The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

November 6, 2012

Cafaro leads in Ashtabula, Trumbull counti

By CARL E. FEATHER - cfeather@starbeacon.com
Star Beacon

JEFFERSON —  Ashtabula County voters solidly put their support behind Sen. Capri Carfaro, D-Hubbard, in her bid to retain her 32nd Ohio Senate seat.

Early results showed Cafaro with a comfortable 2:1 lead in the county.The Democrat faced a challenge from Geauga County businesswoman Nancy McArthur, who collected only one-third of the votes in Ashtabula County. McArthur fared well in her home county, where she gathered 5,600 votes compared to Cafaro’s 3,667 votes.

Cafaro, who was appointed to the seat in January 2007, ran on her of bipartisan efforts to create jobs and bring $31 million in economic development to her district. Locally, she worked to bring funding to the Austinburg sanitary sewer project and projects at Glenbeigh and Kent State University-Ashtabula.

Her challenger, who is a Chardon City councilwoman, promised to focus on job creation.

The 32nd District is composed of all of Ashtabula and Trumbull counties, plus a section of Geauga County. In Trumbull County, Cafaro won 74.77 percent of the vote.