Ohio's 18th congressional district


Ohio's 18th congressional district
Ohio's 18th congressional district
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Current Representative Bob Gibbs (RLakeville)
Distribution 43.36% urban, 56.64% rural
Population (2000) 630,730
Median income $34,462
Ethnicity 96.3% White, 1.9% Black, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+7

The 18th congressional district of Ohio is currently represented by Republican Bob Gibbs. The district ranges around the eastern part of Ohio, taking in a collection of small cities and rural areas. The district voted for the majority party in the House of Representatives in every election since 1954.[citation needed] After the 2010 census, Ohio lost two congressional seats, and the 18th district will become obsolete after the 2012 elections.


Contents

List of representatives

Representative Party Year Congress Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
Benjamin Jones (congressman).jpg Benjamin Jones Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
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Replace this image male.svg Matthias Shepler Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David A. Starkweather.jpg David A. Starkweather Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Replace this image male.svg Ezra Dean Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1845
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David A. Starkweather.jpg David A. Starkweather Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
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Replace this image male.svg Samuel Lahm Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David Kellogg Cartter 002.png David K. Cartter Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
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32
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George Bliss (congressman).png George Bliss Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Benjamin F. Leiter-ppmsca.26749.jpg Benjamin F. Leiter Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
SidneyEdgerton.jpg Sidney Edgerton Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
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37
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RPSpalding2.jpg Rufus P. Spalding Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
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40
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WHUpson.jpg William H. Upson Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
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42
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James Monroe (congressman).jpeg James Monroe Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
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45
Redistricted from the 14th district

Redistricted to the 17th district
Jonathan T. Updegraff 2.png Jonathan T. Updegraff Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46 Redistricted to the 16th district
Addison McClure.jpg Addison S. McClure Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Mckin.jpg William McKinley Republican March 4, 1883 –
May 27, 1884
48 Lost contested election
Replace this image male.svg Jonathan H. Wallace Democratic May 27, 1884 –
March 3, 1885
48 Won contested election
Replace this image male.svg Isaac H. Taylor Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Mckinley.jpg William McKinley Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50
51
Redistricted from the 20th district
Joseph Danner Taylor.jpg Joseph D. Taylor Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52 Redistricted from the 17th district
George P. Ikirt.png George P. Ikirt Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert Walker Tayler.png Robert W. Tayler Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54
55
56
57
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James Kennedy (congressman).png James Kennedy Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
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59
60
61
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John J. Whitacre-1913-hec.03995.jpg John J. Whitacre Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
62
63
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David Hollingsworth.png David Hollingsworth Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64
65
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B. Frank Murphy-hec.19511.jpg B. Frank Murphy Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
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72
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Lawrence E. Imhoff crop.jpg Lawrence E. Imhoff Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73
74
75
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Earl R. Lewis -Bain.27802.jpg Earl R. Lewis Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Lawrence E. Imhoff crop.jpg Lawrence E. Imhoff Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
77 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Earl R. Lewis -Bain.27802.jpg Earl R. Lewis Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
78
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80
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Wayne Hays.jpg Wayne Hays Democratic January 3, 1949 –
September 1, 1976
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94
Resigned
Noimage.png Vacant September 1, 1976 –
January 3, 1977
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Replace this image male.svg Douglas Applegate Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1995
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103
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Bob Ney.jpg Bob Ney Republican January 3, 1995 –
November 3, 2006
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Resigned
Noimage.png Vacant November 3, 2006 –
January 3, 2007
109
Zack Space, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Zack Space Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
110
111
Lost re-election
Bob Gibbs, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Bob Gibbs Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
112 Incumbent

