Jim Obergefell at Black Tie Dinner. (Dallas Voice/file photo) With 95 percent of ballots counted in his race, Jim Obergefell lost his bid to join the Ohio state legislature.
He received just 38 percent of the vote. Obergefell’s loss was part of a Republican sweep of Ohio. Republican Mike DeWine was re-elected governor.
J.D. Vance won an open seat for U.S. Senator. Republicans took 10 of 15 U.S. House seats and have control of both houses of the Legislature.
Obergefell was the named plaintiff in the lawsuit that went before the U.S. Supreme Court that ushered in marriage equality.