On Tuesday, Oct. 14, The Herald-Dispatch hosted a debate between Democrat incumbent Congressman Nick Rahall and Republican challenger Evan Jenkins in West Virginia's U.S. House District 3 race.
Republican U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers won a record 18th term in Kentucky's 5th congressional district, as all of the state's congressional incumbents were returned to Washington. The attorney from Somerset was first elected in 1981 and is the longest serving Republican ever elected to federal office in Kentucky. He is the chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which oversees federal government spending. He won about 78 percent of the vote in the eastern Kentucky district.
Incumbent Sen. Robin Webb, DGrayson, defeated Republican challenger Tony Downey to keep her seat in Kentucky's State Senate District 18 on Tuesday. The Democrat incumbent received more than 63 percent of more than 34,000 votes cast for the race. The 18th District covers Boyd, Carter and Greenup counties.
Boyd County Circuit Judge George B. Davis won another eight-year term on the bench by defeating former Judge Marc I. Rosen by more than a 2-to-1 margin in the nonpartisan race, 9,158 to 4,093, according to unofficial results Tuesday night from the Boyd County Courthouse.
Republican John Kasich coasted to reelection as Ohio's governor on Tuesday by defeating Cleveland Democrat Ed FitzGerald amid early indications turnout was low across the state.
Voters in Ironton approved a floodwall levy while voters in South Point decided for more police protection by approving a three-mill levy to pay for more police officers for the South Point Police Department, according to unofficial totals Tuesday night from the Lawrence County Courthouse.
Lawrence County Commissioner Freddie L. Hayes Jr. defeated his Democratic opponent Tim Edwards, in the race for a four-year term on the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners, according to unofficial returns Tuesday night from the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners.
Republicans Terry Johnson and Ryan Smith retained their seats in the Ohio House on Tuesday.
Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson won re-election to a third term from Congressional District 6, as Ohio voters returned each of its 16 congressional incumbents to Washington.
Eighteen-year-old Saira Blair will become the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginia history.