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Ohio holds primaries for national, local candidates

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Ohio held its primary elections on Tues., Mar. 15, and alongside the presidential primaries several local and state offices were on the ballot: seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, in the Ohio state Senate and state House of Representatives, on the Ohio Supreme Court and in the Ohio Court of Appeals.

Ohio has a Senate and a House of Representatives, both with four-year terms. The House of Representatives’ 99 districts (of which numbers 9 and 10 include parts of CWRU campus) are all up for election this November. The Senate has members from 33 districts, half of which are up for election this cycle; Cleveland (district 21) won’t be on the ballot until 2018.

The Ohio Supreme Court has six Justices and a Chief Justice, all of whom serve six-year terms. This year, two justice seats (one beginning on Jan. 1 and one on Jan 2.) and the Chief Justice seat are up for election.

The Court of Appeals has twelve districts in which varying numbers of judges all serve six-year terms. District 8, Cuyahoga County had four seats open.

Postion Winning Candidate Percent of the vote Other candidates on the ballot
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton 56 Bernie Sanders, Roque De La Fuente
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich 47 Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Ted Strickland 65 P.G. Sittenfeld, Kelli Prather
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Rob Portman 82 Don Eckhart
Congressional district 11 Democratic candidate Marcia Fudge unopposed
Congressional district 11 Republican candidate Beverly Goldstein unopposed
Ohio State Senate District 9 (South side of campus) Democratic candidate Janine Boyd 81 Isaac Powell
Ohio State Senate District 9 (South side of campus) Republican candidate Joe Miller unopposed
Ohio State Senate District 10 (North side of campus) Democratic candidate Bill Patmon unopposed
Ohio State Senate District 10 (North side of campus) Republican candidate Thomas Pekarek unopposed
Supreme Court of Ohio Republican candidate, Jan. 2 Pat DeWine unopposed
Supreme Court of Ohio Democratic candidate, Jan. 2 Cynthia Rice unopposed
Supreme Court of Ohio Republican candidate, Jan. 1 Pat Fischer 56 Colleen O'Toole
Supreme Court of Ohio Democratic candidate, Jan. 1 John O'Donnell unopposed
Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor (R) unopposed
Ohio Court of Appeals 8th District, term beginning Jan. 1 Mary Eileen Kilbane (D) unopposed
Ohio Court of Appeals 8th District, term beginning Jan. 2 Melody Stewart (D) unopposed
Ohio Court of Appeals 8th District, term beginning Jan. 3 Kathleen Ann Keough (D) unopposed
Ohio Court of Appeals 8th District, term beginning Feb. 9 Eileen Gallagher (D) unopposed

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Ohio holds primaries for national, local candidates