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Ohio: 2006 Elections
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Ohio

2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

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State Politics At-A-Glance


Population (2000 Census): 11,353,140
Electoral Votes: 20

:redbox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 48.71%, Bush (R) 50.81%
:redbox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 46.5%, Bush (R) 50.0%, Nader (I) 2.5%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 49.2%, Dole (R) 40.7%, Perot (I) 8.4%

:redbox: Governor: Bob Taft (R) Elected: 1998, 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: Senior US Senator: Mike DeWine (R) Elected: 1994, 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: Junior US Senator: George Voinovich (R) Elected: 1998, 2004 (Next Election: 2008)
:redbox: US House (18 seats): D-6, R-12
:redbox: State Senate (33 seats): D-11, R-22
:redbox: State House (99 seats): D-39, R-60

Election Information


Elections Calendar 2006

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: April 03, 2006
State/Local Primary Date: May 02, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 10, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
J. Kenneth Blackwell
Ohio Secretary of State
180 E. Broad St. 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-2655 / 1-877-767-6446
Email: election@sos.state.oh.us
http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos

State Democratic Party
Chairperson: Chris Redfern
Ohio Democratic Party
271 E. State St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 221-6563
Fax: (614) 221-0721
Email: mike@ohiodems.org
http://www.ohiodems.org

State Republican Party
Ohio Republican Party
211 S. Fifth Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 228-2481
Fax: (614) 228-1093
Email: info@ohiogop.org
http://www.ohiogop.org

Governor's Race 2006


Candidates

Ted Strickland (D)
Running Mate: Lee Fisher (D)
Congressman
Campaign Website: http://www.tedstrickland.com

Ken Blackwell (R)
Running Mate: Tom Raga (R)
Secretary of State
Campaign Website: http://www.kenblackwell.com

Bob Fitrakis (G)
Running Mate: Anita Rios (G)
Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.bobforohio.com

Bill Peirce (L)
Running Mate: Mark Noble (L)
Retired College Professor and Economist
Campaign Website: http://peirceforohio.com

Larry Bays (Write-in)
Running Mate: Debra K. Fries (Write-In)
Campaign Website: http://www.goldenpalaceevents.com/ebay_archives/larryba...

James Lundeen (Write-in)
Running Mate: Kevin Becker (Write-in)
Physician
Campaign Website: http://www.votelundeen2006.org

US Senate Race 2006


Sherrod Brown (D)
Congressman
Campaign Website: http://www.sherrodbrown.com

Mike DeWine (R) Incumbent
US Senator
Campaign Website: http://www.mikedewine.com

Richard Duncan (Write-in)
Campaign Website: ?

Other Statewide Races 2006


Attorney General

Marc Dann (D)
State Senator
Campaign Website: http://www.dannforohio.com

Betty Montgomery (R)
State Auditor
Campaign Website: http://www.bettymontgomery.com

State Auditor

Barbara Sykes (D)
State Representative
Campaign Website: http://www.sykesforauditor.com

Mary Taylor (R)
State Representative and Accountant
Campaign Website: http://www.citizensformarytaylor.com

Secretary of State

Jennifer Brunner (D)
Former Franklin County Common Pleas Judge
Campaign Website: http://www.jenniferbrunner.com

Greg Hartmann (R)
Hamilton County Clerk of Courts
Campaign Website: http://www.greghartmann.com

Tim Kettler (G)
Green State Party Secretary
Campaign Website: http://www.ohiogreens.org/elections/kettler06.html

John Eastman (I)
Environmental Engineer and Natural Law Party Activist
Campaign Website: http://johneastman.org

State Treasurer

Richard Cordray (D)
Franklin County Treasurer
Campaign Website: http://www.cordraycommittee.com

Sandra O'Brien (R)
Ashtabula County Auditor
Campaign Website: http://sandraobrien.com

US House of Representatives Races 2006


US House Districts: 18

Key Races:
 · 06 OPEN SEAT, Charlie Wilson (D) v. Chuck Blasdell (R)
 · 13 OPEN SEAT, Betty Sutton (D) v. Criag Foltin (R)
 · 18 OPEN SEAT, Joy Padgett (R) v Zack Space (D)

