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David Joyce

14th District of Ohio

US Representative

A lifelong Ohioan, Dave has dedicated his life to family and public service. After graduating with his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton, Dave worked as a public defender before being elected as Geauga County Prosecutor in 1988 – a position in which he served his community for nearly 25 years. In November of 2012, Dave was elected to represent the 14th Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives and is currently in his sixth term. He considers it a great honor to represent the people of Northeast Ohio and serve the communities where he was born and raised.


As a conservative former prosecutor, Dave has worked for years to expand the bipartisan consensus on the need to reform the federal government’s cannabis policies, introducing bipartisan bills to advance the issue that can bring both Republicans and Democrats together, including the SAFE Banking Act, the HOPE Act, the PREPARE Act, and the STATES Act.

Dave serves on the influential House Committee on Appropriations, which is responsible for scrutinising federal spending and determining how your tax dollars are spent. In this role, he works to restore fiscal responsibility, which he believes is needed to create a stronger, more prosperous nation for the next generation.

Following in the footsteps of his predecessor in Congress, Steve LaTourette, Dave is proud to put policy over politics and work across the aisle to find solutions to the challenges facing the lives and livelihoods of Northeast Ohio families.

In 2022, Dave was elected Chairman of the Republican Governance Group, a group of Republican lawmakers from across the country comprised of pragmatic members who are committed to productive and effective governance. Members carefully consider policy stances and aim to make a difference rather than pushing partisan noise.

Dave resides in Bainbridge Township, Ohio, with his wife (and fellow West Geauga High School graduate) Kelly. They have three children: Trenton, Keighle, and Bridey.