Ohio's 3rd congressional district

Ohio's 3rd congressional district
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Ohio's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Joyce Beatty
DColumbus
Distribution
  • 99.82[1]% urban
  • 0.18% rural
Population (2016)787,306[2]
Median income$47,123[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+19[4]

Ohio's 3rd congressional district is located entirely in Franklin County and includes most of the city of Columbus. The current district lines were drawn in 2011, following the redistricting based on the 2000 census. The district is barely contiguous. In some portions, it is almost, but not quite, split in two by the neighboring 12th and 15th districts.

It was one of several districts challenged in a 2018 lawsuit seeking to overturn Ohio's congressional map due to alleged unconstitutional gerrymandering.[5] According to the lawsuit, "District 3 is shaped like a snowflake and fractures Franklin County and the city of Columbus."[6]

It is currently represented by Democrat Joyce Beatty.

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Result
2000 President George W. Bush 52% - Al Gore 45%
2004 President George W. Bush 54% - John Kerry 46%
2008 President John McCain 51% - Barack Obama 47%
2012 President Barack Obama 70% - Mitt Romney 29%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 67% - Donald Trump 29%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Year(s) Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1813
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Duncan McArthur
Federalist March 4, 1813 –
April 5, 1813
13th Elected in 1812.
Resigned.
Vacant April 5, 1813 –
May 4, 1813
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William Creighton Jr.
Democratic-Republican May 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
13th
14th
Elected May 10, 1813 to finish McArthur's term and seated June 15, 1813.
Re-elected in 1814.
Retired.
Levi Barber Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1816.
Lost re-election.
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Henry Brush
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
Levi Barber Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 7th district and lost re-election.
William McLean Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
Elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Retired.
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Joseph Halsey Crane Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1837
21st
22nd
23rd
24th
Elected in 1828.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Patrick Gaines Goode
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
25th
26th
27th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert C. Schenck
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1851
28th
29th
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Hiram Bell Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Lewis D. Campbell
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Redistricted from the 2nd district.
Lost contested election
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
Republican March 4, 1857 –
May 25, 1858
35th
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Clement Vallandigham
Democratic May 25, 1858 –
March 3, 1863
35th
36th
37th
Won contested election
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Robert C. Schenck
Republican March 4, 1863 –
January 5, 1871
38th
39th
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become
Minister to Great Britain
Vacant January 5, 1871 –
March 3, 1871
41st
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Lewis D. Campbell
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
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John Quincy Smith
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
John S. Savage Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Mills Gardner
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John A. McMahon
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Redistricted from the 4th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry Lee Morey
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert Maynard Murray
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
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James E. Campbell
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Redistricted from the 7th district;
Redistricted to the 7th district.
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Elihu S. Williams
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George W. Houk
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
February 9, 1894
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 9, 1894 –
May 21, 1894
53rd
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Paul J. Sorg
Democratic May 21, 1894 –
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Lewis Brenner
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
55th
56th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert M. Nevin
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1907
57th
58th
59th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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J. Eugene Harding
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th [Data unknown/missing.]
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James M. Cox
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
January 12, 1913
61st
62nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected Governor of Ohio
Vacant January 12, 1913 –
March 3, 1913
62nd
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Warren Gard
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1921
63rd
64th
65th
66th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Roy G. Fitzgerald
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1931
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Byron B. Harlan Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1939
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Harry N. Routzohn
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76th [Data unknown/missing.]
Greg J. Holbrock Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
77th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Harry P. Jeffrey
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th [Data unknown/missing.]
Edward J. Gardner Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Raymond H. Burke
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Edward G. Breen
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
October 1, 1951
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant October 1, 1951 –
November 6, 1951
82nd
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Paul F. Schenck
Republican November 6, 1951 –
January 3, 1965
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Rodney M. Love
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles W. Whalen Jr.
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1979
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Tony P. Hall
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
September 9, 2002
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed Ambassador to
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Vacant September 9, 2002 –
January 3, 2003
107th
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Mike Turner
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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Joyce Beatty
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2012.

Recent election results[edit]

