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Athens citizens walk past the Athens County Board of Elections office on Court Street. 

Athens County 2022 primary election results

The polls for the 2022 Ohio primary closed Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Athens residents were able to vote for both local and state government officials to represent each political party in the general election in November. 

Below are the election results of the 2022 Ohio primary, according to the unofficial Athens County Board of Elections results. The margin by which the individuals won the primary represents the percentage of voters from Athens County who voted for the candidate. 

The results of the Athens County primary election coincide with the results of the statewide election.

Ohio governor 

Republican candidate: Mike DeWine with nearly 50% of the vote 

Democratic candidate: Nan Whaley with nearly 75% of the vote 

Ohio senator 

Republican candidate: JD Vance with around 36% of the vote 

Democratic candidate: Tim Ryan with 63% of the vote 

District 12 congressional seat

Republican candidate: Troy Balderson with nearly 75% of the vote

Democratic candidate: Michael Fletcher with 52.89% of the vote 

Secretary of state 

Republican candidate: Frank LaRose with 63% of the vote

Democratic candidate: Chelsea Clark (unopposed)

Athens tax levy 

Passed with 59.42% of voters voting in favor of the 0.1% increase in income tax. 

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