The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Ohio Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 2 March 20041
State Executive Committee: Saturday 8 May 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.641,487   51.8%81.   50.9%159.  100.0%
Edwards, John421,992   34.0%55.   34.6% 
Kucinich, Dennis J.113,045    9.1%4.    2.5% 
Dean, Howard31,328    2.5%  
Lieberman, Joe14,852    1.2%  
Clark, Wesley K.12,680    1.0%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.4,062    0.3%  
Uncommitted 19.   11.9% 
Total1,239,446  100.0%159.  100.0%159.  100.0%

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Ohio Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


7 June 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kucinich: 1 (Congressman Dennis Kucinich CD 10). 26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 5. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the Ohio Secretary of State for the 2 March Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Results from an official source: Last update: 3 April 2005.

Here's how we compute the delegate count:

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not meet the threshold.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) (candidate's popular vote) (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.




Tuesday 2 March 2004: 140 of 159 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Ohio Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 91 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 18 congressional districts.
    • CDs 1,2,4,5,7,8,15,18: 4 delegates each
    • CDs 3,6,12,16: 5 delegates each
    • CDs 9,10,13,14: 6 delegates each
    • CD 17: 7 delegates
    • CD 11: 8 delegates
  • In addition, 49 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 31 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 18 Pledged PLEOs

Saturday 8 May 2004 - State Executive Committee

The remaining 19 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 16 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 10 Democratic National Committee members
    • 6 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 6 Representatives)
    • 0 Governors
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders
  • 3 Unpledged "add-on"s (selected by the State Executive Committee).

