Ohio's 3rd congressional district
|Ohio's 3rd congressional district|
Ohio's 3rd congressional district since January 3, 2013
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. According to the lawsuit, "District 3 is shaped like a snowflake and fractures Franklin County and the city of Columbus."
Election results from presidential races
|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
Recent election results
The following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.
|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||Joe Roberts : 71,455||Mike Turner: 152,629|
|2012||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
*In 1951, after Breen's resignation for ill health, Schenck was elected in a special election to complete Breen's term.
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.
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. Richard Chema won that election with nearly 75% of the vote, but lost to Republican Michael R. Turner in the general election.
Historical district boundaries
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Todd Ruger, "Voters Challenge Ohio Congressional Map as Partisan Gerrymander", Roll Call, May 23, 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
- 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.
- "Representative to Congress: November 2, 2010." Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved April 1, 2011
- "2012 Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State.
- 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
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present