Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 4, 2008 Ohio General Election

Ohio

Note: Candidate pictures are the most current we have on file. Because this is a past election, they may not show a candidate’s likeness at the time of the election. Likewise, some of the links to websites, emails, and social media may be broken.
US President & Vice President (Ohio)
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Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
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John McCain - R
Websitewww.johnmccain.com
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Sarah Palin - R
Websitewww.palinforgovernor.com/
Chuck Baldwin - REF
Darrell Castle - CON
Bob Barr - L
Websitewww.bobbarr2008.com
Wayne Allen Root - L
Websitewww.rootforamerica.com/home/index.php
Cynthia Mckinney - G
Websitewww.runcynthiarun.org
Rosa Clemente - G
Donald K. Allen - U
Websitewww.donaldkallenforpresident.com
Christopher D. Borcik - I
Jonathan Allen
Websitewww.heartquake08.com
Jeffrey D. Stath
Brian Moore - S
Stewart A. Alexander - S
Websitestewartalexanderforpresident2012.org/campaign/stewart-alexander
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Richard Duncan - I
Websiterichardaduncan.samsbiz.com
Ricky Johnson
Ralph Nader - I
Websitewww.votenader.org
Matt Gonzalez - I
Websitewww.votenader.org/about/matt-gonzalez/
James R. Germalic
Martin Wishnatsky
Alan L. Keyes
Brian Rohrbough
Platt Robertson
Websiterobertsonfalls2012.blogspot.com
Scott Falls
Joe Schriner
Websitewww.voteforjoe.com
US House of Representatives
U.S. Representative District 1
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Steve Chabot - R
Websitechabot.house.gov
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Steve L. Driehaus - D
Websitewww.driehausforohio.com
Richard Stevenson - G
Eric Wilson
U.S. Representative District 2
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David H. Krikorian - D
Websitewww.votekrikorian.com
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Jean Schmidt - R
Websitewww.jeanschmidt.com/
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Victoria Wulsin - D
Websitewww.wulsinforcongress.com
U.S. Representative District 3
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Jane Mitakides - D
Mike Turner - R
Websitewww.miketurner.com
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U.S. Representative District 4
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Mike Carroll - D
Websitewww.mikeforohio.com
Jim Jordan - R
Websitejimjordanforcongress.com
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U.S. Representative District 5
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Bob Latta - R
Websitewww.lattaforcongress.com
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George F. Mays - D
Websitewww.georgemays.com/
U.S. Representative District 6
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Dennis S. Spisak - G
Websitewww.votespisak.org/governor
Richard D. Stobbs - R
Websitewww.stobbsforcongress2008.com
Charlie Wilson - D
Websitewww.charliewilson.com
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U.S. Representative District 7
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Steve Austria - R
Websitewww.steveaustriaforcongress.com/about-steve.php
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Sharen Neuhardt - D
U.S. Representative District 8
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John Boehner - R
Websitewww.johnboehner.com
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Nicholas A. Von Stein - D
Websitewww.votevonstein.com/
U.S. Representative District 9
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Marcy Kaptur - D
Websitewww.marcykaptur.com
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Bradley S. Leavitt - R
Websiteleavittforcongress.com
U.S. Representative District 10
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Paul Conroy - L
Dennis J. Kucinich - D
James P. "Jim" Trakas - R
Websitewww.jimtrakas.org/
U.S. Representative District 11
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Marcia L. Fudge - D
Websitefudge.house.gov
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Eric Johnson
Thomas Pekarek - R
Robert Anthony Reed, III
Craig E. Willis
U.S. Representative District 12
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Steven R.K. Linnabary - L
David Robinson - D
Websiterobinson2008.com/splash/
Pat Tiberi - R
Websitetiberi.house.gov
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U.S. Representative District 13
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Robert Crow
David S. Potter - R
Websitewww.potterforcongress.com/
