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Kilroy lost her re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio)

  • District: 15th District, Western Columbus and suburbs
  • Residence: Columbus
  • Born: April 30, 1949; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Husband, Robert Handelman; two children, one stepchild
  • Education: Cleveland State U., B.A. 1977 (political science); Ohio State U., J.D. 1980
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Columbus Board of Education, 1992-99 (president, 1999); Democratic nominee for Ohio Senate, 1996; Franklin County Board of Commissioners, 2001-09 (president, 2005-07); Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2006; U.S. House, 2009-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Steve Stivers, R, to succeed Deborah Pryce, R, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets, Insurance & GSEs; Housing & Community Opportunity; Oversight & Investigations); Homeland Security (Emerging Threats; Management & Oversight)
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State Information: 15th District, Western Columbus and suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Steve Stivers (R) 119,471 54.2%
Mary Jo Kilroy (D) 91,077 41.3%
William Kammerer (LIBERT) 6,116 2.8%
David Ryon (CNSTP) 3,887 1.8%
Bill Buckel (WRI) 45 0%
2008 general Mary Jo Kilroy (D) 139,584 45.9%
Steve Stivers (R) 137,272 45.2%
Mark Noble (LIBERT) 14,061 4.6%
Don Eckhart (I) 12,915 4.2%
2006 general Deborah Pryce (R) 110,739 50.1%
Mary Jo Kilroy (D) 109,677 49.6%
2004 general Deborah Pryce (R) 166,520 60%
Mark Brown (D) 110,915 40%
2002 general Deborah Pryce (R) 108,193 66.6%
Mark Brown (D) 54,286 33.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 54% John McCain: 45%
2004 John Kerry: 49% George W. Bush: 50%
2000 Al Gore: 46% George W. Bush: 54%

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