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

4 Year Term.

To appoint county boards of elections and supervise their activities; to prescribe ballot forms; to prepare instructions for the conduct of elections and the training of poll workers. The Secretary of State is the Chief Elections Officer of the State.

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J. Kenneth Blackwell 1,795,647 votes 59.3%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Secretary of State
  • EDUCATION: B.S. and Masters of Education, Xavier University
  • Secretary of State - 1998 President, National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council - 2001
  • Executive Board, National Association of Secretaries of State - 2001
  • State Treasurer - 1994; U.S. Ambassador - 1991
  • Deputy Undersecretary, HUD - 1989
  • Cincinnati City Council - 1977, Mayor - 1980
Bryan Flannery 1,231,743 votes 40.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Two-term State Representative Owner, Flannery Fuel
  • EDUCATION: Graduated from University of Notre Dame, B.A. Graduated from St. Edward High School
  • Currently serve on Education, Insurance, Finance and Appropriations, and Rules and Reference committees.
  • Served as Lakewood councilman 1994-98.
  • Experience as a sales representative and small business owner.

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