Rob Burch (politician)

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Rob Burch
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 30th district
In office
January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1996
Preceded by Bill Ress
Succeeded by Greg DiDonato
Personal details
Born (1949-09-30) September 30, 1949 (age 68)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Kent State
Georgetown Law

Robert Leonard Burch Jr. (born September 30, 1949) is an American politician of the Democratic party.

In 1994, Burch, then an Ohio state senator, was the Democratic nominee for Ohio governor and he ran to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. George Voinovich. Burch's campaign was woefully underfunded against Voinovich's $8 million warchest and although he campaigned hard, his name never registered with the public and he was buried in the general election, winning only a quarter of the vote and joining his fellow Ohio Democrats in a series of defeats.[1]

In 1996 and 1998, Burch ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives (Ohio's 18th district), but lost to incumbent Republican Robert W. Ney both times.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Knepper, George W. (2003-01-01). Ohio and Its People. Kent State University Press. ISBN 9780873387910. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Celebrezze
Democratic nominee for Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
Lee Fisher