Steve Chabot (born January 22, 1953) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, representing that state's first congressional district, in the Cincinnati area.
Chabot, a practicing Roman Catholic, was born in Cincinnati and worked his way through La Salle High School there, and the College of William and Mary where he earned a B.A. in 1975. He went on to obtain a Juris Doctor degree from Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law (in Highland Heights, KY) in 1978. He worked as a school teacher (1975-1976), was a member of the Cincinnati city council (1985-1990), and the Hamilton County, Ohio, commission (1990-94).
Chabot was first elected to the House in 1994 and began serving in 1995 (104th Congress). In 1994 Chabot took a term limit pledge that he would only seek six terms in the House. . He is currently seeking his seventh term. Chabot is a member of the international relations, judiciary, and small business committees. In November 2006, Congressman Chabot will face a Cincinnati Councilman, John Cranley. Cranley ran against Chabot in 2000, winning 45f the vote, to 53or Chabot.
He and his wife Donna have two children: daughter Erica and son Randy. They live in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Westwood.