Ohio's 12th congressional district

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Ohio's 12th congressional district
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Ohio's 12th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Troy Balderson
RZanesville
Population (2016)758,614[1]
Median income$71,853[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+7[3]

Ohio's 12th congressional district is a United States congressional district in central Ohio, covering Delaware County, Morrow County, and Licking County, along with parts of Franklin, Marion, Muskingum, and Richland counties.[4] The district includes communities north and east of Columbus including Zanesville, Mansfield, and Dublin.

On January 15, 2018, the district's representative Pat Tiberi resigned. A special election was held on August 7, 2018 to fill the vacancy for the remainder of Tiberi's term, which ends on November 6, 2018.[5] At the special election, the Republican candidate was Troy Balderson, who was endorsed by President Trump, and the Democratic candidate was Danny O’Connor. On August 24, Balderson was officially declared winner of the special election, which witnessed a significant swing away from the Republican Party.[6]

From 2003 to 2013 the district included eastern Columbus, including most of its heavily African-American neighborhoods. The district also took in most of its northern suburbs, including Westerville. It was one of two districts that split the capital, the other being the 15th District. For most of the time from the 1980s to the 2000s, it was considered to be less Republican than the 15th, in part due to its large black population. However, redistricting after the 2010 census drew nearly all of the 15th's black constituents into the 3rd District, while the 15th was pushed into more exurban and Republican areas north and east of the capital.

It has been in Republican hands since 1920, except for an eight-year stretch in the 1930s and a two-year term in 1980 where the Democratic Party held the seat; in both instances the Democratic incumbent was later defeated by a GOP challenger. In the 2004 presidential election George W. Bush narrowly won the district against John Kerry, 51% to 49%.[7] However, in the 2008 presidential election, Democratic candidate Barack Obama won the 12th district by a margin of 53% to 46%. After the 2011 redistricting cycle, the district has since been won in larger margins by Republican presidential candidates.[8]


Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Result
2000 President George W. Bush 52% - Al Gore 46%
2004 President George W. Bush 51% - John Kerry 49%
2008 President Barack Obama 54% - John McCain 45%
2012 President Mitt Romney 54% - Barack Obama 44%
2016 President Donald Trump 53% - Hillary Clinton 42%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Year(s) Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1823
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John Sloane
Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Lost re-election.
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
John Thomson Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
21st
22nd
Elected in 1828.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 17th district.
Robert Mitchell Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Elias Howell Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th [Data unknown/missing.]
Alexander Harper Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Jonathan Taylor
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th [Data unknown/missing.]
Joshua Mathiot Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel Finley Vinton
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1851
28th
29th
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Welch
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Edson B. Olds
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Redistricted from the 9th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel Galloway
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel S. Cox
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
35th
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
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William E. Finck
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Philadelph Van Trump
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
40th
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Hugh J. Jewett
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
June 23, 1874
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become President of the Erie Railroad.
Vacant June 23, 1874 –
December 7, 1874
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William E. Finck
Democratic December 7, 1874 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Ansel T. Walling
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas Ewing Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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Henry S. Neal
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Redistricted from the 11th district.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
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George L. Converse
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Redistricted from the 9th district.
13th district.
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Alphonso Hart
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Albert C. Thompson
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th district.
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Jacob J. Pugsley
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William H. Enochs
Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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Joseph H. Outhwaite
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Redistricted from the 9th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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David K. Watson
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John J. Lentz
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
55th
56th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Emmett Tompkins
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th [Data unknown/missing.]
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De Witt C. Badger
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Edward L. Taylor Jr.
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1913
59th
60th
61st
62nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Clement L. Brumbaugh
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1921
63rd
64th
65th
66th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John C. Speaks
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1931
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Arthur P. Lamneck
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1939
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John M. Vorys
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1959
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel L. Devine
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1981
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Bob Shamansky
Democratic January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
97th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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John Kasich
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2001
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Retired to run for U.S. President.
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Pat Tiberi
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 15, 2018
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Resigned to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable.[9]
Vacant January 15, 2018 –
August 7, 2018
115th
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Troy Balderson
Republican August 7, 2018[10]
Present
115th
116th
Elected to finish Tiberi's term.
Re-elected in 2018.

Recent election results[edit]

The following chart shows historic election results.

