|Ohio's 4th congressional district|
Ohio's 4th congressional district spans sections of the northeast, central, and southwest areas of the state. Its nickname, "the duck district," refers to its gerrymandered geographical shape being similar to a duck. The district zig-zags west and south from Cleveland's suburbs to Mercer County on the Indiana border. The largest city in the district is Elyria. It also includes Oberlin, home of Oberlin College. It is currently represented by Republican Jim Jordan, who has represented the district since 2007.
Cities and towns represented
History of district boundaries
From 2002 to 2012 the district included the counties of Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Shelby, and part of Wyandot.
As part of the 2010 redistricting process, it was redrawn from the previous district to stretch from Lima, to include the northwestern suburbs of Columbus, up to Tiffin and Elyria on the shores of Lake Erie.
In May 2019, a panel of three federal judges ruled that Ohio's congressional district map was unconstitutional and based on gerrymandering. A new map was expected ahead of the 2020 election. However, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rucho v. Common Cause that courts could not review allegations of gerrymandering, the district boundaries will not change until congressional district maps are redrawn in 2022.
List of members representing the district
Recent election results
Election results from presidential races
|2000||President||George W. Bush 62% - Al Gore 35%|
|2004||President||George W. Bush 65% - John Kerry 34%|
|2008||President||John McCain 54.4% - Barack Obama 43.7%|
|2012||President||Mitt Romney 56% - Barack Obama 42%|
|2016||President||Donald Trump 64.3% - Hillary Clinton 30.7%|
|2020||President||Donald Trump 67% - Joe Biden 31%|
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