MEIGS COUNTY — State and National representation for Meigs County will not change following Tuesday’s election.
Incumbents Debbie Phillips, Lou Gentile, Bill Johnson and Sherrod Brown all won reelection to their respective seats.
Phillips — the lone Democrat supported by Meigs County voters — defeated Republican Charles Richter for the 94th House District by a little more that 10,000 votes in the district.
Phillips received 26,493 votes (62.14 percent) in the four counties, with Richter receiving 16,144 votes (37.86 percent).
Meigs, Athens, and Vinton counties each supported Phillips, with Richter winning the Washington County vote.
Gentile defeated Republican Shane Thompson for the State Senate District 30 race.Gentile received 52.79 percent (76,164 votes) of the vote in the district. Thompson received 47.21 percent (68,102).
Meigs County supported Thompson 60 percent to 40 percent in the race. Thompson also won Carroll, Noble, Vinton and Washington counties.
Gentile claimed victory in Athens, Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson, and Monroe counties.
Gentile was appointed to the Senate seat earlier this year after serving in the House of Representatives. Meigs County was previously in District 20, but is now in District 30 following redistricting.
According to the Associated Press, Gentile’s victory keeps the Ohio Senate with a 23-10 Republican advantage as it was last year.
Republican Bill Johnson won re-election in the U.S. House of Representatives 6th District. Johnson defeated Charlie Wilson by nearly 20,000 votes district wide. Johnson received 53.37 percent (156,063 votes) to 46.63 percent (136,357 votes) for Wilson.
Johnson won Athens, Carroll, Columbiana, Gallia, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, Scioto and Washington counties.
In Meigs County, the vote for Johnson was 54.88 percent to 45.12 percent.
Wilson earned victory in Belmont, Jefferson, Monroe and Tuscarawas counties. Belmont and Jefferson counties favored Wilson by approximately 400 votes each.
Despite a nearly even split in southeast Ohio, incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown defeated Republican Josh Mandel. In the Southeast Region, Mandel received 111,142 votes to 111,028 for Brown. Independent Scott Rupert received 11,200 votes.
Statewide, Brown received just over 50 percent of the vote. Mandel received 45 percent, with Rupert pulling nearly five percent of the vote.
Ohio voters state-wide defeated Issue 1 and Issue 2 on Tuesday’s ballot.
Issue 1 has been defeated each time it has been placed on the ballot since 1932. Issue 1 would have established a convention to change the constitution. Issue 1 was defeated by a 68.28 percent to 31.72 percent throughout the state.
Issue 2 would have established a commission to redraw district boundaries. Issue 2 was defeated by a vote of 63.45 percent to 36.55 percent in the state.
Voter turnout in Meigs County was 61.02 percent, with 10,197 of the 16,710 voting in the election.
Complete Ohio results of Tuesday’s General Election can be found online at www.sos.state.oh.us.