Candidates, by Congressional District

OH-01
John Cranley (D), Campaign Website: http://www.johncranley.com
Steve Chabot (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.stevechabot.com

OH-02
Victoria Wulsin (D), Campaign Website: http://www.wulsinforcongress.com
Jean Schmidt (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.jeanschmidt.com
James Condit (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?
Nate Noy (Write-in), Campaign Website: http://www.noyforcongress.com

OH-03
Richard Chema (D), Campaign Website: http://www.chemaforcongress.com
Michael Turner (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.miketurner.com

OH-04
Richard Siferd (D), Campaign Website: http://www.siferdforcongress.com
Jim Jordan (R), Campaign Website: http://jimjordanforcongress.com

OH-05
Robin Weirauch (D), Campaign Website: http://www.robinforcongress.com
Paul Gillmor (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.gillmorforcongress.com

OH-06
Charlie Wilson (D) Campaign Website: http://www.charliewilson.com
Chuck Blasdel (R), Campaign Website: http://www.blasdelforcongress.com

OH-07
William Conner (D), Campaign Website: http://www.connerforus.com
David Hobson (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.hobsonforcongress.com

OH-08
Morton Meier (D), Campaign Website: http://www.victimsofjohnboehner.org
John Bohner (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.fojb.com

OH-09
Marcy Kaptur (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://votemarcy.com
Bradley S. Leavitt (R), Campaign Website: http://leavittforcongress.com

OH-10
Dennis Kucinich (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.kucinichforcongress.us
Mike Dovilla (R), http://www.mikedovilla.com

OH-11
Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.stephanietubbsjones.com
Lindsey String (R), Campaign Website: http://www.lindseystring.com

OH-12
Bob Shamansky (D), Campaign Website: http://www.shamanskyforcongress.com
Pat Tiberi (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://tiberiforcongress.com

OH-13
Betty Sutton (D), Campaign Website: http://www.bettysuttonforcongress.com
Craig Foltin (R), Campaign Website: http://www.craigfoltin.com

OH-14
Lew Katz (D), Campaign Website: http://www.katzforcongress.com
Steven LaTourette (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://latouretteforcongress.com
Werner Lange (I), Campaign Website: http://www.lange4congress.com

OH-15
Mary Jo Kilroy (D), Campaign Website: http://www.kilroyforcongress.com
Deborah Pryce (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.pryce4congress.com
Bill Buckel (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

OH-16
Thomas Shaw (D), Campaign Website: http://www.shawforcongress.com
Ralph Regula (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.regulaforcongress.com

OH-17
Tim Ryan (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://timryanforcongress.com
Don Manning II (R), Campaign Website: ?

OH-18
Zack Space (D), Campaign Website: http://www.zackspace.org
Joy Padgett (R), Campaign Website: http://www.joypadgett.com

State Senate Races 2006


State Senate Districts: 33

Seats at stake in 2006: 17, odd-numbered districts

Key Races: ?

Candidates, by State Senate District

Ohio Senate-01
Ben A. Nienberg (D), Campaign Website: ?
Stephen Buehrer (R), Campaign Website: http://www.stephenbuehrer.com

Ohio Senate-03
Emily Kreider (D), Campaign Website: http://www.emilykreider.com
David Goodman (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-05
Tom Roberts (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?
Donald K. McLaurin (R), Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-07
Rick Smith (D), Campaign Website: http://www.mrsmithgoestocolumbus.com
Robert L. Schuler (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-09
Eric H. Kearney (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?
Thomas G. Brown (R), Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-11
Teresa Fedor (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-13
Susan L. Morano (D), Campaign Website: http://www.suemorano.com
Martha W. Wise (R), Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-15
Ray Miller (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?
John M. Roscoe (R), Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-17
April Howland (D), Campaign Website: ?
John Carey (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-19
Tom Burkhart (D), Campaign Website: ?
Bill Harris (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-21
Shirley Smith (D), Campaign Website: ?
Richard Norris (R), Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-23
Dale Miller (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.dalemiller.org
Howard Shrimpton (R), Campaign Website: ?
James M. Craciun (I), Campaign Website: ?

