Lorain County Voters Guide: 2012 General Election Races, Candidates
Voting Guide List of Republican, Democratic Candidates & Issues in the 2012 Lorain County General Election
2012 will be a very exciting general election year for residents of Lorain County, Ohio. Although most attention will be on the presidential race between Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, there are also many contested local races in which voters will choose their favorite candidates. We’re publishing this Lorain County Voters Guide to help educate residents about the local candidates, their campaign races, and issues on the ballot.
NOTE: Local newspapers, such as the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, the Lorain Morning Journal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, also publish their own voters guide with endorsements every year.
General election day in Lorain County is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. In the State of Ohio, residents are allowed to vote up to 35 days before the general election by early voting or by ordering an absentee ballot. Voting machines will be set up at the Lorain County Board of Elections for registered voters who wish to vote early, and the BOE can also process your absentee ballot application and send you a ballot through the mail.
The address for the Lorain County Board of Elections is 1985 North Ridge Road East, Lorain, Ohio 44055. Their phone number is (440) 326-5900.
If you have not yet registered to vote, you can also contact the BOE for information on registering, voters guides, where to vote on election day (your polling place), and other important information.
Directions and Map to the Lorain County Board of Elections
First, let’s take a look at what cities, villages and townships are included in Lorain County.
The CITIES in Lorain County are Vermilion, Sheffield Lake, Oberlin, North Ridgeville, Lorain, Elyria, Avon Lake, Avon and Amherst.
The VILLAGES in Lorain County are Wellington, South Amherst, Sheffield, Rochester, LaGrange, Kipton and Grafton.
The TOWNSHIPS in Lorain County are Wellington, Sheffield, Rochester, Pittsfield, Penfield, New Russia, LaGrange, Huntington, Henrietta, Grafton, Elyria, Eaton, Columbia Station, Carlisle, Camden, Brownhelm, Brighton and Amherst.
A Guide to Candidates Who Will Appear on the 2012 Lorain County Election Ballot
Below is a list of every political candidate that will be on the ballot for Lorain County residents who are voting in 2012. Many are contested, but some are uncontested (no challengers).
FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Barack Obama (D) Mitt Romney (R)
FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR
Sherrod Brown (D) Josh Mandel (R) Scott Rupert (I)
For Representative to Congress 4th District
Jim Jordan (R) Jim Slone (D)
For Representative to Congress 7th District
Joyce R. Healy-Abrams (D) Bob Gibbs (R)
For Representative to Congress 9th District
Marcy Kaptur (D) Samuel J. Wurzelbacher (R)
For Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1-1-13)
Robert W. Price (D) Terrence O’Donnell (R)
For Justice of the Supreme Court (Unexpired Term Ending 12-31-14)
Yvette McGee Brown (D) Sharon L. Kennedy (R)
For Judge of Court of Appeals 9th District
Clair E. Dickinson (D) Jennifer Hensal (R)
For State Representative 55th House District
Matt Lundy (D) Rae Lynn Brady (R)
For State Representative 56th House District
Dan Ramos (D) Anthony A. Ziroli (R)
For State Representative 57th House District
Matthew T. Lark (D) Terry Boose (R) Bob Sherwin (L)
Commissioner – Full Term Commencing 1/2/13
Lori Kokoski (D) Mike Musto (R)
Commissioner – Full Term Commencing 1/3/13
Ted Kalo (D) Philip D. Van Treuren (R)
Stephen B. Evans (R)
Clerk of Courts
Ronald L. Nabakowski (D) Jason M. Schmidt (R)
Kenneth P. Carney (D)
Dennis P. Will (D)
Judith M. Nedwick (D)
Phil R. Stammitti (D) Audali J. Torres (R)
Daniel J. Talarek (D)
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas – Full Term Commencing 1/1/13
Raymond J. Ewers (D)
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas – Full Term Commencing 1/2/13
John R. Miraldi (D)
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas – Full Term Commencing 1/3/13 Domestic Relations
Lisa I. Swenski (D)
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas – Full Term Commencing 1/4/13 Domestic Relations
Frank Janik (D) Richard S. Ramsey (R)
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas – Full Term Commencing 1/5/13
James M. Burge (D)
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas – Full Term Commencing 1/6/13
James L. Miraldi (D)