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Your complete directory of Ohio candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United States Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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Congressman John Ashbrook - 1980

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline for Partisan Candidates: February , 2018
Filing Deadline for Independents: May , 2018
Filing Deadline for Minor Party Candidates: August , 2018
Filing Deadline for Write-Ins: August , 2018
Primary: May , 2018

This page was last updated on March 28, 2017


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the primary.)
[ John Kasich (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Mike DeWine (R) - Attorney General, Ex-US Senator, Ex-Lt. Governor, Ex-Congressman & Ex-State Sen.
Jon Husted (R) - Secretary of State, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-State House Speaker
Jim Renacci (R) - Congressman, Ex-Wadsworth Mayor & Businessman
Mary Taylor (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-State Auditor, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Green City Councilwoman & Accountant

Jennifer Brunner (D) - Appeals Court Judge, Ex-Sec. of State & '10 US Sen. Candidate
Richard Cordray (D) - Ex-Attorney General, Ex-State Treasurer, Ex-Franklin Co. Treasurer & Ex-State Rep.
Dennis Kucinich (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Cleveland Mayor, Ex-State Sen. & '04/'08 Presidential Candidate
Bill O'Neill (D) - Supreme Court Justice, Ex-Appeals Court Judge, Nurse, Ex-Journalist & Vietnam War Veteran

Connie Pillich (D) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney, USAF Veteran & '14 State Treasurer Nominee

Todd Portune (D) - Hamilton County Commissioner, Ex-Cincinnati City Councilman & Attorney

Joe Schiavoni (D) -
State Senate Minority Leader & Attorney
Betty Sutton (D) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Summit County Councilwoman & Attorney

Nan Whaley (D) - Dayton Mayor, Ex-Dayton City Councilwoman & Democratic Activist
Jay Williams (D) - Ex-Youngstown Mayor, Ex-Asst. US Commerce Secy. & Ex-Obama White House Official

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Governor Dick Celeste

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Mary Taylor (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Jon Husted (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Frank LaRose (R) - State Sen. & Iraq War Veteran

Dorothy Pelanda (R) - State Rep. & Attorney

Kathleen Clyde (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Mike DeWine (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Dave Yost (R) - State Auditor, Delaware County Prosecutor, Ex-Delaware County Auditor & Attorney

Bob Taft

STATE TREASURER:
[ Josh Mandel (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2018. ]
Clarence Mingo (R) - Franklin County Auditor, Attorney & Gulf War Veteran

Robert Sprague (R) - State Rep., Ex-Findlay City Treasurer & Management Consultant

David Leland (D) - State Rep., Ex-State Democratic Chair & Attorney

STATE AUDITOR:
[ Dave Yost (R)* - Candidate for Attorney General in 2018. ]
Keith Faber (R) - Ex-State Senate President, State Rep. & Attorney


Voinovich - DeWine - 1990

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )
State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Sherrod Brown (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Josh Mandel (R) - State Treasurer, Ex-State Rep., Attorney, Iraq War Veteran & '12 Nominee

Pat Tiberi (R) - Congressman, Ex-State House Majority Leader & Ex-Realtor

US Senator John W Bricker

Rob Portman (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


U.S. CONGRESS:

Jim Traficant for Congress

District 1:
Steve Chabot (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Laura Ann Weaver (D) - Dentist & Dental Educator

District 2:
Brad Wenstrup (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Richard Crosby (D) - Attorney
Mickey Edwards (D) - Teacher, Graduate Student, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-Photojournalist
Janet Everhard (D) - Retired Physician, Progressive Activist & '16 Candidate
Ken McNeely (D) - Brown County Democratic Chair & '14/'16 State Rep. Nominee

District 3:
Joyce Beatty (D)* - (Campaign Site)

John Kasich for Congress - 1982

District 4:
Jim Jordan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Mackey (D) - Deputy Court Clerk

District 5:
Bob Latta (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 6:
Bill Johnson (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Jim Lawrence - Socialist for Congress

District 7:
Bob Gibbs (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 8:
Warren Davidson (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 9:
Marcy Kaptur (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Jimmy Carter - John Freedom - 1976

District 10:
Mike Turner (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 11:
Marcia Fudge (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 12:
Pat Tiberi (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brandon Grisez (R) - Staffing Firm Account Coordinator & Iraq War Veteran

