GALLIPOLIS — All Gallia County precincts reported with the fate of local government last night and here are the unofficial results.
Senator Rob Portman led the pack in Gallia for U.S. Senate as the Republican favorite with 8432 votes. Democrat Ted Strickland came in second with 3412 votes. Tom Connors had 216 votes. Scott Rupert had 169 votes. Joseph DeMare had 127 votes. The Associated Press called this race for Portman.
Donald Trump led Gallia County votes with 9576 for U.S. President. Hillary Clinton had 2564 votes. Gary Johnson had 282. Jill Stein had 94 votes and Richard Duncan had 81 votes. The Associated Press called Ohio for Trump.
Bill Johnson had a higher count than Michael Lorentz 9149 to 2597 for U.S. Congressman in the 6th District of Ohio for Gallia. The Associated Press called this race for Johnson.
State Representative Ryan Smith for the 93rd District was unopposed and had 10487 votes to take the Ohio General Assembly seat.
Brent Saunders kept his seat as a Gallia Commissioner with 9148 votes.
David Smith had 6144 votes versus Mark Danner with 5561 for Gallia Commissioner.
Jason Holdren had 6505 votes against Jeff Adkins 5953 for Gallia Prosecutor. Matt Champlin had 6737 votes against Joe Browning’s 5888 votes for Gallia Sheriff. Steve McGhee had 7484 votes against Pam Riley’s 4673 for Gallia Treasurer.
Gallia Engineer Brett Boothe sat unopposed with 10004 votes. Gallia Coroner Daniel Whiteley sat unopposed with 10208 votes. Noreen Saunders kept her seat as Gallia Clerk of Common Pleas Court with 10288 vote. Gallia Recorder Roger Walker kept his seat as an unopposed candidate with 9706 votes.
Margaret Evans had 7482 votes against Bill Medley’s 4582 for Gallia Judge of Common Pleas.
Nick Owens had a higher score than Braydon Bevens with 4517 against 4145 for the State Board of Education 10th District.
Maureen O’Connor sat unopposed as Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court with 8805 votes. John O’Donnell had 4592 votes versus his opponent Pat Fischer with 4443 for a spot on the Ohio Supreme Court. Pat DeWine had a higher score than Cynthia Rice with 6477 and 3275 for Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. Matthew McFarland had 6561 votes versus Valarie Gerlach’s 2554 for Judge of the 4th District Court of Appeals.
District 2 Fire Levy had 505 yes votes against 254 no votes. Crown City’s tax levy had 162 yes versus 55 no votes. Vinton tax levy had 83 yes votes versus 22 no votes. Clay Township tax levy had 537 yes votes versus 288 no votes. Greenfield Township tax levy had 144 yes votes versus 70 no votes. Perry Township tax levy had 348 yes votes versus 162 no votes. Green Township tax levy had 1621 yes votes versus 806 no votes. Harrison Township tax levy had 280 yes votes and 138 no votes. Harrison Township tax levy 2 had 261 yes votes versus 144 no votes.
The Gallipolis income tax issue had 725 no votes against 652 yes votes.
Dean Wright can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2103.