Both Parties Looking To Pick Up Seats On New Ohio Legislative Map
November 5, 2002
In the race for the Legislature this Election Day, incumbents are facing each other, some are trying to switch chambers and the Republicans are going after seats long held by Democrats.
The 2002 general election is the first since a Republican-controlled panel redrew district boundaries, making certain seats more GOP-friendly. It also is the first election since term limits brought a crop of rookie lawmakers to the Statehouse in 2000.
All 99 House seats and 17 of 33 Senate seats are up for grabs. Republicans control the House 59-40 and the Senate 21-12, and are looking to pick up a few more seats.