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Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

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Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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Ohio House of Representatives2012 Ohio Senate Elections
Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives were held in Ohio on November 6, 2012. All 99 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 7, 2011. The primary Election Day will be March 6, 2012.

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Ohio House of Representatives:

Ohio House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 40 39
     Republican Party 59 60
Total 99 99


Incumbents retiring

A total of 13 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Bruce Goodwin Ends.png Republican House District 74
Courtney Combs Ends.png Republican House District 54
Danny Bubp Ends.png Republican House District 88
Dennis Murray Electiondot.png Democratic House District 80
Jay Goyal Electiondot.png Democratic House District 73
Joe Uecker Ends.png Republican House District 66
Kenny Yuko Electiondot.png Democratic House District 7
Lorraine Fende Electiondot.png Democratic House District 62
Lou Blessing, Jr. Ends.png Republican House District 29
Mark Okey Electiondot.png Democratic House District 61
Nancy Garland Electiondot.png Democratic House District 20
Randy Gardner Ends.png Republican House District 6
Ted Celeste Electiondot.png Democratic House District 24

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in Ohio in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state house races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 249 $31,544,152
2010 301 $35,860,365
2008 247 $34,867,032
2006 268 $25,357,717
2004 236 $17,650,366
2002 250 $16,757,100
2000 286 $18,259,570

During the 2012 election, the total contributions to the 249 House candidates was $31,544,152. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2012 Donors, Ohio House of Representatives
Donor Amount
Ohio House Republican Organizational Cmte $5,738,613
Ohio Democratic Party $2,640,787
Ohio Republican Party $1,778,328
House Democratic Caucus Fund of Ohio $1,001,376
Ohio Education Association $433,411
Ohio State Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters $287,117
Ragan, Ginni D $274,967
AFSCME $263,156
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $229,082
Firstenergy Corp $227,000
Map of Ohio House Districts with less than 10% party registration differential before and after the 2010 redistricting. A total of 25 legislative districts meet the criteria after 2010.

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Ohio

The Republican-dominated Ohio Apportionment Board approved new legislative maps by a party line vote of 4-1 on September 28, 2011. Armond Budish, the lone Democrat and dissenting vote, opposed the new maps, saying that the map effectively "quarantines" state Democrats in 1/3 of the Ohio's legislative districts.[3] A Dayton Daily News report suggested that only 20 of the 99 house districts were competitive and only seven of the state's 33 senate districts were competitive. The analysis also suggested that 51 of the house districts and 17 of the senate districts favored the GOP by five points or more. House Speaker William Batchelder defended the maps, arguing that they were a fair revision of the previous plan. He also noted that the board doubled the number of districts where African Americans are the majority.[4]

Qualifications

Article 2, Section 3 of the Ohio Constitution states: Senators and representatives shall have resided in their respective districts one year next preceding their election, unless they shall have been absent on the public business of the United States, or of this state.

Article 2, Section 5 of the Ohio Constitution states: No person hereafter convicted of an embezzlement of the public funds, shall hold any office in this state; nor shall any person, holding public money for disbursement, or otherwise, have a seat in the General Assembly, until he shall have accounted for, and paid such money into the treasury.

Term limits

Courtney Combs represented District 54 of the Ohio House of Representatives from his 2005 appointment until 2012. He was ineligible to run for re-election in 2012.
See also State legislatures with term limits and Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2012

The Ohio House of Representatives has been a term-limited state house since Ohio voters approved Ballot Issue 4, an initiated constitutional amendment, in 1992. This amendment became part of Section 2 of Article II of the Ohio Constitution and limits the amount of time that an Ohio State Representative can stay in office to four 2-year terms, saying, "No person shall hold the office of State Representative for a period longer than four successive terms of two years. Terms shall be considered successive unless separated by a period of four or more years."

6 of Ohio's representatives were termed out in 2012; this represents 6.06% of Ohio's 99 state representatives. Of them, 2 were Democratic and 4 were Republican.

In addition to the 6 Ohio state representatives who left office because of term limits, 1 Ohio state senator was also termed-out.

Ohio state representatives whose seats were up for election in 2012 but who were unable to run because of the state's term limits were:

Democrats (2):


Republicans (4):

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Ron Amstutz: 13,261 Approveda - Incumbent Amstutz first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Maglio 16,626
Republican Party Ron Amstutz 32,110 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Jay Goyal: 4,416 Approveda - Incumbent Goyal first assumed office in 2007.

