Ohio's 8th congressional district

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Ohio's 8th congressional district
Ohio US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
Ohio's 8th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Warren Davidson (RTroy)
Distribution
  • 77.95% urban
  • 22.05% rural
Population (2016) 727,853[1]
Median income $49,728
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+17[2]

Ohio's 8th congressional district sits on the west side of Ohio, bordering Indiana. The cities of Hamilton, Fairfield, Middletown, Springfield, Eaton, Greenville, Piqua, and Troy are part of the district. The district was represented by Republican John Boehner, the 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. On September 25, 2015, Boehner announced his resignation from the speakership and retirement from Congress, which became effective on October 31, 2015.[3]

The current representative for this district is Republican Warren Davidson, who defeated Democrat Corey Foister and Green Party candidate James J. Condit Jr. in the 2016 special election to fill Boehner's seat.[4][5]

List of representatives[edit]

Member Party Congress Term Electoral history
District created March 4, 1823
No image.svg William Wilson   Crawford
Democratic-
Republican
18th March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Died.
  Adams 19th
20th
March 4, 1825 –
June 6, 1827
Vacant 20th June 6, 1827 –
October 9, 1827
William Stanbery.jpg William Stanbery   Jacksonian 20th
21st
October 9, 1827 –
March 3, 1831
Lost renomination
  Anti-
Jacksonian
22nd March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
No image.svg Jeremiah McLene   Jacksonian 23rd
24th
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Lost re-election
No image.svg Joseph Ridgway   Whig 25th
26th
27th
March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
First elected in 1836.

[Data unknown/missing.]
John Inskeep Vanmeter.jpg John I. Vanmeter   Whig 28th March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
First elected in 1842.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Allen G. Thurman (Baker, Columbus Ohio).png Allen G. Thurman   Democratic 29th March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
First elected in 1844.

[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg John L. Taylor   Whig 30th
31st
32nd
March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to the 10th district.
No image.svg Moses Bledso Corwin   Whig 33rd March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
First elected in 1852.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin Stanton-ppmsca.26739.jpg Benjamin Stanton   Opposition 34th March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
First elected in 1854.

[Data unknown/missing.]
  Republican 35th
36th
March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Samuel Shellabarger cph.3a00888.jpg Samuel Shellabarger   Republican 37th March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
First elected in 1860.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Wiliam Johnston (congressman) cropped.jpg William Johnston   Democratic 38th March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
First elected in 1862.

[Data unknown/missing.]
James Randolph Hubbell from findagrave.jpg James Randolph Hubbell   Republican 39th March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
First elected in 1864.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Cornelius S. Hamilton (ancestry.com).jpg Cornelius S. Hamilton   Republican 40th March 4, 1867 –
December 22, 1867
Died.
Vacant December 22, 1867 –
February 5, 1868
John Beatty (1909).jpg John Beatty   Republican 40th
41st
42nd
February 5, 1868 –
March 3, 1873
First elected to finish Hamilton's term.

[Data unknown/missing.]
William Lawrence (Ohio Republican) 1874.jpg William Lawrence   Republican 43rd
44th
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
First elected in 1872.

[Data unknown/missing.]
J. Warren Keifer - Brady-Handy.jpg J. Warren Keifer   Republican 45th March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Ebenezer B. Finley 1915.jpg Ebenezer B. Finley   Democratic 46th March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
Redistricted from the 14th district.
J. Warren Keifer - Brady-Handy.jpg J. Warren Keifer   Republican 47th
48th
March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
Redistricting from the 4th district.
John Little (congressman).jpg John Little   Republican 49th March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted to 7th district.

Lost re-election.
Robert Patterson Kennedy.jpg Robert P. Kennedy   Republican 50th
51st
March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
First elected in 1886.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Darius D. Hare 1896.jpg Darius D. Hare   Democratic 52nd March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to the 13th district.
Luther M. Strong 1895.jpg Luther M. Strong   Republican 53rd
54th
March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
First elected in 1892.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Archibald Lybrand 1899.jpg Archibald Lybrand   Republican 55th
56th
March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
First elected in 1896.

[Data unknown/missing.]
William R. Warnock 1897.jpg William R. Warnock   Republican 57th
58th
March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1905
First elected in 1900.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Ralph D. Cole.jpg Ralph D. Cole   Republican 59th
60th
61st
March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
First elected in 1904.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Frank B Willis 2.jpg Frank B. Willis   Republican 62nd
63rd
March 4, 1911 –
January 9, 1915
Resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant 63rd January 9, 1915 –
March 4, 1915
John Alexander Key head crop.jpg John A. Key   Democratic 64th
65th
March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
First elected in 1914.

[Data unknown/missing.]
R. Clint Cole head and shoulder crop.jpg R. Clint Cole   Republican 66th
67th
68th
March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1925
First elected in 1918.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Brooks Fletcher 1910.png Thomas B. Fletcher   Democratic 69th
70th
March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1929
First elected in 1924.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Grant E. Mouser, Jr. 1921.jpg Grant E. Mouser Jr.   Republican 71st
72nd
March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
First elected in 1928.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Brooks Fletcher 1910.png Thomas B. Fletcher   Democratic 73rd
74th
75th
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
First elected in 1932.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Frederick Cleveland Smith.jpg Frederick Cleveland Smith   Republican 76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1951
First elected in 1938.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Jackson Edward Betts 87th Congress 1961.jpg Jackson Edward Betts   Republican 82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
88th
89th
90th
91st
January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1973
First elected in 1950.

