2022 Midterm Election Results
- Published: November 9, 2022
Republican candidates swept the majority of state races in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 midterm elections, according to unofficial results posted by the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State as of Wednesday morning, Nov. 9.
Individual precinct results were not available at press time.
Republican incumbents Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted were reelected, garnering 62.69% of the vote against Democrats Nan Whaley, former Dayton mayor, and Cheryl L. Stephens, with 37.21%. In Greene County, voters supported DeWine and Husted 69.3% to 30.6%.
In congressional races, Middletown venture capitalist JD Vance (R) won the U.S. Senate seat 53.28% to 46.72% over Tim Ryan (D), who has served as a member of Congress since 2003. In Greene County, voters supported Vance 59.8% to 40.1%. Vance replaces outgoing Rep. Rob Portman (R) as representative.
In district results, Republican incumbent Mike Turner won the 10th District Congressional representative seat 62.19% to 37.81% against Democrat David Esrati.
For state representative in the 71st district, incumbent Bill Dean (R) won the race 71.3% to 28.7% over newcomer and Yellow Springs resident James Harvey Duffee.
Other state race results:
Attorney General: Dave Yost (R), 60.37%; Jeffrey A. Crossman (D), 39.63%.
Auditor: Keith Faber (R), 58.98%; Taylor Sappington (D), 41.02%.
Secretary of State: Frank LaRose (R), 59.54%; Chelsea Clark (D), 39.44%; Terpsehore Tore Maras (IND), 1.03%.
Ohio State Supreme Court
All three Republican candidates won seats on the Ohio Supreme Court including the race for Chief Justice. Republicans will retain control of the seven-member court.
Chief Justice: Sharon L. Kennedy (R), 56.31%; Jennifer Brunner (D), 43.69%.
Justices: Pat Fischer (R), 57.15%; Terri Jamison (D), 42.85%; and Pat DeWine (R), 56.55%; Marilyn Zayas (D), 43.45%.
Several county and district Republican candidates ran unopposed in the midterm election, including Mary Kate Huffman, Ronald C. Lewis and Mike Tucker for 2nd District Court of Appeals; Dick Gould for Greene County commissioner; David A. Graham for Greene County auditor; Scott Anger for sheriff; Adolfo A. Tornichio for judge of Greene County Court of Common Pleas general division; and Amy Lewis for judge of Greene County Court of Common Pleas juvenile division.
State issues pass
Two state issues placed on the ballot overwhelmingly passed.
Issue 1, a constitutional amendment that will require courts to consider factors like public safety when setting the amount of bail, passed 77.56% to 22.44%.
Issue 2, a constitutional amendment that will limit local control over local elections, passed 77.05% to 22.95%.
Township levy passes
Miami Township residents voted to pass Issue 25, a 3.5-mill bond levy that will fund the staffing of Miami Township Fire-Rescue. The levy will generate about $670,000 per year for Miami Township Fire-Rescue; it will cost taxpayers $122.50 annually for every $100,000 of appraised property value, or $35,000 of assessed value.
The measure passed by 58%, with 1,657 votes for and 1,109 votes against. Of 4,360 registered voters in the township, 2,858 cast votes.
Greene County issues pass
Issue 8, a 10-year, 1.5 mil renewal levy for the Greene County Mental Health and Recovery Board, passed 64% to 34%. Because the levy is a renewal levy, it will not raise taxes.
Issue 9, a ballot measure that will allow residents in unincorporated areas of Greene County to purchase gas through an aggregate, passed 65% to 35%.