|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 1st district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2023
|Preceded by||Steve Chabot|
|Member of the Cincinnati City Council|
January 2, 2018 – December 19, 2022
|Succeeded by||Seth Walsh|
Gregory John Landsman
December 4, 1976
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Education||Ohio University (BA)|
Harvard University (MA)
Gregory John Landsman (born December 4, 1976) 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. 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.
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. Governor Ted Strickland appointed Landsman to be his director of faith-based and community initiatives in 2007.
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. Preschool Promise was incorporated into a joint levy with Cincinnati Public Schools, and the levy passed in November 2016.
Landsman ran for the Cincinnati City Council in 2013 and lost. He ran again in 2017, and was elected to one of the council's seats in the November general election. Landsman was reelected in 2021.
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. No criminal charges were filed.
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.
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. Landsman announced his candidacy in January 2022 and defeated Chabot in the November election by five percentage points.
|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%|
Landsman lives with his wife, Sarah, and their two children in Mount Washington, a neighborhood on Cincinnati's east side.