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Ohio's 11th congressional district

Ohio's 11th congressional district is represented by Representative Marcia Fudge, a Democrat, having been elected after the death of Stephanie Tubbs Jones. This district includes most of the majority-black precincts between Cleveland and Akron.

Ohio's 11th congressional district
Ohio US Congressional District 11 (since 2013).tif
Ohio's 11th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Marcia Fudge
DWarrensville Heights
Distribution
  • 100.00% urban
  • 0.00% rural
Population (2016)692,226[1]
Median income$35,954[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+32[3]

Ohio has had at least 11 congressional districts since the 1820 Census. The district's current configuration dates from the 1990 Census, when most of the old 21st District was combined with portions of the old 20th District to form the new 11th District. Much of Akron was added to the district when the congressional map was redrawn after the 2010 Census, when Ohio lost two seats in the House of Representatives.

With a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+32, it is the most Democratic district in Ohio and the 19th most Democratic district in the nation.

It was one of several districts challenged in a 2018 lawsuit seeking to overturn Ohio's congressional map due to alleged unconstitutional gerrymandering.[4] The lawsuit describes the 11th as "a detached shoulder blade with a robotic arm" extending from Cleveland to Akron.[5]

Recent historyEdit

Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones served from 1999 through August 20, 2008, when she died in office. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland ordered a special election on November 18, 2008 to fill the remaining month of Jones' term. In addition, the seat was up for election during the November 4, 2008 general election, with the winner of that election to serve a full term beginning January 6, 2009. Marcia L. Fudge, the mayor of Warrensville Heights, just east of Cleveland, won both the general and special elections and was sworn in on November 19, 2008.

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Result
2000 President Al Gore 79% - George W. Bush 18%
2004 President John Kerry 81% - George W. Bush 18%
2008 President Barack Obama 82% - John McCain 17.2%
2012 President Barack Obama 82.7% - Mitt Romney 16.5%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 80.5% - Donald Trump 17.0%

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created March 4, 1823.

Member Party Year(s) Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history
John C. Wright Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
Elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Lost re-election.
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
John M. Goodenow Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
April 9, 1830
21st Elected in 1828.
Resigned to become Judge the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Vacant April 9, 1830 –
December 6, 1830
 
Humphrey H. Leavitt
Jacksonian December 6, 1830 –
March 3, 1833
21st
22nd
Elected to finish Goodenow's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 19th district.
James M. Bell Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Kennon Sr.
Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th [Data unknown/missing.]
James Alexander Jr. Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Isaac Parrish
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th [Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin S. Cowen Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jacob Brinkerhoff
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
[Data unknown/missing.]
John K. Miller Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
George H. Busby Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Ritchey Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Valentine B. Horton
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th
 
Charles D. Martin
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Valentine B. Horton
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Wells A. Hutchins
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hezekiah S. Bundy
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Thomas Wilson
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
40th
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hezekiah S. Bundy
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John L. Vance
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry S. Neal
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
 
Henry L. Dickey
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Redistricted from the 7th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry S. Neal
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Redistricted from the 12th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John W. McCormick
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
William W. Ellsberry Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Albert C. Thompson
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
Redistricted from the 12th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John M. Pattison
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Charles H. Grosvenor
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1907
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Albert Douglas
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Horatio C. Claypool
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
62nd
63rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edwin D. Ricketts
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
64th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Horatio C. Claypool
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
65th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edwin D. Ricketts
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Mell G. Underwood
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
April 10, 1936
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Vacant April 10, 1936 –
November 3, 1936
Peter F. Hammond Democratic November 3, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
74th [Data unknown/missing.]
Harold K. Claypool Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
75th
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Walter E. Brehm
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1953
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Oliver P. Bolton
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1957
83rd
84th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
David S. Dennison
Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1959
85th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert E. Cook
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Oliver P. Bolton
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
J. William Stanton
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1983
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Dennis E. Eckart
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 2nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Louis Stokes
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
103rd
104th
105th
Redistricted from the 21st district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Democratic January 3, 1999 –
August 20, 2008
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant August 20, 2008 –
November 18, 2008
 
Marcia Fudge
Democratic November 18, 2008 –
Present
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
[Data unknown/missing.]

