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Ohio gubernatorial elections

The voters of the U.S. state of Ohio elect a governor for a four-year term. There is a term limit of two consecutive terms as governor. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent. Starting in 1978, the nominees for governor and lieutenant governor ran on a joint ticket.

Contents

  • Primaries 1
    • Democratic Party 1.1
  • General elections 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Primaries

Democratic Party

Year Nominee First Runner-Up Other Candidates
2010 Ted Strickland and Yvette McGee Brown : 630,785[1]
2006 Ted Strickland and Lee Fisher: 634,105 Bryan Flannery and Frank Stams: 166,251 Bob Fitrakis (G) and Anita Rios (G): 38,796
2002 Timothy Hagan and Charleta B. Tavares: 467,572    
1998 Lee Fisher and Michael B. Coleman: 663,832    
1994 Robert L. Burch Jr. and Peter Lawson Jones: 408,161 Peter Michael Schuller and Paul Kent Myers: 286,276  
1990 Anthony J. "Tony" Celebrezze Jr. and Eugene Branstool: 683,932 Michael Hugh Lord and Judy Wynn Parker: 131,564 Daniel A. Ciofani and Robert M. Galvin: 145
Henry King and Sandra King (WI): 46
1986 Richard F. Celeste and Paul R. Leonard: 684,206 Guy Templeton Black and Barbara Arnold Massey (WI): 880  
1982 Richard F. Celeste and Myrl H. Shoemaker: 436,887 William J. Brown and Charles A. Vanik: 383,007 Gerald N. "Jerry" Springer and Kenneth M. Keefe: 210,524
1978 Richard F. Celeste and Michael J. Dorrian: 491,524 Dale R. Reusch and Robert J. Sttrittmatter: 88,134  
1974 John J. Gilligan: 713,488 James D. Nolan: 297,244 Donald E. Dillon (WI): 88
Dale E. Reusch (WI): 33
1970 John J. Gilligan: 547,675 Robert E. Sweeney: 216,195 Mark McElroy: 153,702
1966 Henry Frazier Reams Jr.: 326,419 Harry H. McIlwain: 231,406  
1962 Michael V. DiSalle: 331,463 Mark McElroy: 299,207 Alexander G. Metrakos: 27,740
1958 Michael V. DiSalle: 242,830 Anthony J. Celebrezze Sr.: 140,453 Albert S. Porter: 108,498
Robert N. Gorman: 57,694
M. E. Sensenbrenner: 52,350
Clingan Jackson: 35,175
Vivienne L. Suarez: 6,928
1956 Michael V. DiSalle: 279,831 John E. Sweeney: 106,071 Robert W. Reider: 41,224
Frank X. Kryzan: 37,290
Oscar L. Fleckner: 23,081
1954 Frank J. Lausche: 338,799    
1952 Frank J. Lausche: 511,153    
1950 Frank J. Lausche: 366,397 Clarence H. Knisley: 63,165 Joseph Torok Jr.: 16,651
1948 Frank J. Lausche: 332,596 Ray T. Miller: 138,998 Robert S. Cox: 17,344
Joseph Torok Jr.: 6,337
1946 Frank J. Lausche: 291,635 Joseph Torok Jr.: 35,269  
1944 Frank J. Lausche: 179,961 Martin L. Sweeney: 64,227 James W. Huffman: 38,124
Henry Frazier Reams Sr.: 26,074
Frank A. Dye: 10,862
Walter Baertschi: 8,402
1942 John McSweeney: 119,698 Joseph T. Ferguson: 101,508 Clarence J. Knisley: 44,178
Walter F. Heer: 41,633
Frank A. Dye: 11,630
1940 Martin L. Davey: 304,509 George White: 123,729 William J. Kennedy: 86,530
Herbert S. Duffy: 31,401
Harold G. Mosier: 19,449
James F. Flynn: 14,267
Frank A. Dye: 7,359

