Vanessa Enoch, PhD., of Cincinnati, is a congressional candidate in Ohio’s 8th District. She is running against incumbent Warren Davidson of Sydney.
Ohio’s 8th congressional district sits along the west side of Ohio, bordering Indiana. The 8th District now represents Butler County, Darke County, Preble County, half of Hamilton County, and a part of Miami County. It is the district of former Congressman John Boehner.
Dr. Vanessa Enoch (Democrat) is a public policy and business consultant. She is also a trained community organizer who is passionate about social justice and human rights, and has taken up numerous causes for marginalized and oppressed communities.
Enoch says she is committed to bringing substantive representation and much-needed change to the issues that Black Americans face at the hands of systemic racism and inequities. She would work across party lines in Congress to ensure fairness in the voting process. She supports an equitable redistribution of public school funding. She supports sensible gun laws that eliminate bump stocks and similar modifiers used in mass shootings. She supports legislation that repeals the income tax on social security. She would promote the expanded use of renewable energy like solar, wind and geothermal. Work to end unnecessary tax breaks for oil and gas companies.
Enoch has been a small business owner for many years. As an experienced senior level business and technology professional, with over 16 years of corporate operations experience. Her business, Cultural Impact, LLC specializes in providing management consulting services to help ensure business growth and expansion.
Enoch has also worked as a college professor and a Department Chair/ Dean of Students for nearly 18 years, with several years of experience overseeing multiple college departments. She has been named Educator of the Year and received faculty service awards from her previous employer.
Enoch holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Concentration in Information Technology from Xavier University. Dr. Enoch is an MLK Scholar with a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Social Change from Union Institute & University.
For over 20 years, Dr. Enoch has been leading local efforts to drive change in local communities. Most recently, she has worked alongside state legislators and state court judges to ensure fairness within the criminal justice system and the jury selection process. Enoch is concerned that Ohio’s prisons are filled with individuals who are poor, mentally ill, and disproportionately from minority communities. Not only is this a social justice issue, but also has a direct impact on how taxpayers’ dollars are spent.
She also volunteers on several local and national non-profit boards.
Enoch has been a resident of West Chester for nearly 20 years. She feels that the most important role she holds is that of mom to her two beautiful daughters, ages 21 and 27. Enoch is an advocate for strong families.
Warren Davidson has represented Ohio’s 8th Congressional District since 2016. He currently serves as a member of the House Financial Services Committee, where he is focused on helping grow our economy, instill fiscal discipline and advance innovation.
After high school, Davidson enlisted in the Army as an infantryman. As part of the 3rd Infantry Division, he was stationed in Germany and witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. Warren’s commanding officers recognized his potential and helped him earn an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated near the top of his class as a student of American history and mechanical engineering. As an officer, he led in The Old Guard, the 75th Ranger Regiment, and the 101st Airborne Division.
After the Army, he returned home, worked with his father, earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He spent 15 years starting, acquiring, and growing manufacturing companies in Ohio. In 2016, he was elected to serve as a Member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Davidson and his wife Lisa have been married since 1995 and have two adult children.
Davidson’s Website says he supports building the wall at the southern border and employers using programs like E-verify to confirm employees’ work eligibility.
He is committed to protecting life at all stages and stopping federal funds or grants for Planned Parenthood.
He supports protecting Second Amendment rights.
He supports people, organizations and businesses who believe marriage is only between one man and one woman.
He also opposes reduction in Social Security benefits, supports people finding the best care and coverage that’s perfect for them.