Incumbent state Rep. Mike Stinziano, a Democrat currently representing the 25th Ohio House District, easily defeated Republican Bill Colgan in the Nov. 6 election to claim the new 18th Ohio House seat.
Final, unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections posted Tuesday night showed Stinziano ahead with 32,417 votes, or 73 percent, to Colgan’s 11,784 votes, or 27 percent. All 92 precincts had reported.
The redrawn 18th District includes Bexley and Grandview, as well as several Columbus neighborhoods: Franklinton, German Village, Merion Village, Olde Towne East, the Short North and the University District.
Stinziano, 33, is an attorney. He holds a law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in leadership studies at the University of Richmond.
He lives in the Short North.
Colgan, 37, is a mechanical engineer who earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Grandview.