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Ohio Secretary of State
2002 Ohio Congressional and Statewide Results 
Filing Deadline: 2/21/02 for parties, 5/7/02 for independents, Primary: 5/7/02,
Last Updated: November 8, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 50% in '98, 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Solid Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:3 Republican, Stu Rothenberg: Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Republican Favored,
ex-Cuyahoga Co. Comm'r. Timothy F. "Tim" Hagan (D) 38.3%, Robert A. "Bob" Taft II (R) 57.8%, enivronmental engineer / '98 Lt. Gov. nominee / '00 Senate nominee John A. Eastman (NL) 3.9%,
Eva Braiman (SW/WI) 0.01%, grad student Thomas Jones (WI), teacher James Whitman (WI) 0.02%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Maureen O'Conner (R) running for St. Sup. Ct.,
'98 Sec. of St. nominee / councilwoman Charleta B. Tavares (D) 38.3%, councilwoman Jennette B. Bradley (R) 57.8%, attorney Sadie Stewart (NL) 3.9%,
garment worker / '00 Senate nominee Michael Fitzsimmons (SW/WI) 0.01%, grad. student Bill Lutz (WI), teacher Tom Clark (WI) 0.02%,
Attorney General, Betty D. Montgomery (R) elected Auditor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. Leigh E. Herington (D) 35.9%, St. Auditor Jim Petro (R) 64.1%, Helen Meyers (SW/WI),
Secretary of State, will run for Governor in '06,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Rep. Bryan Flannery (D) 40.7%, J. Kenneth Blackwell (R) 59.3%,
Treasurer,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
ex-Cuyahoga Co. Comm'r. / 1998 Senate nominee Mary O. Boyle (D) 46.7%, Joseph T. Deters (R) 53.3%, Robert A. Martin (WI) 0.0%,
Auditor, Jim Petro (R) barred from re-election,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-Cleveland Councilwoman / '98 St. Treas. candidate Helen Knipe Smith (D) 35.7%, Acting Att. Gen. Betty D. Montgomery (R) 64.3%,
Ohio Lost a Congressional District due to Reapportionment
Rep. Jim Traficant's (D) seat was eliminated
1st Congressional District, 53.4% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
Greg Harris (D) 35.2%, Steve Chabot (R) 64.8%, draftsman / '00 nominee Richard L. "Rich" Stevenson (NL/WI),
2nd Congressional District, 73.6% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
ex-Waynesville Mayor / '98 / '00 nominee Charles W. Sanders (D) 25.9%, Rob J. Portman (R) 74.1%, Jim Condit, Jr. (WI) 0.01%,
3rd Congressional District, 82.9% in '00, 12th term, Tony P. Hall (D) resigned 9/9/02 to accept ambassadorship,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 30:29 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
congressional aide / ex-Co. Treas. Richard Alan "Rich" Carne (D) 41.2%, ex-Dayton Mayor Michael R. "Mike" Turner (R) 58.8%, '00 nominee Ronald Williamitis (L/WI) 0.01%,
4th Congressional District, 67.4% in '00, 11th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
teacher Jim Clark (D) 32.5%, Michael G. Oxley (R) 67.5%,
5th Congressional District, 69.9% in '00, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
prof. Roger C. Anderson (D) 27.5%, Paul E. Gillmor (R) 67.1%, retired mortgage broker John F. "Jack" Green (L) 5.4%,
6th Congressional District, 57.6% in '00, 3rd / 4thterm,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Ted Strickland (D) 59.5%, ex-Co. Board Pres. Mike Halleck (R) 40.5%,
7th Congressional District, 67.7% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
house wife Kara Anastasio (D, NL) 27.2%, David L. "Dave" Hobson (R) 67.6%, college instructor Frank Doden (G) 5.3%,
Jack Green (WI) 0.00%,
8th Congressional District, 71.0% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
community activist Jeffrey R. "Jeff" Hardenbrook (D) 29.2%, John A. Boehner (R) 70.8%, Dan Johnson (L/WI),
9th Congressional District, 74.4% in '00, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Marcy Kaptur (D) 74.0%, sociologist / '98 nominee Edward S. "Ed" Emery (R) 26.0%,
10th Congressional District, 74.9% in '00, 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Dennis J. Kucinich (D) 74.1%, law clerk Jon A. Heben (R) 23.8%, Judy Locy (I) 2.1%,
11th Congressional District, 84.5% in '00, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D) 76.3%, sales manager Patrick A. "Pat" Pappano (R) 23.7%,
12th Congressional District, 53.0% in '00, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
'00 candidate / '98 nominee / computer engineer Edward S. Brown (D) 35.6%, Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi (R) 64.4%, Jeffrey Wolfe (L/WI),
13th Congressional District, 64.5% in '00, 5th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Sherrod Brown (D) 69.0%, Ed Oliveros (R) 31.0%,
14th Congressional District, 69.4% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
accountant / '00 nominee Dale Virgil Blanchard (D) 27.8%, Steven C. LaTourette (R) 72.2%, retired orthopedic surgeon '00 nominee Sidney J. "Sid" Stone, Jr. (L/WI) 0.06%,
15th Congressional District, 67.6% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
engineering technician Mark P. Brown (D) 33.4%, Deborah Pryce (R) 66.6%, Matthew Alexander (L/WI),
16th Congressional District, 69.3% in '00, 15th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
truck driver Jim Rice (D) 31.1%, Ralph Regula (R) 68.9%, Matthew Frame (L/WI),
17th Congressional District, 64.8% in '00 and 8th term for Tom Sawyer (D) who was defeated in primary, 49.9% in '00 and 9th term for Jim Traficant (D) who convicted for racketeering and bribery on April 11, 2002 and expelled from Congress on July 24, 2002
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:7 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democrat,
St. Sen. Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan (D) 51.1%, St. Rep. Ann Womer Benjamin (R) 33.7%, ex-Democratic U.S. Rep. James A. "Jim" Traficant, Jr. (I, A1) 15.2%,
Tim McNeil (L/WI),
18th Congressional District, 64.7% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Robert W. Ney (R) 100%, Chad Perry (G/WI),

1. Link to Predictions:
Campaign & Election Magazine,
The Cook Political Report,
Congressional Quarterly,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Larry Sabato,
National Journal,
Peter Orvetti,
Roll Call,
Stu Rothenberg,
U.S.A. Today,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Ohio Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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