Ohio State Senate District 9
|Ohio State Senate District 9|
|Current incumbent||Eric Kearney|
|Ethnicity||42.52% Black (Voting-Age), 2.54% Hispanic (Voting-Age)|
|Voting age||77.11% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 6, 2018|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 298,658 civilians reside within Ohio's ninth state senate district. Ohio state senators represent an average of 349,591 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 344,035 residents.
About the office
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.
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
As of 2013, members of the Ohio Legislature are paid $60,584/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive no per diem.
- See also: State legislatures with term limits
The Ohio legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Ohio Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that Ohio senators are subject to term limits of no more than two four-year terms, or a total of eight years.
The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2000.
Whenever there is a vacancy in the senate, the members of the senate must vote on a replacement. Only members of the party that last held the seat can vote on a replacement. A simple majority vote is needed to approve a replacement.
- See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Ohio State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Cecil Thomas defeated Paul Sohi, Dale Mallory, Catherine Ingram, Joe Hye and Angela Beamon in the Democratic primary, while Jacqueline Mikita was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mikita withdrew from the race before the general election, and was replaced on the ballot by Charlie Winburn. Winburn was defeatd by Thomas in the general election.
|Ohio State Senate, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2014|
- See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2010
Elections for the office of Ohio State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 4, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 18, 2010. Incumbent Eric Kearney (D) defeated Deborah M. McKinney (R) and Jessica L. Mears (L) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the May 4 primary elections.
|Ohio State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Eric Kearney Incumbent||68.1%||54,430|
|Republican||Deborah M. McKinney||28.6%||22,842|
|Libertarian||Jessica L. Mears||3.3%||2,677|
Since 2002, candidates for Ohio State Senate District 9 have raised a total of $484,022. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $60,503 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Ohio State Senate District 9|
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