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U.S. Representative

Steven Chabot (R)


Leadership: No leadership position
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for OH-01

Confirmed: Jeff Sinnard, Steven Chabot
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
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Steve Chabot, a Republican, represents the First Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was first elected to the district in 1992, and was defeated in the November 2008 general election by Steven Driehaus (D). Chabot was re-elected in the 2010 general election.


Record and controversies

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Americans for Democratic Action 10 - 2/20 15 - 3/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 70 - 14/20 not avail.

Iraq War

Chabot voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Partial-birth abortion ban

Chabot sponsored the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 which outlaws a specific late-term abortion procedure. On November 5, 2003, President George W. Bush signed it into law.

Main article: Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003


In 2006, Chabot earmarked $1.6 million to be distributed among several institutions in his district whose board of directors' members had made contributions to his campaign fund. The funding of several of the organizations-----the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Center-----appeared incongruous with Chabot's previous stance regarding federal funding of the humanities. In the past, he sharply criticized pork-barrel spending and co-sponsored legislation that would have elimated both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. [1]


Chabot was born January 22, 1953 in Cincinnati. He was educated at the College of William and Mary where he earned a B.A. in 1975. He went on to obtain a Juris Doctor degree from Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law (in Highland Heights, KY) in 1978. He worked as a school teacher (1975-1976), was a member of the Cincinnati city council (1985-1990), and the Hamilton County, Ohio, commission (1990-94).

Congressional career

According to his House biography, "Chabot is one of Congress's leading advocates for fiscal responsibility -- voting consistently to eliminate wasteful spending and reduce the excessive tax burden on hard-working Americans. Nonpartisan taxpayer advocacy groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste, the Concord Coalition, and the National Taxpayers Union consistently rate Chabot as one of the most pro-taxpayer members of Congress.

Congressman Chabot, also served as a House Manager during the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. Chabot received praise for his even-handed and thoughtful approach to the trial.

Chabot has helped lead efforts to block taxation of the Internet, pass product liability reform measures, and toughen anti-drug laws. He is an outspoken defender of individual privacy rights."[2]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated John Cranley to face Chabot in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Chabot retained his seat.

2008 elections

In the 2008 race for Ohio's First Congressional District, the MAF Freedom PAC endorsed Chabot over his Democratic challenger, State Representative Steven Driehaus. The PAC is affiliated with the conservative pro-war group Move America Forward. [2] He was defeated in the general election by Driehaus.[3]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Cintas Corp$ 20,500
American Financial Group$ 11,150
Valentine Research$ 10,400
Credit Union National Assn$ 10,000
Desert Caucus$ 10,000
Entertrainment Junction$ 10,000
Small Business Investor Alliance$ 10,000
United Dairy Farmers$ 7,800
Duke Energy$ 6,000
Cincinnati Bengals$ 5,200
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Steven Chabot
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Steven Chabot. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


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129 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3501
Phone: 202-225-2216
Fax: 202-225-3012
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District Office - Cincinnati:
3003 Carew Tower
441 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-684-2723
Fax: 513-421-8722

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