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Ohio Secretary of State Announces Certified Signature Totals for Candidate Seeking Independent Gubernatorial Bid

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced Jonathan Heavey and Adam Hudak, who had filed petitions to run as independent candidates for governor and lieutenant governor in the 2018 General Election, failed to meet the minimum valid signature requirements for certification to the November ballot.

To qualify for the ballot, independent candidates must collect at least 5,000 valid signatures. Mr. Heavey submitted 16,137 signatures from 22 counties, of which, 4,253 signatures were deemed valid by the respective county boards of elections.

The 2018 General Election will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
 
Additional Information
Heavey Notification Letter-Independent 7-2-18

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