United States Senate election in Ohio, 1974

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United States Senate election in Ohio, 1974
← 1970 November 3, 1974 1980 →
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Nominee John Glenn Ralph Perk
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,930,670 918,133
Percentage 64.6% 30.7%

Senator before election

Howard Metzenbaum

Elected Senator

John Glenn

The 1974 United States Senate election in Ohio took place on November 3, 1974. It was concurrent with elections to the United States House of Representatives. Incumbent Democratic U.S Senator Howard Metzenbaum was running for re-election his first full term after he was appointed in 1970 by Ohio governor John J. Gilligan to fill out the Senate term of William B. Saxbe, who had resigned to become United States Attorney General. Metzenbaum lost the primary election to John Glenn, who went on to win the general election and win every county in the state.

Major candidates[edit]




OH United States Senate election, 1974[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Glenn 1,930,670 64.6%
Republican Ralph Perk 918,133 30.7%
Independent Kathleen G. Harroff 76,882 2.6%
Independent Richard B. Kay 61,921 2.1%
Independent John O'Neill 257 0.0%
Independent Ronald E. Girkins 88 0.0%