Incumbent Marcy Kaptur (D) and J.R. Majewski (R) are running in the general election for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District on November 8, 2022.
The partisan composition of the 9th District changed following redistricting after the 2020 census. Joe Biden (D) defeated Donald Trump (R) in the old 9th District, 59% to 40%. Trump defeated Biden in the redrawn 9th District 51% to 48%, making it one of 13 U.S. House districts Democrats are defending that Trump won in 2020.
Kaptur was first elected in 1982, making her the longest-tenured woman in the 117th Congress. Kaptur says strengthening the economy is her top priority, saying, “unfair trade agreements, Wall Street recklessness, and federal policies favoring large corporations and the wealthy have decimated America’s middle-class … It’s time to put people first again.”
Majewski works in the nuclear industry in project management positions. In a Candidate Connection survey submitted to Ballotpedia, Majewski described himself as “the America First Candidate” and said he would “Bring back good paying American jobs … Maintain a strong national defense and stop the endless wars.” Read his full responses here.
The outcome of this race will affect the partisan balance of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 118th Congress. All 435 House districts are up for election. As of November 1, 2022, Democrats held a 220-212 majority in the U.S. House with three vacancies. Republicans need to gain a net of five districts to win a majority in the chamber.