Ohio's 11th congressional district special election, 2008

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Ohio's 11th congressional district special election, 2008 took place on November 18, 2008. Ohio's 11th congressional district was vacated following the death of Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, who died on August 20, 2008. The election was won by Democrat Marcia Fudge. Since more than one candidate from the Democratic Party filed to take part in the election, a primary was held on October 14.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic primary election[edit]

Fifteen Democratic candidates qualified for the primary election, fourteen of whom appeared on the ballot and one of which qualified as a write-in candidate. Four candidates withdrew, but their names still appeared on the ballot. Votes for such candidates were not counted.[2]

  • Brahim Ayad – A write-in candidate
  • Marcia L. Fudge – Mayor of Warrensville Heights who was picked by county Democratic Party to replace Jones in the regular election[3]
  • Gerald Henley
  • Carolyn Johnson
  • Jeffrey Johnson
  • Jim Joyner – Withdrawal via letter dated September 19[2]
  • Nathaniel Martin
  • Marvin McMickle – Withdrawal via letter dated September 15[2]
  • Bill Patmon – Withdrawal via letter dated September 12[2]
  • Isaac Powell
  • C. J. Prentiss – Withdrawal via letter dated September 15[2]
  • Frank Rives
  • Sean Ryan
  • Thomas Wheeler

Special election[edit]

Only Marcia L. Fudge appeared on the ballot for the special election.[1]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election[edit]

Democratic primary election, October 14, 2008[4][5]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Marcia Fudge 10,753 74.27%
Jeffrey Johnson 2,028 14.01%
Carolyn Johnson 690 4.77%
Sean Ryan 241 1.66%
Thomas Wheeler 175 1.21%
Isaac Powell 162 1.12%
Frank Rives 155 1.07%
Nathaniel Martin 138 0.95%
Gerald Henley 136 0.94%
Brahim Ayad (write-in) 0 0.00%
Totals 14,478 100.00%
Voter turnout 3.00%

Special election[edit]

Ohio's 11th congressional district special election, 2008[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marcia Fudge 8,450 97.19%
Invalid or blank votes 244 2.81%
Totals 8,694 100.00%
Voter turnout 1.77%
Democratic hold

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