These 19 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Ohio Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District3651491
Pledged PLEO711018
Pledged At-Large1219031
Total Pledged55814140
Alternate Pledged District016016
Alternate Pledged PLEO0000
Alternate Pledged At-Large4318
Total Alternates419124
Unpledged   19
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Pledged District 1KerryOliver BakerCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 1KerryDerry HooksCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 1KerryMarilyn HylandCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 1EdwardsShirley MathewsCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 2EdwardsJohn LangLucasville, OH
Pledged District 2KerryJonathan McPikeCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 2KerryJennifer O'DonnellCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 2EdwardsPriscilla O'DonnellBatavia, OH
Pledged District 3EdwardsTheodore GudorfDayton, OH
Pledged District 3KerryMarcia KnoxDayton, OH
Pledged District 3KerryPaul RobinsonCenterville, OH
Pledged District 3EdwardsKaren VallanceDayton, OH
Pledged District 3KerryNannette WhaleyDayton, OH
Pledged District 4KerryPhyllis Eshman-ThomasMarion, OH
Pledged District 4EdwardsJohn RinehardtMansfield, OH
Pledged District 4KerryTim SteinemanHuntsville, OH
Pledged District 4EdwardsCarolyn WestonMorral, OH
Pledged District 5EdwardsJohn HartmanBowling Green, OH
Pledged District 5EdwardsKay HartmanBowling Green, OH
Pledged District 5KerryDaniel RyanPerrysburg, OH
Pledged District 5KerryNancy WilliamsPerrysburg, OH
Pledged District 6KerryCraig BrownSalem, OH
Pledged District 6EdwardsLeonard EliasonAthens, OH
Pledged District 6EdwardsRosemary FitzgeraldWintersville, OH
Pledged District 6KerryRosalie PappanoBellaire, OH
Pledged District 6KerryJoshua WolfAthens, OH
Pledged District 7KerryDeborah BenningYellow Springs, OH
Pledged District 7KerryRobert HanafinBeavercreek, OH
Pledged District 7EdwardsMary WhiteColumbus, OH
Pledged District 7EdwardsGerald WoodgeardLancaster, OH
Pledged District 8EdwardsDora BronstonMiddletown, OH
Pledged District 8KerryDorcas DitmerLaura, OH
Pledged District 8EdwardsStephen HightowerMiddletown, OH
Pledged District 8KerryMark OwensDayton, OH
Pledged District 9KerryMichael BassettPort Clinton, OH
Pledged District 9KerryMichael CraunToledo, OH
Pledged District 9EdwardsMargaret MurraySandusky, OH
Pledged District 9KerryKristen PetersonOberlin, OH
Pledged District 9EdwardsAlbert WaganfieldToledo, OH
Pledged District 9KerryJane WildeToledo, OH
Pledged District 10KerryDona BradyCleveland, OH
Pledged District 10KucinichCharlene CoatesParma, OH
Pledged District 10KerryAdam JuskoLakewood, OH
Pledged District 10EdwardsDeneen KassoufWestlake, OH
Pledged District 10KucinichDale MillerCleveland, OH
Pledged District 10EdwardsJack SullivanMiddleburg Heights, OH
Pledged District 11KucinichJames BarrettEast Cleveland, OH
Pledged District 11EdwardsAngela CaldwellCleveland, OH
Pledged District 11EdwardsAustin DunnCleveland Heights, OH
Pledged District 11KerryRenee LipsonLyndhurst, OH
Pledged District 11KerryMichael McGrawCleveland Heights, OH
Pledged District 11KerryLana MoreskyShaker Heights, OH
Pledged District 11KucinichCJ PrentissCleveland, OH
Pledged District 11KerryJulian RogersCleveland Heights, OH
Pledged District 12KerryDavid CaldwellPataskala, OH
Pledged District 12KerryJohn LyallPowell, OH
Pledged District 12EdwardsMarcia McGeeColumbus, OH
Pledged District 12KerrySue Ellen MilhoneGahanna, OH
Pledged District 12EdwardsJonathan VarnerColumbus, OH
Pledged District 13KerryYamani AdkinsCopley, OH
Pledged District 13EdwardsMichael BauerElyria, OH
Pledged District 13KerryJohn BenderAvon, OH
Pledged District 13KerryWayne JonesAkron, OH
Pledged District 13KerryAndrea NorrisAkron, OH
Pledged District 13EdwardsAnn TannerElyria, OH
Pledged District 14KerryDaniel GrayWilloughby, OH
Pledged District 14EdwardsLinda HlebakPainesville, OH
Pledged District 14KerryJohn KolesarChagrin Falls, OH
Pledged District 14KerryLori O'NeillChagrin Falls, OH
Pledged District 14EdwardsDaniel TroyWillowick, OH
Pledged District 14KerryKathleen VeithHudson, OH
Pledged District 15KerryMatthew BooneColumbus, OH
Pledged District 15EdwardsAnn Lavelle-KozlinerColumbus, OH
Pledged District 15KerryConnie MurphyWorthington, OH
Pledged District 15EdwardsChris SmithColumbus, OH
Pledged District 16KerrySarah BenderMedina, OH
Pledged District 16EdwardsJolanta BrubakerCanton, OH
Pledged District 16KerryMarcellinus LudoweseWooster, OH
Pledged District 16EdwardsSteven OkeyAlliance, OH
Pledged District 16KerryDixie WadsworthMinerva, OH
Pledged District 17KerryTimothy CallionWarren, OH
Pledged District 17KerryDavid DitzlerAustintown, OH
Pledged District 17EdwardsAlexis FinleyAkron, OH
Pledged District 17KerryJudie HartleyWarren, OH
Pledged District 17EdwardsJames KasterYoungstown, OH
Pledged District 17KerryGlorianne LeckYoungstown, OH
Pledged District 17EdwardsSonia ParsonsAkron, OH
Pledged District 18EdwardsGreg BenderStrasburg, OH
Pledged District 18KerryMark CoxNew Philadelphia, OH
Pledged District 18KerrySandy CoxNew Philadelphia, OH
Pledged District 18EdwardsPeggy TanksleyNew Philadelphia, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryCatherine BarrettCincinnati, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryJoyce BeattyColumbus, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryEdna BrownToledo, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryMichael ColemanColumbus, OH
Pledged PLEOEdwardsGreg DiDonatoNew Philadelphia, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryTeresa FedorToledo, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryJack FordToledo, OH
Pledged PLEOEdwardsSandra HarwoodNiles, OH
Pledged PLEOEdwardsMary Jo KilroyColumbus, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryCharles LukenCincinnati, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryLance MasonCleveland, OH
