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Ohio lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Ohio lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. The primary election date was May 4. The deadline for filing nomination papers was January 4 for partisan candidates and March 3 for independents.[1]

In Ohio, as in 20 states, the governor and lt. governor are elected on a single ticket though the entire election cycle. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ted Strickland selected Yvette McGee Brown while his Republican counterpart, John Kasich, shared a ticket with Mary Taylor. Along with Kasich, Taylor won a narrow victory and will take office in January 2011.

The November Ballot – Who's Made It? Ohio Lieutenant Governor[2]
Nominee Affiliation
Yvette McGee Brown Democrat
Mary Taylor Republican
Anita Rios Green
Margaret Ann Leech Libertarian
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who have since been officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

As of November 12, 2010, 100% of precincts have reported. Results will be certified November 23, 2010.[3] Official results are not yet posted online.

2010 Ohio lieutenant gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Yvette McGee Brown 46.74%
     Republican Party Approveda Mary Taylor 49.33%
     Libertarian Party Margaret Ann Leech 2.29%
     Green Party Anita Rios 1.51%
     Other write-in 0.02%
Total Votes 3,749,732


The Ohio lieutenant governorship is an open seat this year, as incumbent Lee Fisher is vying for the Class 3 Senate Seat.


  • Yvette McGee Brown, founder of Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a former judge of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court


  • Mary Taylor, the state Auditor, is an accountant by training and a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives


  • Anita Rios, Co-Convener of the Ohio Green Party and President of NOW's Toledo chapter.


  • Margaret Ann Leech

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