We’ve had some requests to post up Ohio’s Congressional Districts so people can find out what district they are in. We’ve decided to post this map to help you find out what district you are in and who works for you in those districts. We hope this map helps you gain a better insight into the State of Ohio and how it all works!
The following listing contains links to the members website as well as their Washington, DC contact phone numbers.
Use this list as a reference so you can contact your Senators and Representative on issues for which you feel strongly. Remember you are these people’s employers, so make sure you contact them frequently to let them know how they are doing on their job.
Ever wonder why the districts are so screwed up and some counties and divided between districts? Why are they so stretched out over wide areas of the state? It all comes down to the game of politics.
Gerrymandering is a form of boundary delimitation (redistricting) in which electoral district or constituency boundaries are deliberately modified for electoral purposes, thereby producing a contorted or unusual shape. The resulting district is known as a gerrymander; however, that noun can also refer to the process.
Gerrymandering may be used to achieve desired electoral results for a particular party, or may be used to help or hinder a particular group of constituents, such as a political, racial, linguistic, religious or class group.
When used to allege that a given party is gaining a disproportionate power, the term gerrymandering has negative connotations. However, a gerrymander may also be used for purposes that some perceive as positive, notably in US federal voting district boundaries which produce a proportion of constituencies with an African-American or other minority in the majority (these are thus called “minority-majority districts”).