Note: Jay Goyal did not seek re-election in 2012. His replacement nominee on the Democratic ticket will be Ellen Haring.[5]

Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ellen Haring 23,532
Republican Party Mark J. Romanchuk 31,482 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party March 6 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kelly Wicks 26,385
Republican Party Tim W. Brown 30,834 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Nathan Eberly 2,780

District 4

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Matt Huffman: 13,442 Approveda - Incumbent Huffman first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Huenke 15,552
Republican Party Matt Huffman 31,075 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Craig Newbold: 7,959 Approveda - Incumbent Newbold first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nick Barborak 22,586 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Craig Newbold 22,079

District 6

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony Fossaceca 27,077
Republican Party Marlene Anielski 33,675 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Note: Incumbent Kenny Yuko (D) was ineligible for re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Mike Dovilla: 7,675 Approveda - Incumbent Dovilla first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matt Patten 27,613
Republican Party Mike Dovilla 27,731 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Armond Budish 40,877 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tony Hocevar 8,472

District 9

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara Boyd 43,389 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Bill Patmon: 6,907 Approveda - Incumbent Patmon first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Patmon 28,910 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Note: James Thomas, Jr. was included on preliminary candidate lists, but did not appear on the official candidate list.[6]
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandra Williams 27,890 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John E. Barnes Jr. 36,425 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Nickie Antonio: 6,875 Approveda - Incumbent Antonio first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

Note: Matthew Deibel withdrew from the race following the primary election.[7] The Republican party appointed a new nominee John Zappala for the general election.[8]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nickie Antonio 28,562 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Zappala 9,087

District 14

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Foley: 8,833 Approveda - Incumbent Foley first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Foley 29,197 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Cyngier 13,017

District 15

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nicholas Celebrezze 25,486 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patricia Gascoyne 14,533
Independent John R. Butchko 3 (Write-in)

District 16

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Nan Baker: 9,950 Approveda - Incumbent Baker first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew Meyer 24,827
Republican Party Nan Baker 34,456 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

Note: Christopher W. Heiberger withdrew from the race following the primary election. Nicholas A. Szabo was named as the replacement nominee.[9]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Curtin 21,481 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nicholas A. Szabo 12,825

District 18

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Stinziano 35,174 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William M. Colgan 12,789

District 19

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:

Note: Albert M. Donahey withdrew following the primary election.Ryan P. Jolley was named as the replacement nominee.[10]

Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Anne Gonzales: 10,934 Approveda - Incumbent Gonzales first assumed office in 2011.
Libertarian Party March 6 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan P. Jolley 26,088
Republican Party Anne Gonzales 33,716 Green check mark transparent.png

Libertarian Party Michael Johnston: Johnston did not appear on the ballot

District 20

Note: Incumbent Nancy Garland (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Heather Bishoff 31,284 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nathan Burd 21,492

District 21

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Mike Duffey: 9,386 Approveda - Incumbent Duffey first assumed office in 2011.
Libertarian Party March 6 Libertarian primary:
Note: Bradley Smith was included on preliminary candidate lists, but did not appear on the official candidate list.[11]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donna O'Connor 29,916
Republican Party Mike Duffey 32,416 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Patrick Carney 34,623 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andrew C. Hall 16,139

District 23

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Note:Russell Harris filed to run for election, but withdrew prior to the primary election.[12]
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Cheryl Grossman: 8,465 Approveda - Incumbent Grossman first assumed office in 2009.
Libertarian Party March 6 Libertarian primary:
Note: Jarrod Golden was included on preliminary candidate lists, but did not appear on the official candidate list.[13]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Traci Johnson 22,060
Republican Party Cheryl Grossman 27,680 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Note: Incumbent Democrat Ted Celeste did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maureen Reedy 30,197
Republican Party Stephanie Kunze 32,630 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Thomas Alban 89 (Write-in)

District 25

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevin Boyce 42,853 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Seth B. Golding 6,908

District 26

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Tracy Heard: 8,886 Approveda - Incumbent Heard first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tracy Heard 43,687 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph Healy 9,007

District 27

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nathan Wissman 20,645
Republican Party Peter Stautberg 41,522 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Connie Pillich: 2,887 Approveda - Incumbent Pillich first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party March 6 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Connie Pillich 33,588 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Wilson 28,154
Libertarian Party Robert R. Ryan 2,860

District 29

Note: Incumbent Lou Blessing, Jr. (R) was ineligible for re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hubert E. Brown 19,869
Republican Party Louis W. Blessing, III 31,427 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Louis Terhar: 7,196 Approveda - Incumbent Terhar first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Newsome 16,804
Republican Party Louis Terhar 37,707 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Denise Driehaus 35,982 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Gabbard 14,412

