The Results Are In: 2022 Election Results

To all who participated in this year’s election, whether as a poll worker, campaign volunteer, or voter, thank you for your dedication to our democracy. In Hamilton County, turn out this year hit 50%, below the turnout level in the 2018 midterms (57.5%). The Hamilton County Board of Elections ran a great operation.

Click here to view the unofficial election results from the State of Ohio and Hamilton County. Official counts will be published after provisional ballots are processed and the election is certified later this month.

Federal Southwest Ohio Delegation
U.S. Senate: JD Vance
OH-1: Greg Landsman
OH-8: Warren Davidson

Statewide Candidates & Issues
Governor & Lt. Governor: Mike DeWine & Jon Husted
Attorney General: Dave Yost
Auditor of State: Keith Faber
Secretary of State: Frank LaRose
Treasurer of State: Richard Sprague
Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice: Sharon Kennedy
Supreme Court of Ohio: Pat DeWine
Supreme Court of Ohio: Pat Fischer
Issue One: Passed
Issue 2: Passed 

Ohio General Assembly
Republicans maintain majority in both chambers
House: 67-31-1
*too close to call – District 5
Senate: 26-7

Southwest Ohio State Delegation
Senate District 7: Steve Wilson
Senate District 9: Catherine Ingram
House District 24: Dani Isaacsohn
House District 25: Cecil Thomas
House District 26: Sedrick Denson
House District 27: Rachel Baker
House District 28: Jessica Miranda
House District 29: Cindy Abrams
House District 30: Bill Seitz

Hamilton County
Commissioner: Stephanie Summerow Dumas
Auditor: Brigid Kelly
Clerk of Courts: Pavan Parikh
State Board of Education: Katie Hofmann
First District Court of Appeals: Jennifer Kinsley
Court of Common Pleas: Jody Luebbers, Pat Dinkelacker, Tom Heekin, Megan Shanahan
Juvenile Division: Stacey DeGraffenreid
Domestic Relations Division: Anne Flottman, Betsy Sundermann

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Anne C. Sesler

Director of Public Affairs and Strategy

Anne Sesler brings more than twenty years’ experience in public affairs consulting to Government Strategies Group. Anne works with local elected officials, state legislators, reporters and community leaders on behalf of corporate and non-profit clients developing community outreach and engagement strategies, conducts media relations, builds grassroots support for projects, and conducts communication with stakeholders and legislators.

Anne lends her public policy and political communication experience beyond GSG to her role as Vice Chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party. Over the years, she’s offered political counsel to both state and local campaigns, including Preschool Promise, Ohio Jobs and Growth (the casino ballot initiative), United for Jobs and Ohio’s Future (Third Frontier), and many others. Anne lives in Mt. Lookout with her husband, Bryan.

Focus areas: 

  • Local government relations
  • Coalition building
  • Media relations and communications
  • Crisis communications

Driven by:

  • Making Cincinnati a better place for all

In the community:

  • Leadership Cincinnati Class 47
  • Cincinnati Planning Commission member
  • Lunken Airport Oversight and Advisory Board Chair
  • Cincinnati Democratic Committee Co-Chair
  • Hamilton County Democratic Party, Vice Chair
  • Mt. Lookout Community Council member

Charles “Chip” Gerhardt

President & CEO

Chip Gerhardt has made government affairs, economic development, and issue advocacy his life’s work. He’s worked for decades in the public and private sectors, and advocated at the local, state, and federal levels of government. In 2007, he used that experience to found Government Strategies Group, a full-service government relations firm. At GSG, he works directly with clients, helping them navigate the complicated intersection of politics, public policy, and business.

In his many years in public policy, Chip has been involved in significant policies including; creation of tax increment financing districts, the Clean Ohio program, Cincinnati City Center Development Corporation, and most importantly, the passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. He has also been at the forefront of some of the biggest developments in Greater Cincinnati, including the Horseshoe (now Hard Rock) Casino, TQL Stadium for FC Cincinnati, parking garage structures at The Banks, and the redevelopment of the @580 building. Rarely is there a public policy endeavor in Cincinnati that does not involve GSG.

Chip received his B.B.A in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor from the St. Louis University School of Law. He lives in Anderson Township with his wife Jane. Son Charlie is a local chef and children Hank and Anne have completed their education and started lives of their own.

Focus areas:

  • State and local government relations
  • Economic development
  • Issue advocacy

Driven by:

  • A lifelong interest in the political system has driven Chip to a career in public policy and politics. As a parent of three, one with Down syndrome, has compelled him to promote public policies designed to help others. Whether it is enabling financial independence for people with disabilities, advancing funding for housing families facing homelessness, or assisting with economic development projects, Chip involves himself in things that make a positive difference. 

In the community:

  • Hamilton County Board of Elections member
  • Current Board Member for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, People Working Cooperatively, Corporation for Findlay Market, goVibrant, and the African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Chairman of the Board for the National Down Syndrome Society
  • Former board member of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce, and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Magazine’s 300 of the Region’s Most Powerful Business Leaders, 2021-2022
  • Cincy Magazine Power 100, 2011-2022