The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Ohio Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 4 March 20081
State Executive Committee: Saturday 10 May 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Clinton, Hillary Rodham1,259,620  53.49%73.0  45.34% 
Obama, Barack Hussein1,055,769  44.84%67.0  41.61% 
Edwards, John Reid39,332   1.67%  
Uncommitted 21.0  13.04% 
(not voting)  161.0 100.00%
Total2,354,721 100.00%161.0 100.00%161.0 100.00%

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Here is how we compute the delegate count (based on official returns from the Secretary of State):

  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 qualify.
  2. Allocate Senatorial District delegates from the qualified vote in each district.
  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 4 March 2008 Primary
Official Results
Delegates  141  74  67

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Clinton: 2
16 February 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 1
24 February 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 2
29 February 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 3
8 March 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 4
12 April 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 4
19 April 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 4
26 April 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 5
11 May 2008: Clinton: 5, Obama: 6
21 May 2008: Clinton: 6, Obama: 6
3 June 2008: Clinton: 6, Obama: 7
6 June 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 13
20 August 2008: Clinton: 2 (the passing of Congressman Tubbs Jones), Obama: 13

2008 Ohio Delegate Selection Plan as of 5 October 2007


Tuesday 4 March 2008: 141 of 161 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.

  • 92 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: 4 delegates each
    • CDs 3,6,12,16,18: 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 10 May 2008: State Executive Committee

The remaining 20 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 18 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 9 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 7 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 6 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman David Wilhelm)
  • 2 Unpledged "add-on"s (selected by the State Executive Committee).

These 20 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Ohio Delegation (as posted by, 18 July 2008)