District 32

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Dale Mallory: 2,035 Approveda - Incumbent Mallory first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dale Mallory 39,888 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronald Mosby 11,878

District 33

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Alicia Reece: 5,035 Approveda - Incumbent Reece first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alicia Reece 42,521 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Bryan 15,056

District 34

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vernon Sykes 40,469 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronya J. Habash 9,254

District 35

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Zack Milkovich 28,373 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin Mitchell 11,246

District 36

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Anthony DeVitis: 6,527 Approveda - Incumbent DeVitis first assumed office in 2011.
  • Gary L. Peters - Write-in candidate Peters does not have a recorded vote total.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Colavecchio 25,950
Republican Party Anthony DeVitis 28,700 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party March 6 Libertarian primary:
Note: David Finley was included on preliminary candidate lists, but did not appear on the official candidate list.[16]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Schmida 27,629
Republican Party Kristina Daley Roegner 32,412 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Lynn Slaby: 8,631 Approveda - Incumbent Slaby first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Kaplan 25,266
Republican Party Lynn Slaby 30,041 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Clayton Luckie: 3,649 Approveda - Incumbent Luckie first assumed office in District 39 in 2007.

Note: Incumbent Clayton Luckie withdrew from the race following the primary election. He withdrew amongst rumors that he was the center of a criminal investigation. He was later indicted on 49 charges.[17] Fred Strahorn was picked as the replacement nominee.[18]

Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Fred Strahorn 37,831 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeffrey Wellbaum 7,756

District 40

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Michael Henne: 9,441 Approveda - Incumbent Henne first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carl Fisher Jr. 24,717
Republican Party Michael Henne 29,493 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • James Butler: 11,062 Approveda - Incumbent Butler first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Caroline Helen Gentry 23,572
Republican Party James Butler 34,707 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Terry Blair: 9,858 Approveda - Incumbent Blair first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Aaron Buczkowski 18,499
Republican Party Terry Blair 34,625 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Roland Winburn: 3,144 Approveda - Incumbent Winburn first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roland Winburn 30,020 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joyce Marie Deitering 25,511

District 44

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Ashford: 9,847 Approveda - Incumbent Ashford first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Ashford 42,141 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Teresa Fedor: 7,551 Approveda - Incumbent Fedor first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Teresa Fedor 35,411 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Matt Szollosi: 7,061 Approveda - Incumbent Szollosi first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
Note: Steve Jasinski was included on preliminary candidate lists, but did not appear on the official candidate list.[19]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matt Szollosi 34,144 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Kissinger 18,318

District 47

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Barbara Sears: 11,135 Approveda - Incumbent Sears first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Bunck 23,748
Republican Party Barbara Sears 35,636 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Kirk Schuring: 11,960 Approveda - Incumbent Schuring first assumed office in 2011.
Libertarian Party March 6 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amanda Trump 22,729
Republican Party Kirk Schuring 33,387 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party John Deagan 2,423

District 49

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen Slesnick 32,667 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Monique Moore 13,898

District 50

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sue Ryan 21,119
Republican Party Christina Hagan 31,068 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark N. Hardig 18,990
Republican Party Wes Retherford 24,825 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Cynthia Pinchback-Hines: 104 Approveda After winning the Democratic nomination by write-in, Pinchback-Hines decided to withdraw from the race. The local Democratic party selected Branden Rudie to replace her on the November ballot.[20][21]
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party March 6 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Branden Rudie 15,764
Republican Party Margaret Conditt 38,413 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Robert Coogan 4,027

District 53

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Suzi Rubin 18,693
Republican Party Timothy Derickson 28,677 Green check mark transparent.png

District 54

Note: Incumbent Courtney Combs (R) was ineligible for re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Peter Beck: 9,517 Approveda - Incumbent Beck first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Peter Beck 38,942 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Matt Lundy: 7,276 Approveda - Incumbent Lundy first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matt Lundy 31,796 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rae Lynn Brady 18,733

District 56

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Dan Ramos: 9,270 Approveda - Incumbent Ramos first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Ramos 37,493 Green check mark transparent.png

Republican Party Anthony A. Ziroli: Ziroli withdrew prior to the general election.[22]

District 57

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Note: Barbara A. Gersna withdrew from the race.[23]
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Terry Boose: 8,904 Approveda - Incumbent Boose first assumed office in 2009.
Libertarian Party March 6 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matthew T. Lark 21,342
Republican Party Terry Boose 28,390 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Robert Sherwin 2,917