General elections

Year Democratic Republican Libertarian Green Others
2014 Ed FitzGerald & Sharen Neuhardt:989,201 John Kasich & Mary Taylor:1,922,436 None Anita Rios & Bob Fitrakis
2010 Ted Strickland
& Yvette McGee Brown:1,812,047
John Kasich
& Mary Taylor:1,889,180
Ken Matesz
& Ann Leech: 92,116
Dennis Spisak
& M. Anita Rios: 58,475
David Sargent (Write-in) : 635
2006 Ted Strickland
& Lee Fisher: 2,307,420
J. Kenneth Blackwell
& Thomas A. Raga: 1,406,792
William S. Peirce
& Mark Noble: 67,596
Bob Fitrakis
& Anita Rios: 38,987
 
2002 Timothy Hagan
& Charleta Tavares: 1,236,924
Robert A. Taft II
& Jennette Bradley: 1,865,007
    John Eastman: 126,686
James Whitman: 291
Eva Braiman (SWP): 84
1998 Lee Fisher
& Michael B. Coleman: 1,498,956
Robert A. Taft II
& Maureen O'Connor: 1,678,721
    John R. Mitchel
& Lawrence Anderson: 111,468
Zanna Feitler
& John A. Eastman: 65,068
1994 Robert L. Burch Jr.
& Peter Lawson Jones: 835,849
George V. Voinovich
& Nancy P. Hollister: 2,401,572
    Billy R. Inmon
& Norm Myers: 108,745
Keith W. Hatton
& Luther E. Willis (WI): 48
Michael Italie
& Kibwe Diarra (WI): 24
1990 Anthony J. "Tony" Celebrezze Jr.
& Eugene Branstool: 1,539,416
George V. Voinovich
& R. Michael DeWine: 1,938,103
    David Marshall
& Margaret Husk: 82
James E. Attia
& Henry King: 49
1986 Richard F. Celeste
& Paul R. Leonard: 1,858,372
James A. Rhodes
& Robert A. Taft II: 1,207,264
    Thomas V. Brown
& Katie S. Smith (WI): 803
Guy Templeton Black
& Lottie May Sulzer (WI)L 92
Roberta L. Scherr
& Mark J. Rahn (WI): 80
1982 Richard F. Celeste
& Myrl H. Shoemaker: 1,981,882
Clarence J. "Bud" Brown Jr.
& James E. Betts: 1,303,962
Phyllis Goetz
& Lee Paolini: 39,114
  Erwin J. Reupert
& John N. Salierno: 17,484
Kurt O. Landefeld
& Rachel H. Knapik: 14,279
Robert Menefee
& Jesse Menefee (WI): 7
1978 Richard F. Celeste
& Michael J. Dorrian: 1,354,631
James A. Rhodes
& George V. Voinovich: 1,402,167
    Patricia H. Wright
& John M. Gaige: 35,164
John O'Neil
& Conrad Gutermuth: 29,413
Allan Friedman
& Bruce Wood: 21,951
Robert Menefee
& Johnnie Menefee Jr. (WI): 25
1974 John J. Gilligan: 1,482,191 James A. Rhodes: 1,493,679     Nancy Brown Lazar: 95,625
Jack A. Snyder (WI): 359
Joseph Pirincin (WI): 113
Byron Anderson (WI): 43
1970 John J. Gilligan: 1,725,560 Roger Cloud: 1,382,659     Edwin G. Lawton (AI): 61,300
Joseph Pirincin (SL): 14,087
John A. Crites (WI): 321
Marcia Sweetenham (WI): 106
Donald R. Lesiak (WI): 100
1966 Henry Frazier Reams Jr.: 1,092,054 James A. Rhodes: 1,795,277      
1962 Michael V. DiSalle: 1,280,521 James A. Rhodes: 1,836,432      
1958 Michael V. DiSalle: 1,869,260 C. William O'Neill: 1,414,874      
1956 Michael V. DiSalle: 1,577,103 C. William O'Neill: 1,984,988      
1954 Frank J. Lausche: 1,405,262 James A. Rhodes: 1,192,528      
1952 Frank J. Lausche: 2,015,110 Charles P. Taft II: 1,590,058      
1950 Frank J. Lausche: 1,522,249 Don H. Ebright: 1,370,570      
1948 Frank J. Lausche: 1,619,775 Thomas J. Herbert: 1,398,514      
1946 Frank J. Lausche: 1,125,997 Thomas J. Herbert: 1,166,550     Arla A. Albaugh (SL): 11,203
1944 Frank J. Lausche: 1,603,808 James G. Stewart: 1,491,450      
1942 John McSweeney: 709,599 John W. Bricker: 1,086,937      
1940 Martin L. Davey: 1,460,396 John W. Bricker: 1,824,863      
1938[2] Charles W. Sawyer : 1,147,323 John W. Bricker : 1,265,548      
1936[2] Martin L. Davey : 1,539,461 John W. Bricker : 1,412,773      
