MIAMI COUNTY — Incumbent U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson won a re-election bid for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District seat against Democratic candidate for Congress Dr. Vanessa Enoch, of West Chester, and Independent candidate Isaac Reed, of Hamilton, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday.
Davidson won with an overall unofficial count of 241,503, or 69 percent, as compared to Enoch’s 108,244, or 31 percent.
According to the Miami County Board of Elections, 41,499 votes, or 75.14 percent, were cast for Davidson in Miami County; 13,692, or 24.79 percent of votes, were cast for Enoch; and 39 votes were cast for a write-in candidate.
“It’s an honor to get to do this job,” Davidson said Tuesday. “When I first was running, I’d say it feels like an opportunity to go back on active duty. Obviously, it’s a different sort of service that I got to do in uniform, but the oath of office starts out the same way and it’s just an incredible honor.”
Davidson assumed office as member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio’s 8th congressional district in June 2016, having been preceded by John Boehner. In November 2018, Davidson defeated Enoch in the general election. He commented Tuesday on the highly contested election and the historically high voter turn-out in many places.
“There’s a very clear contrast of ideas in the race that I’ve been declared the winner in and at the presidential level, and for the control of the House of Representatives, and I think that shows up in the level of participation,” he said. “People have viewed it as a high-stakes election and the participation looks incredibly high.”
Davidson said he sought re-election because he has a strong appreciation for his country.
“I love this country with a soldier’s passion, having served as an enlisted infantryman and commissioned infantry officer,” he said. “I am a former Army Ranger, including service in the 75th Ranger Regiment. It is an honor to represent Ohio’s 8th District in Congress with the same spirit that motivated my time in uniform.”