Pat Lang

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Pat Lang
Pat Lang.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Ohio, District 15
Prior offices
Athens City Council
Bachelor'sOhio University
J.D.University of Cincinnati
Campaign website
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Pat Lang was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 15th Congressional District of Ohio.[1]


While at Ohio University, Lang became the first undergraduate to ever be elected to the Athens City Council. After earning a law degree, Lang became assistant county prosecutor in Athens. Eventually, he was elected to the position of Law Director.[2]



See also: Ohio's 15th Congressional District elections, 2012

Lang was defeated by incumbent Steve Stivers.[3] Lang ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 15th District. Lang defeated Scott Wharton in the March 6 Democratic primary and faced incumbent Steve Stivers (R) in the November 6 general election.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retake the House or ifRepublicans would hold their majority in 2013.[4] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[4]

U.S. House, Ohio District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pat Lang 38.4% 128,188
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stivers Incumbent 61.6% 205,274
Total Votes 333,462
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio-District 15 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Lang 56.7% 16,483
Scott Wharton 43.3% 12,599
Total Votes 29,082

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Lang's reports.[5]

Pat Lang (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]March 31, 2012$5,675.53$20,014.23$(17,670.83)$8,018.93
July Quarterly[7]July 15$5,675.53$31,205.00$(31,205.00)$5,029.76
Running totals

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