1934[2] Martin L. Davey : 1,118,257 Clarence J. Brown Sr. : 1,052,851      
1932[2] George White : 1,356,518 David S. Ingalls : 1,151,933      
1930[2] George White : 1,033,168 Myers Y. Cooper : 923,538      
1928[2] Martin L. Davey : 1,106,739 Myers Y. Cooper : 1,355,517      
1926[2] A. Victor Donahey : 702,733 Myers Y. Cooper : 685,957      
1924[2] A. Victor Donahey : 1,064,981 Harry L. Davis : 888,139      
1922[2] A. Victor Donahey : 821,948 Carmi Thompson : 803,300      
1920[2][3] A. Victor Donahey : 918,962 Harry L. Davis : 1,039,835     Frank B. Hamilton (socialist) : 42,889
Earl H. Foote (s.t.) : 1,497
1918[2] James M. Cox : 486,403 Frank B. Willis : 474,459      
1916[4] James M. Cox : 568,218 Frank B. Willis : 561,602     Tom Clifford : 36,908
John H. Dickason : 7,347
1914[5] James M. Cox : 493,804 Frank B. Willis : 523,074     James R. Garfield (Progressive) : 60,904
Scott Wilkins (Socialist) : 51,441
1912[2] James M. Cox : 439,323 Robert B. Brown : 272,500      
1910[2] Judson Harmon : 552,569 Warren G. Harding : 376,700      
1908[6] Judson Harmon : 552,569 Andrew L. Harris : 533,197     Robert Bandlow (Soc): 28,573
John B. Martin (Pro): 7,665
Andrew F. Otte (Independence) : 392
John Kircher (Soc Lab) : 797
1905[6] John M. Pattison : 473,264 Myron T. Herrick : 430,617     Isaac Cowen (Soc) : 17,795
Aaron S. Watkins (Pro) : 13,061
John E. Steiger (Soc Lab) : 1,808
1903[6] Tom L. Johnson : 361,748 Myron T. Herrick : 475,560     Nelson D. Creamer (Pro) : 13,502
Isaac Cowen (Soc) : 13,495
John D. Goerke (Soc Lab) :2,071
1901[6] James Kilbourne : 368,525 George K. Nash : 436,092     E. Jay Pinney (Pro) : 9,878
John Richardson (Union Reform) : 2,718
John H T Juergens (Soc Lab) : 2,994
Harry C. Thompson (Socialist) : 7,359
1899[6] John R. McLean : 368,176 George K. Nash : 417,199    
  • Seth H. Ellis : (Union Reform) : 7,799
  • George M. Hammell (Pro) : 5,825
  • Robert Bandlow (Soc Lab) : 2,439
  • Golden Rule Jones (I): 106,721
1897[6] Horace L. Chapman : 401,750 Asa S. Bushnell : 429,915     John C. Holliday (Pro) :7,555
Jacob S. Coxey (Peoples) : 6,276
Julius Dexter (Nat Dem) : 1,662
William Watkins (Soc Lab) : 4,246
Samuel J. Lewis (Negro Protect) : 477
John Richardson (Liberty) :3,105
1895[7] James E. Campbell : 334,519 Asa S. Bushnell : 427,141     Jacob S. Coxey (Pop) : 52,675
Seth H. Ellis (Pro) : 21,264
William Watkins (Soc. Labor) : 1,867
1893[8] Lawrence T. Neal : 352,347 William McKinley : 433,342     Gideon P. Macklin (Pro) : 22,406
Edward J. Brackin (Pop) : 15,563
1891[9] James E. Campbell : 365,228 William McKinley : 386,739     John Seitz (Peoples) : 23,472
John J. Ashenhurst (Pro) : 20,190
1889[10] James E. Campbell : 379,423 Joseph B. Foraker : 368,551     John B. Helwig (Pro) : 26,504
John H. Rhodes (Union-Labor) : 1,048
1887[11] Thomas E. Powell : 333,205 Joseph B. Foraker : 356,534     Morris Sharp (Pro) : 29,700
John Seitz (Union-Labor) : 24,711
1885[12] George Hoadly : 341,830 Joseph B. Foraker : 359,281     Adna B. Leonard (Pro) : 28,081
John W. Northrop (Greenback) : 2,001
1883[13] George Hoadly 359,693 Joseph B. Foraker : 347,164     Ferdinand Schumacher (Pro) : 8,362
Charles Jenkins (Greenback) : 2,937
1881[14] John W. Bookwalter : 288,426 Charles Foster : 312,735     Abraham R. Ludlow (Pro) : 16,597
John Seitz (Greenback) : 6,380
1879[15] Thomas Ewing, Jr. : 319,132 Charles Foster : 336,261     A. Sanders Piatt (Greenback) : 9,072
Gideon T. Stewart (Pro) : 4,145
John Hood (Socialist) : 547