Ohio Senate-25
Lance T. Mason (D), Campaign Website: http://www.lancetmason.com
David Lynch (R), Campaign Website: http://www.lynchforstatesenate.com

Ohio Senate-27
Judy Hanna (D), Campaign Website: http://www.judyhanna.com
Kevin Coughlin (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.kevincoughlin.com

Ohio Senate-29
Thomas E. West (D), Campaign Website: ?
J. Kirk Schuring (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.kirkforohio.com

Ohio Senate-31
Dennis Lupher (D), Campaign Website: http://www.dennislupher.com
Tim Schaffer (R), Campaign Website: http://www.schaffer2006.com

Ohio Senate-33
John Boccieri (D), Campaign Website: http://www.vote4john.com

State House Races 2006


State House Districts: 99

Seats at stake in 2006: 99

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums


:graybox: State Issue 1: Referendum on Am. Sub. SB 7 - Workers’ Compensation
   (Submitted by Referendum Petition)
   Shall certain measures from Amended Substitute Senate Bill No. 7 to reform Ohio's Workers'
   Compensation Law be approved?
   Amended Substitute Senate Bill No. 7 makes changes to Ohio's Workers' Compensation Law,
   including the following:
   · Changes procedures for determining the amount of compensation that may be received for
     wage loss or permanent total disability.
   · Allows workers' compensation and benefits to be awarded to a victim of sexual assault
     at the workplace.
   · Prohibits certain prisoners from receiving workers' compensation and benefits while
     confined to a county jail and designates the Bureau of Workers' Compensation Special
     nvestigation Department a criminal justice agency.
   · Exempts the addresses and phone numbers of workers receiving workers' compensation and
     benefits from Ohio's Public Records Law and from public access, except to journalists.
   · Allows employment in a sheltered workshop for injured workers with traumatic brain
     injuries even if a worker is receiving workers' compensation and benefits.
   · Requires that workers demonstrate “substantial aggravation” of a pre-existing condition
     by certain objective criteria before workers' compensation and benefits may be awarded,
     specifies eligibility qualifications for permanent total disability compensation, and
     reduces the time frame for which claims may be brought.
   · Improves the ability to settle workers' compensation claims under certain conditions,
     voids certain settlement agreements upon death, increases amounts available on
     specified attorneys' fees and changes rules of procedure related to certain appeals.
   · Prevents the Workers' Compensation Oversight Commission from setting a different policy
     than requirements outlined in Ohio law regarding who may serve as investment managers.
   · Allows self-insuring employers to pay compensation and benefits directly under certain
     conditions.
   SHALL THE PROPOSED SECTIONS OF LAW BE APPROVED?
   Argument and Explanation Against Issue 1
   Explanation and Argument in Support of Issue 1
   Full Text of the Sections of the Law to be Referred

:graybox: State Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment - Minimum Wage
   (Proposed by Initiative Petition)
   To adopt Section 34a of Article II of the Constitution of the State of Ohio.
   Except as provided in this section, every employer shall pay their employees a wage rate
   of not less than six dollars and eighty-five cents per hour beginning January 1, 2007.
   On the thirtieth day of each September, beginning in 2007, this state minimum wage rate
   shall be increased effective the first day of the following January by the rate of inflation
   for the twelve month period prior to that September according to the consumer price index
   or its successor index for all urban wage earners and clerical workers for all items as
   calculated by the federal government rounded to the nearest five cents. Employees under
   the age of sixteen and employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of two hundred
   fifty thousand dollars or less for the preceding calendar year shall be paid a wage rate
   of not less than that established under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act or its
   successor law. This gross revenue figure shall be increased each year beginning January 1,
   2008 by the change in the consumer price index or its successor index in the same manner
   as the required annual adjustment in the minimum wage rate set forth above rounded to the
   nearest one thousand dollars. An employer may pay an employee less than, but not less than
   half, the minimum wage rate required by this section if the employer is able to demonstrate
   that the employee receives tips that combined with the wages paid by the employer are equal
   to or greater than the minimum wage rate for all hours worked. The provisions of this
   section shall not apply to employees of a solely family owned and operated business who are
   family members of an owner. The state may issue licenses to employers authorizing payment
   of a wage rate below that required by this section to individuals with mental or physical
   disabilities that may otherwise adversely affect their opportunity for employment.
  
