2015 Election Results

 The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio (AMCNO) Election Overview

In the 2014 general election, the Republicans swept all statewide offices, including Ohio's two Supreme Court seats. In addition, Republicans added to their majority in the state House, picking up five additional seats while also maintaining their control in the Senate. On the national scene, Republicans maintained their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republicans also reclaimed their majority in the U.S. Senate when they gained eight additional seats. Ohio retained all 16 congressional incumbents. No Ohio U.S. Senators were up for re-election. 

Results from the Ohio congressional races:

OH 1: Steve Chabot (R-Cincinnati)

OH 9: Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo)

OH 2: Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-Cincinnati)

OH 10: Michael Turner (R-Dayton)

OH 3: Joyce Beatty (D-Blacklick)

OH 11: Marcia Fudge (D-Warrensville Heights)

OH 4: Jim Jordan (R-Urbana)

OH 12: Pat Tiberi (R-Galena)

OH 5: Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green)

OH 13: Tim Ryan (D-Niles)

OH 6: Bill Johnson (R-Marietta)

OH 14: David Joyce (R-Novelty)

OH 7: Bob Gibbs (R-Lakeville)

OH 15: Steve Stivers (R-Columbus)

OH 8: John Boehner (R-West Chester)

OH 16: Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth)

Statewide Overview
The Republicans swept the statewide races with the following results:

  • Governor: John Kasich and Mary Taylor (63.85%) defeated Ed FitzGerald and Sharen Neuhardt (32.85%)
  • Attorney General: Mike DeWine (61.67%) vs. David Pepper (38.33%)
  • Auditor of the State: Dave Yost (57.17%) vs. Rep. John Carney (38.09%)
  • Treasurer of the State: Josh Mandell (56.73%) vs. Rep. Connie Pillich (43.27%)
  • Secretary of State: Jon Husted (60.06%) vs. Sen. Nina Turner (35.30%)

Ohio House and Senate

The Ohio House of Representatives Republicans strengthened their numbers by winning five additional seats, bringing the totals to 65 Republicans and 34 Democrats. The Ohio Senate remained the same with 23 Republicans and 10 Democrats.   

The winners from Northern Ohio for the Ohio Senate were:

SD 13: Gayle Manning (R - N. Ridgeville)

SD 18: John Eklund (R - Chardon)

SD 21: Sandra Williams (D - Cleveland)

SD 22: Larry Obhof (R - Medina)

SD 23: Michael Skindell (D - Lakewood)

SD 24: Tom Patton (R - Strongsville)

SD 25: Kenny Yuko (D - Richmond Hts.)

SD 27: Frank LaRose (R - Copley Twp.)

SD 28: Tom Sawyer (D - Akron)

SD 29: Scott Oelslager (R - N. Canton)

The winners from Northern Ohio for the Ohio House were:

HD 6: Marlene Anielski (R - Independence)

HD 7: Mike Dovilla (R - Berea)

HD 8: Kent Smith (D - Euclid)

HD 9: Janine Boyd (D - Cleveland Hts.)

HD 10: Bill Patmon (D - Cleveland)

HD 11: Stephanie Howse (D - Cleveland)

HD 12: John Barnes (D - Cleveland)

HD 13: Nickie Antonio (D - Lakewoo)

HD 14: Martin Sweeney (D - Cleveland)

HD 15: Nicholas Celebrezze (D - Parma)

HD 16: Nan Baker (D - Westlake)

HD 34: Emilia Sykes (D - Akron)

HD 35: Greta Johnson (D - Akron)

HD 36: Tony DeVitis (R - Green)

HD 37: Kristina Roegner (R - Hudson)

HD 38: Marilyn Slaby (R - Copley Twp)

HD 48: Kirk Schuring (R - Canton)

HD 49: Stephen Slesnick (D - Canton)

HD 55: Nathan Manning (R - N. Ridgeville)

HD 60: John Rogers (D - Mentor-on-the-Lake)

HD 61: Ron Young (R - Painsville)



The AMCNO is pleased that two Ohio House seats are now held by physicians. Rep. Terry Johnson, DO (R-McDermott) and Rep. Steve Huffman, MD (R-Tipp City). Dr. Johnson is serving his third term in the Ohio House and defeated Tom Davis (D-Franklin Furnace) by 64.09% to 35.91%. Dr. Huffman will be a new legislator in the 131st Ohio General Assembly, and he specializes in family and emergency medicine.

Ohio Supreme Court Races

Due in part to the efforts of AMCNO physician members, NOMPAC-endorsed candidates Justice Judith French and Justice Sharon Kennedy were both elected to serve full six-year terms for the Ohio Supreme Court. Justice Kennedy beat challenger Rep. Tom Letson with 72.59% of the vote. Justice French defeated Judge John O’Donnell with 55.97% of the vote.

The AMCNO would like to thank all of the physicians who supported these two campaigns. We also want to thank the physicians who hosted fundraisers for these candidates. 

Regional Judicial Races

The NOMPAC also made recommendations in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judicial races. One of the NOMPAC-recommended judges won in the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas - Judge Pamela Barker (R). The other was Judge Shannon Gallagher (D).

Winners for the Ohio Court of Appeals – 8th District - The following candidates were elected or re-elected after running unopposed in the general election.

Patricia Blackmon

Sean Gallagher

Anita Laster Mays

Pollen Count for April 21, 2017:

Grass: 0
Mold: 204 Low

Weed: 0

Tree: 86 Moderate

Ragweed: 0

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