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Ohio State Senate elections, 2000

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Elections for the office of Ohio State Senate consisted of a primary election on March 7, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000.[1] Sixteen 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 2000 election, the total contributions to the 41 Senate candidates was $8,804,029. The top 10 contributors were:[3]

2000 Donors, Ohio State Senate
Donor Amount
Republican Senate Campaign Cmte of Ohio $779,059
Ohio Senate Democrats $296,782
Ohio Republican Party $280,412
Ohio Democratic Party $203,827
Ohio Education Association $151,069
Ohio House Republican Campaign Cmte $114,395
Ohio Society of CPAS $83,639
Ohio Association of Realtors $77,630
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $76,784
Ohio State Medical Association $67,900

List of candidates

District 2

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Eric Klinger Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Randy Gardner Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Randy Gardner Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Arnold Engel Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Scott Nein Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Arnold Engel: 47,708
Republican Party Scott Nein: 95,220 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Karl Keith Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Jeff Jacobson Approveda
Libertarian Party March 7 Libertarian primary:
  • Tom Brown Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karl Keith: 48,854
Republican Party Jeff Jacobson: 80,340 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Tom Brown: 8,960

District 8

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Charlie Combs Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Louis Blessing, Jr. Approveda
Libertarian Party March 7 Libertarian primary:
  • Stephen Schulte Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stuart Manning: 40,656
Republican Party Louis Blessing, Jr.: 81,678 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Stephen Schulte: 7,324

District 10

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Roger Tackett Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Steve Austria: 29,072 Approveda
  • Timothy Juergens: 13,329
March 7 Natural Law primary:
  • Linda Mazurek Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger Tackett: 48,199
Republican Party Steve Austria: 84,860 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Jason Saltis Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Jim Buchy: 23,298
  • Jim Jordan: 34,813 Approveda
March 7 Natural Law primary:
  • Debra Mitchell Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jim Jordan: 99,803 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Jack Kaffenberger, Sr.: 15,545
Natural Law - Debra Mitchell: 14,373

District 14

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Kenneth Snider Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Doug White Approveda
Libertarian Party March 7 Libertarian primary:
  • Margaret Leech Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Doug White: 105,321 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Margaret Leech: 26,813

District 16

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Jada Brady Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Priscilla Mead Approveda
Libertarian Party March 7 Libertarian primary:
  • William Kammerer Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Priscilla Mead: 104,454 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party William Kammerer: 31,574

District 18

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Donna McNamee Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Robert Gardner Approveda
Libertarian Party March 7 Libertarian primary:
  • Bart Hildebrant Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donna McNamee: 49,385
Republican Party Robert Gardner: 73,529 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Bart Hildebrant: 4,091

District 20

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Jason Piatt Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Jim Carnes Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randy Williams: 46,644
Republican Party Jim Carnes: 84,280 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Elizabeth Kelley Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Don Sopka: 14,996
  • Ron Amstutz: 26,599 Approveda
Libertarian Party March 7 Libertarian primary:
  • Cheryl Neufer Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elizabeth Kelley: 55,951
Republican Party Ron Amstutz: 91,542 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Cheryl Neufer: 3,014
Independent Randy Jotte: 6,977

District 24

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Ann Donegan: 8,494
  • Ed Boyle: 13,194 Approveda
  • Pat Leneghan: 7,331
  • Terry Durica: 3,111
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Bob Spada Approveda
March 7 Natural Law primary:
  • Richard Leirner Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Boyle: 51,843
Republican Party Bob Spada: 104,176 Green check mark transparent.png
Natural Law - Richard Leirer: 4,788

District 26

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Mary Fleure Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Larry Mumper Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Fleure: 48,523
Republican Party Larry Mumper: 83,509 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Leigh Herington Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Judy Jones Approveda
Libertarian Party March 7 Libertarian primary:
  • Pearl Pullman Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leigh Herington: 76,818 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Judy Jones: 41,771
Libertarian Party Pearl Pullman: 4,682

District 30

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Greg DiDonato Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Robert Whitney Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Greg DiDonato Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Darlene St. George: 14,761
  • George Freeman, Jr.: 3,187
  • Leif Damstoft: 704
  • Marc Dann: 13,116
  • Timothy Ryan: 18,218 Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Randy Law Approveda
Libertarian Party March 7 Libertarian primary:
  • Patricia Urquhart Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timothy Ryan: 67,853 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Randy Law: 47,402
Libertarian Party Patricia Urquhart: 3,485
Independent Arthur Magee: 14,328

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