Miami County GOP endorses Taylor for Ohio governor

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor won the Miami County Republican Party endorsement in the gubernatorial election.

Miami County is the only county in the State to hold Republican Convention to endorse candidates. The convention was held at Edison State Community College in Piqua.

This was an upset for candidate Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, who was excepting to win the endorsement. His campaign worked the phones all week contacting delegates in support of DeWine.

Taylor was not at the convention. Her running mate Nathan Estruth spoke on their support at the convention.

The 431 seated delegates at the 9th Miami County Republican Convention for contested primaries in Ohio endorsed the following candidates:


Mary Taylor 181

Mike Dewine 142

80th Ohio House District: 

John W. O'Brien 207

JD Winteregg 67

Jena Powell 31

George Lovett 27

U.S. Senate: 

Mike Gibbons 176

Jim Renacci 137

Dan Kiley 25

Don Elijah Eckhart 4

State Treasurer: 

Robert Sprague (endorsed)

Sandra O'Brien (did not make appearance)

5th District State Central Committee (Woman) 

Mary Beth Kemmer 291

Lisa Hayes 33

5th District State Central Committee (Man) 

Steve Bruns 209

Dave Cook 115

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