Betty Sutton - D
Websitewww.bettysuttonforcongress.com
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U.S. Representative District 14
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Steven C. LaTourette - R
Websitelatourette.house.gov
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David Macko - L
Websitewww.mackoforliberty.org
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William M. Oneill - D
Websitewww.oneill08.com/
U.S. Representative District 15
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Travis Casper
Don Elijah Eckhart - R
Mary Jo Kilroy - D
Websitewww.kilroyforcongress.com
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Mark Noble - L
Websitewww.votefornoble.com
Steve Stivers - R
Websitewww.stivers4congress.com
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U.S. Representative District 16
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John A. Boccieri - D
Websitewww.johnforcongress.com
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Kirk Schuring - R
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/kirk-schuring
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Attorney General
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Richard Cordray - D
Websitewww.cordraycommittee.com
Robert M. Owens
Websitewww.owenslawoffice.com/attorney
Mike Crites - R
Ohio Senate
State Senator District 2
State Senator District 4
State Senator District 6
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John R. Doll - D
Jon Husted - R
Websitewww.hustedforohio.com
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State Senator District 8
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Daniel J. Mccarthy - D
William J. Seitz - R
Websitewww.ohiosenate.gov/bill-seitz.html
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State Senator District 10
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Roger Tackett - D
Chris R. Widener - R
Websitewww.ohiosenate.gov/chris-widener.html
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State Senator District 12
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Thomas Matthew - D
Keith L. Faber - R
Websitekeithfaber.org
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Jackie Kaffenberger, Sr. - I
State Senator District 14
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Gregory A. Napolitano - D
Tom Niehaus - R
M. Anne Leech - L
Websitehouse.michigan.gov/rep.asp?dist=061_
State Senator District 16
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Danielle R. Blue - D
Jim Hughes - R
Websitewww.ohiosenate.gov/hughes
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State Senator District 18
State Senator District 20
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Rick C. Shriver - D
Jimmy Stewart - R
Timothy J. Kettler - G
State Senator District 22
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James Riley - D
Websitewww.jamesrileyforohio.com
Bob Gibbs - R
Websitewww.bobgibbsforcongress.com
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State Senator District 24
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Gary J. Kucinich - D
Thomas F. Patton - R
Websiteohiosenate.gov/patton
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State Senator District 26
State Senator District 28
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Thomas C. Sawyer - D
Websitewww.ohiosenate.gov
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James R. Carr - R
State Senator District 30
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Jason H. Wilson - D
Tim Ginter - R
Websitewww.ginterforohio.com
State Senator District 32
Capri S. Cafaro - D
Websitecapriworks4me.com
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Ohio House
State Representative District 1
Linda S. Bolon - D
Websitewww.lindabolon.com/
State Representative District 2
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Janice Lanier - D
Kris Jordan - R
Websiteohiosenate.gov/jordan
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State Representative District 3
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Merle Joe Miller - D
Ron Amstutz - R
Websitewww.amstutz.org
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State Representative District 4
Matt Huffman - R
State Representative District 5
Gerald L. Stebelton - R
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/gerald-l-stebelton?
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State Representative District 6
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Jeffery P. Bretz - D
Websitewww.electjeffbretz.com/
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Randy L. Gardner - R
Websitewww.ohiosenate.gov/gardner?