District 58

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Bob Hagan: 12,830 Approveda - Incumbent Hagan first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Hagan 43,309 Green check mark transparent.png

District 59

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Ron Gerberry: 11,662 Approveda - Incumbent Gerberry first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ron Gerberry 36,692 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kimberly Poma 25,845

District 60

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John M. Rogers 27,115 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lori Dinallo 21,767

District 61

Note: Incumbent Mark Okey (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Ron Young: 10,976 Approveda - Incumbent Young first assumed office in 2011

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan McGuinness 27,345
Republican Party Ron Young 32,328 Green check mark transparent.png

District 62

Note: Incumbent Lorraine Fende (D) was ineligible for re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Ron Maag: 11,481 Approveda - Incumbent Maag first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Kassalen 16,114
Republican Party Ron Maag 39,379 Green check mark transparent.png

District 63

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Sean O'Brien: 8,962 Approveda - Incumbent O'Brien first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sean O'Brien 38,104 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Pat Paridon 14,481

District 64

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Letson 28,030 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Randy Law 18,496

District 65

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Myers 17,763
Republican Party John Becker 38,985 Green check mark transparent.png

District 66

Note: Incumbent Joe Uecker (R) was ineligible for re-election due to term limits; he won election to the Ohio State Senate, District 14.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
Note: Leo Lopez was included on preliminary candidate lists, but did not appear on the official candidate list.[24]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken McNeely 13,949
Republican Party Doug Green 36,595 Green check mark transparent.png

District 67

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Hogan 22,424
Republican Party Andrew O. Brenner 37,315 Green check mark transparent.png

District 68

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Ryerson 18,280
Republican Party Margaret Ruhl 38,453 Green check mark transparent.png

District 69

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Judith A. Cross 23,047
Republican Party William Batchelder 35,486 Green check mark transparent.png

District 70

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Dave Hall: 10,025 Approveda - Incumbent Hall first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Johnson 19,729
Republican Party Dave Hall 30,170 Green check mark transparent.png

District 71

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Jay Hottinger: 12,513 Approveda - Incumbent Hottinger first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brady Jones 20,881
Republican Party Jay Hottinger 33,441 Green check mark transparent.png

District 72

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Bill Hayes: 11,057 Approveda - Incumbent Hayes first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David H. Dilly 22,260
Republican Party Bill Hayes 30,133 Green check mark transparent.png

District 73

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
Note: Aaron Harris was included on preliminary candidate lists, but did not appear on the official candidate list.[25]
Note: John Langenderfer withdrew from the race.[26]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Conner 20,209
Republican Party Rick Perales 35,100 Green check mark transparent.png

District 74

Note: Incumbent Bruce Goodwin (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Robert Hackett: 11,271 Approveda - Incumbent Hackett first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve W. Key 17,122
Republican Party Robert Hackett 31,471 Green check mark transparent.png

District 75

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Kathleen Clyde: 6,205 Approveda - Incumbent Clyde first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathleen Clyde 30,637 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nick Skeriotis 19,567

District 76

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Warren 24,480
Republican Party Matt Lynch 32,985 Green check mark transparent.png

District 77

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kelly Bryant 21,604
Republican Party Gerald Stebelton 30,136 Green check mark transparent.png

District 78

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeremy Vanmeter 21,309
Republican Party Ron Hood 28,885 Green check mark transparent.png

District 79

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:

Note: David M. Farrell withdrew following the primary and was replaced by David D. Herier.

Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Ross McGregor:9,045 Approveda - Incumbent McGregor first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David D. Herier 22,824
Republican Party Ross McGregor 28,151 Green check mark transparent.png

District 80

Note: Incumbent Dennis Murray (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Richard Adams: 13,714 Approveda - Incumbent Adams first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave W. Fisher 17,719
Republican Party Richard Adams 40,006 Green check mark transparent.png

District 81

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Lynn Wachtmann: 14,627 Approveda - Incumbent Wachtmann first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Vanover 17,262
Republican Party Lynn Wachtmann 36,553 Green check mark transparent.png

District 82

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tony Burkley 27,992 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Pete Schlegel 19,423

Democratic Party David Schooley: Schooley did not appear on the ballot.

