(PRESS RELEASE) TOLEDO, OH – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has been declared the winner in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District race.
The results speak to Marcy Kaptur’s focus on advancing the priorities of the “Big Middle” of the American people, and to Northwest Ohio voters’ rejection of radical political ideologies.
“Northwest Ohio is home to the hardworking folks who make, build, and grow America – and I am honored to continue serving them in Congress,” said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.
“There has been too much division in our nation of late, and our focus must be on mending the fabric of our politics and our society.”
“We are the United States of America – not the divided states of America. We are the red, white, and blue – not the red or blue. I pledge to be a voice and representative for all the people – Republicans, Democrats, and none of the above.”
“I will be a fighter for the working man and woman, the farmer in Defiance and the autoworker in Toledo, the police officer in Port Clinton, and the business owner in Fremont.”
“We have so much good we can accomplish when we come together. For the future of our great nation, I will work with anyone and everyone to put Northwest Ohio first.”
The new Ohio 9th Congressional District spans Northwest Ohio, including Defiance, Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Erie, and Sandusky Counties.
During redistricting, the Republican-led Ohio State Legislature crafted the district to heavily favor Republicans in the hopes of ousting the longest serving woman in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congresswoman Kaptur campaigned tirelessly on her record of delivering for Middle Class workers, families, seniors, and veterans in Northwest Ohio.
Throughout the campaign, Congresswoman Kaptur highlighted delivering funding for police, working to lower the cost of prescription drugs, fighting to protect Ohio energy jobs, and investing in job training.
She also stressed the urgency for the American people to reject the political violence exemplified by the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and highlighted her unique ability to unite Republicans, Democrats, and Independants.
Upon being sworn in for the 118th Congress on January 3, 2023, Congresswoman Kaptur will become the longest serving woman in the history of the U.S. Congress.