Coressel Challenges Cross for 83rd Statehouse District


On Monday, December 18th, Sheila Coressel (D-Ada) submitted her petition to be the Democratic nominee for the 83rd State House District.

Sheila moved to Ada in 2016 to begin her career at Ohio Northern University (ONU) as the Director of Pharmacy Student Affairs, her current role.

She is active in the Hardin County Democratic Party and currently serves as the party’s Vice-Chair.

She has organized the annual Presidents’ Day Luncheon for the past two years, as well as volunteered as a poll worker since 2020.

Originally from Defiance, Ohio, Sheila graduated from Tinora High School in 1993.

She returned to Ohio to be closer to her family and to return to her roots.

“I grew up surrounded by corn and soybeans.  I feel at home every time I drive past the fields and can see them for miles!”

Sheila grew up in a working-class family with both parents earning their high school diplomas.

They gave her the confidence to pursue a college education after high school.

She eventually earned her Ph.D. in higher education in 2014.

Sheila is running to be the 83rd district state house representative because she wants to support her fellow Ohioans and fight for their basic rights, including healthcare and education.

“I want to give the citizens of the 83rd district a choice on who represents them at the state house.  They deserve someone who understands the struggles of living paycheck-to-paycheck, paying for healthcare, and receiving quality public education.”

Sheila is committed to democracy and representing her constituents.

She has over 20 years of working in higher education at a variety of institutions across the Midwest and East Coast.

Her field of work has prepared her for working at the state house through the relationships she’s cultivated across campus.