Pledged PLEOEdwardsSylvester PattonYoungstown, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryDonald PlusquellicAkron, OH
Pledged PLEOEdwardsChris RedfernPort Clinton, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryAlicia ReeceCincinnati, OH
Pledged PLEOEdwardsBarbara SykesAkron, OH
Pledged PLEOKerryBarbara ThomasEast Cleveland, OH
Pledged PLEOEdwardsTyrone YatesCincinnati, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsKate AndersonPowell, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsWilliam AnthonyColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsKevin BoyceColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerrySusan DoerferCleveland Hts, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryLouis EscobarToledo, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryCathryn Kim FellingerColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryPeggy Zone FisherShaker Heights, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryAnna GlennColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryJohn GlennColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsSean GraysonGalena, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsMary Jo HudsonColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryDavid KolbeColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryJoseph LaceyDayton, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsJack LandskronerMoreland Hills, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryJames Patrick LeahyDublin, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryGary MartinPataskala, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryLynnie PowellCleveland, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryThomas RitchieDayton, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryMichele RobertsDayton, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsCarissa RomeroLorain, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryJames RuvoloToledo, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsVel ScottBedford, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsTaKeysha SheppardColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsBrian ShinnColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsGerald SpringerCincinnati, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryPierrette TalleyColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryPaul TippsColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryMary Jane VenoNew Albany, OH
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsLillian WilliamsColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryLupe WilliamsWooster, OH
Pledged At-LargeKerryMary WisemanDayton, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryMartha CampbellUhrichsville, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryClaudia CastelliCleveland, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryFrank CiprianoColumbus, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryLauren DikisAthens, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryWalter EdwardsCincinnati, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryTristan Paul HandWarren, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryDale HenrySpringfield, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryStanley JasionowskiMassillon, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryHenry JeffersDayton, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryJames LawrencePeninsula, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryRalph PaulkFairlawn, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryEdithia SpearsColumbus, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryElna SullivanCleveland, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryLaurie ThomasOak Harbor, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryNancy WagleWaverly, OH
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerrySandra WiseFremont, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeEdwardsWilliam BasheinBentleyville, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeEdwardsPat BrooksColumbus, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeEdwardsJulia FishelsonWooster, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryBill LeibenspergerColumbus, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeEdwardsPamela LombardiColumbus, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryJohn MartinezToledo, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerrySusan PrattToledo, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKucinichRobert WhiteCleveland, OH
Unpledged Add-on Renee CafaroHubbard, OH
Unpledged Add-on Tony GeorgeWestlake, OH
Unpledged Add-on David McCallColumbus, OH
Unpledged Congressman Sherrod BrownArlington, VA
Unpledged Congressman Marcy KapturToledo, OH
Unpledged Congressman Dennis KucinichCleveland, OH
Unpledged Congressman Tim RyanWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Ted StricklandWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member William BurgaColumbus, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Jane CampbellCleveland, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Enid GoubeauxGreenville, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Stephanie Tubbs JonesCleveland, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Lloyd MahaffeyMaumee, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Mark MalloryColumbus, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Ronald MaloneColumbus, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Rhine McLinDayton, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Patricia MossColumbus, OH
Unpledged DNC Member
Delegation Chair
 Denny WhiteColumbus, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Mary Ellen WithrowBethesda, MD
Page Rick BrunnerColumbus, OH
Page Pam DuncanReynoldsburg, OH
Page Gretchen JamesColumbus, OH
Page Todd RensiGalena, OH

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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