Janet Garrett - DEM Challenger

Financial Strength

Raised ($): $699,313

Cash on Hand ($): $5,751

% of the total DEM $ Raised: 100%

Cash on Hand v. Opponent (%):


As a teacher for over forty years, Janet believes that “Congress must engage in ensuring our children are able to compete in a global economy.” Janet was born in Troy, Ohio. She began a teaching career at the age of 22, and after teaching for three years she joined the Peace Corps and went to Micronesia. After the Peace Corps Janet got a Master’s Degree from Kent State University, and taught in the Lorain County Public Schools from 1975 through 2015. During her teaching career she served on the executive board of the teachers’ union and served as president. She has volunteered with democratic campaigns since 1988. She helped launch “Jordan Watch”, an independent organization with a mission of opposing Congressman Jim Jordan’s attacks on civil liberties and women’s rights. She is married with three children.