Incumbent Barbara Boyd Will Advance To November Election Unopposed

The Ohio House representative in the 9th district defeated challenger Howard Harris, according to final, unofficial results

Editor's Note: The first version of this story published at 7:56 p.m. Tuesday.

Ohio House representative (D-Cleveland) has received her party's nod and will advance to the November general election unopposed, according to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Boyd received 13,081 and Democratic challenger Howard Harris, of Shaker Heights, received 1,169 votes in Tuesday's Primary. No independent candidates have filed.

The 9th Ohio House district includes Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights and parts of Cleveland.

Boyd was first elected to be a state representative in 1992 and served four terms. She left because of term limits, but ran again in 2006 and won, according to information on the Ohio House of Representatives website.

Boyd was a Cleveland Heights City Council member for about a decade before she was elected to the house, and was the first African-American member on council.

For more information about Boyd, click here.

Check Cleveland Heights Patch for results from , and click for the results of other races in Cuyahoga County.


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