Shontel Brown has been declared the winner in Ohio’s 11th House District. She narrowly held off Democratic Candidate Nina Turner. The race was much closer than expected and the candidates were only separated by approximately 4,300 votes.
Shontel Brown declared victory with approximately 50% of the vote, while Nina Turner earned 44% of the vote. There were more than 70,000 votes in total in Ohio’s 11th House District and most of those votes went to Shontel Brown and Nina Turner.
All other candidates running in the special election clocked in with less than 2% of the vote. Shontel Brown is now officially the Democratic nominee for the district and will go on to represent her political party in the general election that is scheduled to take place on November 2nd.
Some analytical data suggests that Nina Turner had success with late deciders, but the margin from the early vote that Shontel Brown had managed to build up was simply too much for her to overcome with more and more of the vote totals coming in.
Ohio’s 11th District has a population of just over 700,000 and is heavily-considered to be a Democratic district. With Shontel Brown being declared the victor of the primary election, there’s a very good chance that she’ll go on to represent the citizens of Ohio’s 11th District in the House of Representatives.