U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot 1st District of Ohio


Congressman Steve Chabot represents Ohio's First District, which encompasses most of Cincinnati, its western suburbs and southwest Butler County. Chabot, a Republican, was first elected to Congress in 1994 and is serving his seventh term.

Congressman Chabot is the Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee. He is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee where he had served for the past six years as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution. Along with the Small Business and Judiciary Committees, Chabot is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and in the past served as the Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East. In 2003 he was appointed by President Bush to be the Congressional Representative to the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Prior to his election to Congress, Chabot served on the Hamilton County Commission and the Cincinnati City Council. Representative Chabot is 54 years old. He and his wife Donna have two children: daughter Erica and son Randy. They live in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Westwood.

Steve Chabot was born and raised in Cincinnati. He graduated from La Salle High School and worked his way through the College of William and Mary. Returning to Cincinnati after college, he taught in a downtown elementary school during the day while attending the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at night. He then opened his own neighborhood law practice, with his father serving as his assistant.

Congressman Chabot is one of Congress's leading advocates for fiscal responsibility -- voting consistently to eliminate wasteful spending and reduce the excessive tax burden on hard-working Americans. Nonpartisan taxpayer advocacy groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste, the Concord Coalition, and the National Taxpayers Union consistently rate Chabot as one of the most pro-taxpayer members of Congress.

Congressman Chabot also served as a House Manager during the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. Chabot received praise for his even-handed and thoughtful approach to the trial.

Chabot has helped lead efforts to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act, block taxation of the Internet, pass product liability reform measures, and toughen anti-drug laws. He is an outspoken defender of individual privacy rights.

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