Area Republicans keep state house, senate seats


By David Trinko - dtrinko@limanews.com



Cupp

Cupp


Hoops

Hoops


Riedel


Manchester


McColley


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COLUMBUS — Republicans maintained their seats in the state house and senate in Tuesday’s voting.

Incumbents won each of the contested seats in the area, and a Republican newcomer won the one open seat.

State Rep. Bob Cupp, R-Lima, dispatched Democratic challenger Tristam Cheeseman, 73 percent to 27 percent, in the 4th District, which includes all of Allen County. Cheeseman was an 18-year-old from Bath Township, while Cupp counteracted with decades of public service. The unofficial tally was 25,620 to 9,438, with Cupp holding nearly three-to-one leads in both the election day tallies and the absentee votes.

In the 84th District, Republican Susan Manchester, of Waynesfield, topped Democrat Joseph Monbeck, 82 percent to 18 percent. That seat came open when current seat-holder Keith Faber decided to run for state auditor. The 84th includes eastern and southern Auglaize County, all of Mercer County and northern parts of Darke and Shelby counties.

Manchester is a former aide to U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, and won a three-way primary to get into the general election. She described herself as an anti-abortion, pro-2nd Amendment fiscal conservative. Manchester topped 84 percent of the votes in Auglaize and Shelby counties.

In the 82nd House district, incumbent Craig S. Riedel toppled Democratic challenger Aden Wyatt Baker, 74 percent to 26 percent, with 94 percent of precincts counted. The district includes northwest Auglaize County and all of Defiance, Paulding and Van Wert counties.

Riedel had 78 percent of the votes in both Auglaize and Van Wert counties.

In the 81st District, Republican James R. Hoops, R-Napoleon, won re-election against Democrat Janet Breneman. Hoops picked up 75 percent of the vote, compared to Breneman’s 25 percent, with all precincts counted. Hoops was appointed to the seat, which includes all of Putnam, Henry and Williams counties are part of Fulton County, when former holder Robert McColley accepted a seat in the senate.

Hoops won all counties with strong margins, with the closest race being a 62-38 percent tally in Fulton County.

McColley, R-Napoleon, kept his hold on the 1st District seat, topping Democrat Adam Papin, 73 percent to 27 percent with 95 percent of precincts counted Tuesday night. McColley inherited the seat after Cliff Hite’s resignation in the midst of a scandal about inappropriately touching coworkers. The district includes parts of Auglaize, Fulton and Logan counties and all of Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Williams counties.

Papin’s best showing was in Fulton County, where he had 36 percent of the vote. McColley’s strongest county was Putnam, with 83 percent of the votes there.

Cupp
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Hoops
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Riedel
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Manchester
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McColley
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By David Trinko

dtrinko@limanews.com

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