sunthumb.JPG The Clermont Sun; January 22, 2018

We the People for a Change

Throughout 2017 my ancient Ford gobbled up 26,759 miles across eight counties in southwestern Ohio as I took the pulse of We the People. From Cincinnati to Portsmouth and Chillicothe to Mt. Healthy, citizens’ fear, anger, and puzzlement was universally palpable to me, a physician candidate for US Representative in OH-2.

I listened.

In the late winter, fueled by anger over an ill-conceived Muslim travel ban, Cincinnati Boomers and Gen X Moms with full plates pushed aside their family duties to vociferously protest social injustice. This resistance shines a light on the lack of accountability and constituent neglect by elected officials. No public Town Halls since 2013? Prioritizing wealthy donors over constituents? The conventional wisdom concluded it is time to hand a pink slip to our “un”representatives. (Read more...)



webpagetodaythumb.png  Med Page Today; December 22, 2017

Politics and Medicine: Women Physicians Target House Seats- Health care access a pivoting point for many

"Medicaid expansion is important in solving the opioid crisis," added Janet Everhard, MD, a Democratic candidate and gynecologic surgeon in Ohio. "Now that we're adding $1.5 trillion to the debt, we'll be hearing about spending cuts, including ones that could trickle down and limit our ability to fight addiction in our communities."

"Like many doctors, I feel compelled to act," Everhard remarked. "I started my practice in the days when patients couldn't get health insurance because of a preexisting condition. I don't want to go back to those days."

Verified Politics; December 4, 2017

These eight women doctors are making political history and no one is talking about it.

Dr. Janet Everhard – “Physicians are entering Congressional races because we see a political assault on our patients’ rights. Whether it’s attempting to remove twenty-four million Americans from adequate access to healthcare or de-fund Planned Parenthood, the current Administration is prioritizing the interests of the wealthy and well-connected over the health of working families. I am laser-focused on crafting legislation on universal access to affordable, quality healthcare with private delivery, that is a good taxpayer investment.  We need to negotiate with Healthcare deliverers to create a win-win solution. With a goal of Medicare for All, an incremental approach can be used to maintain health delivery market stabilization. The most important place at the table will belong to We the People.”

Dr. Janet Everhard – “I have served the women and veterans of my district since 1989 and 2011, respectively. I am a retired physician who managed my own Gynecology surgery practice and achieved a work-life balance for my employees and myself. I lost the use of my hands due to overuse injury and became a volunteer Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Event Planner, instructor, and photographer for the Tri-State chapter of a national veteran’s organization called Team River Runner. TRR uses kayaking as a recreational therapy tool for healing veterans with PTSD, chronic homelessness, substance abuse, and severe disability. I’m committed to Veteran’s health in Congress.”

progwingthumb.JPG The Progressive Wing; October 4, 2017

Janet Everhard’s Campaign For Congress (OH-02)

Yes this is another example of where we are highlighting multiple candidates In the same district. Site users can make up their mind who/if any that they want to support, but it cannot be said that we don’t provide options, and some pretty great ones like Janet Everhard.

sunthumb.JPG The Clermont Sun; April 13, 2017

Dr. Janet Everhard announces campaign kick-off for OH-2

Janet Everhard MD, retired gynecologic physician and surgeon, announces her candidacy for United States House of Representatives for Ohio’s Second Congressional District to unseat Tea Party Republican incumbent Brad Wenstrup. The campaign Kick-Off event takes place April 22 at 9:00 A.M. at Fountain Square with a breakfast “pot luck” Meet and Greet and a press conference at 9:45 A.M., preceding the March for Science. The public is invited.

Dr. Everhard, a passionate supporter of progressive causes and taxpayer value, has been caring for the health needs of the citizens of Southwestern Ohio since 1989. As a Democratic U.S. Representative, she wishes to listen to all citizens, regardless of political party, in order to represent the needs of “We the People.”

“My goal is to be an effective champion for all the people of the Second District so that together we can swing open the doors of opportunity for our health and wealth. To that end, my campaign accepts no corporate donations so that I have no obligation to return favors,” states Everhard.

Cornerstones of Dr. Everhard’s campaign are integrity and compassion as learned early in life: “We tell the truth. We respect and care for our neighbors at home and around the world. We walk our talk. We tread lightly on our Earth. We appreciate what our founding fathers originated and work together to create a more inclusive version. My slogan says, ‘We the People, For a Change,’” affirms Everhard.

As an activist and community volunteer/organizer, Dr. Everhard has “walked the talk.”

In 1989, she founded her Anderson Township medical practice prioritizing work-life balance for employees and adequate “listening time” for patients. She founded the USA Works Community to return the balance of power to the people; started Tri-State Kayakers (now over 2,500 members strong); was a team member of New Richmond Economic Development, developing “Walk New Richmond”; and authors the blog “The CURE for Adventure Deficit Disorder.” For the past six years, Dr. Everhard has been a volunteer Veteran Outreach Coordinator, event planner, ACA kayaking instructor, and photographer for Team River Runner (using paddle sports as recreational therapy for disabled, previously homeless, and PTSD-afflicted veterans).

Dr. Everhard’s long history of community involvement proves that she can create, care, and collaborate to address a myriad of issues impacting OH-2 citizens—issues such as economic and job development, access to affordable quality healthcare, infrastructure repair, environmental protection, and educational/retraining opportunity for all ages.

To join the campaign, to find Dr. Everhard’s views on specific topics, and to reserve a seat at the Washington table for the citizens of OH-2, readers are invited to visit

cincicomthumb.JPG; October 17, 2016

Primer: 2nd Congressional District 

Two doctors and a truck driver may sound like the beginning of an old bar joke, but it also serves to describe the race for Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

Though considered a safe Republican seat by national pundits, the race featuring incumbent Dr. Brad Wenstrup, R-Columbia-Tusculum, William “Butch” Smith, D-Waverly, and write-in candidate Dr. Janet Everhard, D-New Richmond, has garnered some national attention. Despite the fact that Smith won the March 15 Democratic primary, the party itself is not backing him. In fact, the Ohio Democratic Party and four county Democratic organizations have endorsed Everhard, not Smith.

The 2nd District, which includes more than 700,000 residents, stretches from the eastern suburbs of Cincinnati to Portsmouth.

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Ohio Democratic Party Backing Write-In Candidate In 2nd District Race

Update Sept. 2​6, 2016: The Ohio Democratic Party has taken the unusual step of endorsing a write-in candidate in the Second Congressional District race. 

Saturday, party leaders met in Columbus and gave their endorsement to Janet Everhard, a retired physician from New Richmond over the man who won the March Democratic primary, truck driver William R. Smith of Pike County.

dailytimesthumb.JPG Portsmouth Daily Times; September 14, 2016

Some Dems back write-in

In an unusual move, the Democratic Party leadership in at least three counties in Ohio’s Second Congressional District, has chosen to endorse a write-in candidate over the Democratic primary winner. The committees in Hamilton, Clermont and Brown counties are charging that the nominee, William R. Smith (D), a truck driver from Waverly, has not campaigned for the seat currently held by Republican Brad Wenstrup.

Democratic officials have chosen to endorse Janet Everhard. Everhard is a resident of New Richmond. She is a retired medical doctor, physician and surgeon. Everhard is active in a number of progressive causes, including Veterans Outreach efforts, Tri-State Kayakers, an organization of more than 2,000 women kayakers which she helped to found, and USA Works Community. The party says she has supported efforts to increase economic development and employment opportunities in Southern Ohio’s Appalachian region.

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