Forward. Faster.

During unprecedented times like these, we need unprecedented leadership to build a bridge that moves us forward, faster into the future, not the past. No matter your party, we are all Americans first. I’m ready to work for all Ohioans to bring Washington into the 21st century. Will you join me?

Why she is running…

After her award winning career as a radio journalist, Delaware native Alaina Shearer became a single mom who against all odds built a small business and then a national movement for women in digital and tech.

Today, she is ready to join her neighbors to reclaim their power by flipping Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. Her goal is to move forward, faster on issues hard working Ohioans can not afford to ignore. 

Alaina’s platform


Time to move forward, faster on issues we can’t afford to ignore. 

The actions, or more accurately – the inactions – in Washington D.C. affect everything the people of District 12 do every day.

As a result we are raising our kids into an uncertain future, we are growing businesses in an uncertain economy without a clear path forward and most families are facing staggering healthcare costs.


Her father was a family doctor in Delaware, Ohio, which meant Alaina never had to worry about healthcare while growing up. After losing her father to cancer in 1999, Alaina now faces the reality every American does when grappling with our nation’s healthcare system. Like her father did, Alaina believes healthcare is a basic human right. She also believes Americans should always have choice, freedom, and independence in choosing a healthcare plan that works for them and their families.

One thing we can all agree on is that our nation’s healthcare system is broken. But dismantling the Affordable Care Act and starting over is not the solution. 

Our first priority must be stabilizing and restoring the Affordable Care Act in order to maintain coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, and to ensure that everyone has the choice to be covered under a public option. 

Alaina also supports an income-based cap on healthcare expenses and the rapid expansion of Medicare and Medicaid.

Gun Rights

Alaina’s husband has a concealed-carry permit and owns guns for protection and recreational purposes. She believes owning firearms is a constitutional right for every American. However, Alaina lost her uncle to gun violence, and understands and supports the need for pre-emptive measures that keep guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves or others.

Alaina supports Universal Background Checks that close online sale and gun show loopholes and increased access mental health services for all Ohioans

Economy & business growth

Alaina built her own business from the ground up. She understands that decisions in Washington can take a major toll on our community’s business, large and small. 

COVID-19 is threatening the future of small businesses in Ohio’s 12th District. And in the meantime, corporate America is doing just fine while tech giants like Amazon continue to pay $0.00 in federal taxes.

There’s arguably nothing more American than our ability to build and grow small businesses because small businesses also fuel job growth. 

Alaina believes innovation is a must to rebuild our economy after COVID and wants to move us forward into new industries like digital, tech and green energy. 


Family balance & paid leave

Happy, healthy families make for thriving businesses. As a business owner and a mother, Alaina is a fearless advocate for working Ohio families and small businesses. From flexible work hours and paid family leave  – a family’s rights are workers’ rights. But small business owners should not and cannot bear the entire cost of such initiatives. Alaina believes we have only just begun shaping the world for modern working families.

Civil liberties and equality for all

Alaina believes that discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion is unacceptable in housing, work, education, and everyday life. Her own grandmother escaped Hitler in Germany and made it to Ohio on the last refugee boat to America.  

Alaina also knows that individual biases and institutional racism have been a constant threat to the health, well being and livelihood of Americans of color for centuries. From day one Alaina will work for education, housing and criminal justice reform. 

Alaina supports the passage of the Equality Act to remove any question that members of the LGBTQ+ community are equal under the law. She also fully supports an Equal Rights Amendment 

Opioid Crisis
Alaina’s Father was a physician who, before his death in 1999, predicted patients would become easily addicted to the narcotic painkillers now known as opioids. Today, the crisis here in District 12 must be addressed, not ignored.
Most immediately Alaina believes Congress should act to strictly regulate and enforce the proper prescription of opiates by physicians. Removing these drugs from the market should be priority #1, as opioids are commonly overprescribed. And secondly, the pharmaceutical companies absolutely must be held accountable and pay damages to the victims– Ohio communities and families affected by the dangerous and extremely addictive drugs they manufacture.

Representing all of us.

Republicans, Independents, Democrats and Progressives are supporting Alaina’s campaign for Congress because her mission is to bring us all together, so we can move forward, faster. Today, in America, we have no room for partisan politics and only action. 

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