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State Representative District 7
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Kenny Yuko - D
Websitewww.kennyyuko.com
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Beverly Valencic - R
State Representative District 8
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Armond D. Budish - D
Websiteohiodems.org/candidates/house-minority-leader-armond-budish
Jerry V. Powell - R
State Representative District 9
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Barbara Boyd - D
Websitewww.friendsofbarbaraboyd.com
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Charles C. Drake - R
State Representative District 10
State Representative District 11
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Sandra Williams - D
Websiteohiosenate.gov/williams
Rosalind A. Mcallister - R
State Representative District 12
State Representative District 13
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Michael Skindell - D
Websitemikeskindell.com
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Mary-Louise Kirk - R
State Representative District 14
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Mike Foley - D
Websitewww.mikefoley.us
David Morris - R
State Representative District 15
Tim Degeeter - D
Websitewww.timdegeeter.com/
State Representative District 16
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Jennifer L. Brady - D
Websitewww.bradyforhouse.com/
Nan A. Baker - R
Websitewww.friendsofnanbaker.com
State Representative District 17
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Bob Belovich - D
Josh Mandel - R
Websitewww.joshmandel.com
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State Representative District 18
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Matt Patten - D
Websitewww.mattpattenforohio.com
Colleen D. Grady - R
State Representative District 19
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Marian L. Harris - D
Websitewww.marianforohio.com/
Brad Lewis - R
Michael Johnston - L
Websitewww.MikeJohnstonForOhio.com
State Representative District 20
State Representative District 21
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Jay G. Perez - D
Kevin Bacon - R
Websiteohiosenate.gov/bacon
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Jeremiah Arn - L
State Representative District 22
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John Carney - D
Websitewww.votecarney.com
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Michael H. Keenan - R
State Representative District 23
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Keith Goldhardt - D
Cheryl Grossman - R
Websitecherylgrossmanforohio.com
State Representative District 24
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Ted Celeste - D
Websitewww.tedceleste.com/
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Tim Rankin - R
State Representative District 25
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Dan Stewart - D
Websitedistrict25@ohr.state.oh.us
Daryl P. Hennessy - R
State Representative District 26
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Tracy Heard - D
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/tracy-maxwell-heard?
Joe Healy - R
State Representative District 27
State Representative District 28
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Connie Pillich - D
Websitewww.conniepillich.com
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Virgil G. Lovitt, II - R
State Representative District 29
State Representative District 30
State Representative District 31
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Denise Driehaus - D
Websitewww.denisedriehaus.com
Steven Johnson - R
State Representative District 32
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Dale Mallory - D
Websiteelectdalemallory.com/
Theo Barnes - R
State Representative District 33
State Representative District 34
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Jeff Sinnard - D
Peter Stautberg - R
Websitewww.peterstautberg.org
State Representative District 35
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Ron Maag - R
Jonathan Morris
Marcia Garrison - D
State Representative District 36
State Representative District 37
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Andi Eveslage - D
Peggy Lehner - R
Websitepeggylehner.com
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State Representative District 38
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Susan W. Lienesch - D
Terry Blair - R
Websitewww.terryblair.com/
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State Representative District 39
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Clayton R. Luckie - D
Joshua S. Smith - R
State Representative District 40
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Roland Winburn - D
Websitewww.rolandwinburn.com
Ann E. Siefker - R
State Representative District 41
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Brian G. Williams - D
Websitewww.briangwilliams.com/
Randy Cole - R
State Representative District 42
State Representative District 43
State Representative District 44
State Representative District 45
State Representative District 46
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Darlene Dunn - D
Barbara Sears - R
Websitebarbarasears.com
State Representative District 47
State Representative District 48
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Edna Brown - D
Websitewww.ohiosenate.gov/senate/brown
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Carolyn J. Eyre - R
State Representative District 49
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Matthew A. Szollosi - D
Websitewww.mattszollosi.com
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Jeff Wingate - R
State Representative District 50
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Celeste M. Dehoff - D
Todd A. Snitchler - R
State Representative District 51
Scott Oelslager - R
Websitewww.ohiosenate.gov/oelslager?
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State Representative District 52
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Stephen Slesnick - D
Websitewww.slesnickforohio.com
Richard D. Hart - R
State Representative District 53
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Rocky Day - D
Timothy Derickson - R
Websitedericksonforcongress.com
State Representative District 54
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Kenneth D. Keith, Jr. - D
Courtney E. Combs - R
State Representative District 55
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Tony Klimek - D
Bill Coley - R
Websitewww.ohiosenate.gov/coley
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State Representative District 56
Joseph F. Koziura - D
Websitewww.joekoziura.com/
State Representative District 57
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Matthew R. Lundy - D
Websitewww.mattlundy.com
Daniel C. Urban - R
State Representative District 58
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Terry Boose - R
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/terry-boose
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Terry Traster - I
State Representative District 59
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Ronald Gerberry - D
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/ronald-v-gerberry?