1877[16] Richard M. Bishop : 271,625 William H. West : 249,105     Stephen Johnson (National) : 16,912
Lewis H. Bond (Workingman) : 12,489
Henry A. Thompson (Pro) : 4,836
1875[17][18] William Allen : 292,273 Rutherford B. Hayes : 297,817     Jay Odell (Pro) : 2,593
1873[18][19] William Allen : 214,654 Edward Follansbee Noyes : 213,837     Gideon T. Stewart (Pro) : 10,278
Isaac C. Collins (Lib. Rep.) : 10,109
1871[18][20] George Wythe McCook : 218,105 Edward Follansbee Noyes : 238,273     Gideon T. Stewart (Pro) : 4,084
1869[18][21] George H. Pendleton : 227,580 Rutherford B. Hayes : 235,081     Samuel Scott (Pro) : 679
1867[18][22] Allen G. Thurman : 240,622 Rutherford B. Hayes : 243,605      
1865[18][23] George W. Morgan : 193,797 Jacob Dolson Cox : 223,642     Alexander Long (Dem) : 360
1863[18][24] Clement Vallandigham : 187,492 John Brough : 288,374      
1861[18][25] Hugh J. Jewett : 151,794 David Tod : 206,997      
1859[18][26] Rufus P. Ranney : 171,226 William Dennison, Jr. : 184,557      
1857[18][27] Henry B. Payne : 159,065 Salmon P. Chase : 160,568     Philadelph Van Trump (American) : 10,272
1855[18][28] William Medill : 131,019 Salmon P. Chase : 146,770     Allen Trimble (American) : 24,276
1853[18][29] William Medill : 147,663 Samuel Lewis
(Free Soil) : 50,346
    Nelson Barrere (Whig) : 85,857
1851[30][31] Reuben Wood : 145,654 Samuel Lewis
(Free Soil) : 16,910
    Samuel F. Vinton (Whig) : 119,548
1850[32] Reuben Wood : 133,093 Edward Smith
(Abolition) : 13747
    William Johnston (Whig) : 121,105
1848[32] John B. Weller : 148,445       Seabury Ford (Whig) : 148,756
others : 742
1846[32] David Tod : 117,954 Samuel Lewis
(Abolition) : 7,574
    William Bebb (Whig) : 119,215
1844[32] David Tod : 145,022 Leicester King
(Abolition) : 8,898
    Mordecai Bartley (Whig) : 146,333
1842[32] Wilson Shannon : 129,011 Leicester King
(Abolition) : 5,312
    Thomas Corwin (Whig) : 125,118
1840[32] Wilson Shannon : 129,312       Thomas Corwin (Whig) : 145,442
1838[32] Wilson Shannon : 107,884       Joseph Vance (Whig) : 102,146
1836[32] Eli Baldwin : 86,158       Joseph Vance (Whig) : 92,204
1834[32] Robert Lucas : 70,338       James Findlay (Whig) : 67,414
1832[32] Robert Lucas : 71,251       Darius Lyman (Anti-Masonic) : 63,185
1830[32] Robert Lucas : 49,543       Duncan McArthur (National Republican) : 51,231
1828[32] Allen Trimble : 53,971       John Wilson Campbell : 51,951
others : 122
1826[32] Allen Trimble : 71,475       John Bigger : 4,114
Alexander Campbell : 4,765
Benjamin Tappan : 4,192
1824[32] Jeremiah Morrow : 39,526       Allen Trimble (Dem) : 37,108
1822[32] Jeremiah Morrow : 26,059       Allen Trimble (Fed) : 22,899
William W. Irvin (Dem) : 11,050
1820[32] Ethan Allen Brown : 34,836       Jeremiah Morrow (Dem) : 9,426
William Henry Harrison : 4,348
others : 250
1818[32] Ethan Allen Brown : 30,194       James Dunlap (DR) : 8,075
1816[32] Thomas Worthington 22,931       James Dunlap (DR) : 6,295
Ethan Allen Brown (Fed) : 1,607
1814[32] Thomas Worthington 15,879       Othniel Looker (DR) : 6,171
1812[32] Thomas Scott : 7,903       Return J. Meigs, Jr. (Fed) : 11,859
1810[32] Return J. Meigs, Jr. : 9,924       Thomas Worthington (DR) : 7,731
1808[32] Samuel H. Huntington : 7,293       Thomas Worthington (DR) : 5,601
Thomas Kirker (DR) : 3,397
1807[32] Nathaniel Massie (D-R) : 4,757       Return J. Meigs, Jr. (Fed) : 6050[33]
1806[34] Edward Tiffin : 4,788      
1803[32] Edward Tiffin : 4,564        

