Bob Fitrakis

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Bob Fitrakis
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Candidate for
Ohio Lieutenant Governor
PartyGreen Party
Master'sWayne State University, 1982
J.D.Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, 2002
Ph.D.Wayne State University, 1990
BirthdayNovember 29, 1955
Place of birthHighland Park, MI
ReligionChristian, Non-Denominational
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Bob Fitrakis (b. November 29, 1955) is a Green Party candidate for Ohio Lieutenant Governor in the 2014 elections.[1]

Fitrakis was a 2012 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Ohio.


Fitrakis earned his M.A. from Wayne State University in 1982. He went on to receive his PhD in 1990. He then earned his J.D. from Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law in 2002.

Fitrakis was an instructor at Wayne State University from 1979 to 1986. He also taught at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, from 1984 to 1986. He has been employed as a professor of political science at Columbus State Community College since 1987.



See also: Ohio Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Fitrakis is running for election to the office of Ohio Lieutenant Governor as a write-in candidate. Anita Rios is running for Governor of Ohio on the same ticket. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

To get the Green ticket on the November ballot, Rios and Fitrakis must receive 500 write-in votes in the primary on May 6.[2] They appear to have succeeded, with 628 votes according to the unofficial results.[3]

The Green Party's original candidates, Dennis Spisak and Suzanne Patzer, were disqualified by the Ohio Secretary of State after they submitted too few accepted signatures.[1]


See also: Ohio's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Fitrakis was defeated by Joyce Beatty.[4] Fitrakis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 3rd District. He ran unopposed in the primary on March 6, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold their majority in 2013.[5] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[5]

U.S. House, Ohio District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Beatty 68.3% 201,897
     Republican Chris Long 26.3% 77,901
     Libertarian Richard Ehrbar III 3.2% 9,462
     Green Bob Fitrakis 2.2% 6,387
Total Votes 295,647
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

As of July 13, 2012, Fitrakis did not have any contribution reports on file with the Federal Election Commission.


Fitrakis lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Suzanne Patzer.

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