Election results

The following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic candidate Republican candidate Other candidate(s)
1832[1] Benjamin Jones : 3,037 [ none ] Samuel Quinby[2] : 2,379
1834[1] Benjamin Jones : 2,746 [ none ] Samuel Quinby (Whig) : 2,550
1836[1] Matthias Shepler : 4,384 [ none ] Samuel Quinby (Whig) : 3,325
1838[1] David A. Starkweather : 6,154 [ none ] Hiram B. Wellman (Whig) : 4,010
1840[1] Ezra Dean : 6,508 [ none ] Levi Cox (Whig) : 5,399
1842[1] Ezra Dean : 3,529 [ none ] George Wellhouse (Whig) : 1,517
John McDowell : 99
1844[1] David A. Starkweather : 6,981 [ none ] John Augustine (Whig) : 5,449
Arvine Wales : 162
1846[1] Samuel Lahm : 4,651 [ none ] David A. Starkweather (Whig) : 4,530
James Irvin : 116
1848[1] David K. Cartter : 6,682 [ none ] Samuel Hemphill (Whig) : 4,448
1850[1] David K. Cartter : 5,754 [ none ] John Brown (Whig) : 3,447
1852[1] George Bliss : 6,140 [ none ] Darius Lyman (Whig) : 5,307
Thomas Earl : 1,708
Lucius V. Bierce : 446
1854[3] Ebenezer Spalding : 5,053 Benjamin F. Leiter : 8,738 [ none ]
1856[3] Samuel Lahm : 6,794 Benjamin F. Leiter : 9,394 [ none ]
1858[3] J. L. Ranney : 7,162 Sidney Edgerton : 8,184 [ none ]
1860[3] David A. Starkweather : 6,956 Sidney Edgerton : 9,720 [ none ]
1862[3] David R. Paige : 4,183 Rufus P. Spalding : 9,293 [ none ]
1864[3] Jeptha H. Wade : 6,661 Rufus P. Spalding : 14,472 [ none ]
1866[3] Oliver H. Payne : 7,974 Rufus P. Spalding : 14,479 [ none ]
1868[3] Franklin T. Backus : 11,980 William H. Upson : 18,359 [ none ]
1870[3][1] John M. Coffinberry : 6,695 William H. Upson : 11,053 John D. Taylor : 448
1872[3][1] Norton S. Townshend : 10,298 James Monroe : 14,662 G. W. McNeil : 67
1874[3][1] John K. McBride : 10,095 James Monroe : 12,229 H. F. Miller : 105
1876[3][1] John J. Hall : 12,772 James Monroe : 16,906 S. H. McCollister : 52
1878[3][1] Daniel T. Lawson : 12,593 Jonathan T. Updegraff : 15,320 George Smith : 2,231
David P. Lawson : 90
William M. Grimes : 37
1880[3][1] David I. Wadsworth : 13,474 Addison S. McClure : 18,570 Peter J. Rice : 310
Ferdinand Schumacher : 205
1882[3][1] Jonathan H. Wallace : 16,898 William McKinley : 16,906 Lemuel T. Foster : 976
James A. Brush : 261
1884[3][1] Jonathan H. Wallace : 16,309 Isaac H. Taylor : 22,459 Charles Jenkins : 907
Albert R. Silver : 106
W. M. Cope : 82
1886[3][1] Wallace H. Phelps : 16,217 William McKinley : 18,776 Isaiah S. Hahn : 1,853
Charles Jenkins : 1,419
1888[3][1] George P. Ikirt : 21,150 William McKinley : 25,249 Lambelis P. Logan : 1,498
George W. Thornburg : 331
Isaiah Little : 38
1890[3][1] Henry H. McFadden : 11,783 Joseph D. Taylor : 16,993 S. W. Wilkins : 1,568
1892[3][1] George P. Ikirt : 22,600 Thomas R. Morgan : 21,389 Matthew B. Shay : 1,682
John W. Northrup : 1,218
1894[3][1] Edward S. Raff : 11,051 Robert W. Tayler : 20,830 Jacob S. Coxey, Sr. (Pop) : 8,912
Enos H. Brosius : 1,679
1896[3][1] Isaac R. Sherwood : 24,770 Robert W. Tayler : 29,814 James L. Swan : 476
1898[4] Charles C. Weybrecht : 19,575 Robert Walker Tayler : 22,635 George C. Harvey (Pro) : 614
Samuel Borton (Soc Lab) : 686
L. B. Logan (Union Reform) : 212
1900[5] John H. Morris : 25,026 Robert Walker Tayler : 31,479 Alvin C. Van Dyke (Union Reform) : 138
Charles F. Bough (Proh) : 909
Henry O. Bucklin (Soc Lab) : 143
1902[1] James Kennedy : 22,461 William J. Foley : 16,472 Thomas J. Duffy : 7,923
Enos H. Brosius : 886
1904[6] W. J. Foley : 16,472 James Kennedy : 36,939 Daniel J. Smith (Pro) : 1,861
John T. Jenkins (Socialist) : 2,522
1906[1] John C. Welty : 17,840 James Kennedy : 19,684 Leslie Hawk : 1,299
John Evans : 932
1908[7] John J. Whitacre : 29,040 James Kennedy : 32,287 Robert J. Wheeler (Socialist) : 2,551
Elias Jenkins (Pro) : 2,998
1910[1] John J. Whitacre : 23,568 James Kennedy : 20,617 Thomas Williams : 4,907
Elias Jenkins : 1,462
1912[1] John J. Whitacre : 23,936 Roscoe C. McCulloch : 23,350 George F. Lelansky : 7,617
1914[1] William S. King : 22,476 David Hollingsworth : 23,650 Fred White : 2,936
