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.