The votes are in, CBUS. You’ve done your civic duty + it’s time to take a look at the candidates that will be on the November ballot. 🗳️
To recap: This year we cast votes to elect a governor + state representatives, plus there’s a local levy also on the ballot.
You can stop refreshing those primary election trackers, because we’re here to share the results (candidates written in no particular order). Say hello to...
🗳 Julie Lynch vs. Jessica Barwell, Judge, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
After defeating Michael J. Boyle by a final count of 52.4% to 47.6%, current Judge Julie Lynch, a Democrat, is now set to face Jessica Barwell, a Republican, in the November election for a seat on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas bench as judge. Jessica was unopposed in her primary election race.
🗳 Mike DeWine vs. Nan Whaley, Governor
Current Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, looks to defend his seat against Nan Whaley, a Democrat and former Mayor of Dayton, after the two candidates were able to secure enough votes in the primary election last week. While Mike defeated a handful of candidates by obtaining 48.1% of votes, Nan received 65% of votes to move forward against John Cranley.
🗳 Tim Ryan vs. J.D. Vance, US Senate
In a primary election where both parties saw multiple candidates run for the seat, we will see current Representative Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Cleveland, in a race against author J.D. Vance, a Republican. Tim received 69.7% of votes and J.D. earned 32.2% of votes.
Additionally, Whitehall’s police levy, which would provide the city with six new officers + an office expansion, passed the primary and will be on the November ballot.