Ohio 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Ohio State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Ohio State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Ohio State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Ohio State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 12 10
     Republican Party 21 23
Total 33 33

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • 17 of the state's 33 senate seats were up for election in 2010.
  • There were 9 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 2 incumbents lost, and thus 7 incumbents were re-elected to the Ohio State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 2 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 10 new senators sworn-in. Of those 10, 3 are Democrats and 7 are Republicans
  • Of the 17 seats up for election, 7 were won by Democrats and 10 by Republicans.
  • 1 candidate was unopposed, 1 Democrat.
  • Only 1 candidate ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Eric Kearney, first elected to the Ohio State Senate in 2004

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Ohio, 8 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 9 incumbents (52.9%) ran for re-election. Of these 9 incumbents, 2 were defeated. Both were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Sue Morano, first elected to the Ohio State Senate in 2006, was defeated in 2010

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Fred Strahorn
Sue MoranoDemocraticOhio State Senate District 13

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Bill Beagle
Gayle L. Manning

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Ohio, 10 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 10, 3 are Democrats and 7 are Republicans. In the 8 open seat contests, Republicans won 5 and Democrats 3. In total, Ohio elected 17 senators, 10 Republicans and 7 Democrats.

Edna Brown was elected to the Ohio State Senate in 2010

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Ohio State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

Kris Jordan was elected to the Ohio State Senate in 2010

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Ohio State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Nina Turner was the only unopposed candidate for the Ohio State Senate in 2010.

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Ohio, 1 candidate (5.9% of seats) faced no major party opposition.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Ohio, 1 (2.9%) of the 34 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Ohio State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Ohio House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Ohio House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 53 40
     Republican Party 46 59
Total 99 99


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 78 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 11 incumbents lost, and thus 67 incumbents were re-elected to the Ohio House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 11 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 32 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 32, 11 are Democrats and 21 are Republicans
  • Of the 99 seats up for election, 40 were won by Democrats and 59 by Republicans.
  • 14 candidates were unopposed, 7 Democrats and 7 Republicans.
  • 43 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Ohio, 78 (78.8%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 78, 11 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 11 were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Alicia Reece
  2. Armond Budish
  3. Barbara Boyd, Ohio Representative
  4. Barbara Sears
  5. Bill Coley
  6. Bob Hagan
  7. Brian Williams
  8. Bruce Goodwin
  9. Cheryl Grossman
  10. Clayton Luckie
  11. Cliff Hite
  12. Connie Pillich
  13. Courtney Combs
  14. Dale Mallory
  15. Dan Dodd
  16. Danny Bubp
  17. Dave Burke
  18. Dave Hall (Ohio)
  19. Debbie Phillips
  20. Deborah Newcomb
  21. Denise Driehaus
  22. Dennis Murray
  23. Gerald Stebelton
  24. Jarrod Martin
  25. Jay Goyal
  26. Jay Hottinger
  27. Jeffrey McClain
  28. Jim Zehringer
  29. Joe Uecker
  30. John Adams (Ohio)
  31. John Patrick Carney
  32. Joshua O'Farrell
  33. Kenny Yuko
  34. Linda Bolon
  35. Lorraine Fende
  36. Lou Blessing, Jr.
  37. Lynn Wachtmann
  38. Margaret Ruhl
  39. Marian Harris
  40. Mark Okey
  41. Mark Schneider (Ohio)
  42. Matt Huffman
  43. Matt Lundy
  44. Matt Patten
  45. Matt Szollosi
  46. Michael Foley
  47. Mike Moran
  48. Nan Baker
  49. Nancy Garland
  50. Peggy Lehner
  51. Peter Beck
  52. Peter Stautberg
  53. Randy Gardner
  54. Raymond Pryor
  55. Richard Adams
  56. Robert Hackett
  57. Robert Mecklenborg
  58. Roland Winburn
  59. Ron Amstutz
  60. Ron Gerberry
  61. Ron Maag
  62. Ron Young
  63. Ross McGregor
  64. Sandra Williams
  65. Stephen Slesnick
  66. Steve Dyer
  67. Ted Celeste
  68. Terry Blair
  69. Terry Boose
  70. Timothy Derickson
  71. Timothy J. DeGeeter
  72. Todd Snitchler
  73. Tom Letson
  74. Tracy Heard
  75. Troy Balderson
  76. Vernon Sykes
  77. W. Carlton Weddington
  78. William Batchelder

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Brian WilliamsDemocraticOhio House Of Representatives District 41
Dan DoddDemocraticOhio House Of Representatives District 91
Deborah NewcombDemocraticOhio House Of Representatives District 99
Joshua O'Farrell
Linda BolonDemocraticOhio House Of Representatives District 1
Marian HarrisDemocraticOhio House Of Representatives District 19
Mark Schneider (Ohio)DemocraticOhio House Of Representatives District 63
Matt Patten
Mike MoranDemocraticOhio House Of Representatives District 42
Raymond PryorDemocraticOhio House Of Representatives District 85
Steve DyerDemocraticOhio House Of Representatives District 43

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Al Landis
Anne Gonzales
Bill Hayes
Bob Peterson
Casey Kozlowski
Craig Newbold
Kristina Daley Roegner
Lynn Slaby
Mike Dovilla
Todd McKenney

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Ohio, 32 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 32, 11 are Democrats and 21 are Republicans. In the 22 open seat contests, Republicans won 11 and Democrats 11. In total, Ohio elected 99 representatives, 59 Republicans and 40 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Ohio House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Ohio House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican


  1. Al Landis
  2. Andrew Brenner
  3. Andrew Thompson
  4. Anne Gonzales
  5. Barbara Sears
  6. Bill Coley
  7. Bill Hayes
  8. Bob Peterson
  9. Bruce Goodwin
  10. Casey Kozlowski
  11. Cheryl Grossman
  12. Cliff Hite
  13. Cliff Rosenberger
  14. Courtney Combs
  15. Craig Newbold
  16. Danny Bubp
  17. Dave Burke
  18. Dave Hall (Ohio)
  19. Gerald Stebelton
  20. Jarrod Martin
  21. Jay Hottinger
  22. Jeffrey McClain
  23. Jim Zehringer
  24. Joe Uecker
  25. John Adams (Ohio)
  26. John Carey Jr.
  27. Kirk Schuring
  28. Kristina Daley Roegner
  29. Lou Blessing, Jr.
  30. Lynn Wachtmann
  31. Margaret Ruhl
  32. Marlene Anielski
  33. Matt Huffman
  34. Michael Henne
  35. Mike Dovilla
  36. Mike Duffey
  37. Nan Baker
  38. Peggy Lehner
  39. Peter Beck
  40. Peter Stautberg
  41. Randy Gardner
  42. Rex Arthur Damschroder
  43. Richard Adams
  44. Robert Hackett
  45. Robert Mecklenborg
  46. Ron Amstutz
  47. Ron Maag
  48. Ron Young
  49. Ross McGregor
  50. Terry Blair
  51. Terry Boose
  52. Terry Johnson, Ohio Politician
  53. Timothy Derickson
  54. Timothy Grendell
  55. Todd McKenney
  56. Todd Snitchler
  57. Troy Balderson
  58. William Batchelder

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Ohio, 14 candidates (14.1% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 14, 7 were Democrats and 7 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Ohio, 43 (19.2%) of the 224 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: