Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor won the Miami County Republican Party endorsement in the gubernatorial election.
Miami County is the only county in the State to hold Republican Convention to endorse candidates. The convention was held at Edison State Community College in Piqua.
This was an upset for candidate Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, who was excepting to win the endorsement. His campaign worked the phones all week contacting delegates in support of DeWine.
Taylor was not at the convention. Her running mate Nathan Estruth spoke on their support at the convention.
The 431 seated delegates at the 9th Miami County Republican Convention for contested primaries in Ohio endorsed the following candidates:
Mary Taylor 181
Mike Dewine 142
80th Ohio House District:
John W. O’Brien 207
JD Winteregg 67
Jena Powell 31
George Lovett 27
Mike Gibbons 176
Jim Renacci 137
Dan Kiley 25
Don Elijah Eckhart 4
Robert Sprague (endorsed)
Sandra O’Brien (did not make appearance)
5th District State Central Committee (Woman)
Mary Beth Kemmer 291
Lisa Hayes 33
5th District State Central Committee (Man)
Steve Bruns 209
Dave Cook 115