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Ohio's 7th Congressional District

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Ohio's 7th congressional district
Current incumbentBob Gibbs Republican Party
Population726,076
Gender51.2% Female, 48.8% Male
Race93.2% White, 3.6% Black
Ethnicity1.7% Hispanic
Unemployment10.0%
Median household income$45,910
High school graduation rate86.9%
College graduation rate18.4%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Ohio's 7th Congressional District is located in the north-central portion of the state and includes Knox, Coshocton, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Richland, Ashland, Huron, Medina, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties.[1]

The district previously included the cities of Springfield, Circleville, and Lancaster.

The current representative of the 7th congressional district is Bob Gibbs (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

The 7th congressional district of Ohio held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 18th district, Bob Gibbs, won the election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Ohio District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joyce Healy-Abrams 43.6% 137,708
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Gibbs Incumbent 56.4% 178,104
Total Votes 315,812
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Bob Gibbs won election to the United States House. He defeated Zachary Space (D), Lindsey Dean Sutton (Constitution) and Mark Pitrone (Write-in) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Ohio District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Gibbs 53.9% 107,426
     Democrat Zachary T. Space 40.5% 80,756
     Constitution Lindsey Dean Sutton 5.6% 11,246
     Write-in Mark Pitrone 0% 20
Total Votes 199,448

2008
On November 4, 2008, Steve Austria won election to the United States House. He defeated Sharen Swartz Neuhardt (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Ohio District 7 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Austria 58.2% 174,915
     Democratic Sharen Swartz Neuhardt 41.8% 125,547
Total Votes 300,462

2006
On November 7, 2006, David L. Hobson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William R. Conner (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Ohio District 7 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid L. Hobson incumbent 60.6% 137,899
     Democratic William R. Conner 39.4% 89,579
Total Votes 227,478

2004
On November 2, 2004, David L. Hobson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kara Anastasio (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Ohio District 7 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid L. Hobson incumbent 65% 186,534
     Democratic Kara Anastasio 35% 100,617
Total Votes 287,151

2002
On November 5, 2002, David L. Hobson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kara Anastasio (D) and Frank Doden (I) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Ohio District 7 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid L. Hobson incumbent 67.6% 113,252
     Democratic Kara Anastasio 27.2% 45,568
     Independent Frank Doden 5.3% 8,812
Total Votes 167,632

2000
On November 7, 2000, David L. Hobson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Donald E. Minor (D), John Mitchel (I) and Jack D. Null (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Ohio District 7 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid L. Hobson incumbent 67.6% 163,646
     Democratic Donald E. Minor 25.1% 60,755
     Independent John Mitchel 5.8% 13,983
     Libertarian Jack D. Null 1.6% 3,802
Total Votes 242,186

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 7th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Ohio

The Ohio State Legislature recently approved a new map of the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. As a result, Austria will run in a primary race against Rep. Mike Turner in the new 10th congressional district of Ohio. Rep. Bob Gibbs will run in the new 7th district.[9]

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