Ohio's 2nd congressional district

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Ohio's 2nd congressional district
Ohio's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Ohio's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Brad Wenstrup (RCincinnati)
Distribution 72.97% urban, 27.03% rural
Population (2010) 713,709[1]
Median income $48,260
Ethnicity 87.66% White, 8.74% Black, 1.06% Asian, 1.52% Hispanic, 0.15% Native American, 2.39% other
Cook PVI R+9

Ohio's 2nd congressional district is a district in southern Ohio. It is currently represented by Brad Wenstrup.

The district stretches along the Ohio River from the Hamilton County suburbs of Cincinnati east to Scioto County. It includes all of Adams, Brown, Pike, and Clermont counties and parts of Hamilton, Scioto and Warren counties.

It includes all of the Warren County municipalities of Lebanon, South Lebanon, Loveland (also in Hamilton and Clermont Counties), Maineville, Morrow, Butlerville, and Pleasant Plain, and parts of the municipalities of Mason and Blanchester. All of Union, Hamilton, Harlan, Salem, and Washington Townships are in the district, as well as parts of Turtlecreek Township immediately adjacent to the city of Lebanon, and southern Deerfield Township. The Hamilton County municipalities of Sharonville, Blue Ash, Deer Park, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, Newtown, Terrace Park, and Indian Hill are in the district, along with eastern parts of Cincinnati. All of Anderson and Symmes Townships and parts of Sycamore Township and the city of Springdale are also in the district.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Congress(es) Year(s) Notes
District created March 4, 1813
John Alexander - Greene Co Hist Soc.jpg John Alexander Democratic-Republican 13th14th March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
JohnWilsonCampbell.jpg John Wilson Campbell 15th17th March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted to the 5th district
No image.svg Thomas R. Ross Crawford D-R 18th March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 1st district
No image.svg John Woods Adams 19th20th March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
No image.svg James Shields Jacksonian 21st March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Thomas Corwin by Wilcox.jpg Thomas Corwin Anti-Jacksonian 22nd March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to the 4th district
No image.svg Taylor Webster Jacksonian 23rd24th March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Democratic 25th March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
John B Weller by William F Cogswell, 1879.jpg John B. Weller 26th28th March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1845
No image.svg Francis A. Cunningham 29th March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
David Fisher (Clinton County).jpg David Fisher Whig 30th March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
Lewis D. Campbell 35th Congress 1859.jpg Lewis D. Campbell 31st32nd March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to the 3rd district
JSHarrison.jpg John Scott Harrison 33rd March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Opposition 34th March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
William S. Groesbeck.png William S. Groesbeck Democratic 35th March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Hon. John A. Gurley, Ohio - NARA - 528705.jpg John A. Gurley Republican 36th37th March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Alexander Long cph.3c27481.jpg Alexander Long Democratic 38th March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Rutherford B. Hayes at statehouse.jpg Rutherford B. Hayes Republican 39th40th March 4, 1865 –
July 20, 1867
Nominated Governor of Ohio
Hon. Samuel F. Carey, Ohio - NARA - 527302.tif Samuel Fenton Cary Independent Republican 40th November 21, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
Possibly Hon. Stevenson, Ohio - NARA - 526811.jpg Job E. Stevenson Republican 41st42nd March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
HBanning.jpg Henry B. Banning Liberal Republican 43rd March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Democratic 44th45th March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
Thomas L. Young.png Thomas L. Young Republican 46th47th March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1883
Isaac M. Jordan.jpg Isaac M. Jordan Democratic 48th March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Charles Elwood Brown 1900.jpg Charles Elwood Brown Republican 49th50th March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
John A. Caldwell.png John A. Caldwell 51st53rd March 4, 1889 –
May 4, 1894
Elected Mayor of Cincinnati
Jacob H. Bromwell 1899.jpg Jacob H. Bromwell 53rd57th December 3, 1894 –
March 3, 1903
Herman P. Goebel.jpg Herman P. Goebel 58th61st March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1911
Alfred G. Allen.jpg Alfred G. Allen Democratic 62nd64th March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
Victor Heintz.jpg Victor Heintz Republican 65th March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
Ambrose E. B. Stephens npcc.20878.jpg Ambrose E. B. Stephens 66th69th March 4, 1919 –
February 12, 1927
Died
No image.svg Charles Tatgenhorst, Jr. 70th November 8, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
William E. Hess 84th Congress 1955.jpg William E. Hess 71st74th March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1937
Herbert S. Bigelow 1913.png Herbert S. Bigelow Democratic 75th January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
William Emil Hess.jpg William E. Hess Republican 76th80th January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
No image.svg Earl T. Wagner Democratic 81st January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
William Emil Hess.jpg William E. Hess Republican 82nd86h January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1961
Donald D. Clancy 94th Congress 1975.jpg Donald D. Clancy 84th94th January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1977
Tom Luken 95th Congress 1977.jpg Tom Luken Democratic 95th97th January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to the 1st district
Bill Gradison 95th Congress 1977.jpg Bill Gradison Republican 98th103rd January 3, 1983 –
January 31, 1993
Redistricted from the 1st district,
Resigned
Rob Portman official photo.jpg Rob Portman 103rd109th May 4, 1993 –
April 29, 2005
Appointed U.S. Trade Representative
Jean Schmidt Official.jpg Jean Schmidt 109th
112th
August 2, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-nomination.
Brad Wenstrup.png Brad Wenstrup 113th
January 3, 2013 –

Election results[edit]

