Congressman-elect Greg Landsman gives a victory speech surrounded by family. Photo by Herald Staff

By Molly Schramm

WCPO, Channel 9

Democrat Greg Landsman has declared victory in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District. He’s the only Democrat to flip a house seat in the country so far this election.

Landsman was running against Republican incumbent Steve Chabot. Landsman said Chabot called him and conceded the race.

Landsman won with 52% of voters, while Chabot had 48%.

Landsman was elected as representative for the congressional district after five years of serving as a Cincinnati city council member.

The former public school teacher was born and raised in the Greater Cincinnati area. Following teaching, Landsman served as Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s director of faith-based and community initiatives. He then ran the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and returned to education as the executive director of StriveParternship.

As a councilman, Landsman created city hall’s Office of Ethics and Good Government and the Balanced Development Scorecard in an attempt to hold public officials accountable.

Landsman’s campaign platform points included advocating for abortion and reproductive health rights, addressing inflation and bettering worker wages and benefits.

His campaign website also said that he was running “to fight for children and families here at home.”

Due to redistricting maps, Ohio’s 1st Congressional District is now made up of the eastern majority of Hamilton County and Warren County.

Prior to this year, the 1st Congressional District was included the western majority of Hamilton County alongside Warren County.

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