CINCINNATI - Republican incumbent Steve Chabot's has defeated his opponent, Democrat Jeff Sinnard, to retain his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Chabot has served his constituents in the 1st Congressional District for 15 years.
The 1st Congressional District is made up of all of Warren County, Western Hamilton County, and part of Northern Hamilton County. Warren County was in the 2nd Congressional District in the 2010 election before redistricting took effect. After recent redistricting, the 1st Congressional District is now dominated by Republican voters, making it a difficult challenge for other parties to win there. Residents in Warren County have a new representative to vote for this election season.
The role of a Congressman for the U.S. House of Representatives is to represent the people of Ohio, their district and the United States in dealing with matters of national and international importance. A U.S. Representative serves a two-year tern and their annual salary is $174,000.
Chabot has said his main priorities in this election are the economy, government spending and energy.
As the former Ranking Member on the Committee of Small Business, Chabot believes in ending the uncertainty small businesses face and start pushing common-sense policies to spur innovation, development and job creation. His goal is to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome regulations, cut taxes and reduce wasteful spending.
Chabot believes that the federal government needs to be smaller and spend less. He feels this must be done to create jobs and save our children from national bankruptcy.
Chabot is also a strong supporter of energy independence. He's a believer in reducing our dependence on foreign oil. In order to do that, he would like to see the United States invest more of its time in domestic oil production and explore alternative energy sources such as wind and solar energy. Chabot also feels its important to invest in advanced electric and hybrid vehicles.
Congressman Chabot has been a lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He previously served as a Cincinnati City councilman and Hamilton County commissioner.
Chabot is a 1973 graduate of LaSalle High School. He then earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and then returned to Cincinnati to teach while studying law at Northern Kentucky University in the evening.
Chabot and his wife Donna live in Westwood, a neighborhood of Cincinnati, and have two children.