Mike Carey (politician)

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Carey was the Republican nominee in the 2021 Ohio's 15th congressional district special election. During his campaign, Carey was endorsed by former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence. [10] [11] [12] [13]

Carey received the most financial contributions out of all 11 candidates in the Republican primary, including from out-of-state donors and individuals in the coal and mining industries. [14] The race has been described by political commentators and journalists as a test of Trump's influence over Republican politics. [15] [16] [17] Carey won the special election on November 2. [18]

117th Congress

On July 19, 2022, Carey and 46 other Republican Representatives voted for the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify the right to same-sex marriage in federal law. [19] On July 28, 2022, Carey and 24 other Republican Representatives voted "Yea" on the CHIPS Act, increasing governmental funding for domestic semiconductor production. [20]

In late 2022, Carey announced his "complete" endorsement for Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. [21]

Committee assignments

Electoral history

2021 special election

Mike Carey
Mike Carey 117th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's 15th district
Assumed office
November 4, 2021
Republican primary results [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Mike Carey 18,805 36.3
Republican Jeff LaRe 6,77613.1
Republican Ron Hood 6,67612.9
Republican Bob Peterson 6,40712.4
Republican Ruth Edmonds5,0909.8
Republican Thomas Hwang2,4994.8
Republican Stephanie Kunze 2,3634.6
Republican Thad Cooperrider1,0762.1
Republican Omar Tarazi9071.7
Republican John Adams1730.3
Republican Eric M. Clark830.2
Total votes51,855 100.0
2021 Ohio's 15th congressional district special election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Mike Carey 94,501 58.3
Democratic Allison Russo 67,58841.7
Total votes162,089 100.0

2022 Midterm elections

2022 Ohio's 15th congressional district general election [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Mike Carey 140,012 57.24%
Democratic Gary Josephson104,61342.76%
Total votes244,625 100.0

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th congressional district

2021–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by United States representatives by seniority
424th
Succeeded by