MIAMI COUNTY — Republican Warren Davidson of Troy has been re-elected to represent Ohio’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Precincts reported that Davidson received 67.15 percent of the vote against Democratic candidate Dr. Vanessa Enoch, according to unofficial results, which showed Davidson with 128,413 votes and Enoch with 62,825.
Born and raised in Ohio, Davidson enlisted in the Army after high school, where he served for 12 years. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, finishing in the top ten percent of his class.
He majored in American history and minored in mechanical engineering, and returned to Ohio in 2000 to help with his father’s manufacturing business. Davidson started another business while completing an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and went on to serve as Chairman of the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association.
Davidson won a special election in June 2016 to fill the remainder of the term of outgoing Rep. John Boehner. He was re-elected to his first full term in Congress in November of the same year.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve our district,” Davidson said. “It’s clearly a different way to serve the country than I ever anticipated when I first enlisted in the Army. I never thought I’d get this opportunity and it’s an honor to continue.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity and look forward to the term ahead. Like everyone else, I’m watching the results of this election play out in real time, and am hopeful we can hold the House and stay on offense.”
Ohio’s 8th district includes Butler, Clark, Darke, Mercer, Miami, and Preble Counties.