Primary election results round-up for Ohio, Indiana

A light number of voters turned out for the May 6 primary election in Ohio and Indiana.

Officials told WCPO people aren't as interested in a primary election, and many voters wait until the major election in November to cast their votes. Turnout in Ohio was reported between anywhere from 11 percent to 17 percent. 

"If people don't care enough to go vote then they can't complain too much about the results," Steve Fishwick of Fairfield Township said.

He was among the few voters who hit the polls in Butler County. The crowd was just as light in Warren County's Deerfield Township.

RELATED: Full list of local election results

Ohio Congress 8th District GOP
As predicted, House Speaker Rep. John Boehner took the easy win (69 percent) over two Republican challengers for the 8th District he first won in 1990. The main issue leading up to decision time Tuesday was immigration reform. He recently said Congress is reluctant to tackle the issue, and fix what he called a broken system .

Despite a set of immigration principles Boehner and other GOP leaders offered in January, members of Congress balked at moving ahead. Boehner blamed distrust of President Obama for lack of movement on the legislation.

The increased scrutiny had the Speaker of the House running television commercials and making extra stops to shore up support, as he was challenged for the first time since his 1990 win.

Ohio State Rep. 54th District GOP
Currently standing accused in the midst of court hearings, Peter Beck lost the run for Ohio State Representative of the 54th District GOP. State Rep. Beck was up for re-election while facing 69 felony indictments. Paul Zeltwanger took the win with 52 percent of the votes, followed by MaryJo Kubicki with 40 percent. Beck fell far behind with only 8 percent of the votes.

The certified public accountant and current state representative of Mason is under investigation for an investment fraud case. Beck was indicted July 19, 2013 on 16 charges , which carries a maximum 102 years in prison if convicted.

Ohio Governor Democratic
Candidate Ed FitzGerald is a former FBI agent and executive of Democrat-dominated Cuyahoga County. FitzGerald won Tuesday's primary over Larry Ealy with 83 percent of the votes. He'll face incumbent John Kasich in November's race.

FitzGerald sent an email to supporters along with running mate Sharen Neuhardt in January that expressed a commitment to “bolstering the middle class and restoring economic security to Ohio’s families.

Ohio Public Works Bond
The Ohio Public Works Bond passed Tuesday, with 66 percent of voters in favor of the bond. Now passed, it will give grants to local governments for capital investment projects, including updates to roadways, wastewater treatment systems and sanitary collection.

Voters decided to allow the state to borrow $1.875 billion over 10 years through the issuance of general obligation bonds.

Ohio State Senator 9th District Democratic
The Democratic race for Ohio State Senator, 9th District ended with a win by Cecil Thomas, who will move on to the general election. His opponents were Angela Beamon, Joe Hye, Catherine Ingram, Dale Mallory and Paul Sohi.

Thomas took 33 percent of the votes, not too far ahead of Dale Mallory with 29 percent.

About a year ago, rumors circulated about Thomas running for Cincinnati mayor. He denied that chatter, and said he wanted to take over Democrat Eric Kearney's seat  instead.

Fire and EMS levies
Tri-State voters were asked to support more than a dozen levies Tuesday to fund their local police and fire departments. Of those in the primary election, voters passed levies for Goshen Township Fire and EMS, Bethel police, Lynchburg police, Marshall Township Fire and EMS, Penn Township Fire and EMS (additional and replacement), Milford Fire and EMS, Washington Township fire, Delhi Township Fire and EMS.

School bonds/levies
Voters decided the fate of proposed school improvement projects and expenses in their local school districts in Tuesday's primary. Of the school levies to be voted on, those that passed include: Fairfield Schools, Franklin Schools, East Clinton Schools, Loveland Schools, Middletown schools.


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