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November 8, 2018 General Election

U.S. Senate

Incumbet Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat who has held this seat since 2006, is facing a challenge from Republican Congressman Jim Renacci.

U.S. House, District 11

Incumbent Representative Marcia L. Fudge, a Democrat who has held this seat since 2008, is facing a challenge from Republican Beverly A. Goldstein, a Beachwood resident who ran against Fudge two years ago.
A third candidate, James Jerome Bell, has filed as a nonpartisan write-in choice.

Ohio Senate, District 21

Incumbent Sen. Sandra Williams (D), who won her first term in 2014, is being challenged by Republican Thomas Pekarek of Cleveland. Pekarek won his party’s nod by winning the nomination as a write-in candidate in May’s primary.
Ohio Senate District 21 encompasses part of Cleveland and all of Bratenahl, Cleveland Heights, Garfield Heights, Newburgh Heights, Shaker Heights, and University Heights.

Ohio House, District 9

Incumbent Janine Boyd, of Cleveland Heights, is running for her third term in the Ohio House. She is facing a Republican challenger, Joe Miller, who also lives in Cleveland Heights.
House District 9 covers Cleveland Heights, University Heights, Shaker Heights, and parts of Cleveland’s Wards 1, 2 and 4.

Cuyahoga County Executive

Democrat Armond D. Budish, a resident of Beachwood, is running for his second term as county executive. Republican Peter J. Corrigan, of Rocky River, is running against Budish, thanks to his victory as a write-in candidate in the May 8 Republican primary.

Cuyahoga County Council, District 10

Cleveland Heights Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens is running unopposed for this seat after beating Michael Houser, a Cleveland resident, in the May Democratic Party primary. Houser had been appointed to the seat early this year after former County Councilman Anthony Hairston won a seat on Cleveland City Council. District 10 covers the city of Cleveland’s Ward 8 and Ward 10 (except Precincts A, B, I, K, and M); the cities of East Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, and University Heights; and the village of Bratenahl.

Ohio State Issue 1

If adopted, the amendment would:

  • Require sentence reductions of incarcerated individuals, except individuals incarcerated for murder, rape, or child molestation, by up to 25% if the individual participates in rehabilitative, work, or educational programming.
  • Mandate that criminal offenses of obtaining, possessing, or using any drug such as fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, and other controlled substances cannot be classified as a felony, but only a misdemeanor.
  • Prohibit jail time as a sentence for obtaining, possessing, or using such drugs until an individual’s third offense within 24 months.
  • Allow an individual convicted of obtaining, possessing, or using any such drug prior to the effective date of the amendment to ask a court to reduce the conviction to a misdemeanor, regardless of whether the individual has completed the sentence.
  • Require any available funding, based on projected savings, to be applied to state-administered rehabilitation programs and crime victim funds.
  • Require a graduated series of responses, such as community service, drug treatment, or jail time, for minor, non-criminal probation violations.