Paul Hackett is a native Cincinnatian and graduate of Cleveland Marshall Law School. He built his law practice after leaving the United States Marine Corps as a captain where he worked as a criminal attorney. Hackett lost a close Congressional race (OH-2) in 2005 for a special election. Hackett won a murder acquittal for Sgt. Ryan Weemer in the POW shooting case.
Subodh Chandra is a former federal prosecutor, big-city attorney and general counsel, law professor, and large-firm litigator in both Los Angeles and Cleveland. In 2013 Chandra was appointed to Special Ohio Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights.
Surya Yalamanchili was a brand manager at Procter & Gamble before appearing on the The Apprentice. After working at companies like LinkedIn, Chili quit his job in 2010 to run for Congress (OH-2). He's currently CEO of PublicStuff, a NYC-based company working to improve government-citizen interaction.