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Greg Landsman

Greg Landsman
Party:
Democratic
Chamber:
House
State:
District:
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OH-01: Greg Landsman (D)

REPLACING:

Steve Chabot (R)

WORK HISTORY:

Cincinnati (OH) City Council (Councilmember); KnowledgeWorks Foundation (Executive Director of Strive Partnership); Office of the Ohio Governor (Director of Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives)[i]

EDUCATION:

BA, Ohio University; MA, Harvard Divinity School[ii]

CAMPAIGNED ON:

Lowering Costs for Families; Jobs & the Economy; Reproductive Health & Rights; Education; Infrastructure; Public Safety; Gun Safety; Voting Rights; Healthcare; Veterans; Environment; Equality; Foreign Policy[iii]

ON THE ISSUES

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS:

On his campaign website, Landsman pledges to “oppose any efforts to undermine the privacy between a woman and her doctor,” as well as vote to codify Roe v. Wade.[iv]

ECONOMY, JOBS & TAXES:

Landsman’s platform includes onshoring manufacturing and supply chain jobs, allowing workers to organize and bargain for wages and benefits, strengthening union protections, and raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.[v]

HEALTHCARE & SOCIAL SAFETY NET:

Landsman pledges to lower healthcare premiums, work to eliminate surprise billing, and support legislation that “holds Big Pharma accountable” as well as lowers prescription drug prices. He also supports allowing Medicaid to negotiate for lower prices.[vi]

IMMIGRATION & BORDER SECURITY:

Immigration was not a core issue in Landsman’s 2022 campaign. In July 2019, he joined a group of Cincinnati council members in filing a motion to create a Rapid Response Network to protect the city’s immigrants and refugees from raids by ICE.[vii]

CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY:

During his tenure on the Cincinnati City Council, Landsman led legislation to provide free SARA training (Scanning, Analyzing, Responding, Assessing), which helps communities and police examine data to help solve public safety issues.[viii] That bill also included a “Safe and Clean” fund, which provided grands for litter and beautification efforts. His campaign platform asserts that he has “always fought for additional resources” for Cincinnati police and fire departments, including restoring overtime pay for local police officers and funding a second police recruit class. He pledges to “work with anyone to improve public safety for the neighborhoods and families here at home.”[ix]

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS & ELECTION SECURITY:

Landsman supports the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, expanding voter registration and voting access, outlawing voter purges, increasing election security, strengthening ethics requirements, and establishing independent redistricting nationwide.[x]

EDUCATION:

Landsman is a former public school teacher who helped spearhead Cincinnati’s Preschool Promise, which expanded access to preschool. He also managed Every Child Capital, an early literacy fund.[xi] His platform includes advocating for more equitable access to education, making college more accessible, and voting to “lessen the burden on students and their parents.”[xii]

CLIMATE CHANGE, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT:

Endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters, Landsman has supported efforts to push Cincinnati to 100% clean energy as well as invest in environmentally sustainable projects, including through strengthening the Green Cincinnati Plan. He pledges to protect access to clean air and water as well as “hold polluters accountable for damages that disproportionately impact our already marginalized communities.”[xiii] [xiv] During the campaign, he attacked Rep. Steve Chabot for voting against stopping price gouging by oil and gas companies.[xv]

BIG TECH & DATA PRIVACY:

During the campaign, Landsman chided Rep. Chabot for voting “against our interests,” placing Big Tech alongside the pharmaceutical and fossil fuel industries.[xvi] He has previously advocated for measures to make Cincinnati a hub for tech innovation.[xvii]

GUN SAFETY:

A Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate, Landsman pledges to vote to ban assault weapons and push for “common sense” gun reform, including requiring universal background checks on all gun sales.[xviii] [xix]

FOREIGN POLICY:

Landsman’s campaign platform advocates for Israel’s right to self-determination as well as the Trump administration’s Abraham Accords. He describes Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as “a threat to democracy around the world,” and supports military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.[xx]


[i] Greg Landsman LinkedIn, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-landsman-3b335ab/.

[ii] Greg Landsman LinkedIn, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-landsman-3b335ab/.

[iii] “The Issues,” Greg Landsman for Congress, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.landsmanforcongress.com/the-issues.

[iv] “The Issues,” Greg Landsman for Congress, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.landsmanforcongress.com/the-issues.

[v] “The Issues,” Greg Landsman for Congress, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.landsmanforcongress.com/the-issues.

[vi] “The Issues,” Greg Landsman for Congress, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.landsmanforcongress.com/the-issues.

[vii] Maia Anderson, “Cincinnati forms a network to combat potential ICE raids of immigrants here illegally,” Cincinnati Enquirer, July 25, 2019, available at https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/07/25/cincinnati-combat-potential-immigration-customs-enforcement-raids-immigrants-here-illegally/1821784001/.

[viii] Becca Costello, “Cincinnati is re-launching the Safe & Clean Fund and offering problem-solving training,” WVXU, April 4, 2022, available at https://www.wvxu.org/politics/2022-04-04/cincinnati-is-re-launching-the-safe-clean-fund-and-offering-problem-solving-training.

[ix] “The Issues,” Greg Landsman for Congress, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.landsmanforcongress.com/the-issues.

[x] “The Issues,” Greg Landsman for Congress, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.landsmanforcongress.com/the-issues.

[xi] Greg Landsman, “A 5-year plan to improve city for children,” Cincinnati Enquirer, August 5, 2017, available at https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/08/05/5-year-plan-improve-city-children/534693001/.

[xii] “The Issues,” Greg Landsman for Congress, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.landsmanforcongress.com/the-issues.

[xiii] “The Issues,” Greg Landsman for Congress, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.landsmanforcongress.com/the-issues.

[xiv] “LCV Action Fund Endorses Greg Landsman for Congress,” League of Conservation Voters Press Release, March 10, 2022, available at https://www.lcv.org/article/lcv-action-fund-endorses-greg-landsman-for-congress/.

[xv] Greg Landsman Twitter, May 27, 2022, available at https://twitter.com/VoteLandsman/status/1530207216929742849.

[xvi] Greg Landsman Twitter, June 1, 2022, available at https://twitter.com/VoteLandsman/status/1532142448423469056.

[xvii] Greg Landsman Instagram, May 9, 2013, available at https://www.instagram.com/p/ZGgxYShtCW/.

[xviii] Greg Landsman Twitter, June 4, 2022, available at https://twitter.com/VoteLandsman/status/1533065763518656514?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw.

[xix] “The Issues,” Greg Landsman for Congress, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.landsmanforcongress.com/the-issues.

[xx] “The Issues,” Greg Landsman for Congress, accessed November 9, 2022, available at https://www.landsmanforcongress.com/the-issues.

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