Here’s an overview of final, unofficial results for contested races in Tuesday’s coronavirus-delayed, chiefly mail-in Ohio primary election. Official results to be released May 8 could change the outcome of closer races based on volume of valid postmarked mail-in ballots received after the close of polls and provisional ballots cast Tuesday.


11th District: Democratic incumbent Marcia Hood soundly defeated three challengers; Jonah Schulz led Laverne Gore by 8 percentage points with 47.6% of votes in the Republican race, with Shalira Taylor running a distance third.

13th District: Democratic incumbent Tim Ryan, who ran unopposed, will face Republican Christina M. Hagan in November. Hagan led the seven-person race with 65.6% of votes; her nearest challenger, Louis G. Lyras, gathered only 12.4% of votes. Libertarian Michael Fricke also will appear on the November ballot.

14th District: Republican incumbent David P. Joyce coasted with 83% of votes over Mark Pitrone. Hillary O’Connor Mueri ran unopposed for the Democratic nod.

16th District: Unopposed Republican incumbent Anthony Gonzalez will face Democrat Aaron Paul Godfrey in the general election. Godfrey led Ronald Karpus III with 69.6% of votes.


36th District: Democrat Matt Shaughnessy led A.J. Harris by a 2-to-1 ration, and will face Bob Young in the race to fill the seat being left vacant by Republican Anthony DeVitis (who was ran unopposed for a Summit County Council seat).


Court of Common Pleas/Domestic Relations: Democrat Kani Hightower led with 64.2% of the vote to defeat Margaret Scott; Hightower will face Republican incumbent Katarina Cook in November.

Sheriff: Democrat Kandy Fatheree held a wide lead against Dale A. Soltis, John R. Peake Sr. and Pat Hunt Sr. She will face Republican Shane Barker in the November race to replace retiring Democrat Steve Barry.


Springfield Township: Issue 5 was cruising toward passage, leading with nearly 60% of votes.

Coventry Schools: Issue 8 won 59.4% of votes on its way to likely passage.

Manchester Schools: Issues 9 and 10 picked up roughly the same percentage of votes in favor and appeared likely to pass.

Summit Metro Parks: Issue 11 gathered an assured win with 73.4% of the vote.