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 Arthur P. Lamneck: 43,845 John C. Speaks: 62,247 Enoch B. Eubanks: 1,481
1922 H. Sage Valentine: 37,875 John C. Speaks (Incumbent): 47,265 William Garminden (SL): 632
1924 Lowry F. Sater: 41,291 John C. Speaks (Incumbent): 58,705  
1926 H. S. Atkinson: 31,724 John C. Speaks (Incumbent): 41,119  
1928 Carl H. Valentine: 50,216 John C. Speaks (Incumbent): 82,574  
1930 Arthur P. Lamneck: 59,330 John C. Speaks (Incumbent): 43,840  
1932 Arthur P. Lamneck (Incumbent): 63,135 John C. Speaks: 62,704  
1934 Arthur P. Lamneck (Incumbent): 63,396 John C. Speaks: 50,386  
1936 Arthur P. Lamneck (Incumbent): 88,222 Grant P. Ward: 64,766  
1938 Arthur P. Lamneck (Incumbent): 62,026 Jonn M. Vorys: 64,409  
1940 Arthur P. Lamneck: 87,115 John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 91,767  
1942 Arthur P. Lamneck: 40,290 John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 56,558  
1944 Forrest F. Smith: 82,503 John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 97,856  
1946 Arthur P. Lamneck: 45,779 John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 74,691  
1948 Robert M. Draper: 87,770 John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 95,575  
1950 John W. Guy: 65,860 John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 117,396  
1952 George T. Tarbutton: 81,665 John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 134,693  
1954 Jacob F. Myers: 59,210 John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 94,585  
1956 Walter J. Shapter Jr.: 79,597 John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 128,682  
1958 Walter J. Shapter Jr.: 84,470 Samuel L. Devine: 100,684  
1960 Richard E. Liming: 90,894 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 140,236  
1962 Paul D. Cassidy: 60,563 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 130,316  
1964 Robert L. Van Heyde: 118,299 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 146,971  
1966 Bob Shamansky: 39,140 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 70,102  
1968 Herbert J. Pfeifer: 51,202 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 106,664  
1970 James W. Goodrich: 60,538 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 82,486  
1972 James W. Goodrich: 81,074 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 103,655  
1974 Francine Ryan: 70,818 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 73,303  
1976 Francine Ryan: 89,424 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 90,987 William Roger "Bill" Moss (I): 15,429
1978 James L. Baumann: 61,698 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 81,573  
1980 Bob Shamansky: 108,690 Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 98,110  
1982 Bob Shamansky (Incumbent): 82,753 John Kasich: 88,335 Russell A. Lewis (L): 3,939
1984 Richard S. Sloan: 65,215 John Kasich (Incumbent): 148,899  
1986 Timothy C. Jochim: 42,727 John Kasich (Incumbent): 117,905  
1988 Mark P. Brown: 50,782 John Kasich (Incumbent): 204,892  
1990 Mike Gelpi: 50,784 John Kasich (Incumbent): 130,495  
1992 Bob Fitrakis: 68,761 John Kasich (Incumbent): 170,297  
1994 Cynthia L. Ruccia: 57,294 John Kasich (Incumbent): 114,608  
1996 Cynthia L. Ruccia: 78,762 John Kasich (Incumbent): 151,667 Barbara Ann Edelman (N): 7,005
1998 Edward S. Brown: 60,694 John Kasich (Incumbent): 124,197  
2000 Maryellen O'Shaughnessy: 115,432 Pat Tiberi: 139,242 Charles Ed Jordan: 1,566
Nick Hogan (L): 4,546
Gregory B. Richey (N): 2,600
2002 Edward S. Brown: 64,707 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 116,982  
2004 Edward S. Brown: 122,109 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 198,912  
2006 Robert N. Shamansky: 126,573 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 198,723  
2008[11] David Robinson: 152,234 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 197,447 Steven Linnabary (L): 10,707
2010[12] Paula Brooks: 110,307 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 150,163 Travis Irvine (L): 8,710
2012[13] Jim Reese: 134,614 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 233,874  
2014[14] David Tibbs: 61,360 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 150,573 Bob Hart (G): 9,148
2016[15] Ed Albertson: 112, 638 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 251,266 Joe Manchik (G): 13,474

Write-in: 156

2018 (Special)[16] Danny O'Connor: 102,648 Troy Balderson: 104,328 Joe Manchik (G): 1,165

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003–2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=39&cd=12
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ohio's 12th Congressional District". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  5. ^ Ludlow, Randy (January 5, 2018). "Kasich sets primary for Tiberi seat for May 8; special election on Aug. 7". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Republican declared winner in closely contested Ohio congressional race
  7. ^ "Presidential Results by Congressional District, 2000-2008". Swing State Project. 2008-12-15. Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
  8. ^ "Daily Kos Elections' presidential results by congressional district for 2016, 2012, 2008".
  9. ^ Evans, Nick. "Pat Tiberi Confident Ohio's 12th District Will Remain Republican". Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  10. ^ http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001306
  11. ^ Federal Elections 2008. Federal Elections Commission, Washington DC, July 2009
  12. ^ 2010 Election Results Archived copy at the Library of Congress (November 9, 2011)., Ohio Secretary of State, Retrieved December 17, 2010
  13. ^ "2012 Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State.
  14. ^ "2014 Elections Results - Ohio Secretary of State". www.sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  15. ^ "2016 Official Elections Results - Ohio Secretary of State". www.sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  16. ^ "Official Results - Most Populous - Summary" (PDF). Franklin County Board of Elections. Retrieved August 26, 2018.

Coordinates: 40°14′22″N 82°36′49″W / 40.23944°N 82.61361°W / 40.23944; -82.61361