V. A. Schreiber : 1,341
W. K. Weaver : 1,076
1916[1] William B. Francis : 24,538 David Hollingsworth : 26,991 Robert Carson : 2,621
1918[1] William B. Francis : 20,272 B. Frank Murphy : 22,899 [ none ]
1920 Albert O. Barnes: 32,802 B. Frank Murphy: 52,862 [ none ]
1922 Marion Huffman: 25,449 B. Frank Murphy: 41,572 Jacob S. Coxey Sr.: 5,907
1924 James M. Barton: 26,656 B. Frank Murphy: 56,206 Charles Coleman: 1,931
1926 John F. Nolan: 19,341 B. Frank Murphy: 36,599 [ none ]
1928 John J. Whitacre: 31,422 B. Frank Murphy: 71,378 Frank Sepech (W): 317
Jacob S. Coxey Sr. (S): 2
1930 Emerson Campbell: 30,815 B. Frank Murphy: 47,096 [ none ]
1932 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 56,562 B. Frank Murphy: 56,010 [ none ]
1934 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 49,160 B. Frank Murphy: 39,642 [ none ]
1936 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 83,052 Earl R. Lewis: 54,119 [ none ]
1938 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 55,809 Earl R. Lewis: 56,468 [ none ]
1940 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 79,718 Earl R. Lewis: 66,666 [ none ]
1942 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 37,951 Earl R. Lewis: 43,279 [ none ]
1944 Ross Michener: 63,098 Earl R. Lewis: 65,847 [ none ]
1946 Eugene A. Blum: 38,606 Earl R. Lewis: 55,140 [ none ]
1948 Wayne Hays: 65,475 Earl R. Lewis: 55,455 [ none ]
1950 Wayne Hays: 58,295 Robert L. Quinn: 56,508 [ none ]
1952 Wayne Hays: 78,277 Clarence L. Wetzel: 62,081 [ none ]
1954 Wayne Hays: 59,165 Walter J. Hunston: 44,143 [ none ]
1956 Wayne Hays: 78,962 Joseph Miller: 53,627 [ none ]
1958 Wayne Hays: 88,813 Francis Wallace: 35,322 [ none ]
1960 Wayne Hays: 96,474 Walter J. Hunston: 50,698 [ none ]
1962 Wayne Hays: 66,327 John J. Carrigg: 42,336 [ none ]
1964 Wayne Hays: 94,768 Allen J. Dalrymple: 42,960 [ none ]
1966 Wayne Hays: 73,657 William H. Weir: 41,165 [ none ]
1968 Wayne Hays: 96,711 James F. Sutherland: 63,747 [ none ]
1970 Wayne Hays: 82,071 Robert Stewart: 38,104 [ none ]
1972 Wayne Hays: 128,663 Robert Stewart: 54,572 [ none ]
1974 Wayne Hays: 90,447 Ralph H. Romig: 47,385 [ none ]
1976 Douglas Applegate*: 116,901 Ralph R. McCoy: 45,735 William Crabbe: 21,537
John Dwight Bashline: 1,661
1978 Douglas Applegate: 71,894 William J. Ress: 48,931 [ none ]
1980 Douglas Applegate: 134,835 Gary L. Hammersley: 42,354 [ none ]
1982 Douglas Applegate: 128,665 [ none ] [ none ]
1984 Douglas Applegate: 155,759 Kenneth P. Burt Jr.: 49,356 [ none ]
1986 Douglas Applegate: 126,526 [ none ] [ none ]
1988 Douglas Applegate: 151,306 William C. Abraham: 43,628 [ none ]
1990 Douglas Applegate: 120,782 John A. Hales: 41,823 [ none ]
1992 Douglas Applegate: 166,189 Bill Ress: 77,229 [ none ]
1994 Gregory L. DiDonato: 87,926 Bob Ney: 103,115 [ none ]
1996 Robert L. Burch Jr.: 108,332 Bob Ney: 117,365 Margaret Chitti (N): 8,146
1998 Robert L. Burch Jr.: 74,571 Bob Ney: 113,119 [ none ]
2000 Marc D. Guthrie: 79,232 Bob Ney: 152,325 John R. Bargar Sr. (L): 4,948
2002 [ none ] Bob Ney: 125,546 [ none ]
2004 Brian R. Thomas: 88,560 Bob Ney: 173,499 [ none ]
2006 Zack Space: 119,494 Joy Padgett: 74,475 [ none ]
2008 Zack Space: 154,396 Fred L. Dailey: 103,681 [ none ]
2010 Zack Space: 80,756 Bob Gibbs: 107,426 Lindsey Sutton: 11,244

2006 election

Padgett had won a special primary held on September 14, 2006. The rest of the Republican primary field included Holmes County Commissioner Ray Feikert; Jerry Firman of Coshocton; James Brodbelt Harris of Muskingum County; and Ralph Applegate of Columbus. When he announced his withdrawal from the race, Ney identified Padgett as his favored successor.[8] Two other Republican candidates, Dover mayor Richard Homrighausen and Ney aide John Bennett, withdrew from the race. Candidate Greg Zelenitz was rejected by the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections.[9]

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