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Rob PortmanREPRepublican United States Senator
67
Years of Age
24
Years of Experience
OHResidence (state)

Robert Jones Portman (born December 19, 1955) is an American attorney and politician who served as a United States senator from Ohio from 2011 to 2023. A member of the Republican Party, Portman was the 35th director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 2006 to 2007, the 14th United States trade representative from 2005 to 2006, and a U.S. representative from 1993 to 2005, representing Ohio's 2nd district. In 1993, Portman won a special election to represent Ohio's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. He was reelected six times before resigning upon his appointment by President George W. Bush as the U.S. trade representative in May 2005. As trade representative, Portman initiated trade agreements with other countries and pursued claims at the World Trade Organization. In May 2006, Bush appointed Portman the director of the Office of Management and Budget. In 2010, Portman announced his candidacy for the United States Senate seat being vacated by George Voinovich. He easily defeated then-Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher and was reelected in 2016. On January 25, 2021, he announced that he would not seek a third term in 2022.

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Campaign Funding

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$26,328,525
Total Raised
$26,767,979
Total Spent
$1,662,655
Cash on Hand

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Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Dartmouth College
Bachelor of Arts
1979
Cincinnati Country Day School
University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctor
1984
primary school
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Senator
United States Senate
2011 - 2023
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1993 - 2005
Former House Republican Assistant Whip
Owner
Golden Lamb Inn in Lebanon, Ohio
Current
Of Counsel
Squire, Sanders, & Dempsey Limited Liability Partnership
2007 - 2010
Director
Office of Management and Budget, United States Cabinet
2006 - 2007
Trade Representative
United States Cabinet
2005 - 2006
Director
Office of Legislative Affairs, White House
1989 - 1991
Associate White House Counsel
President George H.W. Bush
1989
Aide
White House
Attorney
Patton, Boggs, and Blow
Other Experience1 - 21 of 21
Board Member
The Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati
Chair
Ohio’s Future Political Action Committee (PAC)
Founder
The Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati
Member
Advisory Board, The Ohio State University’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Co-Chair
National Commission on Restructuring the IRS
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, United States Senate
Former Chair
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, United States Senate
Former Member
Water and Power Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
National Parks Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, United States Senate
Former Member
Energy and Natural Resources Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on International trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, United States Senate
Former Member
Budget Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Energy Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Health Care Subcommittee, United States Senate
Member
National Republican Congressional Committee
Member
Congressional Caucus on Unfunded Mandates
Member
Republican Policy Committee