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Dick Mccarthy - R
State Representative District 60
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Robert F. Hagan - D
Websitewww.friendsofbobhagan.com
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Timothy A. Gordon, Jr. - R
State Representative District 61
State Representative District 62
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Lorraine M. Fende - D
Mike Gutierrez - R
State Representative District 63
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Mark A. Schneider - D
Carol-Ann Schindel - R
State Representative District 64
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Tom Letson - D
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/tom-letson?
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Thomas Montgomery - R
State Representative District 65
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Sandra Stabile Harwood - D
Lyle A. Waddell - R
Timothy J. Mcneil - L
State Representative District 66
Joseph R. Uecker - R
Websitewww.joeuecker.com
State Representative District 67
Shannon Jones - R
Websitewww.ohiosenate.gov/jones?
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State Representative District 68
State Representative District 69
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Jack Schira - D
William G. Batchelder - R
Websitewww.batchelderforohio.com
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State Representative District 70
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William R. "Bill" Conner - D
Websitewww.connerforus.com
Jarrod B. Martin - R
State Representative District 71
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Howard H. Hill - D
Jay Hottinger - R
Websitewww.jayhottinger.com
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State Representative District 72
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Richard G. Spangler - D
Ross W. McGregor - R
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/ross-w-mcgregor?
State Representative District 73
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Jay P. Goyal - D
Websitewww.jaygoyal.com/
David D. Nitzsche - R
State Representative District 74
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David J. Pilliod - D
Bruce W. Goodwin - R
State Representative District 75
Lynn R. Wachtmann - R
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/lynn-r-wachtmann?
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State Representative District 76
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Cliff Hite - R
Websiteohiosenate.gov/hite
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Patrick Y. Matheny
State Representative District 77
State Representative District 78
John Adams - R
Websitewww.johnadamsforcongress.com
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State Representative District 79
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Melissa L. Stanley - D
Richard N. Adams - R
Websitewww.electradams4staterep.com
State Representative District 80
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Dennis E. Murray - D
Edward J. Enderle - R
Websitewww.edenderle.com
State Representative District 81
State Representative District 82
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Wanda L. Sharrock - D
Jeff McClain - R
Websitewww.jeffmcclain.com
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Mark A. Smith - I
State Representative District 83
Dave Burke - R
Websiteohiosenate.gov/burke
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State Representative District 84
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Connie Crockett - D
Websitewww.crockett4ohio.org/
Robert D. Hackett - R
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/bob-d-hackett
State Representative District 85
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Raymond Allen Pryor - D
Websitewww.raypryor.org/
John M. Schlichter - R
State Representative District 86
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William Horne, Jr. - D
David T. Daniels - R
State Representative District 87
State Representative District 88
State Representative District 89
State Representative District 90
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Duane Grassbaugh - D
Websitewww.grassbaugh.com/
Margaret Ruhl - R
Websitewww.margaretannruhl.net
State Representative District 91
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Dan Dodd - D
Websitewww.doddforohio.com/
Bill Hayes - R
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/bill-hayes
State Representative District 92
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Debbie Phillips - D
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/debbie-phillips
Jill Thompson - R
State Representative District 93
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Jennifer Garrison - D
Websitewww.jennifergarrison.com
Wayne A. Smith - R
State Representative District 94
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Jennifer Stewart - D
Troy Balderson - R
Websiteohiosenate.gov/balderson
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State Representative District 95
State Representative District 96
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Allan R. Sayre - D
Websitewww.allansayre.com/
Dallas Charton
State Representative District 97
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Luke T. Brewer
Dave Hall - R
Websitewww.ohiohouse.gov/david-hall
State Representative District 98
Matthew J. Dolan - R
Websiteelectmattdolan.com
State Representative District 99
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Constitutional Amendment 1 To Provide For Earlier Filing Deadlines For StatewideBallot Issues
1. Require that a citizen-initiated statewide ballot issue be considered at the next general election if petitions are filed 125 days before the election.2. Establish deadlines for boards of elections to determine the validity of citizeninitiated petitions.3. Standardize the process for legal challenges to citizen-initiated petitions by giving the Ohio Supreme Court jurisdiction to consider these cases and establishing expedited deadlines for the Court to make decisions.A "YES" vote means approval of the amendment.A "NO" vote means disapproval of the amendment. A majority YES vote is required for the amendment to be adopted.
