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Associated Press Calls Some Local Races, Others Await Final Vote Totals

Jo Ingles
Statehouse News Bureau

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office is reporting that there are still over a quarter of a million absentee and provisional ballots still outstanding across the state. Ohio’s final vote totals won’t be announced until November 28th.

However, the Associated Press has been calling some local races that have been statistically decided.

The AP has called the U.S. District 10 congressional race - Mike Turner has won another term as Dayton’s congressman. The AP has called US District 4 as well. Republican congressman Jim Jordan will serve another term, and Republican Warren Davidson has won reelection to the U.S. House in Ohio's 8th District.

Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck ran unopposed and will serve another 4 year term. Montgomery Coroner Kent Harshbarger also ran unopposed and has been reelected as well.

The two races for open seats on the Ohio Supreme Court have been called by the Associated Press. Jennifer Brunner has won her race against challenger Judi French, and Justice Sharon Kennedy has been reelected over challenger John O'Donnell.

Republican state representative Niraj Antani has claimed victory in his state senate race against Democrat Mark Fogel for Ohio’s 6th state senate district, but votes are still expected to change as absentee and provisional ballots are counted. Antani is favored to win the gerrymandered district, replacing outgoing state Sen. Peggy Lehner, who came up against term limits.

Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman are currently leading in their races.

Other races too close to call as of Wednesday morning: Beavercreek’s proposed income tax remains undecided, with about a thousand votes separating for and against, and the Xenia Schools bond issue is about 450 votes apart out of nearly 17,000 votes cast.