2022 Special Primary Election Results
- Published: August 15, 2022
Preliminary results of the Tuesday, Aug. 2, special primary election are now available. The election was scheduled for August following the initial May primary due to ongoing legal disputes over the redrawing of Ohio district voting maps.
Winners of Tuesday’s primary will be added to the Nov. 8 general election day ballot. That election will use the same district maps implemented for the May 3 primary, which were ultimately struck down last month by the Ohio State Supreme Court as being in violation of the state’s constitutional anti-gerrymandering rules.
Of the 119,408 registered voters in Greene County, 10,285 cast their votes — less than 9% of eligible voters, and less than half of the 25% who voted in the initial May primary. The party breakdown was: 7,554 Republicans, 2,704 Democrats and 27 nonpartisans.
Individual precinct results were not available at press time.
State Central Committee
Voters in the 10th district elected two members of the Democratic and Republican parties, one man and one woman as stipulated by state law, to represent the district on the Democratic and Republican Ohio State Central Committees. There were no available slots for people who are gender nonconforming or who identify as nonbinary. Members of the Ohio State Central Committee are elected to four-year terms. The newly elected members are:
• David M. Farrell (D)
• Steve Austria (R)
• Sarah Freemantle (D)
• Laura A. Rosenberger (R)
Ohio State Representative
One state representative, either a Democrat or Republican, must live in the district that they represent, and is elected every two years. Voters will choose one of the following candidates to represent the 71st district in the state senate in November:
• James Harvey Duffee (D)
• Bill Dean (R, incumbent)