2020 Election

Updated: November 5, 2020 11:30am

All Results are unofficial



As we approach election day it is so incredibly important to know who we are voting for. In this article will be the full list of candidates running both federally and locally for Stark County. Each candidate is listed as well as their party affiliation when applicable. There will also be a summary of some of the candidates' bigger talking points as well as where to find more information about their platform. Remember it is so important to vote and even more important to know who you are voting for. So please educate yourselves and vote! 

Check back in on this article on election day for updates on how different candidates are doing in the 2020 election!


Federal Offices



Biden leads electoral college 264 to 214 according NPR

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Some of Biden and Harris’ bigger platform points in this election include beating Covid-19, Job and economic recovery, racial equity, climate change, and affordable healthcare amongst other things. On Biden's official website he talks about his goals to accomplish these tasks. 

For more information on Biden’s platform visit his website here: https://joebiden.com/joes-vision/


Donald Trump and Mike Pence

Trump and Pence have platform points focusing on the economy and jobs, eradicating Covid-19, healthcare, “draining the swamp”, education, and ending our reliance on China amongst other issues.   

For more information on Trump’s platform visit his website here: 


Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen

Jorgensen and Cohen’s platform wants to address Covid-19, healthcare, criminal justice reform, social security, poverty, and taxes as well as other issues. 

For more information on Jorgensen’s Platform visit her website here:



For the following candidates I will be putting sources to educate yourselves on their platforms 

Representative to Congress-7th District

Gibbs leading with 68% according to Ohio Secretary of State

Quentin Potter-Democrat

Website: https://www.quentinpotterforcongress.com/projects

Brandon Lape-Libertarian

Website: https://lapeforohio.com/brandon-on-the-issues/

Bob Gibbs-Republican

Website: https://gibbs.house.gov/issues

Representative to Congress-13th District

Ryan leading with 52% according to Ohio Secretary of State

Tim Ryan-Democrat 


Michael Fricke-Libertarian


Christina Hagan-Republican


Representative to Congress-16th district

Gonzalez leads with 62% according to Ohio Secretary of State

Aaron Paul Godfrey-Democrat


Anthony Gonzalez-Republican

Website: https://anthonygonzalez.house.gov/issues-home/

Statewide Offices

Justice of the Supreme Court 1-1-2021

Kennedy leads with 55% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Sharon L. Kennedy

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Sharon_L._Kennedy

John P. O’Donnell

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/John_P._O%27Donnell_(Cuyahoga_County,_Ohio)

Justice of the Supreme Court 1-2-2021

Brunner leads with 56% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Jennifer Brunner

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Jennifer_L._Brunner

Judi French

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Judith_French

Court of Appeals 5th District


Judge of the Court of Appeals 5th District

Hoffman leads with 61% according to Ohio Secretary of State

Jeff Furr

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Jeff_Furr

William Hoffman

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/William_Hoffman

State House Districts


State Representative-38th District

Roemer leads 60% according to Ohio Secretary of State

Joe Campbell

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Joe_Campbell_(Ohio)

Bill Roemer

Website: https://www.billroemer.com

State Representative-48th District

Oelslager leading with 100% according to Ohio Secretary of State

Scott Oelslager

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Scott_Oelslager


State Representative-49th District

West leading with 54% according to Ohio Secretary of State

Thomas West

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Thomas_West

James Haavisto

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/James_Haavisto

State Representative-50th District

Stoltzfus leading with 68% according to Ohio Secretary of State

Brian Simeone

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Brian_Simeone

Reggie Stoltzfus

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Reggie_Stoltzfus

Court of Common Pleas

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, General Div. 1-1-21

Farmer leads with 100% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Kristin G. Farmer

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Kristin_G._Farmer

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, General Div. 1-4-21

Forchione leads with 100% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Frank G. Forchione

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Frank_G._Forchione

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, General Div. 2-9-21

Heath leads with 100% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Taryn L, Heath


Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Probate div.

Park leads with 57% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Dixie Park

Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Dixilene_N._Park

Angela Alexander

Information: https://blogs.uakron.edu/judicialvotescount/angela-alexander/


Stark County Offices

Clerk of Court of Common Pleas

Todaro leads with 50% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Louis P. Giavasis-Democratic

Information: https://www.starkcountyohio.gov/clerk/meet-the-clerk

Lynn Miller Todaro-Republican

Information: https://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=22678686


Rusnak leads with 57% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Anthony P. Bertin-Democratic

Information: https://onyourballot.vote411.org/m/race-detail.do?id=22678685

Ronald R. Rusnak-Republican

Information: https://onyourballot.vote411.org/m/race-detail.do?id=22678685

County Commissioner 1-2-21

Smith leads with 61% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Katherine Baylock-Democratic

Information: https://onyourballot.vote411.org/m/race-detail.do?id=22678683

Bill Smith-Republican

Information: https://onyourballot.vote411.org/m/race-detail.do?id=22678683

County Commissioner 1-3-21

Regula leads with 100% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Richard Regula-Republican

County Engineer

Keith A. Bennet-Democratic

County Recorder

Walters leads with 52% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Rick Campbell-Democratic

Jamie Walters-Republican

Information for both:https://www.cantonrep.com/article/20120810/NEWS/308109902

County Treasurer

Zumbar leads with 65% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Craig S. Covey-Democratic

Alexander A. Zumbar-Republican

Information for both: https://onyourballot.vote411.org/m/race-detail.do?id=22669459

Prosecuting Attorney

Stone leads with 51% according to Stark County Board of Elections

John D. Ferrero-Democratic

Information: http://keepferrero.com

Kyle Stone-Republican

Information: https://www.kylestone4stark.org


Maier leads with 100% according to Stark County Board of Elections

George t. Maier-Democratic

Information: https://www.starkcountyohio.gov/sheriff


State board of Education-5th District

Member of Board of Education

Woods leads with 57% according to Stark County Board of Elections

Christina Collins

Information: https://www.drcollins4stateboard.com

Lisa Woods

Information: http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/State-Board/State-Board-Members/District-05-Woods.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US



List of candidates pulled from Stark County Board of Elections.

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