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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.[3] The district includes communities north and east of Columbus including Zanesville, Mansfield, and Dublin.

Ohio's 12th congressional district
Ohio US Congressional District 12 (since 2013).tif
Ohio's 12th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
U.S. RepresentativeTroy Balderson (RZanesville)
Population (2016)758,614[1]
Median income63,046
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+7[2]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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 challenger. In the 2004 presidential election George W. Bush narrowly won the district against John Kerry, 51% to 49%.[6] 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.[7]

Contents

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Congress(es) Year(s) Electoral history
District created March 4, 1823
 
John Sloane
Adams-Clay D-R 18th March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 6th district
Adams 19th
20th
March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
John Thomson Jacksonian 21st
22nd
March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to the 17th district
Robert Mitchell Jacksonian 23rd March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Elias Howell Anti-Jacksonian 24th March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Alexander Harper Whig 25th March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jonathan Taylor
Democratic 26th March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joshua Mathiot Whig 27th March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel Finley Vinton
Whig 28th
29th
30th
31st
March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Welch
Whig 32nd March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edson B. Olds
Democratic 33rd March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 9th district
 
Samuel Galloway
Opposition 34th March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel S. Cox
Democratic 35th
36th
37th
March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
Redistricted to the 7th district
 
William E. Finck
Democratic 38th
39th
March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Philadelph Van Trump
Democratic 40th
41st
42nd
March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hugh J. Jewett
Democratic 43rd March 4, 1873 –
June 23, 1874
Resigned to become
President of the Erie Railroad
 
William E. Finck
Democratic 43rd December 7, 1874 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ansel T. Walling
Democratic 44th March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas Ewing, Jr.
Democratic 45th March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
Redistricted to the 10th district
 
Henry S. Neal
Republican 46th March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
Redistricted from the 11th district,
Redistricted to the 11th district
 
George L. Converse
Democratic 47th March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Redistricted from the 9th district,
Redistricted to the 13th district
 
Alphonso Hart
Republican 48th March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Albert C. Thompson
Republican 49th March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted to the 11th district
 
Jacob J. Pugsley
Republican 50th
51st
March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William H. Enochs
Republican 52nd March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to the 10th district
 
Joseph H. Outhwaite
Democratic 53rd March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from the 9th district
 
David K. Watson
Republican 54th March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John J. Lentz
Democratic 55th
56th
March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Emmett Tompkins
Republican 57th March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
De Witt C. Badger
Democratic 58th March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward L. Taylor, Jr.
Republican 59th
60th
61st
62nd
March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Clement L. Brumbaugh
Democratic 63rd
64th
65th
66th
March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John C. Speaks
Republican 67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Arthur P. Lamneck
Democratic 72nd
73rd
74th
75th
March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John M. Vorys
Republican 76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel L. Devine
Republican 86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1981
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bob Shamansky
Democratic 97th January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Lost re-election.
 
John Kasich
Republican 98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2001
First elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Retired to run for U.S. President.
 
Pat Tiberi
Republican 107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
January 3, 2001 –
January 15, 2018
First elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Resigned to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable.[8]
Vacant 115th January 15, 2018 –
August 7, 2018
 
Troy Balderson
Republican 115th
116th
August 7, 2018[9]
Present
Elected to finish Tiberi's term.
Re-elected in 2018

Recent election resultsEdit

The following chart shows historic election results.

Year Democratic Republican Other
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[10] David Robinson: 152,234 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 197,447 Steven Linnabary (L): 10,707
2010[11] Paula Brooks: 110,307 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 150,163 Travis Irvine (L): 8,710
2012[12] Jim Reese: 134,614 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 233,874  
2014[13] David Tibbs: 61,360 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 150,573 Bob Hart (G): 9,148
2016[14] Ed Albertson: 112, 638 Pat Tiberi (Incumbent): 251,266 Joe Manchik (G): 13,474

Write-in: 156

2018 (Special)[15] Danny O'Connor: 102,648 Troy Balderson: 104,328 Joe Manchik (G): 1,165

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ohio's 12th Congressional District". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  4. ^ Ludlow, Randy (January 5, 2018). "Kasich sets primary for Tiberi seat for May 8; special election on Aug. 7". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Republican declared winner in closely contested Ohio congressional race
  6. ^ "Presidential Results by Congressional District, 2000-2008". Swing State Project. 2008-12-15. Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
  7. ^ "Daily Kos Elections' presidential results by congressional district for 2016, 2012, 2008".
  8. ^ Evans, Nick. "Pat Tiberi Confident Ohio's 12th District Will Remain Republican". Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  9. ^ http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001306
  10. ^ Federal Elections 2008. Federal Elections Commission, Washington DC, July 2009
  11. ^ 2010 Election Results Archived copy at the Library of Congress (November 9, 2011)., Ohio Secretary of State, Retrieved December 17, 2010
  12. ^ "2012 Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State.
  13. ^ "2014 Elections Results - Ohio Secretary of State". www.sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  14. ^ "2016 Official Elections Results - Ohio Secretary of State". www.sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  15. ^ "Official Results - Most Populous - Summary" (PDF). Franklin County Board of Elections. Retrieved August 26, 2018.

Coordinates: 40°14′22″N 82°36′49″W / 40.23944°N 82.61361°W / 40.23944; -82.61361