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Bob Fitrakis
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Ohio, District 3
PartyGreen Party
Master'sWayne State University, 1982
J.D.Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, 2002
Ph.D.Wayne State University, 1990
Date of birthNovember 29, 1955
Place of birthHighland Park, MI
ReligionChristian, Non-Denominational
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Bob Fitrakis (b. November 29, 1955) was a 2012 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 3rd Congressional District of Ohio.


Fitrakis earned his MA from Wayne State University in 1982. He went on to receive his PhD in 1990. He then earned his JD 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's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Fitrakis was defeated by Joyce Beatty.[1] Fitrakis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 3rd District. He ran unopposed in the March 6, 2012 primary.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold their majority in 2013.[2] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[2]

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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