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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-225-2015

Address: 1022 LHOB, DC 20515

State Office Contact Information

Phone: (614) 771-4968

Address: 3790 Municipal Way, Hilliard OH 43026-1620

Lancaster OH

Phone: (740) 654-2654

Fax: (740) 654-2482

Address: 123 South Broad Street Suite 235, Lancaster OH 43130

Wilmington OH

Phone: (937) 283-7049

Fax: (937) 283-7052

Address: 69 N. South Street, Wilmington OH 45177

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Steve Stivers Biography
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  • Elected: 2010, 2nd term.
  • District: Ohio 15
  • Born: Mar. 24, 1965, Ripley
  • Home: Columbus
  • Education:

    OH St. U., B.A. 1989, M.B.A. 1996.

  • Professional Career:

    Legis. aide; Lobbyist.

  • Military Career:

    OH Army Natl. Guard, 1988-2008.

  • Political Career:

    OH Senate, 2003-08.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    United Methodist

  • Family: Married (Karen); 2 children

Republican Steve Stivers, elected in 2010, is a pro-abortion rights centrist who is considered an up-and-comer in the GOP. Read More

Republican Steve Stivers, elected in 2010, is a pro-abortion rights centrist who is considered an up-and-comer in the GOP.

Stivers grew up in the Cincinnati suburbs, moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University, and never left, except for deployments with the Ohio Army National Guard. For most of his career, he was associated with the Ohio Legislature. He was a staffer in the state Senate, and then in 1995 began working as a lobbyist for BankOne, which was based in Columbus (and later absorbed into Bank of America). He was appointed by the Senate in 2003 to fill the seat of a retiring state senator. Soon afterward, he served tours in Kuwait and Iraq. When his seat came up for election in 2006, he ran his campaign from Iraq and won. Republicans have had large majorities in the Ohio Senate and Stivers was vice chairman of the Finance Committee, supporting state budgets that cut property taxes and froze tuition at state universities.

When Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce decided against running for reelection in the 15th District in 2008, Democrats nominated Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy, who had held Pryce to a 50.2%-49.8% victory two years earlier. House Minority Leader John Boehner urged Stivers to run, and although he initially declined amid speculation that he wanted to be Ohio Senate president, he got into the contest.

He campaigned as a moderate, favoring abortion rights but also emphasizing fiscal discipline and his military experience. The Columbus Dispatch lauded Stivers for supporting a two-year federal budget process similar to Ohio’s and line-item veto power for the president. Kilroy emphasized her background as a former Columbus school board president and slammed Stivers for his stint as a bank lobbyist. Stivers portrayed Kilroy as “way outside the mainstream,” too liberal for the district, and a captive of big labor. Kilroy won by a narrower than expected 46%-45%.

In her one term in office, Kilroy was a faithful supporter of the majority Democrats’ programs, including the economic stimulus bill, the cap-and-trade bill to reduce carbon emissions, and the overhaul of the health care system. Stivers, who continued to run for the seat in anticipation of a 2010 rematch, called the health care law’s mandate to buy insurance “very dangerous” and said the legislation would be a heavy burden on small business. Kilroy portrayed him as a flip-flopper, arguing that he had supported an individual mandate and a carbon emissions bill in the past. She also charged that he had supported a national sales tax to replace the income tax, and she again ran ads attacking him as a lobbyist.

Kilroy-Stivers redux turned out to be a great disappointment for national Democrats. They raised roughly $2.7 million each, and although they were evenly matched in fundraising, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee abandoned the race in October as unwinnable. Stivers prevailed 54%-41%.

In the House, Stivers established himself as a Boehner loyalist and “the type of sensible moderate that most Ohioans want to see,” The Columbus Dispatch said in endorsing him for reelection. He joined the centrist Main Street Partnership as well as the conservative Republican Study Committee. He opposed conservatives’ attempts to abolish or slash funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Legal Services Corp., and to enforce Davis-Bacon Act prevailing-wage requirements. On the Financial Services Committee, Stivers won committee approval in 2011 of his bill repealing a provision of the Dodd-Frank overhaul law which made credit rating agencies liable for increased lawsuit exposure.

Stivers also became deeply involved in party activities, working with GOP Rep. Steve Scalise on recruiting Republican candidates for the National Republican Congressional Committee; he became the NRCC’s vice chair for finance in 2013. At Boehner’s behest, Stivers served on a GOP task force on cyber security and also was asked to work with the speaker’s other allies in 2011 on finding ways to boost infrastructure spending. Stivers later introduced a bill to use projected revenue from offshore drilling leases to back the sale of government bonds for highways.

Stivers’ closeness to Boehner helped make him a big beneficiary of post-2010 census redistricting. His new district became more Republican, enabling him in 2012 to demolish Democrat Pat Lang, 62%-38%.

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Steve Stivers Election Results
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2012 General
Steve Stivers (R)
Votes: 205,274
Percent: 61.56%
Pat Lang (D)
Votes: 128,188
Percent: 38.44%
2012 Primary
Steve Stivers (R)
Votes: 70,191
Percent: 89.31%
Charles Chope (R)
Votes: 8,404
Percent: 10.69%
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (54%)
Steve Stivers Votes and Bills
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2013 2012 2011
Economic 44 (L) : 55 (C) 36 (L) : 64 (C) 37 (L) : 63 (C)
Social 47 (L) : 52 (C) 41 (L) : 58 (C) 39 (L) : 61 (C)
Foreign 34 (L) : 60 (C) 52 (L) : 48 (C) 30 (L) : 70 (C)
Composite 43.0 (L) : 57.0 (C) 43.2 (L) : 56.8 (C) 35.3 (L) : 64.7 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC9083
LCV146
CFG4554
ITIC-100
NTU6971
20112012
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ACLU-0
ACU6773
ADA100
AFSCME0-
Key House Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Find AG in contempt
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
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