DeWine to Face Cordray in General Election, and Other Primary Results
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Obama-era consumer watchdog Richard Cordray will go head to head this November to fill Governor John Kasich’s seat. Each won their respective primaries, with DeWine winning 60 percent of the vote over Lt. Governor Mary Taylor’s 40 percent, and Cordray earning 63 percent of the vote in a landslide win against former Cleveland mayor Dennis Kucinich (23 percent).
Franklin County voters also selected primary winners in Ohio’s 3rd, 12th, and 15th congressional districts. Current representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district Joyce Beatty, who ran uncontested, will face republican Jim Burgess, who took nearly 100 percent of the vote (94 percent) against his opponent Abdulkadir Haji.
In Ohio’s 12th congressional district, democrat Danny O’Connor (40 percent) will take on republican Troy Balderson, who had a narrow win (less than 800 votes) against fellow republican Melanie Leneghan. And for Ohio’s 15th district, uncontested republican Steve Stivers will compete with democrat Rick Neal for the seat in November.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, an incumbent running uncontested, will face Trump-endorsed republican Jim Renacci, who took 47 percent of the vote.
Issue 1, the ballot proposal to reform congressional redistricting and curb gerrymandering, has also passed, with three-fourths of all Ohioans supporting the measure.
For more information, visit the Franklin County Board of Elections website.