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 13:
Tim Ryan (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 14:
Dave Joyce (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Lynch (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Bainbridge Township Trustee, Attorney & '14/'16 Candidate

District 15:
Steve Stivers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Aaron Minnick (D) - University Employee, Musician & Progressive Activist

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 16:
[ Jim Renacci (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Ron Amstutz (R) - Wayne County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Orville Mayor & Ex-Journalist
Rob Frost (R) - Cuyahoga County GOP Chair, Ex-Rocky River City Councilman, Attorney & Lobbyist
Dave Greenspan (R) - State Rep., Ex-Cuyahoga County Councilman & Businessman
Christina Hagan (R) - State Rep.

Darrell Hartman (R) - Businessman

Frank LaRose (R) - State Sen. & Iraq War Veteran
Larry Obhof (R) - State Senate President & Attorney
Tom Patton (R) - State Rep. & Ex-State Sen.
Kristina Roegner (R) - State Rep., Ex-Hudson City Councilwoman & Mechanical Engineer
Scott Wiggam (R) - State Rep., Ex-Wayne County Commissioner, Businessman & USAF Veteran
Dean DePiero (D) - Ex-State House Minority Leader, Ex-Parma Mayor & Attorney


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Ohio
Ohio Democratic Party
Green Party of Ohio
Libertarian Party of Ohio
Ohio Republican Party


Peirce - Libertarian

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office

LINKS TO COUNTY ELECTION OFFICES:
Election Ohio


Ron Mottl & John Glenn

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

PRINT MEDIA:
Akron Beacon-Journal
Ashtabula Star Beacon
Avon Lake Press
Bowling Green News
Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune
Canton Repository
Chagrin Valley Times
Chillicothe Gazette
Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Post
Cleveland City News Ohio (African-American)
Cleveland Gay People's Chronicle
Cleveland Plain Dealer
- (Politics Section)
Cleveland Scene (Alternative)
Cleveland Sun Newspapers (25 Weekly Newspapers)
Columbiana County Morning Journal
Columbus Communicator News (African-American)
Columbus Dispatch
- (Political Blog)
Columbus Free Press (Alternative)
Cuyohoga County - West Life News
Dayton City Paper (Alternative)
Dayton Daily News
Dayton Defender (African-American)
Dover-New Philadelphia Times-Reporter
Eaton Register-Herald
Findlay Courier
Gongwer News Service: Ohio
Hamilton Journal-News
Lima News
Massillon Independent
Medina Gazette
Merco Hispano
Middletown Journal
Ohio News Network

Ohio State University Sentinel
Oxford Press
Ravenna Record-Courier
Sidney Daily News
Springfield News-Sun
Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune
Toledo Blade
Toledo Journal (African-American)
Wapakoneta Daily News
Warren Tribune Chronicle
Western Star (Warren County)
Willoughby News-Herald
Youngstown Buckeye Review (African-American)
Youngstown Vindicator

Buz Lukens

BROADCAST MEDIA:
Cleveland - Direct Source Radio
WEWS TV-5 (ABC - Cleveland)
WFMJ TV-21 (NBC - Youngstown)
WHIO TV-7 (CBS - Dayton)
WHIO Radio (1290 AM - Dayton)
WKSU Public Radio (89.7 FM - Akron)
WKYC TV-3 (NBC - Akron)
WNWO TV-24 (NBC - Toledo)
WTOL TV-11 (CBS - Toledo)
WTVG TV-13 (ABC - Toledo)
WYSO Public Radio (91.3 FM - Yellow Springs)

Marc Dann

POLITICAL BLOGS:
As Ohio Goes
Black Cincinnati
Blue Ohioan
Brewed Fresh Daily
Buckeye State Blog
Callahan's Cleveland Diary
Cincinnati Beacon
Cincinnati Blog
Have Coffee Will Write
LargeBill Pontificates
Lefty Blogs: Ohio
Meet the Bloggers
MichaelMeckler.com
NixGuy
Ohio 15th
Ohio Citizen Action
Ohio Conservative
Ohio Daily Blog
OhioGOP Blog
Porkopolis
Right Angle Blog
Plunderbund
Weapons of Mass Discussion
Word of Mouth

Dennis Kucinich for Congress

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