The results are in and now I'm left with some thoughts. I'm also interested in your thoughts and opinions of the results.
5 candidates ran for State Representative, 3 from Beavercreek, 1 from Xenia and 1 from Fairborn. Logic says the 3 guys from Beavercreek would split the "Beavercreek vote", however, the top 3 finishers in the race were the 3 from Beavercreek, Xenia and Fairborn took 4th and 5th. Does this seem right to you?
Chris Widener won State Senate by a 45% margin over his nearest competitor. That is a huge margin! I believe that its the largest margin of victory in a 3 person race this election cycle however I also think it might be the largest in Ohio's history in a primary election. Your thoughts?
Speaking of the State Senate Race, kudos to James Howard for his efforts. I wonder if we will hear from him again in the future. Or do you think he was to discouraged from the results to run again?
One more thought on the State Senate Race. Reed Madden was county commissioner in Greene County for 20+ years. He got roughly 6,700 votes in Greene and a total of roughly 8,800 votes in the entire district. How effective was his campaign outside of Greene and was his votes based on name recognition only?
Steve Austria won pretty well in Greene County. Any surprise? Ron Hood got just under 30% of the vote. Was this an "anti-Austria" vote or just the numbers playing out?
For all the "dirty talk" in the County Recorder race, it was still a close race, 53-47%. Sears won, I'm impressed that, a 'rookie' candidate beat a female incumbent. You?
What happened to Dan Harkins? I had him getting a much larger percent of the vote.
Finally, some races were mean and nasty and the candidates may never speak kind words about their opponents, but can everyone shake hands and make up for the general election?