The senators from Ohio in 2014 were Senior Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, and Junior Senator Rob Portman, a Republican. Both are currently the sitting senators from Ohio in the 114th United States Congress.
Ohio Senior Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, took office on January 4, 2007, defeating two-term incumbent Republican Senator Mike DeWine with a margin of 56 to 44 percent. The next election for his seat in the Senate is in 2018. Brown currently sits on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, the Finance Committee and the Veterans' Affairs Committee. He is also a Ranking Member of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Brown serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation.
Ohio Junior Senator Rob Portman, a Republican, took office on January 5, 2011, winning against Democrat Lee Fisher with a margin of 57 to 39 percent and taking 82 of Ohio's 88 counties. Portman intends to seek re-election for a second term during the upcoming 2016 elections. Portman currently sits on the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Committee on the Budget. He is Chairman of the Permanent Subcomittee on Investigations in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.