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 William G. Pickrel: 59,214 Roy G. Fitzgerald: 59,214 Clarence M. Gauger: 6,441
1922 Warren Gard: 46,127 Roy G. Fitzgerald: 52,111 Joseph Woodward (S): 2,280
1924 John P. Rogers: 43,426 Roy G. Fitzgerald: 73,513 Joseph Woodward (S): 1,021
1926 T. A. McCann: 33,253 Roy G. Fitzgerald  
1928 Frank L. Humphrey: 55,767 Roy G. Fitzgerald: 101,050  
1930 Byron B. Harlan: 62,107 Roy G. Fitzgerald: 60,249  
1932 Byron B. Harlan: 85,069 Edith McClure Patterson: 66,107 Jere F. Mincher (S): 4,178
1934 Byron B. Harlan: 67,695 Howard F. Heald: 56,480 Jere F. Mincher (S): 1,293
Walter Jones (C): 724
1936 Byron B. Harlan: 101,115 Robert N. Brumbaugh: 70,023 Leonidas E. Speer: 9,886
1938 Byron B. Harlan: 58,139 Harry N. Routzohn: 73,534  
1940 Greg J. Holbrock: 103,291 Harry N. Routzohn: 93,002  
1942 Greg J. Holbrock: 48,338 Harry P. Jeffrey: 51,477  
1944 Edward J. Gardner: 104,247 Harry P. Jeffrey: 94,064  
1946 Edward J. Gardner: 65,749 Raymond H. Burke: 71,171  
1948 Edward G. Breen: 110,204 Raymond H. Burke: 79,162  
1950 Edward G. Breen: 92,840 Paul F. Schenck: 77,634  
1951*   Paul F. Schenck  
1952 Thomas B. Talbot: 107,551 Paul F. Schenck*: 112,325  
1954 Thomas B. Talbot: 74,585 Paul F. Schenck: 82,701  
1956 R. William Patterson: 93,782 Paul F. Schenck: 135,152  
1958 Thomas B. Talbot: 93,401 Paul F. Schenck: 102,806  
1960 R. William Patterson: 102,237 Paul F. Schenck: 167,117  
1962 Martin A. Evers: 85,573 Paul F. Schenck: 113,584  
1964 Rodney M. Love: 129,469 Paul F. Schenck: 119,400  
1966 Rodney M. Love: 53,658 Charles W. Whalen, Jr.: 62,471  
1968 Paul Tipps: 32,012 Charles W. Whalen, Jr.: 114,549  
1970 Dempsey A. Kerr: 26,735 Charles W. Whalen, Jr.: 86,973 Russell G. Butcke (AI): 3,545
1972 John W. Lelak Jr.: 34,819 Charles W. Whalen, Jr.: 111,253  
1974   Charles W. Whalen, Jr.: 82,159  
1976 Leonard E. Stubbs Jr.: 33,873 Charles W. Whalen, Jr.: 100,871 Wilmer M. Hurst: 5,758
John R. Austin: 4,872
1978 Tony P. Hall: 62,849 Dudley P. Kircher: 51,833 Alfred R. Deptula: 2,122
1980 Tony P. Hall: 95,558 Albert H. Sealy: 66,698 Richard L. Righter: 2,903
Robert E. Tharpe: 1,710
1982 Tony P. Hall: 119,926   Kathryn E. Brown (L): 16,828
1984 Tony P. Hall: 151,398    
1986 Tony P. Hall: 98,311 Ron Crutcher: 35,167  
1988 Tony P. Hall: 141,953 Ron Crutcher: 42,664  
1990 Tony P. Hall: 116,797    
1992 Tony P. Hall: 146,072 Peter W. Davis: 98,733  
1994 Tony P. Hall: 105,342 David A. Westbrock: 72,314  
1996 Tony P. Hall: 144,583 David A. Westbrock: 75,732 Dorothy H. Mackey (N): 13,905
1998 Tony P. Hall: 114,198 John S. Shondel: 50,544  
2000 Tony P. Hall: 177,731   Regina Burch (N): 36,516
2002 Rick Carne: 78,307 Mike Turner: 111,630 Ronald Williamitis: 14
2004 Jane Mitakides: 116,082 Mike Turner: 192,150  
2006 Rick Chema: 86,389 Mike Turner: 121,885  
2008 Jane Mitakides: 115,976 Mike Turner: 200,204  
2010[7] Joe Roberts : 71,455 Mike Turner: 152,629  
2012[8] Joyce Beatty : 201,921 Chris Long : 77,903 Richard Ehrbar III (L) : 9,462
Jeff Brown (WI) : 264
Bob Fitrakis (G) : 6,388

1951 special election[edit]

*In 1951, after Breen's resignation for ill health, Schenck was elected in a special election to complete Breen's term.

2002[edit]

In 2002, when then-U.S. Rep. Tony P. Hall decided to accept an appointment as a U.N. ambassador, Richard Alan Carne took his place as the Democratic nominee for the congressional seat. Carne lost the race to former Dayton mayor Michael R. Turner.[9]

2006 election[edit]

On August 13, 2006, Democratic candidate Stephanie Studebaker— who was the party's nominee to run against the incumbent Republican— was arrested, alongside her husband, on charges of domestic violence. Two days later, she withdrew from the race, leaving the Ohio Democratic Party without a candidate in the district. A Special primary election to select a new Democratic candidate was held on 15 September 2006.[10] Richard Chema won that election with nearly 75% of the vote, but lost to Republican Michael R. Turner in the general election.

2010[edit]

Ohio's 3rd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Turner* 152,629 68.11
Democratic Joe Roberts 71,455 31.89
Total votes 224,084 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=39&cd=03
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=39&cd=03
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Todd Ruger, "Voters Challenge Ohio Congressional Map as Partisan Gerrymander", Roll Call, May 23, 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Representative to Congress: November 2, 2010." Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved April 1, 2011
  8. ^ "2012 Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State.
  9. ^ Maisel, Louis Sandy; West, Darrell M. (2004), Running on empty?: political discourse in congressional elections, Rowman & Littlefield, p. 131, ISBN 978-0-7425-3076-8
  10. ^ http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G06/OH.phtml#H03

References[edit]

Coordinates: 39°57′58″N 82°56′51″W / 39.96611°N 82.94750°W / 39.96611; -82.94750