All 18 Ohio seats to the United States House of Representatives
The 2010 congressional elections in Ohio was held on November 2, 2010. Ohio had eighteen seats in the United States House of Representatives, and all eighteen incumbent Representatives were seeking re-election in 2010. The election was held on the same day as many other Ohio elections, and the same day as House of Representatives elections in other states.
|United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2010|
|Party||Votes||Percentage||Seats Before||Seats After||+/-|
Democratic incumbent Steve Driehaus represented the district since 2009. He faced Republican nominee and former U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot, along with Libertarian nominee James Berns (PVS) and Green Party nominee Richard Stevenson (campaign site, PVS). In 2008, Obama carried the district with 55% of the vote. Driehaus was defeated in 2010.
|Steve Driehaus (D)||Steve Chabot (R)||Other|
|American Action Forum||August 16-21, 2010||400||± 4.90%||45%||47%||8%|
|The Polling Company||July 30-August 2, 2010||301||± 5.65%||41%||51%||7%|
|Democratic||Steven L. Driehaus||92,672||45.0%||N/A|
|Libertarian||Jim A. Berns||3,076||1.5%||N/A|
|Natural Law||Richard L. Stevenson||2,000||1.0%||N/A|
Republican incumbent Jean Schmidt has represented this district since 2005. She faced Democratic nominee Surya Yalamanchili, a marketing executive (PVS), and Libertarian nominee Marc Johnston (PVS). In 2008, McCain carried this district with 59% of the vote.
|Republican Party||Jean Schmidt||139,027||58.45|
|Democratic Party||Surya Yalamanchili||82,431||34.66|
|Libertarian Party||Marc Johnston||16,259||6.84|
Republican incumbent Mike Turner has represented this district since 2003. He was challenged by Democratic nominee Joe Roberts (PVS) in the general election. In 2008, McCain carried this district with 51% of the vote.
|Republican Party||Mike Turner||152,629||68.11|
|Democratic Party||Joe Roberts||71,455||31.89|
Republican incumbent Jim Jordan has represented this district since 2007. He faced Democrat Doug Litt (PVS) and Libertarian Donald Kissick (campaign site, PVS), in the general election. In 2008, McCain carried this district with 60% of the vote.
FEC, as of June 30, 2010:
|Candidate (party)||Receipts||Disbursements||Cash on hand||Debt|
|Jim Jordan (R)||$580,530||$361,192||$793,203||$0|
|Doug Litt (D)||$5,885||$2,203||$3,675||$0|
|Donald Kissick (L)||Unreported|
|Republican Party||Jim Jordan||146,029||71.49|
|Democratic Party||Doug Litt||40,533||24.74|
|Libertarian Party||Donald Kissick||7,708||3.77|
Republican incumbent Bob Latta has represented this district since 2007. He faced Democratic nominee Caleb Finkenbiner (PVS) and Libertarian nominee Brian L. Smith (PVS) in the general election. In 2008, McCain carried this district with 53% of the vote.
|Republican Party||Bob Latta||140,703||67.82|
|Democratic Party||Caleb Finkenbiner||54,919||26.47|
|Libertarian Party||Brian Smith||11,831||5.7|
Democratic incumbent Charlie Wilson represented this district since 2007. He faced Republican nominee Bill Johnson, Libertarian nominee Martin J. "Buck" Elsass (campaign site, PVS), and Constitution Party nominee Richard E. Cadle (PVS) in the general election. In 2008, McCain carried this district with 50% of the vote. Wilson was defeated in 2010.
|Republican Party||Bill Johnson||103,170||50.19|
|Democratic Party||Charlie Wilson||92,823||45.15|
|Constitution Party||Richard Cadle||5,077||2.47|
|Libertarian Party||Martin Elsass||4,505||2.19|
Republican incumbent Steve Austria has represented the district since 2009. He faced Democrat Bill Conner (campaign site, PVS), Libertarian John D. Anderson (campaign site, PVS), and Constitution Party David Easton (PVS) in the general election. In 2008, McCain carried the district with 54% of the vote.
|Republican Party||Steve Austria||135,721||62.17|
|Democratic Party||Bill Conner||70,400||32.25|
|Libertarian Party||John Anderson||9,381||4.3|
|Constitution Party||David Easton||2,811||1.29|
Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, who has represented this district since 1991, ran for reelection. He ran against Democratic nominee and West Point Army veteran Justin Coussoule, Constitution Party nominee Jim Condit (campaign site, PVS), and Libertarian David Harlow (PVS) in the general election.
|Democratic nominee for|
U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 8th District
November 2, 2010
|Opponent(s)||John Boehner (R),|
Jim Condit (C),
David Harlow (L)
|Born||March 13, 1975|
|Residence||Liberty Township, Ohio (Ohio's 8th congressional district)|
|Alma mater||West Point (1997),|
University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore (JD)
|Profession||Attorney, purchasing manager|
Justin Coussoule (pronounced kuh-soo-lee) was born and raised in Adams, the son of a self-employed carpenter and a small business owner. He graduated in 1993 from Hoosac Valley High School and in 1997 from West Point  where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in American Politics with a Systems Engineering minor. He then served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer attaining the rank of captain. He left the U.S. Army in 2002 to attend the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore where he received a Juris Doctor (law degree). He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and was hired as an associate attorney at a regional law firm where he worked in the litigation department. Coussoule practiced primarily in the state Worker's Compensation system, advocating on behalf of injured workers to secure payment of their compensation and benefits for work-related injuries. He also worked at one time as a purchasing manager at Procter and Gamble.
