Democrats’ Fedor outdistances GOP’s Barbosa in Senate contest

Veteran politician Peter Ujvagi swept yesterday’s election for the vacant seat in House District 47, while Teresa Fedor did the same in Senate District 11, according to unofficial election tallies.

With 113 of the 124 precincts in that district reporting, the East Toledo Democrat had outdrawn his opponent, Republican newcomer Allen Roy, by more than a 2-1 margin.

"I am very heartened by the strength of support throughout the district," Mr. Ujvagi said. "The early indications are that we did very, very strongly in all areas."

A win by Mr. Ujvagi would leave a vacancy on Toledo City Council.

Meanwhile, with 365 of the 389 precincts in Senate District 11 reporting, Ms. Fedor, (D., Toledo) had collected a decisive 72 percent of the vote over her opponent, Republican Philip Mr. Barbosa. Write-in candidate Martin Okonski received a handful of votes.

In a close House race, Republican Jeff Wagner, a Seneca County commissioner, beat Democrat James Melle, a Fremont councilman, for the open Ohio House District 81 seat. Sandusky and Seneca counties plus a small part of Ottawa County make up the district.

Other unofficial results include:

In the contest for House District 4, in Allen County, John Willamowski (R., Lima) trounced Democrat Matthew Francis by more than a three-to-one margin, with all precincts reporting.

In Wood County’s House District 6, Robert Latta (R., Bowling Green) beat Scott McCarty, a Democrat, by more than a two-to-one margin.

Within Lucas County, incumbent Lynn Olman (R., Maumee) beat Democrat Abbey Mortemore with nearly 70 percent of the vote.

In House District 48, Edna Brown (D., Toledo), garnered about 70 percent of the vote over Republican Cathleen Voyles-Baden and Independent June Boyd.

Jeanine Perry (D., Toledo) swept House District 49 by a large margin over Republican Joseph Lipinski, receiving slightly more than 70 percent of the vote.

Kathleen Walcher beat Democrat Kenneth Bailey, garnering about 58 percent of the vote in the race for the open House District 58 seat. Mr. Bailey, a recent high school graduate, was trying to become the youngest person to win an election in the state House. District 58 lies in Seneca, Huron, and Lorain counties.

In House District 76, in Hancock, Hardin, and part of Auglaize counties, Mike Gilb (R., Findlay) had a decisive victory overover Democrat Kenneth Ludwig, with Mr. Gilb receiving more than two votes to each of Mr. Ludwig’s.

Chris Redfern (D., Catawba Island Township) beat Tom Lendrum (R., Huron) in House District 80, based in Ottawa and Erie counties.

Incumbent Lynn Wachtman (R., Napoleon) beat Democrat William Flanary for the seat in Senate District 1.

Republican Jeff Wagner beat Democrat James Melle for the open Ohio House 81 seat.

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