Ohio's 12th congressional district
Ohio's 12th congressional district is a United States congressional district in central Ohio, covering Delaware County, Morrow County, and Licking County, along with parts of Franklin, Marion, Muskingum, and Richland counties. The district includes communities north and east of Columbus including Zanesville, Mansfield, and Dublin.
|Ohio's 12th congressional district|
Ohio's 12th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
|Current Representative||Troy Balderson (R–Zanesville)|
On January 15, 2018, the district's representative Pat Tiberi resigned. A special election was held on August 7, 2018 to fill the vacancy for the remainder of Tiberi's term, which ends on November 6, 2018. At the special election, the Republican candidate was Troy Balderson, who was endorsed by President Trump, and the Democratic candidate was Danny O’Connor. On August 24, Balderson was officially declared winner of the special election, which witnessed a significant swing away from the Republican Party.
From 2003 to 2013 the district included eastern Columbus, including most of its heavily African-American neighborhoods. The district also took in most of its northern suburbs, including Westerville. It was one of two districts that split the capital, the other being the 15th District. For most of the time from the 1980s to the 2000s, it was considered to be less Republican than the 15th, in part due to its large black population. However, redistricting after the 2010 census drew nearly all of the 15th's black constituents into the 3rd District, while the 15th was pushed into more exurban and Republican areas north and east of the capital.
It has been in Republican hands since 1920, except for an eight-year stretch in the 1930s and a two-year term in 1980 where the Democratic Party held the seat; in both instances the Democratic incumbent was later defeated by a GOP politician. In the 2004 presidential election George W. Bush narrowly won the district against John Kerry, 51% to 49%. However, in the 2008 presidential election, Democratic candidate Barack Obama won the 12th district by a margin of 53% to 46%. After the 2011 redistricting cycle, the district has since been won in larger margins by Republican presidential candidates.
List of representativesEdit
Recent election resultsEdit
The following chart shows historic election results.
|1920||Arthur P. Lamneck: 43,845||√ John C. Speaks: 62,247||Enoch B. Eubanks: 1,481|
|1922||H. Sage Valentine: 37,875||√ John C. Speaks (Incumbent): 47,265||William Garminden (SL): 632|
|1924||Lowry F. Sater: 41,291||√ John C. Speaks (Incumbent): 58,705|
|1926||H. S. Atkinson: 31,724||√ John C. Speaks (Incumbent): 41,119|
|1928||Carl H. Valentine: 50,216||√ John C. Speaks (Incumbent): 82,574|
|1930||√ Arthur P. Lamneck: 59,330||John C. Speaks (Incumbent): 43,840|
|1932||√ Arthur P. Lamneck (Incumbent): 63,135||John C. Speaks: 62,704|
|1934||√ Arthur P. Lamneck (Incumbent): 63,396||John C. Speaks: 50,386|
|1936||√ Arthur P. Lamneck (Incumbent): 88,222||Grant P. Ward: 64,766|
|1938||Arthur P. Lamneck (Incumbent): 62,026||√ Jonn M. Vorys: 64,409|
|1940||Arthur P. Lamneck: 87,115||√ John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 91,767|
|1942||Arthur P. Lamneck: 40,290||√ John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 56,558|
|1944||Forrest F. Smith: 82,503||√ John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 97,856|
|1946||Arthur P. Lamneck: 45,779||√ John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 74,691|
|1948||Robert M. Draper: 87,770||√ John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 95,575|
|1950||John W. Guy: 65,860||√ John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 117,396|
|1952||George T. Tarbutton: 81,665||√ John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 134,693|
|1954||Jacob F. Myers: 59,210||√ John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 94,585|
|1956||Walter J. Shapter Jr.: 79,597||√ John M. Vorys (Incumbent): 128,682|
|1958||Walter J. Shapter Jr.: 84,470||√ Samuel L. Devine: 100,684|
|1960||Richard E. Liming: 90,894||√ Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 140,236|
|1962||Paul D. Cassidy: 60,563||√ Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 130,316|
|1964||Robert L. Van Heyde: 118,299||√ Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 146,971|
|1966||Bob Shamansky: 39,140||√ Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 70,102|
|1968||Herbert J. Pfeifer: 51,202||√ Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 106,664|
|1970||James W. Goodrich: 60,538||√ Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 82,486|
|1972||James W. Goodrich: 81,074||√ Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 103,655|
|1974||Francine Ryan: 70,818||√ Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 73,303|
|1976||Francine Ryan: 89,424||√ Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 90,987||William Roger "Bill" Moss (I): 15,429|
|1978||James L. Baumann: 61,698||√ Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 81,573|
|1980||√ Bob Shamansky: 108,690||Samuel L. Devine (Incumbent): 98,110|
|1982||Bob Shamansky (Incumbent): 82,753||√ John Kasich: 88,335||Russell A. Lewis (L): 3,939|
|1984||Richard S. Sloan: 65,215||√ John Kasich (Incumbent): 148,899|
|1986||Timothy C. Jochim: 42,727||√ John Kasich (Incumbent): 117,905|
|1988||Mark P. Brown: 50,782||√ John Kasich (Incumbent): 204,892|
|1990||Mike Gelpi: 50,784||√ John Kasich (Incumbent): 130,495|
|1992||Bob Fitrakis: 68,761||√ John Kasich (Incumbent): 170,297|
|1994||Cynthia L. Ruccia: 57,294||√ John Kasich (Incumbent): 114,608|
|1996||Cynthia L. Ruccia: 78,762||√ John Kasich (Incumbent): 151,667||Barbara Ann Edelman (N): 7,005|
|1998||Edward S. Brown: 60,694||√ John Kasich (Incumbent): 124,197|
|2000||Maryellen O'Shaughnessy: 115,432||√ Pat Tiberi: 139,242||Charles Ed Jordan: 1,566|
Nick Hogan (L): 4,546
Gregory B. Richey (N): 2,600
|2002||Edward S. Brown: 64,707||√ Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 116,982|
|2004||Edward S. Brown: 122,109||√ Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 198,912|
|2006||Robert N. Shamansky: 126,573||√ Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 198,723|
|2008||David Robinson: 152,234||√ Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 197,447||Steven Linnabary (L): 10,707|
|2010||Paula Brooks: 110,307||√ Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 150,163||Travis Irvine (L): 8,710|
|2012||Jim Reese: 134,614||√ Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 233,874|
|2014||David Tibbs: 61,360||√ Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 150,573||Bob Hart (G): 9,148|
|2016||Ed Albertson: 112, 638||√ Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 251,266||Joe Manchik (G): 13,474
|2018 (Special)||Danny O'Connor: 102,648||√ Troy Balderson: 104,328||Joe Manchik (G): 1,165|
Historical district boundariesEdit
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