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On March 11, 2013, FitzGerald filed campaign committee paperwork with the [[Ohio Secretary of State]] enabling him to begin fundraising for the [[Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014|2014]] Ohio gubernatorial [[Ohio state executive official elections, 2014|election]]. FitzGerald had yet to officially declare his candidacy, despite releasing a 3-minute video spot in accompaniment with his committee filings. "Today I'm announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to run for governor; But more than that, I'm beginning a conversation with you, the people of Ohio," he said in the video.<ref>[http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/ ''Ed FitzGerald for Ohio,'' "Home," accessed March 13, 2013]</ref> FitzGerald confirmed his bid for the [[Democratic]] nomination for [[Governor of Ohio|governor]] on April 24, 2013.<ref name=bid14/><ref> [http://www.myfox28columbus.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_cleveland-dem-enters-2014-governor-race-23401.shtml ''FOX 28,'' "Cleveland Dem Enters 2014 Governor Race,"  April 24, 2013] </ref>
 
On March 11, 2013, FitzGerald filed campaign committee paperwork with the [[Ohio Secretary of State]] enabling him to begin fundraising for the [[Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014|2014]] Ohio gubernatorial [[Ohio state executive official elections, 2014|election]]. FitzGerald had yet to officially declare his candidacy, despite releasing a 3-minute video spot in accompaniment with his committee filings. "Today I'm announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to run for governor; But more than that, I'm beginning a conversation with you, the people of Ohio," he said in the video.<ref>[http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/ ''Ed FitzGerald for Ohio,'' "Home," accessed March 13, 2013]</ref> FitzGerald confirmed his bid for the [[Democratic]] nomination for [[Governor of Ohio|governor]] on April 24, 2013.<ref name=bid14/><ref> [http://www.myfox28columbus.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_cleveland-dem-enters-2014-governor-race-23401.shtml ''FOX 28,'' "Cleveland Dem Enters 2014 Governor Race,"  April 24, 2013] </ref>
[[Republican]] incumbent Gov. [[John Kasich]] is running for re-election in 2014.<ref>[http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/11/08/kasich-focused-on-own-re-election-bid.html ''Columbus Dispatch,'' "Kasich focused on his own re-election bid," November 8, 2012]</ref> The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
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[[Republican]] incumbent Gov. [[John Kasich]] is running for re-election in 2014.<ref>[http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/11/08/kasich-focused-on-own-re-election-bid.html ''Columbus Dispatch,'' "Kasich focused on his own re-election bid," November 8, 2012]</ref> FitzGerald won the primary on May 6, 2014. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
 
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Ed FitzGerald
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Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Ohio
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Cuyahoga County Executive
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Lakewood, Ohio
Education
Bachelor'sOhio State University (1990)
J.D.Cleveland–Marshall College of Law (1993)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 10, 1968
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
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Ed FitzGerald (b. July 10, 1968) is the Cuyahoga County Executive and a Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio in the 2014 elections.[1][2]

Fitzgerald does not currently have a running mate. He initially chose state Senator Eric Kearney but Kearney withdrew from the race due to personal tax issues.[3][4]

Biography

FitzGerald began his career as a special agent with the FBI. In this role he was assigned to the Organized Crime Task Force in Chicago, investigating political corruption and Mafia influence. After leaving the FBI he returned to Ohio, serving as an assistant county prosecutor. In 2007 he was elected Mayor of Lakewood and in 2010 elected as Cuyahoga County Executive.[5]

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, Ohio State University, 1990
  • Cleveland–Marshall College of Law, 1993

Elections

FitzGerald announces his formation of an exploratory committee for 2014 bid to unseat Gov. John Kasich

2014

See also: Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014

On March 11, 2013, FitzGerald filed campaign committee paperwork with the Ohio Secretary of State enabling him to begin fundraising for the 2014 Ohio gubernatorial election. FitzGerald had yet to officially declare his candidacy, despite releasing a 3-minute video spot in accompaniment with his committee filings. "Today I'm announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to run for governor; But more than that, I'm beginning a conversation with you, the people of Ohio," he said in the video.[6] FitzGerald confirmed his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor on April 24, 2013.[1][7] Republican incumbent Gov. John Kasich is running for re-election in 2014.[8] FitzGerald won the primary on May 6, 2014. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.

Primary results

Governor/Lt. Governor of Ohio - Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd FitzGerald/Sharen Neuhardt 83.2% 362,781
Larry Ealy/Ken Gray 16.8% 73,346
Total Votes 436,127
Election Results Via:WBNS-10TV Election Results. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Endorsements

Polls

Ohio Governor's Race 2014 - Kasich vs. Fitzgerald
Poll John Kasich Ed FitzgeraldOtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac University Poll
February 12-17, 2014
43%38%19%+/-2.71,370
Magellan Strategies for the Liberty Foundation of America
April 14-15, 2014
47%41%12%+/-3.35857
SurveyUSA
April 24-28, 2014
46%36%18%+/-4618
Rasmussen Reports
May 7-8, 2014
45%38%17%+/-4.0750
Quinnipiac
May 7-12, 2014
50%35%14%+/-2.91,174
YouGov
July 7-24, 2014
49%43%8%+/-03,624
Qunnipiac
July 24-28, 2014
48%36%16%+/-2.71,366
YouGov
August 18, September 2, 2014
50%37%13%+/-3.02,978
Rasmussen Reports
September 8-9, 2014
50%30%20%+/-4.0780
Columbus Dispatch
September 3-12, 2014
59%29%10%+/-2.71,185
New York Times/CBS News/YouGov
October 16-23, 2014
54%35%11%+/-32,728
The Columbus Dispatch
October 22-31, 2014
62%34%4%+/-3.31,009
AVERAGES 50.25% 36% 13.5% +/-2.97 1,536.58
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Ohio Governor's Race 2014
Poll John Kasich Ed FitzgeraldCharlie EarlNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
(November 5-6, 2013)
41%41%6%13%+/-4.0595
Public Policy Polling
(December 6-8, 2013)
40%38%6%16%+/-3.11,011
AVERAGES 40.5% 39.5% 6% 14.5% +/-3.55 803
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


2010

FitzGerald was elected as Cuyahoga County Executive in the general election on November 2, 2010.[12]

Cuyahoga County Executive General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Matt Dolan 30.3% 124,719
     Green David H. Ellison 1.5% 6,193
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward FitzGerald 45.7% 188,475
     - Ken Lanci 11.4% 47,110
     - Tim McCormack 8.2% 33,760
     Nonparty Don Scipione 2.9% 11,897
Total Votes 412,154

Personal

FitzGerald and his wife Shannon have four children: Jack, Connor, Colleen and Bridget.[2]

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