Notes

  1. ^ Secretary of State results for 2010 democratic primary
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Cleveland.com
  3. ^ H. Smith 1922 : 17-18
  4. ^ Journal of the House of Representatives of the Eighty Second General Assembly of the State of Ohio. 1917. p. 26. 
  5. ^  
  6. ^ a b c d e f   pages 377-378 of pdf file
  7. ^ Smith 1898 : 665
  8. ^ Smith 1898 : 644
  9. ^ Smith 1898 : 604
  10. ^ Smith 1898 : 578
  11. ^ Smith 1898 : 541
  12. ^ Smith 1898 : 511
  13. ^ Smith 1898 : 473
  14. ^ Smith 1898 : 449
  15. ^ Smith 1898 : 406
  16. ^ Smith 1898 : 379
  17. ^ Smith 1898 : 342
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Bell 1876 : 305-306
  19. ^ Smith 1898 : 319
  20. ^ Smith 1898 : 286
  21. ^ Smith 1898 : 268
  22. ^ Smith 1898 : 238
  23. ^ Smith 1898 : 209
  24. ^ Smith 1898 : 161
  25. ^ Smith 1898 : 140
  26. ^ Smith 1898 : 95
  27. ^ Smith 1898 : 74
  28. ^ Smith 1898 : 40
  29. ^ Smith 1898 : 27
  30. ^ Smith 1898 : 26
  31. ^ Bell 1876 : 114
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Bell 1876 : 303-304
  33. ^ in 1807 Meigs was declared ineligible due to residency, Massie refused to serve, Thomas Kirker continued as acting Governor 1807-1808
  34. ^ Bell 1876 : 16

References

  • Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio 1. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company. 
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