   Full Certified Ballot Language for Issue 2
   SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BE ADOPTED?
  
   Argument and Explanation Against Issue 2
   Explanation and Argument in Support of Issue 2
   Full Text of Proposed Amendment

:graybox: State Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment - Gambling and college scholarships - Learn & Earn
   (Proposed by Initiative Petition)
   To adopt Section 12 of Article XV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio.
   This amendment to the Constitution would:
   · Permit up to 31,500 slot machines at seven horse racing tracks and at two Cleveland
     non-track locations.
   · Permit expanded gaming in the four Cuyahoga County locations if approved by the
     county's voters.
   · Distribute the revenues as follows:
     · 55% to the slot and casino owners and operators.
     · 30% to the Board of Regents for college scholarships and grants to eligible
         students and administration of the program.
     · The remaining revenues to be divided among local governments, race tracks
       for purse money, gambling addiction services, and
   · The administration of the Gaming Integrity Commission comprised of five
     members appointed by the governor and the majority legislative leaders.
   · The moneys provided by this amendment are to supplement and not supplant existing and
     future constitutional obligations to post-secondary education and local governments.
   SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BE ADOPTED?
   Argument and Explanation Against Issue 3
   Explanation and Argument in Support of Issue 3
   Full Text of Amendment

:graybox: State Issue 4: Proposed Constitutional Amendment - Restrict smoking places - Smoke Less
   (Proposed by Initiative Petition)
   To adopt Section 12 of Article XV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio.
   This proposed amendment would prohibit smoking in enclosed areas except tobacco stores,
   private residences or nonpublic facilities, separate smoking areas in restaurants, most
   bars, bingo and bowling facilities, separated areas of hotels and nursing homes, and
   race tracks. The amendment would invalidate retroactively any ordinance or local law
   in effect, and would prohibit the future adoption of any ordinance or local law to the
   extent such ordinance or law prohibited smoking or tobacco products in anyplace exempted
   by the amendment.
   SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BE ADOPTED?
   Argument and Explanation Against Issue 4
   Explanation and Argument in Support of Issue 4
   Full Text of Amendment

:graybox: State Issue 5: Proposed Law - Prohibit smoking in places of employment and most public
   places - Smoke Free
   (Proposed by Initiative Petition)
   To enact Chapter 3794. of the Ohio Revised Code to restrict smoking in places of employment
   and most places open to the public.
   The proposed law would:
   · Prohibit smoking in public places and places of employment;
   · Exempt from the smoking restrictions certain locations, including private
     residences (except during the hours that the residence operates as a place of business
     involving non-residents of the private residence), designated smoking rooms in hotels,
     motels, and other lodging facilities; designated smoking areas for nursing home residents;
     retail tobacco stores, outdoor patios, private clubs, and family-owned and operated
     places of business;
   · Authorize a uniform statewide minimum standard to protect workers and the public
     from secondhand tobacco smoke;
   · Allow for the declaration of an establishment, facility, or outdoor area as
     nonsmoking;
   · Require the posting of “No Smoking” signs, and the removal of all ashtrays and similar
     receptacles from any area where smoking is prohibited;
   · Specify the duties of the department of health to enforce the smoking restrictions
   · Create in the state treasury the “smoke free indoor air fund;”
   · Provide for the enforcement of the smoking restrictions and for the imposition of civil
     fines upon anyone who violates the smoking restrictions.
   SHALL THE PROPOSED LAW BE ADOPTED?
   Argument and Explanation Against Issue 5
   Explanation and Argument in Support of Issue 5
   Full Text of Proposed Law

Links


Blogs
Democratic Underground Ohio Forum
LeftyBlogs.com Ohio
BuckeyeSenate - Blogging The 2006 Ohio Senate Race
Blue 88
Cincinnati Blog
De Magno Opere
Grow Ohio
Hughes for America
Hypothetically Speaking
Licking County Pro-Active Citizens
Live from Dayton.org
ohio13 blog
Ohio 15th District
Ohio 2nd
Plunderbund
The Cincinnati Beacon
Upper Arlington Progressive Action

Demographic Links
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