Last updated: Nov 3, 2021 at 12:44 a.m. ET

2021 Ohio congressional special elections results

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Ohio held two special elections for U.S. House seats on Nov. 2, but neither represented a realistic opportunity to flip a district into the opposing camp.

U.S. House 11th District

The strongly Democratic 11th Congressional District was represented by Marcia Fudge until she resigned in March to become secretary of housing and urban development. Shontel Brown, a member of the Cuyahoga County Council, defeated a more liberal challenger in the Democratic primary. The Republican nominee was Laverne Gore, a radio talk show host and activist.

Brown (D) is projected to win. 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Shontel Brown Brown 81,63678.8%
Laverne Gore Gore 21,92921.2
103,565 votes reported from 100% of precincts.

U.S. House 15th District

Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, located in the Columbus area, is heavily Republican and until May the seat was held by Steve Stivers (R), who resigned to become the head of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. The Republican nominee, who was endorsed by former president Trump, was Mike Carey, a coal industry lobbyist. Democrat Allison Russo is a member of the Ohio House.

Carey (R) is projected to win.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Mike Carey Carey 93,25558.3%
Allison Russo Russo 66,75741.7
160,012 votes reported from 100% of precincts.

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