David Joyce (politician)
|Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Steve LaTourette|
|39th Prosecutor of Geauga County, Ohio|
January 5, 1988 – January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Craig Albert|
|Born||David Patrick Joyce
March 17, 1957
|Spouse(s)||Kelly Joyce (1990-)|
|Website||Representative David Joyce|
David Patrick Joyce (born March 17, 1957) is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for Ohio's 14th congressional district since 2013. An attorney, Joyce was previously the Prosecutor of Geauga County, Ohio. He is a member of Republican Party.
Prosecutor of Geauga County
In 1989, he worked with Lake County Prosecutor Steven LaTourette to charge serial murderer and Cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren of the Kirtland cult killings. In 2005, he earned the Family Friendly Workplace Award from the Ohio State Women’s Bar Association.
Joyce was nominated by Senators Mike DeWine and George Voinovich to serve as U.S. Attorney. However, questions arose during the background investigation and President George W. Bush did not move forward with the nomination.
U.S. House of Representatives
In August 2012, U.S. Congressman Steve LaTourette of Ohio's 14th congressional district decided not to seek re-election in the general election after being unopposed in the primary. He cited numerous disputes with the Republican leadership and the right-wing of the Republican Party and the odds that he would not receive the chairmanship he desired. Seven Republican county chairmen and six Republican county secretaries unanimously chose Joyce to fill the GOP slot on the ballot. He was heavily favored to win the November election against perennial Democratic Party candidate Dale Virgil Blanchard, Libertarian David Macko and Green Party candidate Elaine Mastromatteo. Joyce has indicated that he is more conservative than LaTourette, telling the press that "Steve tells me I'm to the right of him."
Joyce won the election and was sworn in on January 3, 2013.
- Committee on Appropriations
In 2014, Joyce introduced the Safe Streets Act with Congresswoman Doris Matsui. The bill would nationalize transportation "design elements" so that streets would be designed with the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists in mind.
David married Kelly in 1990. They live in Russell Township with their three children: Trenton, KK, and Bridey. He is a member of the National District Attorney Association and the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney Association. He is also Director of the Geauga Bluecoats Inc.
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives||General||David Joyce||Republican||183,660||54.04%||Dale Blanchard||Democratic||131,638||38.73%||Elaine Mastromatteo||Green||13,038||3.84%||David Macko||Libertarian||11,536||3.39%||*|
*Write-in candidates Aaron Zurbrugg received 6 votes (<1%), Erick Robinson received 0 votes, and Steven Winfield received 0 votes.
- Martin, Aaron. "Bipartisan measure would improve road safety". Ripon Advance. February 10, 2014. (Retrieved 02-11-14).
- "This is something that sends chills down regular Americans’ spines". The Ripon Society. May 21, 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- Congressman David Joyce official U.S. House website
- Dave Joyce for Congress
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th congressional district
January 3, 2013 – present
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|United States Representatives by seniority
Joseph P. Kennedy III