2012 Elections: Ohio primary results
Ohio: With every up must come a down, and this morning thirty-three judicial candidates in the Buckeye State found themselves on the losing end of a campaign. The most high-profile of all those candidates is Fanon Rucker, judge of the Hamilton County Municipal Court, whose bid for the Ohio Supreme Court ended yesterday. William O'Neill will advance to the general election to challenge incumbent Justice Robert Cupp.
There were also contested primaries on five of the Ohio District Courts of Appeal, the state's intermediate appellate courts.
- In the Second District, the general election will see a race between Republican Jeffrey M. Welbaum and Democrat Carley Ingram. Wellbaum ran unopposed after his competition, Austin P. Wildman, withdrew from the race. Ingram won the Democratic primary by more than 20% yesterday.
- Four candidates competed in the Republican primary for the Fourth District yesterday, and Leonard F. Holzapfel emerged victorious. He will face off against Marie Hoover in the general election, since yesterday she won the Democratic primary.
- The primary election in the Fifth District selectd a Republican challenger for incumbent Patricia Delaney in November. Jeanette Moll won the primary with over two-thirds of the vote.
- In the Sixth District, James D. Jensen won a close race. Since no Democratic challenger has filed for the seat, Jensen is almost assured victory come November.
- A similar situation in the Eighth District finds Democrat Eileen T. Gallagher unopposed in the general election. Gallagher won by a large margin, receiving 88% of the vote yesterday. There were two more races in the district also, both for a full-term open seat. Kenneth R. Spanagel will be the Republican nominee for that race, while Timothy McCormack won a five-way race for the Democratic nomination.
All results are courtesy of the Ohio Secretary of State.