Constitutional Amendment 2 To Authorize The State To Issue Bonds To Continue The Clean Ohio Program For Environmental Revitalization And Conservation
This proposed amendment would:1. Authorize the state to issue up to two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) of bonds for conservation and preservation of natural areas, open spaces and farmlands and other lands devoted to agriculture, including by acquiring land or interests in land; provision of state and local park and recreation facilities, and other actions that permit and enhance the availability, public use and enjoyment of natural areas in the state; and land, forest, water and other natural resource management projects.2. Authorize the state to issue bonds up to two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) for environmental revitalization and re-development of publicly and privately owned lands, including environmental remediation, assessment or clean up of contamination or pollution.3. Limit the amount that could be borrowed in any one fiscal year for either conservation or revitalization purposes to no more than fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) plus the principal amount of those obligations that in any prior fiscal year could have been but were not issued.If adopted, this amendment shall take effect immediately.A "YES" vote means approval of the amendment.A "NO" vote means disapproval of the amendment. A majority YES vote is required for the amendment to be adopted.
Constitutional Amendment 3 To Amend The Constitution To Protect Private PropertyRights In Ground Water, Lakes And Other Watercourses
To adopt Section 19b of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio This proposed Amendment would:1. Make explicit that a private property owner has a right to make reasonable use of the ground water that lies beneath the owner's land, although this right is subordinate to the public welfare.2. Make explicit that a private property owner who owns land on the border of a lake or other watercourse has a right to make reasonable use of the water in such lake or watercourse located on or flowing through the owner's land, although this right is subordinate to the public welfare.3. Not affect the public's use of Lake Erie and other navigable waters of the state.4. Prevent the rights confirmed under this proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution from being impaired or limited by the operation of other sections of the Ohio Constitution.If approved, this amendment shall take effect December 1, 2008.A "YES" vote means approval of the amendment.A "NO" vote means disapproval of the amendment.A majority YES vote is required for the amendment to be adopted.
Constitutional Amendment 6 To Amend The Constitution By Initiative Petition For A Casino Near Wilmington In Southwest Ohio And Distribute To All Ohio Counties A Tax On The Casino
This proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution would:1. Authorize one privately owned casino with a required minimum initial investment of $600 million dollars on a 94-acre site located near the northwest corner of State Route 73 and Interstate 71 in southwest Ohio in Chester Township near Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio.2. Require the casino to pay a tax of up to 30% on its gross receipts for gaming less payouts. The taxes are to be used first to pay expenses of regulating and collecting taxes from the casino, then for funding of gambling prevention and treatment programs, and the remainder to be distributed in the amount of 10% to Clinton County and 90% to the remaining counties based on population and to be used at each county's discretion.3. Reduce the tax paid by the casino authorized by this amendment to the lesser of the rate taxed on another casino or 25%, in the event another casino is permitted in Ohio in the future.4. Require that the casino be subject to all other applicable types of taxes that are currently in effect in Ohio.5. Authorize the casino to conduct any game permitted in the State of Nevada, or any state adjacent to Ohio, including any type of card or table games, slot machines, and electronic gaming devices, except bets on races or sporting events. Only persons age 21 and over would be permitted to place bets. Amounts of bets would not be subject to any limits now or in the future. Days and hours of operation would not be subject to limits.6. Set aside the application to the casino of all local and state laws and any constitutional provisions that would prohibit the operation of this privately owned casino, including any local zoning law that would prohibit or place restrictions on a casino from operating on the property in question.If approved, this proposed amendment shall take effect 30 days after the election.A "YES" vote means you approve of amending the Ohio Constitution to permit one casino near Wilmington in southwest Ohio.A "NO" vote means you disapprove of amending the Ohio Constitution to permit one casino near Wilmington in southwest Ohio.A majority "YES" vote is required for the amendment to be adopted.
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