2014 Cuyahoga County executive election

The 2014 Cuyahoga County executive election took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the County Executive of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Incumbent Democratic County Executive Ed FitzGerald was eligible to run for reelection, but instead retired in order to run unsuccessfully for governor in the concurrent gubernatorial election.[2]

2014 Cuyahoga County executive election

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Turnout39.6%[1] Decrease 4.6 pp
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Candidate Armond Budish Jack Schron
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 196,539 133,646
Percentage 59.5% 40.5%

2014 Cuyahoga County executive election results map by municipality.svg
Results by municipality
Budish:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Schron:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      >90%

Executive before election

Ed FitzGerald
Democratic

Elected Executive

Armond Budish
Democratic

The Democrats nominated former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Armond Budish, while the Republicans nominated Cuyahoga County Councilman Jack Schron.[3]

Budish defeated Schron 59.52% to 40.48%, and took office on January 1, 2015.

Democratic PrimaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

Eliminated in primaryEdit

DeclinedEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Armond Budish 56,642 56.20%
Democratic Shirley Smith 20,632 20.47%
Democratic Timothy J. Russo 9,317 9.24%
Democratic Bob Reid 7,017 6.96%
Democratic Thomas O'Grady 5,606 5.56%
Democratic Walter Allen Rogers Jr. 1,580 1.57%
Total votes 100,794 100.0%

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

DisqualifiedEdit

  • Tanner Fischbach[15]

DeclinedEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Schron 29,155 100.0%
Total votes 29,155 100.0%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

2014 Cuyahoga County executive election[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Armond Budish 196,539 59.52%
Republican Jack Schron 133,646 40.48%
Total votes 330,185 100.0%
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "November 4, 2014 General Election Official Canvass Certification Data". Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. November 25, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Gomez, Henry J. (April 24, 2013). "Ed FitzGerald kicks off his long-planned bid for governor by banking on his Cuyahoga County base". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  3. ^ Tobias, Andrew J. (May 7, 2014). "Armond Budish wins Cuyahoga County executive Democratic primary handily; runner-up Shirley Smith concedes race". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  4. ^ "Budish makes bid for Cuyahoga County executive official". The Columbus Dispatch. May 30, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  5. ^ Tobias, Andrew J. (February 5, 2014). "Former North Olmsted Mayor Thomas O'Grady files for county executive race". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  6. ^ Galbincea, Pat (May 20, 2013). "Bob Reid, former Cuyahoga County Sheriff, announces he's running for County Executive". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  7. ^ Castele, Nick (May 2, 2014). "Thomas O'Grady, Tim Russo and Walter Allen Rogers Jr. Run as Outsiders for County Executive". Ideastream. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  8. ^ Tobias, Andrew J. "Ex-political operative Tim Russo running for Cuyahoga County executive". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  9. ^ Castele, Nick (June 4, 2013). "State Sen. Shirley Smith Announces Bid for Cuyahoga County Executive". Ideastream. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  10. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (May 17, 2013). "Jim Rokakis takes himself out of the running for next year's Cuyahoga County executive race". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  11. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (May 1, 2013). "Chris Ronayne gets contract extension at University Circle, won't run for Cuyahoga County executive". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  12. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (May 2, 2013). "Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers decides against running for Cuyahoga County executive". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  13. ^ a b "May 6, 2014 Primary Election Amended Official Results". Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. June 4, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  14. ^ Castele, Nick (April 3, 2014). "Republican Jack Schron Emphasizes Experience in Bid for County Executive". Ideastream. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  15. ^ Tobias, Andrew J. (October 29, 2013). "Berea teen first Republican to announce run for Cuyahoga County executive". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  16. ^ Tobias, Andrew J. (October 30, 2013). "Ohio Sen. Tom Patton testing the waters for a county executive race, new Medical Mart manager chosen, and more: Cuyahoga County roundup". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  17. ^ "November 4, 2014 General Election Official Results". Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. November 24, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2022.