Ohio's 17th senatorial district

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Ohio's 17th senatorial district has long been located in southeastern Ohio and currently consists of the counties of Ross, Fayette, Clinton, Highland, Pike, Jackson and Gallia as well as portions of the counties of Lawrence, Vinton and Pickaway. It encompasses Ohio House districts 91, 92 and 93. It has a Cook PVI of R+5. Its current Ohio Senator is Republican Bob Peterson. He resides near Sabina, a city located in Clinton County.

List of senators[edit]

Senator Party Term Notes
Harry Armstrong Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1974 Armstrong lost the party nomination in 1974 to Oakley C. Collins.[1]
Oakley C. Collins Republican January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1986 Collins lost re-election in 1986 to Jan Michael Long.
Jan Michael Long Democrat January 2, 1987 – February 8, 1997 Long resigned to take a seat on the Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas.
Michael Shoemaker Democrat February 5, 1997 – December 31, 2002 Shoemaker lost re-election in 2002 to John Carey.
John Carey Republican January 6, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Carey was term-limited in 2010.
David T. Daniels Republican January 3, 2011 – April 24, 2012 Daniels resigned in 2012 to become Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Bob Peterson Republican May 24, 2012 – present Incumbent


  1. ^ Ohio Election Statistics 1973-74

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