Coussoule announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives on February 18, 2010, in Hamilton, Ohio. He has said "I'm running because I think that we are facing big issues right now that need long-term solutions, thoughtful approaches. I'm afraid these things will be around for my kids, they are only 2 and 4, 30 years from now if we don't act like adults and address them now. In particular when you consider who my opponent is. I would consider him the chief architect of 'No' and obstructionism and delay."  He won the May 4th primary where he ran unopposed. with 17,807 votes. He also says he is running for Congress because "the people of the 8th District have been ignored and taken for granted by our Representative in Congress".Biography and Issue Positions at Vote Smart
|Republican Party||John Boehner||142,731||65.64|
|Democratic Party||Justin Coussoule||65,883||30.3|
|Libertarian Party||David Harlow||5,121||2.36|
|Constitution Party||James Condit||3,701||1.7|
Democratic incumbent Marcy Kaptur, who has represented this district since 1983, is running for reelection. She was challenged by Republican nominee businessman Rich Iott. Libertarian Jeremy D. Swartz dropped out in June for family reasons. Libertarian Joseph Jaffe withdrew on September 10. In 2008, Obama carried the district with 62% of the vote.
FEC, Campaign Finance as of 6/30/10
|Candidate (Party)||Receipts||Disbursements||Cash on hand||Debt|
|Rich Iott (R)||$876,968||$606,603||$324,091||$823,100|
|Marcy Kaptur (D)||$313,131||$223,776||$1,044,932||$0|
|Democratic Party||Marcy Kaptur||121,819||59.35|
|Republican Party||Rich Iott||83,423||40.65|
Democratic incumbent Dennis Kucinich has represented this district since 1997. He faced Republican Peter J. Corrigan (PVS) and Libertarian Jeff Goggins (PVS)in the general election. In 2008, Obama carried the district with 59% of the vote.
|Democratic Party||Dennis Kucinich||101,340||53.0|
|Republican Party||Peter J. Corrigan||83,807||43.9|
|Libertarian Party||Jeff Goggins||5,874||3.1|
|Democratic Party||Marcia Fudge||139,684||82.9|
|Republican Party||Thomas Pekarek||28,752||17.1|
Republican incumbent Pat Tiberi has represented this district since 2001. He faced Democratic nominee and Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks (campaign site, PVS), and Libertarian nominee Travis M. Irvine (campaign site, PVS). In 2008, Obama carried the district with 54% of the vote.
Republican incumbent Steven LaTourette has represented this district since 1995. He faced Democratic nominee and former Appellate Court judge Bill O'Neill in the general election, along with Libertarian nominee and accountant John Jelenic (PVS). In 2008, McCain carried the district with 49% of the vote.
Democratic incumbent Mary Jo Kilroy faced three challengers: Constitution Party nominee David Ryon (campaign site, PVS), Libertarian nominee William J. Kammerer (PVS) and Republican nominee Steve Stivers whom Kilroy defeated in 2008. Kilroy was defeated in 2010.
Democratic incumbent John Boccieri has represented this district since 2009. He was challenged by Republican businessman Jim Renacci and Libertarian Jeffrey Blevins (PVS). In 2008, McCain carried the district with 50% of the vote. Boccieri was defeated in 2010.
|Republican Party||Jim Renacci||114,652||52.08|
|Democratic Party||John Boccieri||90,833||41.26|
|Libertarian Party||Jeffrey Blevins||14,585||6.63|
Democratic incumbent Tim Ryan has represented this district since 2003. He faced Republican Jim Graham (campaign site, PVS) and Independent James Traficant, a former Democratic U.S. Congressman whom Ryan succeeded. In 2008, Obama carried the district with 62% of the vote.
|Republican Party||Jim Graham||57,352||30.08|
|Democratic Party||Timothy Ryan||102,758||53.89|
Democratic incumbent Zack Space had represented this district since 2007. He was challenged by Republican nominee State Senator Bob Gibbs and Constitution Party nominee Lindsey Sutton (PVS). In 2008, McCain carried the district with 53% of the vote. Space was defeated in 2010.
|Republican Party||Bob Gibbs||107,426||53.86|
|Democratic Party||Zack Space||80,756||40.49|
|Libertarian Party||Lindsey Sutton||11,246||5.64|
Ref: Official candidate list from the Ohio Secretary of State