Steven LaTourette

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Steven C. LaTourette
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 14
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 20
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 6, 1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHistory, University of Michigan, 1976
J.D.Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1980
Date of birthJuly 22, 1954
Place of birthCleveland, OH
Campaign website
Steven C. LaTourette (b. July 22, 1954) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. LaTourette was first elected in 1994. He is running for re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, LaTourette is a "centrist Republican".[1]


  • 1976: Graduated from University of Michigan
  • 1979: Graduated from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1980-1983: Worked in the public defender’s office, Lake County, Ohio
  • 1989-1995: Served as prosecuting attorney of Lake County, Ohio
  • 1995-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House


  • Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

Steven C. LaTourette voted with the Republican Party 84.2% of the time, which ranked 231 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[2]



See also: Ohio's 14th congressional district elections, 2012

LaTourette is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 14th District. He was the only Republican in the March 6, 2012 primary.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans will holds its majority in 2013.[3] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[3]


On November 2, 2010, LaTourette won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Bill O’Neill and John M. Jelenic in the general election.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 14 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven C. LaTourette Incumbent 64.9% 149,878
     Democrat Bill O’Neill 31.4% 72,604
     Libertarian John M. Jelenic 3.6% 8,383
Total Votes 230,865

Campaign donors


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

Steven C. LaTourette (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]March 31, 2012$586,521.99$82,315.06$(48,372.84)$620,464.21
Running totals


LaTourette won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, LaTourette's campaign committee raised a total of $1,290,686 and spent $1,217,066.[7]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Fingerhut
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 19
Succeeded by
District eliminated after 2000 census
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas C. Sawyer
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 14
Succeeded by