Ehemann, Berning win uncontested primary races


By Blythe Alspaugh - [email protected]



SIDNEY — Voters in Shelby County gathered at the polls Tuesday to vote in several county and state primary races.

Republican Julie Ehemann won the primary for the Shelby County Commissioner seat with 5,521 votes, 82.12%. Ehemann ran uncontested and will appear on the November ballot for re-election.

Republican Amy Berning won the primary for the Shelby County Auditor seat with 5,725 votes, 85.16%. Berning ran uncontested and will appear on the November ballot for re-election.

Jim Jordan won the Republican primary for the 4th District U.S. Representative to Congress with 2,589 votes, 90.49%.

Jeffrey Sites won the Democratic primary for the 4th District U.S. Representative to Congress with 175 votes, 58.53%. In Auglaize County, Sites received the most votes with 441 votes.

Mike Carey won the Republican primary for the 15th District U.S. Representative to Congress with 3,082 votes, 79.80%.

Danny O’Connor won the Democratic primary for the 15th District U.S. Representative to Congress with 281 votes, 47.47%.

Juergen Waldick and William Zimmerman won the primary for the Ohio 3rd District Court of Appeals. Waldick received 5,031 votes, 74.83% and Zimmerman received 5,634 votes, 83.80%.

Josh Mandel received the most votes in Shelby County for the Republican U.S. Senate seat with 2,395 votes, 35.62%. Mandel also received the most votes in Auglaize County, with 2,193 votes. Statewide, JD Vance won the Republican U.S. Senate primary.

Tim Ryan received the most votes in Shelby County for the Democratic U.S. Senate seat, with 657 votes, 73.74%. In Auglaize County, Ryan also received the most votes with 550 votes. Ryan won the Democratic U.S. Senate primary statewide.

Jim Renacci and Joe Knopp received the most votes in Shelby County for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor Republican primary. They received 2,497 votes, 37.14%. In Auglaize County, current Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Gov. Jon Husted received the most votes with 2,604 votes. DeWine won the Republican primary statewide and will appear on the November ballot.

Nan Whaley and Cheryl Stephens received the most votes in Shelby County for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor Democratic primary. They received 664 votes, 74.52%. In Auglaize County, Whaley and Stephens received the most votes with 600 votes. Whaley won the Democratic primary statewide and will appear on the November ballot.

Dave Yost won the Republican primary for Attorney General with 5,578 votes, 82.97%.

Jeffrey Crossman won the Democratic primary for Attorney General with 762 votes, 85.52%.

Keith Faber received the most votes in Shelby County for the Republican Auditor of State primary with 5,493 votes, 81.70%.

Taylor Sappington received the most votes in Shelby County for the Democratic for Auditor of State primary with 754 votes, 84.62%.

John Adams received the most votes in Shelby County for the Republican Secretary of State primary with 3,847 votes, 57.22%. In Auglaize County, current Secretary of State Frank LaRose received the most votes with 3,396 votes. Statewide, LaRose won the Republican primary and will appear on the November ballot.

Chelsea Clark received the most votes in Shelby County for the Democratic Secretary of State primary with 758 votes, 85.07%.

Robert Sprague received the most votes in Shelby County for the Republican Treasurer of State primary with 5,369 votes, 79.86%.

Scott Schertzer received the most votes in Shelby County for the Democratic Treasurer of State primary with 748 votes, 83.95%.

Sharon Kennedy won the Republican primary for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court with 5.446 votes, 81.01%.

Jennifer Brunner won the Democratic primary for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court with 773 votes, 86.76%.

Pat Fischer and Pat DeWine won the Republican primary for Supreme Court Justice. Fischer received 5,301 votes, 78.85% and DeWine received 4,292 votes, 63.84%.

Terri Jamison and Marilyn Zayas won the Democratic primary for Supreme Court Justice. Jamison received 707 votes, 79.35% and Zayas received 678 votes, 76.09%.

The offices of State Senator, State Representative and Member of State Central Committee did not appear on the May 3, 2022 primary ballot due to the ongoing issues with redistricting in the state of Ohio.

Of the 32,527 of registered voters in Shelby County, 7,648 ballots were cast in the primary election, which is a 23.51% voter turnout for Shelby County.

The numbers reported are the unofficial result of the May Primary Election. The results will be certified on May 25.

By Blythe Alspaugh

[email protected]

Reach the writer at 937-538-4825.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4825.