Ohio's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Ohio's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Johnson Republican Party
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Ohio U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Ohio will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 5, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Ohio is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Only affiliated voters can vote for candidates in the primary election; however, voters do not choose their affiliation until election day, when they request a party's ballot.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[2]

See also: Ohio elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Bill Johnson (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Ohio's 6th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Scioto, Lawrence, Jackson, Gallia, Meigs,Washington, Athens, Noble, Monroe, Belmont, Muskingum, Guernsey, Harrison, Tuscarawas, Carroll, Jefferson, Columbia and Mahoning counties.[3]

Candidates

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[6] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[7] Bill Johnson voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[9] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Bill Johnson voted against HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Jennifer Garrison

Jennifer Garrison (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[11]October 13, 2013$0.00$155,210.78$(55,035.13)$100,175.65
Year-End Quarterly[12]December 31, 2013$100,175.00$102,031.00$(67,909.00)$134,298.00
Running totals
$257,241.78$(122,944.13)

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$22,494.03$182,362.28$(73,727.16)$131,129.15
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$131,129.15$269,127.51$(84,646.38)$315,610.28
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$315,610.28$342,039.37$(129,413.21)$528,236.44
Year-End Quarterly[16]December 31, 2013$528,236.00$180,755.00$(60,608.00)$650,942.00
Running totals
$974,284.16$(348,394.75)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 6th Congressional District of Ohio held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bill Johnson won re-election in the district.[17]

U.S. House, Ohio District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Charlie Wilson 46.7% 144,444
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Johnson Incumbent 53.3% 164,536
Total Votes 308,980
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bill Johnson won election to the United States House. He defeated Charles Wilson, Martin Elsass and Richard Cadle in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Ohio District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Johnson 50.2% 103,170
     Democrat Charles A. Wilson 45.2% 92,823
     Libertarian Martin J. Elsass 2.2% 4,505
     Constitution Richard E. Cadle 2.5% 5,077
Total Votes 205,575

See also

External links

References

  1. Ohio Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions about General Voting and Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. Ohio Secretary of State Website, "Frequently Asked Questions About General Voting and Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. Ohio Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 9, 2012
  4. The Washington Post, "DCCC adds nine names to program for top recruits," September 9, 2013
  5. Campaign website, "Home," accessed March 6, 2014
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Jennifer Garrison October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Jennifer Garrison Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Johnson April Quarterly," accessed August, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Johnson July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Johnson October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Johnson Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
  17. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013