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District 8: Previous Election Results

2010 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
W. Trent VanHaaftenDemocratic31,685100.0%

2010 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Trent Van HaaftenDemocratic76,26537.5%
John CunninghamLibertarian10,2405.0%
Larry BucshonRepublican116,75957.4%

2010 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bud BernittRepublican1,4693.0%
Larry BucshonRepublican16,26232.7%
Billy MahoneyRepublican1,4102.8%
Kristi RiskRepublican14,27328.7%
John SmithRepublican4,7159.5%
John SnyderRepublican2,5235.1%
Dan StocktonRepublican4,6979.5%
Steve WestellRepublican4,3248.7%

2008 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Brad EllsworthDemocratic134,796100.0%

2008 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Brad EllsworthDemocratic188,69364.7%
Greg GoodeRepublican102,76935.3%

2008 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Greg GoodeRepublican27,147100.0%

2006 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Brad EllsworthDemocratic45,765100.0%

2006 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Brad EllsworthDemocratic131,01961.0%
John HostettlerRepublican83,70439.0%

2006 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John HostettlerRepublican32,018100.0%

2004 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jon JenningsDemocratic37,85373.5%
Bill PearmanDemocratic13,65226.5%

2004 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jon JenningsDemocratic121,52244.5%
Mark GarvinLibertarian5,6802.1%
John HostettlerRepublican145,57653.4%

2002 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Michael GrafDemocratic17,83130.7%
Bryan HartkeDemocratic40,17469.3%

2002 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bryan HartkeDemocratic88,76346.0%
Pam WilliamsLibertarian5,1502.7%
John HostettlerRepublican98,95251.3%

2000 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John HamiltonDemocratic17,23138.1%
Paul PerryDemocratic25,93057.3%
John TaylorDemocratic2,0684.6%

2000 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Paul PerryDemocratic100,48845.3%
Thomas TindleLibertarian4,3422.0%
John HostettlerRepublican116,87952.7%

1998 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Gail RieckenDemocratic28,97373.2%
John TaylorDemocratic10,62426.8%

1998 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Gail RieckenDemocratic81,87146.0%
John HostettlerRepublican92,78552.1%

1996 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Franklin EnochDemocratic2,4985.2%
Samuel HillenburgDemocratic2,1974.6%
Richard McConnellDemocratic18,34238.5%
John SmithDemocratic2,0164.2%
Noah SouthwoodDemocratic2,6245.5%
Jonathan WeinzapfelDemocratic19,37640.7%

1996 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jonathan WeinzapfelDemocratic106,20148.3%
John HostettlerRepublican109,86050.0%

1996 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John HostettlerRepublican38,80782.0%
Michael McCamishRepublican8,53718.0%

District 8: Demographics

Population675,564
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up14.4%

Ethnicity

Percentage White94.2%
Percentage Black3.7%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.2%
Percentage Asian0.6%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race0.9%
Percentage Other Race0.3%
Percentage Hispanic0.9%
Percentage Non Hispanic White93.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black3.7%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English1.5%

Income

Median Household Income$36,732
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200910.7%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity26.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas56.7%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil3.3%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up47.1%
Percentage with a College Degree15.9%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers26.6%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers25.2%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers20.7%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples54.7%
Percentage Married Couples with Children23.2%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work39.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.2%

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Historical Election Results

2012
Nov. 6, 2012Presidental General Election
May 8, 2012Presidental Dem Primary
May 8, 2012Presidental GOP Primary
2008
May 6, 2008Presidental Dem Primary
May 6, 2008Presidental GOP Primary

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