Ohio's 15th congressional district

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Ohio's 15th congressional district
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Ohio's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
  Mike Carey
  • 60% rural
  • 40% urban
Population (2021)769,052
Median household
$76,022 [1]
Cook PVI R+9 [2]

The 15th congressional district of Ohio currently represented by Republican Mike Carey. It was represented by Republican Steve Stivers from 2011 until May 16, 2021, when he resigned to become president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. [3] The district includes the southern portions of Columbus as well as communities west and south of the city. It also includes the college towns of Athens and Wilmington.


From 2003 to 2013 Union County and Madison County were entirely within the district's boundaries as is approximately half of Franklin County. The 15th district included the cities of Upper Arlington, Hilliard, Grove City, Grandview Heights, Plain City, London, and Wilmington, as well as the downtown and western portions of Columbus.

Republican Mike Carey won the special election for the seat after Stivers's resignation. [4] [5] He was sworn in on November 4, 2021.

Election results from presidential races

2000 Bush 52% Gore 44%
2004 Bush50% Kerry 50%
2008 McCain 45% Obama 54%
2012 Romney 52%Obama46%
2016 Trump 55% Clinton 40%
2020 Trump56% Biden 42%

List of members representing the district

Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
Jonathan Sloane Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
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John William Allen
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
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Sherlock J. Andrews
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1840.
Joseph Morris Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1844.
William Kennon Jr. Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
Lost re-election.
William F. Hunter Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1850.
William R. Sapp Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
Lost re-election.
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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Joseph Burns
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
Lost re-election.
William Helmick Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th Elected in 1858.
Lost re-election.
Robert H. Nugen Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
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James R. Morris
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th Redistricted from the 17th district and re-elected in 1862.
Lost re-election.
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Tobias A. Plants
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
Elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
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Eliakim H. Moore
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected in 1868.
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William P. Sprague
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Nelson H. Van Vorhes
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
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George W. Geddes
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
Redistricted to the 14th district .
Rufus Dawes
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Elected in 1880.
Lost re-election.
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Adoniram J. Warner
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Redistricted to the 17th district .
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Beriah Wilkins
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Redistricted from the 16th district and re-elected in 1884.
Redistricted to the 16th district .
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Charles H. Grosvenor
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
Redistricted from the 14th district and re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
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Michael D. Harter
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
Redistricted to the 14th district .
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H. Clay Van Voorhis
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1905
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
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Beman G. Dawes
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
Elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
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James Joyce
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st Elected in 1908.
Lost re-election.
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George White
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Lost re-election.
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William C. Mooney
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
64th Elected in 1914.
Lost re-election.
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George White
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
65th Elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
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C. Ellis Moore
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost re-election.
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Robert T. Secrest
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
August 3, 1942
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Resigned to enter the U.S. Navy.
VacantAugust 3, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
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Percy W. Griffiths
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
Elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
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Robert T. Secrest
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
September 26, 1954
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Resigned to become a member of
the Federal Trade Commission.
VacantSeptember 26, 1954 –
January 3, 1955
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John E. Henderson
Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1961
Elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
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Tom V. Moorehead
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
87th Elected in 1960.
Lost re-election.
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Robert T. Secrest
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
December 30, 1966
Elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
VacantDecember 30, 1966 –
January 3, 1967
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Chalmers P. Wylie
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1993
Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
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Deborah Pryce
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2009
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
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Mary Jo Kilroy
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
111th Elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
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Steve Stivers
Republican January 3, 2011 –
May 16, 2021
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Resigned to become CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
VacantMay 16, 2021 –
November 4, 2021
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Mike Carey
Republican November 4, 2021 –
117th Elected to finish Stivers's term.
Re-elected in 2022.

