Ohio's 2nd congressional district

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Ohio's 2nd congressional district
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Ohio's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Brad Wenstrup
RCincinnati
Distribution
  • 73.38[1]% urban
  • 26.62% rural
Population (2016)724,451[2]
Median income$57,083[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[4]

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, Clermont, and Highland counties, as well as parts of Hamilton, Scioto, and Ross counties.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Year(s) Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1813
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John Alexander
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
13th
14th
Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
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John Wilson Campbell
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
15th
16th
17th
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
Thomas R. Ross Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Redistricted from the 1st district and re-elected in 1822.
Lost re-election.
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John Woods
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
19th
20th
Elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Lost re-election.
James Shields Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
21st Elected in 1828.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas Corwin
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Taylor Webster Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
25th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
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John B. Weller
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1845
26th
27th
28th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Francis A. Cunningham Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing.]
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David Fisher
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Lewis D. Campbell
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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John Scott Harrison
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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William S. Groesbeck
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John A. Gurley
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Alexander Long
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Rutherford B. Hayes
Republican March 4, 1865 –
July 20, 1867
39th
40th
Nominated Governor of Ohio
Vacant July 20, 1867 –
November 21, 1867
40th
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Samuel Fenton Cary
Independent Republican November 21, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Job E. Stevenson
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry B. Banning
Liberal Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd
44th
45th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
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Thomas L. Young
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Isaac M. Jordan
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles Elwood Brown
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John A. Caldwell
Republican March 4, 1889 –
May 4, 1894
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected Mayor of Cincinnati
Vacant May 4, 1894 –
December 3, 1894
53rd
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Jacob H. Bromwell
Republican December 3, 1894 –
March 3, 1903
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Herman P. Goebel
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Alfred G. Allen
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
62nd
63rd
64th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Victor Heintz
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
65th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Ambrose E. B. Stephens
Republican March 4, 1919 –
February 12, 1927
66th
67th
68th
69th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 12, 1927 –
November 8, 1927
69th
70th
Charles Tatgenhorst Jr. Republican November 8, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William E. Hess
Republican March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1937
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Herbert S. Bigelow
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
75th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William E. Hess
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Earl T. Wagner Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st [Data unknown/missing.]
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William E. Hess
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1961
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Donald D. Clancy
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1977
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Tom Luken
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 1st district.
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Bill Gradison
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 31, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Redistricted from the 1st district,
Resigned.
Vacant January 31, 1993 –
May 4, 1993
103rd
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Rob Portman
Republican May 4, 1993 –
April 29, 2005
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become U.S. Trade Representative.
Vacant April 29, 2005 –
August 2, 2005
109th
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Jean Schmidt
Republican August 2, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
109th
110th
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
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Brad Wenstrup
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th.
[Data unknown/missing.]

Election results[edit]

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
2016[5] William Smith: 111,694 Brad Wenstrup: 221,193 Janet Everhard (write-in Dem): 7,392
2014[6] Marek Tyszkiewicz: 68,453 Brad Wenstrup: 132,658
2012[7] 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 2005, a special election was required to fill the seat following Portman's resignation to accept nomination to the office of United States Trade Representative.
  • 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
Total votes 237,717 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

Competitiveness[edit]

Election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 63 - Al Gore 34%
2004 President George W. Bush 64 - John Kerry 36%
2008 President John McCain 59 - Barack Obama 40%
2012 President Mitt Romney 55 - Barack Obama 44%
2016 President Donald Trump 56 - Hillary Clinton 40%

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=39&cd=02
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=39&cd=02
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "2016 Official Elections Results". www.sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  6. ^ "2014 Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State.
  7. ^ "2012 Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State.

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