|Ohio's 2nd congressional district|
Ohio's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
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
The following chart shows historic election results.
|1920||Thomas H. Morrow: 41,781||A. E. B. Stephens (Incumbent): 47,797||John Partridge: 1,291|
|1922||John R. Quane: 30,051||A. E. B. Stephens (Incumbent): 39,898||Charles A. Herbst (FL): 4,001|
|1924||Robert J. O'Donnell: 34,118||A. E. B. Stephens (Incumbent): 47,331|
|1926||Robert J. O'Donnell: 26,322||A. E. B. Stephens (Incumbent): 36,608|
|1928||James H. Cleveland: 54,332||William E. Hess: 63,605|
|1930||Charles W. Sawyer: 45,761||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 46,347|
|1932||Edward F. Alexander: 57,258||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 58,971|
|1934||Charles E. Miller: 41,701||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 51,171|
|1936||Herbert S. Bigelow: 67,213||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 62,546|
|1938||Herbert S. Bigelow (Incumbent): 42,773||William E. Hess: 61,480|
|1940||James E. O'Connell: 60,410||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 77,769|
|1942||Nicholas Bauer: 29,823||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 53,083|
|1944||J. Harry Moore: 61,473||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 78,185|
|1946||Francis G. Davis: 39,112||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 67,067|
|1948||Earl T. Wagner: 75,062||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 66,968|
|1950||Earl T. Wagner (Incumbent): 62,542||William E. Hess: 69,543|
|1952||Earl T. Wagner: 69,341||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 90,417|
|1954||Earl T. Wagner: 49,690||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 69,695|
|1956||James T. Dewan: 57,554||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 109,099|
|1958||James O. Bradley: 71,674||William E. Hess (Incumbent): 86,656|
|1960||H. A. Sand: 87,531||Donald D. Clancy: 118,046|
|1962||H. A. Sand: 62,733||Donald D. Clancy (Incumbent): 105,750|
|1964||H. A. Sand: 79,824||Donald D. Clancy (Incumbent): 122,487|
|1966||Thomas E. Anderson: 42,367||Donald D. Clancy (Incumbent): 102,313|
|1968||Don Driehaus: 52,327||Donald D. Clancy (Incumbent): 108,157|
|1970||Gerald N. "Jerry" Springer: 60,860||Donald D. Clancy (Incumbent): 77,071|
|1972||Penny Manes: 65,237||Donald D. Clancy (Incumbent): 109,961|
|1974||Edward W. Wolterman: 67,685||Donald D. Clancy (Incumbent): 71,512|
|1976||Thomas A. Luken: 88,178||Donald D. Clancy (Incumbent): 83,459|
|1978||Thomas A. Luken (Incumbent) (Incumbent) : 64,522||Stanley J. Aronoff: 58,716|
|1980||Thomas A. Luken (Incumbent) (Incumbent) : 103,423||Thearon "Tom" Atkins: 72,693|
|1982||William J. Luttmer: 53,169||Willis D. Gradison Jr. (Incumbent)[a]: 97,434||Joseph I. Lombardo: 1,827|
Charles K. Shrout Jr. (L): 2,948
|1984||Thomas J. Porter: 68,597||Willis D. Gradison Jr. (Incumbent): 149,856|
|1986||William F. Stineman: 43,448||Willis D. Gradison Jr. (Incumbent): 105,061|
|1988||Chuck R. Stidham: 58,637||Willis D. Gradison Jr. (Incumbent): 153,162|
|1990||Tyrone K. Yates: 57,345||Willis D. Gradison Jr. (Incumbent): 103,817|
|1992||Thomas R. Chandler: 75,924||Willis D. Gradison Jr. (Incumbent): 177,720|
|1993 (Special)[b]||Lee Hornberger: 22,652||Robert J. Portman: 53,020|
|1994||Les Mann: 43,730||Robert J. Portman (Incumbent): 150,128|
|1996||Thomas R. Chandler: 58,715||Robert J. Portman (Incumbent): 186,853||Kathleen M. McKnight (N): 13,905|
|1998||Charles W. Sanders: 49,293||Robert J. Portman (Incumbent): 154,344|
|2000||Charles W. Sanders: 64,091||Robert J. Portman (Incumbent): 204,184||Robert E. Bidwell (L): 9,266|
|2002||Charles W. Sanders: 48,785||Robert J. Portman (Incumbent): 139,218|
|2004||Charles W. Sanders: 87,156||Robert J. Portman (Incumbent): 221,785|
|2005 (Special)[c]||Paul Hackett: 55,151||Jean Schmidt: 59,132|
|2006||Victoria Wulsin: 117,595||Jean Schmidt (Incumbent): 120,112|
|2008||Victoria Wulsin: 124,076||Jean Schmidt (Incumbent): 148,500||David Krikorian: 58,650; James Condit: 30|
|2010||Surya Yalamanchili: 80,139||Jean Schmidt (Incumbent): 136,120||Marc Johnson (Libertarian) 15,867|
|2012||William Smith: 137,082||Brad Wenstrup: 194,299|
|2014||Marek Tyszkiewicz: 68,453||Brad Wenstrup (Incumbent): 132,658|
|2016||William Smith: 111,694||Brad Wenstrup (Incumbent): 221,193||Janet Everhard (write-in Dem): 7,392|
|2018||Jill Schiller: 119,333||Brad Wenstrup (Incumbent): 166,714||Jim Condit Jr.: 3,608; David Baker: 8|
2005 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
Election results from presidential races:
|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
- Redistricting following the 1980 census moved Luken from the 2nd district to this district and Gradison from the first district to the 2nd district.
- In May 1993, a special election was held to fill the seat to replace Bill Gradison who, three months after his re-election, resigned on January 31, 1993, to become a lobbyist for the insurance industry as president of the Health Insurance Association of America.
- 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.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "2012 Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State.
- "2014 Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State.
- "2016 Official Elections Results". www.sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present