CQ TODAY ONLINE NEWS
Nov. 7, 2012 – 12:11 a.m.
113th Congress: David Joyce, R-Ohio (14th District)
By Jonathan Strong, CQ Staff
Named to replace Republican Rep.
Joyce has kept his ideological temperament something of a mystery.
“He’s an enigma,” state Rep. Ron Young, a Republican, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Joyce was appointed Geauga County prosecuting attorney in 1988 and has been regularly re-elected to the position. In his first year, he worked with LaTourette to prosecute a notorious cult murder case in Kirtland.
“Dave cares deeply about children, families and education,” according to a biography of Joyce on his county office website.
At an Oct. 23 debate for what was considered a safely Republican seat, only a few dozen people showed up, according to WKSU Ohio.
Joyce said he would help break through gridlock in Washington.
“It’s been childish what’s been taking place, and I am — just like you — frustrated with what’s been taking place in Congress,” Joyce said during the October debate. “What makes me think that I should get up off my duff at 55 years old and go to Washington, D.C., to break that gridlock? Because I care.”
The Judiciary Committee seems a likely landing spot for Joyce.