Sherrod Brown: Lorain County, Ohio U.S. Senator
Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown
One of the most high-profile election races that Lorain County voters will see on the ballot in 2012 is between incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and his challenger, Republican Josh Mandel, who is currently the elected Treasurer of the State of Ohio. This race, along with the battle between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, will be getting a lot of coverage in 2012.
Sherrod Brown, whose residence is in Avon, has been an elected member of the United States Congress representing Ohio for almost 20 years. Before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, he was the Secretary of State for Ohio. He won his first term in the United States Senate by beating Senator Mike Dewine, an incumbent Republican, in 2006. His political campaign website can be seen at www.sherrodbrown.com.
Josh Mandel, the Republican candidate who is challenging Senator Brown in this year’s senate race, was elected as Ohio State Treasurer in the 2010 election. He lives in Beachwood and is a former Ohio State Representative, and City Councilman, and United States Marine. You can view his political campaign website at www.joshmandel.com.
Information about volunteer efforts, yard signs, donations, fundraising events, and other data for Sherrod Brown and Josh Mandel can be found on their individual websites.
Although Josh Mandel is a Republican, he actually received more votes than his Democratic opponent for State Treasurer in Lorain County back in 2010. This is an unusual occurrance for a Republican statewide candidate, because Lorain County has traditionally leaned heavily Democrat. Many observers are expecting the Brown/Mandel senate race to be close this year, and both candidates will likely be focusing heavily on voters in Lorain County.
Lorain County is has one of the largest concentrations of voters in the State of Ohio, and includes cities and townships such as Lorain, Elyria, North Ridgeville, Vermilion, Avon, Avon Lake, Amherst, Sheffield Lake, Oberlin, Wellington, Grafton, LaGrange and Columbia Station (township). The Lorain County Board of Elections is located in the City of Lorain, and can be contacted for more information about early and absentee voting, registering to vote, where to vote and polling locations, and other information.
The General Election date for Lorain County and all of Ohio is November 6, 2012.