member, Ohio House of Representatives: 2000-2004; Miami Twp. (Clermont County) Trustee, 1989-2000.
Filled congressional seat formerly held by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman
Lost Republican primary in 2012 to Brad Wenstrup