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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Ohio Republican Central Committee, 1986-88; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1988; Ohio Republican Central Committee, 1990-92; Wood County Commission, 1990-96; Ohio Senate, 1997-00; Ohio House, 2001-07; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-present
Born: April 18, 1956; Bluffton, Ohio
Residence: Bowling Green
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Marcia Latta; two children
Education: Ohio Northern U., attended 1974-75; Bowling Green State U., B.A. 1978; Ohio Northern U., attended 1978-79; U. of Toledo, J.D. 1981
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2007 (4th full term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy)

Election History
2014generalBob Latta (R) 134,44966.5
Robert Fry (D) 58,50728.9
Eric Eberly (LIBERT) 9,3444.6
2012generalBob Latta (R) 201,51457.3
Angela Zimmann (D) 137,80639.2
Eric Eberly (LIBERT) 12,5583.6
2010generalBob Latta (R) 140,70367.8
Caleb Finkenbiner (D) 54,91926.5
Brian Smith (LIBERT) 11,8315.7
2008generalBob Latta (R) 188,90564.1
George Mays (D) 105,84035.9
2007specialBob Latta (R) 56,11457.0
Robin Weirauch (D) 42,22942.9
John Green (LIBERT) 1670.2
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) is 15th.


Ohio is 14th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@BobLatta)

Rep. Bob Latta has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.