Pledged District474592
Pledged PLEO10818
Pledged At-Large171431
Total Pledged7467141
Alternate Pledged District11516
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large448
Total Alternates15924
Unpledged  21
Credentials Committee  7
Platform Committee  7
Rules Committee  9
Pages  3
Pledged District 1ObamaJan M. KearneyCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 1ObamaDonald J. Mooney, Jr.Cincinnati, OH
Pledged District 1ObamaRobert E. Richardson, Jr.Cincinnati, OH
Pledged District 1ClintonBetty A. ThomasCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 2ClintonAlta M. BeasleyGeorgetown, OH
Pledged District 2ObamaPaul M. DeMarcoCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 2ObamaAngelique D. GlosterCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 2ClintonShekar JayaramanCincinnati, OH
Pledged District 3ObamaAngela BlackburnHuber Heights, OH
Pledged District 3ObamaBeverly A. KingCenterville, OH
Pledged District 3ClintonMarcia KnoxDayton, OH
Pledged District 3ObamaHon. Clayton LuckieDayton, OH
Pledged District 3ClintonThomas Ritchie, Sr.Dayton, OH
Pledged District 4ClintonBillie BrandonMansfield, OH
Pledged District 4ObamaJohnny GivandMansfield, OH
Pledged District 4ObamaBeverly O. McCoyLima, OH
Pledged District 4ClintonRandy WestonMorral, OH
Pledged District 5ObamaChiara DugganBryan, OH
Pledged District 5ObamaMilton D. HakelBowling Green, OH
Pledged District 5ClintonLinda R. HoweNapoleon, OH
Pledged District 5ClintonJustin ZollarsBowling Green, OH
Pledged District 6ObamaWilliam L. AllenAthens, OH
Pledged District 6ClintonJack FilakYoungstown, OH
Pledged District 6ClintonK. Eileen KrupinskiSteubenville, OH
Pledged District 6ClintonWilliam SamsThe Plains, OH
Pledged District 6ClintonBarbara J. WardProctorville, OH
Pledged District 7ClintonSue AllenSpringfield, OH
Pledged District 7ObamaMitchell N. ArtisSpringfield, OH
Pledged District 7ClintonJerome P. SuttonYellow Springs, OH
Pledged District 7ObamaMark A. WilliamsOrient, OH
Pledged District 8ObamaDonald A. DaikerOxford, OH
Pledged District 8ClintonLeslie Y. FordMiddletown, OH
Pledged District 8ClintonStephen L. HightowerMiddletown, OH
Pledged District 8ObamaLinda A. ManningHuber Heights, OH
Pledged District 9ObamaDavid P. MannToledo, OH
Pledged District 9ClintonWilli Ann MooreToledo, OH
Pledged District 9ClintonSally PowlessToledo, OH
Pledged District 9ObamaGabrielle SeayToledo, OH
Pledged District 9ClintonGeorge TuckerBerkey, OH
Pledged District 9ObamaDominque S. WarrenChicago, IL
Pledged District 10ObamaJason R. BristolCleveland, OH
Pledged District 10ClintonHon. Dale MillerCleveland, OH
Pledged District 10ClintonJohn C. MyersCleveland, OH
Pledged District 10ObamaMichelle Phillips FayBay Village, OH
Pledged District 10ClintonJan L. RollerCleveland, OH
Pledged District 10ClintonErin Sullivan LallyCleveland, OH
Pledged District 11ObamaSubodh ChandraCleveland, OH
Pledged District 11ClintonSharon ColeEast Cleveland, OH
Pledged District 11ObamaLang D. Dunbar, Jr.Shaker Heights, OH
Pledged District 11ClintonSteven W. LieberUniversity Heights, OH
Pledged District 11ObamaMarvin A. McMickleShaker Heights, OH
Pledged District 11ObamaHon. Sabra Pierce ScottCleveland, OH
Pledged District 11ObamaHon. Judy RawsonShaker Heights, OH
Pledged District 11ObamaHon. Nina TurnerCleveland, OH
Pledged District 12ObamaHon. Kevin L. BoyceColumbus, OH
Pledged District 12ObamaErika Clark JonesColumbus, OH
Pledged District 12ClintonMary Ann HowellColumbus, OH
Pledged District 12ClintonGary V. MartinPataskala, OH
Pledged District 12ObamaHon. W. Carlton WeddingtonColumbus, OH
Pledged District 13ClintonHon. Frank C. ComunaleAkron, OH
Pledged District 13ObamaDeAndre ForneyAkron, OH
Pledged District 13ClintonElaine R. JaffeAkron, OH
Pledged District 13ClintonWayne M. JonesAkron, OH
Pledged District 13ObamaAlexia RomeroLorain, OH
Pledged District 13ObamaNancy VanduynAkron, OH
Pledged District 14ObamaMarsha M. CarpenterMontville, OH
Pledged District 14ClintonJanet M. CarsonChagrin Falls, OH
Pledged District 14ClintonTerry H. CarsonChagrin Falls, OH
Pledged District 14ClintonHon. Kevin D. MalechekWilloughby Hills, OH
Pledged District 14ObamaJonathan SelingerHudson, OH
Pledged District 14ClintonKatherine SnyderNovelty, OH
Pledged District 15ObamaJessica BoebelColumbus, OH
Pledged District 15ClintonCathryn FellingerColumbus, OH
Pledged District 15ObamaJohn GilliganColumbus, OH
Pledged District 15ClintonRobert ShuffColumbus, OH
Pledged District 16ObamaSusie M. CamperCanton, OH
Pledged District 16ClintonSandy ClearyWooster, OH
Pledged District 16ObamaCharles KammerWooster, OH
Pledged District 16ClintonRoberta SkokPerrysville, OH
Pledged District 16ClintonRobert ThompsonCanton, OH
Pledged District 17ClintonJaladah AslamYoungstown, OH
Pledged District 17ClintonDeborha BindasNiles, OH
Pledged District 17ObamaCossell BurtonYoungstown, OH
Pledged District 17ObamaTimothy CallionWarren, OH
Pledged District 17ClintonDavid C. DitzlerAustintown, OH
Pledged District 17ObamaKatie LyellWarren, OH
Pledged District 17ClintonHon. Harry MeshelYoungstown, OH
Pledged District 18ObamaMichael ClarkeDover, OH
Pledged District 18ClintonHon. David H. DillyFresno, OH
Pledged District 18ClintonDavid L. KolbeHoward, OH
Pledged District 18ObamaJane L. RaglandChillicothe, OH
Pledged District 18ClintonPeggy E. TanksleyNew Philadelphia, OH
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Jennifer BrunnerColumbus, OH
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Ted CelesteColumbus, OH
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Michael B. ColemanColumbus, OH
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Richard CordrayGrove City, OH
Pledged PLEOClintonColleen Corrigan DayParma, OH
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Carleton S. FinkbeinerToledo, OH
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Lee I. FisherShaker Hts, OH
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. John GlennColumbus, OH
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Timothy F. HaganOlmstead Township, OH
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Wade KapszukiewiczToledo, OH
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Peter Lawson JonesShaker Heights, OH
Pledged PLEOClintonDavid J. LelandColumbus, OH
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Anita LopezMaumee, OH
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Eugene R. MillerCleveland, OH
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. I. Ray MillerColumbus, OH
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Shirley A. SmithCleveland, OH
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Frances StricklandBexley, OH
Pledged PLEOClintonPeggy Zone FisherShaker Hts, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonLinda K. AmmonSalem, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonSandra J. AndersonDublin, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaJennie BerliantCincinnati, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaAlycia BrozColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonRenee CafaroHubbard, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaLilleana L. CavanaughColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonLynn DwyerLewis Center, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonMelanie K. FallsWalton Hills, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonJulia FishelsonWooster, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonPatricia Frost-BrooksDublin, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonRuby C. GilliamMinerva, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaBarbara GouldCincinnati, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonCaroline GrossColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonSarah HamiltonGrove City, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Tracy HeardColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonKenny HollandAkron, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaGayle I. HorwitzSouth Euclid, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonLeslye M. HuffEast Cleveland, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaEric KearneyCincinnati, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaBrigid KellyNorwood, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaLinda MansourToledo, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaValarie J. McCallCleveland, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonLana MoreskyShaker Heights, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonRick NealColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonEddie L. ParksWesterville, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaTerry PenrodColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaJill PoroskyColumbus, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Tom RobertsDayton, OH
Pledged At-LargeObamaCarter StewartNew Albany, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonMichael WagerShaker Heights, OH
Pledged At-LargeClintonBruce ZoldanCanfield, OH
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaJohn A. KellySt. Bernard, OH
Alternate Pledged District 2ClintonSue TaylorCincinnati, OH
Alternate Pledged District 3ObamaHon. Matthew F. JosephDayton, OH
Alternate Pledged District 5ClintonLee HakelBowling Green, OH
Alternate Pledged District 6ClintonJudith WrayMarietta, OH
Alternate Pledged District 7ClintonJoshua HayesSpringfield, OH
Alternate Pledged District 9ClintonKristina SchwarzkopfToledo, OH
Alternate Pledged District 10ClintonMelanie A. ShakarianCleveland, OH
Alternate Pledged District 11ObamaChantelle C. LewisEast Cleveland, OH
Alternate Pledged District 12ObamaSusan E. McCraryColumbus, OH
Alternate Pledged District 13ClintonBill BognerAvon, OH
Alternate Pledged District 14ClintonLouis J. MaholicFairlawn, OH
Alternate Pledged District 15ObamaDouglas L. RogersColumbus, OH
Alternate Pledged District 16ClintonHon. Tom HarmonCanton, OH
Alternate Pledged District 17ClintonRobert WiseKent, OH
Alternate Pledged District 18ClintonBethany M. BarnettCarrollton, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Barbara BoydCleveland Heights, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaFrankie L. ColemanColumbus, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonMichael CouncilColumbus, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaTerry R. KaneCincinnati, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaJack LandskronerMoreland Hills, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonBetty K. PinkneyCleveland, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Matt SzollosiOregon, OH
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Tyrone K. YatesCincinnati, OH
Delegation Vice Chair
 Hon. Rhine L. McLinDayton, OH
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Chris RedfernColumbus, OH
Unpledged Add-On W. Craig BasheinHunting Valley, OH
Unpledged Add-On Dave ReganReynoldsburg, OH
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Marcy KapturToledo, OH
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Dennis KucinichWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Tim RyanWarren, OH
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Zachary T. SpaceWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Betty SuttonAkron, OH
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Charles WilsonArlington, VA
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Hon. David WilhelmAthens, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Joyce BeattyColumbus, OH
Unpledged DNC Member William A. BurgaColumbus, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Enid GoubeauxGreenville, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Mark MalloryCincinnati, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Ronald L. MaloneColumbus, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Patricia A. MossJohnstown, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Sonny NardiBroadview Heights, OH
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Stephanie Tubbs JonesWashington, DC
Unpledged Governor Hon. Ted StricklandColumbus, OH
Unpledged Senator Hon. Sherrod BrownWashington, DC
Credentials CommitteeObamaStanley ChesleyCincinnati, OH
Credentials CommitteeObamaSteven M. DettelbachCleveland, OH
Credentials CommitteeObamaHerbert A. HeddenColumbus, OH
Credentials CommitteeClintonSusan C. LevineLyndhurst, OH
Credentials CommitteeObamaSunnie Rucker-ChangCincinnati, OH
Credentials CommitteeClintonJames M. RuvoloToledo, OH
Credentials CommitteeClintonAlexandra SchimmerBexley, OH
Platform CommitteeObamaKaren AronoffCincinnati, OH
Platform CommitteeObamaMatthew D. BesserSouth Euclid, OH
Platform CommitteeObamaAmy J. BudishBeachwood, OH
Platform CommitteeClintonTimothy W. BurgaWesterville, OH
Platform CommitteeClintonHon. Jennifer GarrisonMarietta, OH
Platform CommitteeClintonJohn A. LyallPowell, OH
Platform CommitteeClintonLisa K. ZellnerColumbus, OH
Rules CommitteeObamaRhoda BrooksCincinnati, OH
Rules Committee Hon. Michael B. ColemanColumbus, OH
Rules CommitteeClintonHon. Teresa FedorToledo, OH
Rules CommitteeClintonHon. Johnnie MaierMassillon, OH
Rules CommitteeClintonG. Allen MayneColumbus, OH
Rules Committee Hon. Mary Rose OakarWashington, DC
Rules CommitteeObamaHubert SneadColumbus, OH
Rules CommitteeClintonAnn TannerElyria, OH
Rules CommitteeObamaTom WarrenPepper Pike, OH
Page Hon. Edna R. BrownToledo, OH
Page Bill DeMoraColumbus, OH
Page Todd RensiColumbus, OH

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