Selected state, county races
- Published: November 6, 2008
State Senate Representative, Dist. 10
Both the Ohio electorate and Greene County voters swung widely Republican with resounding support for incumbent Chris Widener. Across the state Widener won 62 percent of the vote to Roger Tackett’s 37 percent, while in Greene County Widener won nearly 66 percent with 41,549 votes to Tackett’s 21,449 votes, or 34 percent of the vote.
Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Maureen O’Connor and Evelyn L. Stratton won their seats on the Ohio Supreme Court by overwhelming margins this week across the state and in Greene County. In the county, O’Connor received 37,251 votes to Joseph Russo’s 14,456 votes, while Stratton garnered 34,437 votes to Peter Sikora’s 15,247. It was nearly a 70–30 percent split in both races.
Republican Eric Sears won the recorder’s seat with 35,681 votes to Mary Taylor’s 15,488 votes, which represents a square 60–40 percentage split.
Republican James W. Schmidt won the treasurer’s seat with 27,826 votes versus Democrat Corinna Grooms with 13,765 votes.