Cheryl A. Johncox

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Cheryl A. Johncox
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Candidate for
Ohio House of Representatives District 86
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Cheryl A. Johncox was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 86 of the Ohio House of Representatives. It was her first time running for office.[1]


Johncox attended the Ohio State University Marion and Columbus, graduating Cum Laud with Distinction- College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, School of Natural Resources. She earned a B.S. in Natural Resources in 2007. Johncox also studied Agriculture and Natural Resources abroad at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura- Sao Paulo Brazil.[1]

Johncox has worked as an Agriculture and Natural Resources policy analyst, and is currently serving as Executive Director of the Buckeye Forest Council.[1]


  • League of Women Voters of Ohio- Natural Resources Specialist[1]
  • North Union Band Booster[1]
  • Classroom Volunteer- North Union Schools[1]
  • Alpha Zeta Fraternity- oldest agricultural fraternity in America[1]
  • District Coordinator- CARE USA[1]
  • National Wildlife Federation[1]


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Explaining why she ran, Johncox stated:[1]

"In the Ohio House, I will be an advocate for my neighbors, supporting economic development, safe environmental policy, and opposing dangerous trends toward consolidation that take control out of our communities. I firmly believe that the farther away government is, the harder it is for it to hear you. I am running so that someone at the Statehouse will listen."



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johncox ran in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 86. Johncox was unopposed in the March 6 Democratic primary election and was defeated by District 83 incumbent Dorothy Pelanda (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDorothy Pelanda Incumbent 62.1% 28,240
     Democratic Cheryl A. Johncox 37.9% 17,265
Total Votes 45,505


According to information submitted to Ballotpedia by Johncox, she was endorsed by the following:[1]

  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
  • Central Ohio Labor Council AFL-CIO
  • Columbus/Central Ohio Building Trades Council
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 683
  • Lima Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Ohio Association of Professional Fire fighters
  • Ohio Education Association
  • Ohio Federation of Teachers
  • Ohio AFL-CIO
  • OCSEA-AFSCME Local 11 Ohio Civil Service Employees Association
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 189
  • United Transportation Union
  • United Union Of Roofers, Waterproofers And Allied Workers local 86

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