Election resultsEdit

This is an incomplete list of historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 Mell G. Underwood Sr.: 31,359 Edwin D. Ricketts: 33,524  
1922 Mell G. Underwood Sr.: 29,058 Edwin D. Ricketts: 27,162  
1924 Mell G. Underwood Sr.: 35,696 Edwin D. Ricketts: 24,270  
1926 Mell G. Underwood Sr.: 29,950 Walter S. Barrett: 18,300  
1928 Mell G. Underwood Sr.: 34,257 Edwin D. Ricketts: 30,574  
1930 Mell G. Underwood Sr.: 37,887 Ned Thacher: 21,339  
1932 Mell G. Underwood Sr.: 44,380 David J. Lewis: 26,075  
1934 Mell G. Underwood Sr.: 36,020 Renick W. Dunlap: 26,723  
1936 Harold K. Claypool: 41,773 L. P. Mooney: 33,249  
1938 Harold K. Claypool: 33,764 Tom P. White: 31,004  
1940 Harold K. Claypool: 43,548 Ray W. Davis: 37,398  
1942 Harold K. Claypool: 19,817 Walter E. Brehm: 31,385  
1944 Mell G. Underwood Jr.: 33,098 Walter E. Brehm: 28,263  
1946 Lester S. Reid: 20,543 Walter E. Brehm: 31,576  
1948 Joseph C. Allen: 32,667 Walter E. Brehm: 33,796  
1950 Mell G. Underwood Jr.: 29,687 Walter E. Brehm: 33,648  
1952 Robert J. Kilpatrick: 63,930 Oliver P. Bolton: 91,204  
1954 Edward C. Kaley: 39,404 Oliver P. Bolton: 74,065  
1956 James P. Bennett: 68,831 David S. Dennison Jr.: 96,707  
1958 Robert E. Cook: 79,468 David S. Dennison Jr.: 78,501  
1960 Robert E. Cook: 104,183 David S. Dennison Jr.: 99,991  
1962 Robert E. Cook: 72,936 Oliver P. Bolton: 74,573  
1964 C. D. Lambros: 82,728 J. William Stanton: 102,619  
1966 James F. Henderson: 38,206 J. William Stanton: 86,273  
1968 Alan D. Wright: 38,063 J. William Stanton: 116,323  
1970 Ralph Rudd: 42,542 J. William Stanton: 91,437  
1972 Dennis M. Callahan: 49,891 J. William Stanton: 106,841  
1974 Michael D. Coffey: 52,017 J. William Stanton: 79,756  
1976 Thomas R. West Jr.: 47,548 J. William Stanton: 120,716  
1978 Patrick James Donlin: 37,131 J. William Stanton: 89,327 Robert Dean Penny: 4,723
1980 Patrick James Donlin: 51,224 J. William Stanton: 128,507 Harold V. Richard Jr.: 5,742
1982 Dennis E. Eckart: 93,302 Glen W. Warner: 56,616 Jim Russell (L): 3,324
1984 Dennis E. Eckart: 133,096 Dean Beagle: 66,278  
1986 Dennis E. Eckart: 104,740 Margaret R. Mueller: 35,944 Werner J. Lange: 3,884
1988 Dennis E. Eckart: 124,600 Margaret R. Mueller: 78,028  
1990 Dennis E. Eckart: 111,923 Margaret R. Mueller: 58,372  
1992 Louis Stokes: 154,718 Beryl E. Rothschild: 43,866 Edward Gudenas: 19,773; Gerald Henley: 5,267
1994 Louis Stokes: 114,220 James J. Sykora: 33,705  
1996 Louis Stokes: 153,546 James J. Sykora: 28,821 Sonja K. Glavina (N): 6,665
1998 Stephanie Tubbs Jones: 115,226 James D. Hereford: 18,592 Jean Murrell Capers: 9,477
2000 Stephanie Tubbs Jones: 164,134 James J. Sykora: 21,630 Joel C. Turner (L): 4,230; Sonja K. Glavina (N): 3,525
2002 Stephanie Tubbs Jones: 116,590 Patrick A. Pappano: 36,146  
2004 Stephanie Tubbs Jones: 222,371 (unopposed)  
2006 Stephanie Tubbs Jones: 146,799 Lindsey N. String: 29,125  
2008[6] Marcia Fudge: 8,597 (unopposed)  
2008 Marcia Fudge: 212,485 Thomas Pekarek: 36,705 Eric Johnson: 23; Craig Willis: 144  
2010 Marcia Fudge: 130,962 Thomas Pekarek: 27,872  
2012 Marcia Fudge : 258,378[7] (unopposed)  
2014 Marcia Fudge: 132,396 Mark Zetzer: 34,769  
2016 Marcia Fudge: Beverly Goldstein:  

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=39&cd=11
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=39&cd=11
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Todd Ruger, "Voters Challenge Ohio Congressional Map as Partisan Gerrymander", Roll Call, May 23, 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  5. ^ Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute et al., v. John Kasich, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO, filed 05/23/2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  6. ^ Special election November 18, 2008 to fill remainder of term through January 3, 2009
  7. ^ "2012 Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State.

Coordinates: 41°36′48″N 81°31′52″W / 41.61333°N 81.53111°W / 41.61333; -81.53111