[Data unknown/missing.]
Walter E. Powell 93rd Congress 1973.jpg Walter E. Powell   Republican 93rd January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from the 24th district.
Tom Kindness 97th Congress 1981.jpg Tom Kindness   Republican 94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1987
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Buz Lukens 91st Congress 1969.jpg Buz Lukens   Republican 100th
101st
January 3, 1987 –
October 24, 1990
Resigned.
Vacant 101st October 24, 1990 –
January 3, 1991
John Boehner official portrait.jpg John Boehner   Republican 102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
January 3, 1991 –
October 31, 2015
Resigned.
Vacant 114th October 31, 2015 –
June 7, 2016
Warren Davidson official congressional photo.jpg Warren Davidson   Republican 114th
115th
June 7, 2016 –
present
First elected to finish Boehner's term.
Re-elected in 2016.

Recent election results[edit]

District boundaries, 2003–2013
Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 Fred H. Guthery: 36,665 Clint Cole (incumbent): 43,473  
1922 H. H. Hartmann: 34,105 Clint Cole (incumbent): 37,065  
1924 Thomas B. Fletcher: 38,439 Clint Cole (incumbent): 33,258 Charles E. Lukens: 555
1926 Thomas B. Fletcher (incumbent): 30,167 James R. Hopley: 23,247  
1928 Thomas B. Fletcher (incumbent): 38,651 Grant E. Mouser Jr.: 42,199  
1930 Carl W. Smith: 33,906 Grant E. Mouser Jr. (incumbent): 35,663  
1932 Thomas B. Fletcher: 45,930 Grant E. Mouser Jr.: 41,234  
1934 Thomas B. Fletcher (incumbent): 39,466 Gertrude Jones: 36,112  
1936 Thomas B. Fletcher (incumbent): 49,668 Grant E. Mouser Jr.: 42,565  
1938 Thomas B. Fletcher (incumbent): 33,972 Frederick C. Smith: 40,772  
1940 Kenneth M. Petri: 44,605 Frederick C. Smith (incumbent): 49,218  
1942 Thomas B. Fletcher: 22,753 Frederick C. Smith (incumbent): 33,797  
1944 Roy Warren Roof: 34,494 Frederick C. Smith (incumbent): 51,253  
1946 John T. Siemon: 22,945 Frederick C. Smith (incumbent): 40,755  
1948 Andrew T. Durbin: 36,685 Frederick C. Smith (incumbent): 43,929  
1950 W. Dexter Hazen: 28,379 Jackson E. Betts: 47,761  
1952 Henry P. Drake: 34,474 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 75,768  
1954 Thomas M. Dowd: 30,592 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 52,196  
1956 Robert M. Corry: 40,716 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 70,690  
1958 Virgil M. Gase: 39,343 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 62,232  
1960 Virgil M. Gase: 38,871 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 81,373  
1962 Morris Laderman: 28,400 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 66,458  
1964 Frank B. Bennett: 45,445 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 73,395  
1966 Frank B. Bennett: 38,787 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 78,933  
1968 Marie Baker: 40,898 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 101,974  
1970   Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 90,916  
1972 James D. Ruppert: 73,344 Walter E. Powell*: 80,050  
1974 T. Edward Strinko: 45,701 Tom Kindness: 51,097 Don Gingerich: 23,616
1976 John W. Griffin: 46,424 Tom Kindness (incumbent): 110,775 Joseph F. Payton: 4,158
1978 Luella R. Schroeder: 32,493 Tom Kindness (incumbent): 81,156 George Hahn: 3
1980 John W. Griffin: 44,162 Tom Kindness (incumbent): 139,590  
1982 John W. Griffin: 49,877 Tom Kindness (incumbent): 98,527  
1984 John T. Francis: 46,673 Tom Kindness (incumbent): 155,200  
1986 John W. Griffin: 46,195 Donald "Buz" Lukens: 98,475  
1988 John W. Griffin: 49,084 Donald "Buz" Lukens (incumbent): 154,164  
1990 Gregory V. Jolivette: 63,584 John Boehner*: 99,955  
1992 Fred Sennet: 62,033 John Boehner (incumbent): 176,362  
1994   John Boehner (incumbent): 148,338  
1996 Jeffrey D. Kitchen: 61,515 John Boehner (incumbent): 165,815 William Baker (N): 8,613
1998 John W. Griffin: 52,912 John Boehner (incumbent): 127,979  
2000 John G. Parks: 66,293 John Boehner (incumbent): 179,756 David R. Shock (L): 3,802
2002 Jeff Hardenbrook: 49,444 John Boehner (incumbent): 119,947  
2004 Jeff Hardenbrook: 87,769 John Boehner (incumbent): 195,923  
2006 Mort Meier: 74,641 John Boehner (incumbent): 132,743  
2008 Nicholas von Stein: 74,848 John Boehner (incumbent): 163,586  
2010 Justin Coussoule: 65,883 John Boehner (incumbent): 142,731 David Harlow (L): 5,121
James Condit (C): 3,701
2012[6] John Boehner (incumbent): 246,380 James Condit (C) : 1,938
2014 Tom Poetter: 51,534 John Boehner (incumbent): 126,539 James Condit (C): 10,257
2016 (special)[7] Corey Foister: 5,904 Warren Davidson: 21,537 James Condit (G): 604
2016 Steve Fought: 85,313 Warren Davidson: 219,453 Derrick Hendricks (G): 13,371

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 40°0′N 84°30′W / 40.000°N 84.500°W / 40.000; -84.500

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
December 5, 1881 – March 4, 1883
Succeeded by
Kentucky's 6th congressional district
Preceded by
California's 8th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
January 5, 2011 – October 29, 2015
Succeeded by
Wisconsin's 1st congressional district