Greg Landsman
Greg Landsman Official Portrait 118th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded bySteve Chabot
Member of the Cincinnati City Council
In office
January 2, 2018 – December 19, 2022
Succeeded bySeth Walsh
Personal details
Gregory John Landsman

(1976-12-04) December 4, 1976 (age 46)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseSarah Landsman
EducationOhio University (BA)
Harvard University (MA)
WebsiteHouse website

Gregory John Landsman (born December 4, 1976)[1] is an American politician and former educator from Ohio serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district since 2023.

A member of the Democratic Party, Landsman served on the Cincinnati City Council from 2018 to 2022.[2] He was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Ohio's 1st congressional district, defeating 13-term incumbent Steve Chabot in the 2022 election.

Early life and education

Landsman was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio to a Jewish family. He earned a bachelor's degree in economic and political science from Ohio University in 1999 and a master's degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School in 2004.[3][4] Governor Ted Strickland appointed Landsman to be his director of faith-based and community initiatives in 2007.[5]

Landsman served as executive director for Strive until December 2015. He then led Preschool Promise, an initiative to make two years of preschool available to all three- and four-year-olds in Cincinnati.[6] Preschool Promise was incorporated into a joint levy with Cincinnati Public Schools, and the levy passed in November 2016.[7]

Cincinnati City Council

Landsman ran for the Cincinnati City Council in 2013 and lost. He ran again in 2017,[5] and was elected to one of the council's seats in the November general election.[8] Landsman was reelected in 2021.[9]

In 2018, Landsman and four other city councilors (P.G. Sittenfeld, Chris Seelbach, Wendell Young, and Tamaya Dennard), known collectively as the "Gang of Five", were found to be discussing city business via text messages. They talked about how to keep the city manager and potentially regain power from the mayor. In March 2019, the Gang of Five agreed to turn over their text messages in order to settle a lawsuit filed by a local anti-tax activist. The text messages were made searchable and posted on the website of the law firm that sued the Gang of Five.[10] No criminal charges were filed.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives

Political positions


In 2023, Landsman voted against H.Con.Res. 21, which aimed to direct President Joe Biden to remove U.S. troops from Syria within 180 days.[12][13]



See also: 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio § District 1

In 2021, national Democrats recruited Landsman to run against longtime Republican incumbent Steve Chabot for the United States House of Representatives seat from Ohio's 1st congressional district in the 2022 elections.[14] Landsman announced his candidacy in January 2022[15] and defeated Chabot in the November election by five percentage points.[16]

Caucus memberships

Committee assignments

Electoral history

Ohio's 1st congressional district: Results 2022[18]
Year Winner Votes Pct Runner-up Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
2022 Greg Landsman 156,416 52% Steve Chabot (inc.) 140,058 47%

Personal life

Landsman lives with his wife, Sarah, and their two children in Mount Washington.[19]


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  2. ^ "Seth Walsh will replace Greg Landsman on Cincinnati Council". December 9, 2022. Retrieved February 1, 2023.
  3. ^ "Landsman challenging Chabot for seat in congress". October 13, 2022. Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "About Council Member Landsman". Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Boxer, peacemaker Greg Landsman running for City Council". Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  6. ^ Wetterich, Chris (October 3, 2015). "Executive director makes exit to focus full time on Preschool Promise campaign". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  7. ^ Huff, Hannah Sparling and Rebecca. "School levy passes by wide margin". The Enquirer. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  8. ^ "Election 2017: Cincinnati council incumbents leading early". Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  9. ^ Staff, WLWT Digital (November 3, 2021). "Election results: Cincinnati mayor, school levies, council, more". WLWT. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  10. ^ Baker, Jennifer Edwards. "Gang of Five special prosecution: Timeline". Fox 19 Cincinnati. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  11. ^ "No Criminal Charges For Council's 'Gang Of Five'". WVXU. September 29, 2020.
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  14. ^ Williams, Jason (December 1, 2021). "Why this Cincinnati city councilman might challenge Republican Steve Chabot in 2022 election". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  15. ^ "Councilman Greg Landsman announces bid for Congress". January 6, 2022. Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  16. ^ Planalp, Brian. "Greg Landsman unseats Chabot in surprise win for Democrats". Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  17. ^ "Leadership | New Democrat Coalition". Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  18. ^ "2022 OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS". Ohio Secretary of State.
  19. ^ Gardner, Steve (September 6, 2021). "Greg Landsman". The Faces of Cincinnati. Retrieved November 16, 2022.