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Ohio State Senate elections, 2006

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Elections for the office of Ohio State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 2, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006.[1] Seventeen seats were up for election.

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.

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Ohio in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[2]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 36 $12,648,369
2010 57 $10,478,510
2008 44 $10,659,072
2006 48 $11,477,877
2004 40 $11,477,877
2002 38 $8,461,690
2000 41 $8,804,029

During the 2006 election, the total contributions to the 48 Senate candidates was $14,040,261. The top 10 contributors were:[3]

2006 Donors, Ohio State Senate
Donor Amount
Republican Senate Campaign Cmte of Ohio $2,911,762
Ohio Republican Party $970,751
Ohio Senate Democrats $849,418
Ohio Democratic Party $269,664
Ohio Association of Realtors $196,850
Brennan, David L $137,500
Ohio Education Association $133,550
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $127,650
Ohio Dental Association $105,334
Firstenergy Corp $95,000

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Ben Nienberg Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Stephen Buehrer: 29,567 Approveda
  • James Hoops: 19,104

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ben Nienberg: 49,421
Republican Party Steve Buehrer: 74,364 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Emily Kreider Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • David Goodman Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Emily Kreider: 60,927
Republican Party David Goodman: 71,874 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Roberts Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Donald McLaurin Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Roberts: 59,766 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donald McLaurin: 38,248

District 7

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Rick Smith Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Robert L. Schuler Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Smith: 51,036
Republican Party Robert L. Schuler: 82,624 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Eric Kearney Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Maggie Nafziger Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric Kearney: 56,231 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas G. Brown: 22,397

District 11

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Teresa Fedor Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Caron van Deventer Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Teresa Fedor Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Diana L. Huska: 8,469
  • Susan Morano: 20,618 Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Martha W. Wise Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Morano: 74,986 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Martha W. Wise: 43,280

District 15

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Ray Miller Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • John M. Roscoe Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ray Miller: 69,449 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John M. Roscoe: 18,948

District 17

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • April Howland Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • John A. Carey, Jr. Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party April Howland: 42,786
Republican Party John A. Carey, Jr.: 64,401 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas Burkhart: 11,730 Approveda
  • Jason Griffith: 6,547
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Bill Harris Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Burkhart: 58,461
Republican Party Bill Harris: 84,371 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • W. Lewis Britt: 1,368
  • George Gaines: 2,164
  • Annie Key: 7,707
  • Shirley A. Smith: 11,631 Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Burrell Antonio Jackson: 1,056
  • Richard L. Norris: 1,839 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shirley A. Smith: 61,513 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard L. Norris: 10,563

District 23

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Jennifer Frigolette: 8,529
  • Dale Miller: 21,660 Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Howard Shrimpton Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dale Miller: 64,560 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Howard Shrimpton: 18,720
Independent Jim Craciun: 11,713

District 25

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Lance T. Mason Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • David Lynch Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lance T. Mason: 79,684 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Lynch: 23,120

District 27

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Kevin M. Griffith: 11,778
  • Judy A. Hanna: 15,714 Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Kevin Coughlin Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Judy A. Hanna: 62,409
Republican Party Kevin Coughlin: 68,381 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas E. West Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Kirk Schuring Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas E. West: 55,541
Republican Party Kirk Schuring: 69,517 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • Bob Bensonhaver: 8,123
  • Dennis Lupher: 11,827 Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Jeff Furr: 3,131
  • Ron Hood: 16,745
  • Tim Schaffer: 18,787 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Lupher: 59,112
Republican Party Tim Schaffer: 79,195 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party May 2 Democratic primary:
  • John Boccieri Approveda
Republican Party May 2 GOP primary:
  • Tracey Winbush Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Boccieri Green check mark transparent.png

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