Election results

The following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

2022Gary Josephson: 108,139 Mike Carey: 143,112
2021 (special) Allison Russo: 66,757 Mike Carey: 93,255
2020Joel Newby: 140,183 Steve Stivers : 243,103
2018 [6] Rick Neal: 116,112 Steve Stivers : 170,593Johnathan Miller (L): 5,738
2016 [7] Scott Wharton: 113,960 Steve Stivers : 222,847 
2014 [8] Scott Wharton: 66,125 Steve Stivers : 128,496 
2012 [9] Pat Lang: 128,188 Steve Stivers : 205,277 
2010 Mary Jo Kilroy : 86,815 Steve Stivers : 116,290William Kammerer (L): 5,831
David Ryon (Constitution): 3,728
Bill Buckel (Write-In): 240   [10]
2008 Mary Jo Kilroy : 139,584 Steve Stivers: 137,272Mark M. Noble (L): 14,061
Don Eckhart: 12,915
Travis Casper: 6   [11]
2006 Mary Jo Kilroy: 109,677 [12] Deborah D. Pryce : 110,739 [12]  
2004 Mark P. Brown: 117,324 Deborah D. Pryce : 189,024 
2002 Mark P. Brown: 54,286 Deborah D. Pryce : 108,193 
2000 William L. Buckel: 64,805 Deborah D. Pryce : 156,792Scott T. Smith (L): 10,700
1998 Adam Clay Miller: 49,334 Deborah D. Pryce : 113,846Kevin Nestor: 9,996
1996 Cliff Arnebeck Jr.: 64,665 Deborah D. Pryce : 156,776 
1994 William L. Buckel: 46,480 Deborah D. Pryce : 112,912 
1992 Richard Cordray: 94,907 Deborah D. Pryce : 110,390Linda Reidelbach: 44,906
1990 Thomas V. Erney: 68,510 Chalmers P. Wylie : 99,251 William L. Buckel (WI): 158
1988 Mark S. Froehlich: 51,172 Chalmers P. Wylie : 154,694 
1986 David L. Jackson: 55,750 Chalmers P. Wylie : 97,745 
1984 Duane Jager: 58,870 Chalmers P. Wylie : 148,311 
1982 Greg Kostelac: 47,070 Chalmers P. Wylie : 104,678Steve Kender (L): 6,139
1980 Terry Freeman: 48,708 Chalmers P. Wylie : 129,025 
1978 Henry W. Eckhart: 37,000 Chalmers P. Wylie : 91,023 
1976 Manley L. "Mike" McGee: 57,741 Chalmers P. Wylie : 109,630 
1974 Manley L. "Mike" McGee: 49,683 Chalmers P. Wylie : 79,376 
1972 Manley L. "Mike" McGee: 55,314 Chalmers P. Wylie : 115,779Edward Price (AI): 4,820
1970 Manley L. "Mike" McGee: 34,018 Chalmers P. Wylie : 81,536 
1968 Russell H. Volkema: 35,861 Chalmers P. Wylie : 98,499 
1966 Robert L. Van Heyde: 38,805 Chalmers P. Wylie : 57,993 
1964 Robert T. Secrest : 62,438 Randall Metcalf: 31,803 
1962 Robert T. Secrest : 41,856 Tom Van Horn Moorehead : 38,095 
1960 Herbert U. Smith: 47,366 Tom Van Horn Moorehead : 49,742 
1958 Herbert U. Smith: 36,026 John E. Henderson : 48,316 
1956 Herbert U. Smith: 35,954 John E. Henderson : 55,126 
1954 Max L. Underwood: 32,795 John E. Henderson : 38,524 
1952 Robert T. Secrest : 62,913 Percy W. Griffiths: 34,966 
1950 Robert T. Secrest : 47,448 Holland M. Gary: 29,573 
1948 Robert T. Secrest : 45,575 Percy W. Griffiths : 35,294 
1946 Robert T. Secrest: 32,159 Percy W. Griffiths : 36,564 
1944 Olney R. Gillogly: 31,756 Percy W. Griffiths : 47,710 
1942 Charles W. Lynch: 23,213 Percy W. Griffiths : 35,137 
1940 Robert T. Secrest : 57,359 Clair A. Young: 40,233 
1938 Robert T. Secrest : 42,573 Percy W. Griffiths: 38,903 
1936 Robert T. Secrest : 53,263 Kenneth C. Ray: 42,053Joe I. Clarke: 333
1934 Robert T. Secrest : 42,722 Kenneth C. Ray: 33,950 
1932 Robert T. Secrest : 50,313 C. Ellis Moore : 38,113Joseph H. Ewing: 444
1930 H. R. McClintock: 33,968 C. Ellis Moore : 35,611 
1928 Frank H. Ward: 26,441 C. Ellis Moore : 50,941 
1926 E. B. Schneider: 23,703 C. Ellis Moore : 28,519 
1924 James R. Alexander: 30,608 C. Ellis Moore : 39,155 
1922 James R. Alexander: 30,120 C. Ellis Moore : 32,894F. J. Ash: 1,003
1920 John S. Talbott: 30,326 C. Ellis Moore : 42,419 

Historical district boundaries

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2003 - 2013

The character Deanna Monroe, from AMC's The Walking Dead was a former Congresswoman from Ohio's 15th congressional district.

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