2008 Ohio's 11th congressional district special election

Ohio's 11th congressional district special election, 2008 took place on November 18, 2008. The seat of the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 11th congressional district was vacated following the death of Democrat Stephanie Tubbs Jones on August 20, 2008. Since more than one candidate from the Democratic Party filed to take part in the election, a primary was held on October 14, 2008. The special election was won by Marcia Fudge.[1]

Candidates

Democratic primary election

Fifteen Democratic candidates qualified for the primary election, fourteen of whom appeared on the ballot and one of which qualified as a write-in candidate. Four candidates withdrew, but their names still appeared on the ballot. Votes for such candidates were not counted.[2]

  • Brahim Ayad – A write-in candidate
  • Marcia L. Fudge – Mayor of Warrensville Heights who was picked by county Democratic Party to replace Jones in the regular election[3]
  • Gerald Henley
  • Carolyn Johnson
  • Jeffrey Johnson
  • Jim Joyner – Withdrawal via letter dated September 19[2]
  • Nathaniel Martin
  • Marvin McMickle – Withdrawal via letter dated September 15[2]
  • Bill Patmon – Withdrawal via letter dated September 12[2]
  • Isaac Powell
  • C. J. Prentiss – Withdrawal via letter dated September 15[2]
  • Frank Rives
  • Sean Ryan
  • Thomas Wheeler

Special election

Only Marcia L. Fudge appeared on the ballot for the special election.[1]

Results

Democratic primary election

Democratic primary election, October 14, 2008[4][5]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Marcia Fudge 10,753 74.27%
Jeffrey Johnson 2,028 14.01%
Carolyn Johnson 690 4.77%
Sean Ryan 241 1.66%
Thomas Wheeler 175 1.21%
Isaac Powell 162 1.12%
Frank Rives 155 1.07%
Nathaniel Martin 138 0.95%
Gerald Henley 136 0.94%
Brahim Ayad (write-in) 0 0.00%
Totals 14,478 100.00%
Voter turnout 3.00%

Special election

Ohio's 11th congressional district special election, 2008[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marcia Fudge 8,450 97.19
Invalid or blank votes 244 2.81
Total votes 8,694 100.00
Turnout   1.77
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohio 2008 General Election". The Green Papers. Retrieved October 18, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Special Primary Election, 11th Congressional District Voter Turnout". Ohio Secretary of State. October 14, 2008. Archived from the original on October 16, 2008. Retrieved October 16, 2008.
  3. ^ Giroux, Greg (September 11, 2008). "Ohio Dem Fudge Hits Sweet Spot With Nomination to Succeed Late Rep. Tubbs Jones". Yahoo! News. Congressional Quarterly. Retrieved October 18, 2008.
  4. ^ "Democratic U.S. Representative 11th District: October 14, 2008". Ohio Secretary of State. October 14, 2008. Retrieved October 16, 2008.
  5. ^ "Special Primary Election, 11th Congressional District Voter Turnout". Ohio Secretary of State. October 14, 2008. Archived from the original on October 16, 2008. Retrieved October 18, 2008.
  6. ^ "U.S. Representative - 11th Congressional District - Unexpired Term Ending March 1, 2009: November 18, 2008". Ohio Secretary of State. November 18, 2008. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved November 19, 2008.
  7. ^ "Voter Turnout: November 18, 2008". Ohio Secretary of State. November 18, 2008. Retrieved November 19, 2008.
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