OHIO VALLEY — Gallia County showed support for one of its own, while Meigs County supported the vast majority of Republican candidates in regional races during Tuesday’s general election.
Gallipolis resident Ryan Smith received nearly 74 percent of the vote in the 93rd District House of Representatives race over Democrat Josh Bailey.
Debbie Phillips — the lone Democrat to win a race in Meigs County — received nearly 400 more votes than Charles Richter in the 94th District House of Representatives race.
Republican candidate for State Senate 30th District Shane Thompson defeated Democrat incumbent Lou Gentile in Meigs County, but Gentile held a 52-48 percent lead over Thompson at press time according to the AP. Not all counties had reported in the race.
While statewide results were not available at press time, Sherrod Brown was projected to win the U.S. Senate race in his bid for re-election according to NBC News.
Voters in both Gallia and Meigs counties favored Republican challenger Josh Mandel over both Brown and Independent Scott Rupert. Mandel received 5,065 votes in Meigs County to 4,028 for Brown.
In Gallia County, Mandel’s margin of victory was larger, receiving 6,072 votes to 4,499 for Brown.
With 87 percent of the precincts in District 6 reporting, Bill Johnson held a 145,873 vote to 126,204 vote advantage over Charlie Wilson for the U.S. House of Representative seat.
Voters in both Meigs and Gallia County supported Johnson in his bid for re-election.
Three spots on the Ohio Supreme Court were up for election on Tuesday. While state-wide numbers are not available, the AP is reporting Justice Yvette McGee Brown, of Columbus, is the court’s lone Democrat. She faced Republican Sharon Kennedy, a Butler County domestic relations judge, in a bid to serve an unexpired term through 2014. McGee Brown had been appointed in 2010 to fill a vacancy left when Maureen O’Connor became chief justice.
Kennedy is leading with about three-fourths of the vote reported in unofficial results.
Republican Justice Terrence O’Donnell, of Cleveland, has a solid lead over Democratic state Sen. Mike Skindell, of suburban Cleveland.
In the third race, Justice Robert Cupp, of Lima, is slightly trailing Democrat William O’Neill of Cleveland, a retired appeals court judge from Cleveland who works as a registered nurse.
Meigs and Gallia counties supported Kennedy, O’Donnell, and O’Neill in the three races.
Meigs County voters showed slight support for Leonard Holzapfel in the Court of Appeals race, while Gallia County favored Holzapfel 4,895 to 3,376.
Voters in the region voted “no” on State Issues 1 and 2.
Voter turnout in Meigs County exceeded 61 percent with 10,197 ballots cast. In Gallia County voter turnout was approximately 55 percent.
Statewide results of these races will appear in the Thursday edition of The Daily Sentinel and Gallipolis Daily Tribune.
Unofficial Meigs County Election Results
U.S. Senate: Sherrod Brown (D), 4,028; Josh Mandel (R), 5,065; Scott Rupert (I), 570.
U.S. House District 6: Bill Johnson (R), 5,245; Charlie Wilson (D), 4,313.
Ohio Senate District 30: Lou Gentile (D), 3,763; Shane Thompson (R), 5,422.
Ohio House District 94: Debbie Phillips (D), 4,942; Charles Richter (R), 4,553.
Supreme Court (term ending Dec. 31, 2014): Yvette McGee Brown, 2,013; Sharon L. Kennedy, 4,815.
Supreme Court (term beginning Jan. 1, 2013): Terrence O’Donnell, 4,056; Michael Skindell, 2,787.
Supreme Court (term beginning Jan. 2, 2013): Robert Cupp, 2,657; William O’Neill, 4,132.
Court of Appeals District 4 (term beginning Feb. 9, 2013): Leonard Holzapfel, 3,664; Marie Hoover, 3,420.
Court of Appeals District 4 (term beginning Feb. 10, 2013): William Harsha, 5,426.
Ohio Issue 1: Yes, 1,869; No, 6,547.
Ohio Issue 2: Yes, 2,608; No, 6,456.
Unofficial Gallia County Election Results
U.S. Senate: Sherrod Brown (D), 4,466; Josh Mandel (R), 6,072; Scott Rupert (I), 465.
U.S. House District 6: Bill Johnson (R), 6,122; Charlie Wilson (D), 4,727.
Ohio Senate District 17: Bob Peterson (R), 6,570.
Ohio House District 93: Josh Bailey (D), 2,849; Ryan Smith (R), 7,945.
Supreme Court (term ending Dec. 31, 2014): Yvette McGee Brown, 2,352; Sharon L. Kennedy, 5,498.
Supreme Court (term beginning Jan. 1, 2013): Terrence O’Donnell, 4,656; Michael Skindell, 2,994.
Supreme Court (term beginning Jan. 2, 2013): Robert Cupp, 2,823; William O’Neill, 4,767.
Court of Appeals District 4 (term beginning Feb. 9, 2013): Leonard Holzapfel, 4,895; Marie Hoover, 3,376.
Court of Appeals District 4 (term beginning Feb. 10, 2013): William Harsha, 6,491.
Ohio Issue 1: Yes, 2,650; No, 7,305.
Ohio Issue 2: Yes, 2,914; No, 6,914.