Warren Earl Davidson (born March 1, 1970) is an American Republican politician from the state of Ohio. He is the member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio's 8th congressional district.

Warren Davidson
Warren Davidson Congressional Portrait ca2017.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
Assumed office
June 7, 2016
Preceded byJohn Boehner
Personal details
Born
Warren Earl Davidson

(1970-03-01) March 1, 1970 (age 49)
Troy, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUnited States Military Academy (BS)
University of Notre Dame (MBA)

Early lifeEdit

Davidson was born in Sidney, Ohio. After his Sidney High School graduation in 1988, he enlisted in the army, and was stationed in Germany. He received an opportunity to attend the United States Military Academy and graduated in 1995. He is a former U.S. Army officer and a graduate of U.S. Army Ranger School. He received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.[1]

United States House of RepresentativesEdit

2016 special electionEdit

Following the resignation of John Boehner from the U.S. House of Representatives, Davidson ran in a special election to succeed him. He won the special election on June 7, 2016,[2][3] and was sworn in June 9, 2016.[4][5]

TenureEdit

 
Freshman congressional portrait (114th Congress)

Davidson is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, which had previously helped push John Boehner to resign his seat.[6] He ran in the November 2016 general election for the seat and won.

CryptocurrenciesEdit

He is known to praise cryptocurrencies in particular Bitcoin on the floor and a vocal advocate of the industry outside the house.[7]

Warren referred to Facebooks proposed digital currency "Libracoin" as "Sh*tcoin" during a congressional hearing examining the potential ramifications of Facebook's proposed said digital currency.[8]

Committee assignmentsEdit

Electoral historyEdit

Ohio's 8th Congressional District special election, 2016[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Warren Davidson 21,618 76.76
Democratic Corey Foister 5,937 21.08
Green James J. Condit, Jr. 607 2.16
Total votes 28,236 100.00
Republican hold
Ohio's 8th Congressional District election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Warren Davidson (Incumbent) 223,833 68.76
Democratic Steven Fought 87,794 26.97
Green Derrick James Hendricks 13,879 4.26
Total votes 325,506 100.00
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Republican Warren Davidson hopes to lead U.S. House 8th District race". dailyadvocate.com. February 1, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Boehner race winner: 'This is like going back to active duty'". Cincinnati.com. June 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Sewell, Dan; Press, Associated (June 8, 2016). "Warren Davidson wins special House election in Ohio". wdtn.com. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Davidson will be sworn in today". Journal-News. June 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Warren Davidson sworn in to fill remainder of John Boehner's term". daytondailynews.com. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Boehner's successor joins Freedom Caucus". Politico. June 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Congressman Warren Davidson Says Facebook Should Use Bitcoin Over Libra's Stablecoin". Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  8. ^ Morse, Jack. "Congressman implies Facebook's Libra is a 'shitcoin'". Mashable. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "June 7, 2016 Special Congressional General Election Official Canvass". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved July 28, 2019.

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