District 83

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John F. Kostyo 15,350
Republican Party Robert Sprague 31,623 Green check mark transparent.png

District 84

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Jim Buchy: 15,632 Approveda - Incumbent Buchy first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ron Hammons 10,870
Republican Party Jim Buchy 45,927 Green check mark transparent.png

District 85

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party John Adams 37,336 Green check mark transparent.png

District 86

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Dorothy Pelanda: 9,020 Approveda - Incumbent Pelanda first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cheryl A. Johncox 17,265
Republican Party Dorothy Pelanda 28,240 Green check mark transparent.png

District 87

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Lehart 16,323
Republican Party Jeffrey McClain 31,894 Green check mark transparent.png

District 88

Note: Incumbent Danny Bubp (R) was ineligible for re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William E. Young 22,290
Republican Party Rex Arthur Damschroder 27,923 Green check mark transparent.png

District 89

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Redfern 36,025 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donald J. Janik 22,600

District 90

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Terry Johnson: 9,532 Approveda - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John R. Haas 17,749
Republican Party Terry Johnson 28,894 Green check mark transparent.png

District 91

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Pence 18,124
Republican Party Cliff Rosenberger 28,866 Green check mark transparent.png

District 92

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Gary Scherer Approveda - Incumbent Scherer first assumed office in 2012.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert P. Armstrong 20,780
Republican Party Gary Scherer 23,000 Green check mark transparent.png

District 93

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Note: Luke Scott withdrew from the race after the primary.[27]

Democratic Party Josh Bailey 16,662
Republican Party Ryan Smith 29,866 Green check mark transparent.png

District 94

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Debbie Phillips: 7,394 Approveda - Incumbent Phillips first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Debbie Phillips 30,269 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles Richter 19,055

District 95

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Andrew Thompson: 10,094 Approveda - Incumbent Thompson first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles J. Daniels 25,269
Republican Party Andrew Thompson 28,302 Green check mark transparent.png

District 96

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
  • Jack Cera:12,015 Approveda - Incumbent Cera first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Cera 37,479 Green check mark transparent.png

District 97

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Brian Hill: 9,441 Approveda - Incumbent Hill first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Fleischer 18,901
Republican Party Brian Hill 28,781 Green check mark transparent.png

District 98

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Al Landis: 6,905 Approveda - Incumbent Landis first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joshua O'Farrell 23,378
Republican Party Al Landis 23,392 Green check mark transparent.png

District 99

Democratic Party March 6 Democratic primary:
Republican Party March 6 GOP primary:
  • Casey Kozlowski: 8,510 Approveda - Incumbent Kozlowski first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Patterson 25,230 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Casey Kozlowski 22,395

External links

See also

References

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  2. Follow the Money, "Ohio House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"
  3. The Columbus Dispatch, "Reapportionment: Maps tilt Ohio more to GOP," September 24, 2011
  4. Dayton Daily News, "New map gives GOP advantage in Columbus," September 28, 2011
  5. Ohio Chamber, "General Assembly News" accessed August 22, 2012
  6. Ohio Secretary of State - Candidates For State Senate
  7. Cleveland.com, "Nickie Antonio gets nod in House District 13: Editorial" accessed October 16, 2012
  8. Lakewood Ohio Patch, "John Zappala, Republican, Candidate for State House District 13" accessed October 16, 2012
  9. Ohio Secretary of State, "General Election Candidates" accessed October 16, 2012
  10. Ohio Secretary of State, "General Election Candidate List" accessed October 16, 2012
  11. Ohio Secretary of State - Candidates For State Senate
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  13. Ohio Secretary of State - Candidates For State Senate
  14. The Columbus Dispatch, "Legislator charged in FBI bribery sting," March 14, 2012
  15. The Cincinnati Beacon, "Hubert E. Brown announces his candidacy for Hamilton County Commissioner," February 1, 2011
  16. Ohio Secretary of State - Candidates For State Senate
  17. Biz Journals, "State Rep. Clayton Luckie indicted on 49 charges" accessed October 16, 2012
  18. Dayton Daily News, "Democrats choose Strahorn to run for Luckie’s seat" accessed October 16, 2012
  19. Ohio Secretary of State - Candidates For State Senate
  20. The Oxford Press, "Candidate to run as write-in for 52nd District seat," January 5, 2012
  21. Cincinnati.com, "Democrat Rudie on ballot for 52nd House District," June 5, 2012
  22. Morningjournal.com, "Republican candidate, Ziroli, withdraws from 56th District race," accessed September 27, 2012
  23. Ohio Secretary of State - Candidates For State Senate
  24. Ohio Secretary of State - Candidates For State Senate
  25. Ohio Secretary of State - Candidates For State Senate
  26. Ohio Secretary of State - Candidates For State Senate
  27. Vintondaily.com, "Scott withdraws from State Rep. race," accessed September 28, 2012