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Ohio State Government November 5, 2002 Election
Governor; State of Ohio Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Responsibilities: To see that all state laws are faithfully executed; to communicate the condition of the state to the legislature at each session and recommend measures to it; to issue all grants and commissions. The Supreme Executive power is vested in the Office of Governor.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Bob Taft 1,831,110 votes 57.8%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Governor
  • EDUCATION: University of Cincinnati Law School, 1976, J.D.
  • Princeton University, 1967, M.A., Government
  • In addition to serving as Governor of Ohio, Bob Taft has served as Ohio's Secretary of State,
  • Hamilton County Commissioner, Ohio State Representative, Peace Corps Teacher in Tanzania and an attorney.
  • One of my top federal priorities is to receive more of Ohio's gas tax dollars from the federal government.
Timothy F. Hagan 1,212,392 votes 38.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Consultant
  • Education: Youngstown State University, 1964-66 (Drafted into Army) Cleveland State University, 1971-74, BA in Urban Studies
  • Honorary Doctor of Law, Cleveland State University, 1999
  • Olmsted Township Trustee, 1999-2000 (appointed) Mandel Foundation, Consultant, 1996-Current
  • MetroHealth, Consultant, 1998-2000 Cuyahoga County Commissioner, 1983-1998
  • Cuyahoga County Recorder, 1982-1983 (appointed)
John Eastman 124,595 votes 3.9%
  • Party: Independent
  • Occupation: Chief Environmental Engineer, LJB Inc., Dayton OH
  • EDUCATION: PhD 1977 University of Washington, Environmental Engineering
  • MSE 1972 Johns Hopkins University, Environmental Engineering BS 1970 Antioch College
  • Thirty years professional experience.
  • Past Candidate: State Senate, Lt. Gov., US Senate. Steering committee Greene County Environment 2000.
  • DACC Environmental Committee.
Eva Braiman (Write-in)
(This candidate has not responded to SmartVoter)
James Whitman (Write-in)
(This candidate has not responded to SmartVoter)

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