Plecnik WINS ELECTION in Landslide for Republican State Central Committee in Lake, Geauga & Portage
NORTHEAST OHIO – On April 28, 2020, former Willoughby Hills Councilman John Plecnik won a three-way primary election to become the next Republican State Central Committeeman for Ohio Senate District 18, which includes portions of Lake, Geauga and Portage Counties. According to the unofficial results from the Board of Elections in each county, John Plecnik placed first in all three counties and won by a landslide with a combined total of 60.9% or 14,465 votes. Plecnik defeated Mike Berger of Mogadore by a more than 2-1 margin. Berger placed second with 28.6% or 6,779 votes. James Sherbaugh Jr. of Mantua placed third with 10.5% or 2,489 votes.
Under Chapter 3517 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Republican State Central Committee is the governing body of the Ohio Republican Party. Each Ohio Senate District elects one man and one woman in a primary to serve on the Committee for a term of two years, which begins on the date of their first organizational meeting following the certification of election results. Plecnik succeeds John Mancinci of Kent, who served two nonconsecutive terms as State Central Committeeman from 2014-16 and 2018-20 and did not file for re-election. Plecnik will represent Ohio Senate District 18 along with State Central Committeewoman Mary O’Toole of Auburn, who was re-elected to her fourth consecutive term.
“Thank you!” said State Central Committeeman-elect John Plecnik. “We are so grateful to the thousands of our friends and neighbors in Lake, Geauga and Portage who cast their vote to help us bring Common Sense to Columbus!”