The following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic Republican Other
2012[2] William Smith: 137,082 Brad Wenstrup: 194,299
2010 Surya Yalamanchili: 80,139 Jean Schmidt: 136,120 Marc Johnson (Libertarian) 15,867
2008 Victoria Wulsin: 124,076 Jean Schmidt: 148,500 David Krikorian: 58,650; James Condit: 30
2006 Victoria Wulsin: 117,595 Jean Schmidt: 120,112  
2005* Paul Hackett: 55,151 Jean Schmidt: 59,132  
2004 Charles W. Sanders: 87,156 Robert J. Portman: 221,785  
2002 Charles W. Sanders: 48,785 Robert J. Portman: 139,218  
2000 Charles W. Sanders: 64,091 Robert J. Portman: 204,184 Robert E. Bidwell (L): 9,266
1998 Charles W. Sanders: 49,293 Robert J. Portman: 154,344  
1996 Thomas R. Chandler: 58,715 Robert J. Portman: 186,853 Kathleen M. McKnight (N): 13,905
1994 Les Mann: 43,730 Robert J. Portman: 150,128  
1993* Lee Hornberger: 22,652 Robert J. Portman: 53,020  
1992 Thomas R. Chandler: 75,924 Willis D. Gradison Jr.: 177,720  
1990 Tyrone K. Yates: 57,345 Willis D. Gradison Jr.: 103,817  
1988 Chuck R. Stidham: 58,637 Willis D. Gradison Jr.: 153,162  
1986 William F. Stineman: 43,448 Willis D. Gradison Jr.: 105,061  
1984 Thomas J. Porter: 68,597 Willis D. Gradison Jr.: 149,856  
1982 William J. Luttmer: 53,169 Willis D. Gradison Jr.*: 97,434 Joseph I. Lombardo: 1,827
Charles K. Shrout Jr. (L): 2,948
1980 Thomas A. Luken*: 103,423 Thearon "Tom" Atkins: 72,693  
1978 Thomas A. Luken: 64,522 Stanley J. Aronoff: 58,716  
1976 Thomas A. Luken: 88,178 Donald D. Clancy: 83,459  
1974 Edward W. Wolterman: 67,685 Donald D. Clancy: 71,512  
1972 Penny Manes: 65,237 Donald D. Clancy: 109,961  
1970 Gerald N. "Jerry" Springer: 60,860 Donald D. Clancy: 77,071  
1968 Don Driehaus: 52,327 Donald D. Clancy: 108,157  
1966 Thomas E. Anderson: 42,367 Donald D. Clancy: 102,313  
1964 H. A. Sand: 79,824 Donald D. Clancy: 122,487  
1962 H. A. Sand: 62,733 Donald D. Clancy: 105,750  
1960 H. A. Sand: 87,531 Donald D. Clancy: 118,046  
1958 James O. Bradley: 71,674 William E. Hess: 86,656  
1956 James T. Dewan: 57,554 William E. Hess: 109,099  
1954 Earl T. Wagner: 49,690 William E. Hess: 69,695  
1952 Earl T. Wagner: 69,341 William E. Hess: 90,417  
1950 Earl T. Wagner: 62,542 William E. Hess: 69,543  
1948 Earl T. Wagner: 75,062 William E. Hess: 66,968  
1946 Francis G. Davis: 39,112 William E. Hess: 67,067  
1944 J. Harry Moore: 61,473 William E. Hess: 78,185  
1942 Nicholas Bauer: 29,823 William E. Hess: 53,083  
1940 James E. O'Connell: 60,410 William E. Hess: 77,769  
1938 Herbert S. Bigelow: 42,773 William E. Hess: 61,480  
1936 Herbert S. Bigelow: 67,213 William E. Hess: 62,546  
1934 Charles E. Miller: 41,701 William E. Hess: 51,171  
1932 Edward F. Alexander: 57,258 William E. Hess: 58,971  
1930 Charles W. Sawyer: 45,761 William E. Hess: 46,347  
1928 James H. Cleveland: 54,332 William E. Hess: 63,605  
1926 Robert J. O'Donnell: 26,322 A. E. B. Stephens: 36,608  
1924 Robert J. O'Donnell: 34,118 A. E. B. Stephens: 47,331  
1922 John R. Quane: 30,051 A. E. B. Stephens: 39,898 Charles A. Herbst (FL): 4,001
1920 Thomas H. Morrow: 41,781 A. E. B. Stephens: 47,797 John Partridge: 1,291
  • In May 1993, a special election was held to fill the seat to replace Willis D. Gradison Jr. who, three months after his re-election, resigned on 31 January 1993, to become a lobbyist for the insurance industry as president of the Health Insurance Association of America.
  • Redistricting following the 1980 census moved Luken from the second district to the first district and Gradison from the first district to the second district.

2005 special election[edit]

The state of Ohio, showing the second district in 2005.

The district has not elected a Democrat since Tom Luken won a 1974 special election.

On August 2, 2005, elections were held to choose a United States Representative to replace Rob Portman, who resigned his seat on April 29, 2005, to become United States Trade Representative. Republican Jean Schmidt candidate defeated Democrat Paul Hackett in a surprisingly close election.

Re-election bid in 2006[edit]

Schmidt defeated Democrat Victoria Wells Wulsin, a doctor from Indian Hill, in the November general election.

2010[edit]

Ohio's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jean Schmidt* 139,027 58.45%
Democratic Surya Yalamanchili 82,431 34.66%
Libertarian Marc Johnston 16,259 6.84%
Totals 237,717 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My Congressional District". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "2012 Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State. 

Coordinates: 39°N 84°W / 39°N 84°W / 39; -84