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OHIO 

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: December 16, 2015
Filing Deadline for Independents: March 14, 2016
Filing Deadline for Minor Party Candidates: August 10, 2016
Filing Deadline for Write-Ins: August 25, 2016
Primary: March 15, 2016

This page was last updated on May 26, 2016


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ 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
Mary Taylor (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-State Auditor, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Green City Councilwoman & Accountant
Richard Cordray (D) - Ex-Attorney General, Ex-State Treasurer, Ex-Franklin Co. Treasurer & Ex-State Rep.
Connie Pillich (D) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney, USAF Veteran & '14 State Treasurer Nominee
Tim Ryan (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Betty Sutton (D) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Summit County Councilwoman & Attorney

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Governor Dick Celeste

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Mary Taylor (R)* - (Campaign Site)

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Jon Husted (R)* - (Campaign Site)
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. ]
Keith Faber (R) - State Senate President, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Dave Yost (R) - State Auditor, Delaware County Prosecutor, Ex-Delaware County Auditor & Attorney

Bob Taft

STATE TREASURER:
Josh Mandel (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE AUDITOR:
Dave Yost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Keith Faber (R) - State Senate President, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney


Voinovich - DeWine - 1990

STATE LEGISLATURE:

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


U.S. SENATOR:

Rob Portman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ted Strickland (D) - Ex-Governor, Ex-Congressman, Psychologist & Minister
Joe DeMare (Green) - Machinist, Environmental Activist, '12 Candidate & '13 Bowling Green Council Candidate
Tom Connors (Independent) - Attorney & Retired Navy Officer
Scott Rupert (Independent) - Trucking Driver & '12 Candidate

US Senator John W Bricker

Sherrod Brown (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.
Josh Mandel (R) - State Treasurer, Ex-State Rep.,Attorney & Iraq War Veteran & '12 Nominee


U.S. CONGRESS:

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 1:
Steve Chabot (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michele Young (D) - Attorney & Community Activist

District 2:
Brad Wenstrup (R)* - (Campaign Site)
William Smith (D) - Truck Driver & '12/'14 Candidate

District 3:
Joyce Beatty (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Adams (R) - Ex-Portsmouth City Councilman, Ex-School Board Member, USAF Veteran & '12/'14 Candidate

John Kasich for Congress - 1982

District 4:
Jim Jordan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Janet Garrett (D) - Teacher, Ex-Teachers Union Local President & '14 Nominee

District 5:
Bob Latta (R)* - (Campaign Site)
James Neu Jr. (D) - Auto Worker & '06 State Rep. Candidate

District 6:
Bill Johnson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Lorentz (D) - Belpre Mayor & FInancial Executive

Jim Lawrence - Socialist for Congress

District 7:
Bob Gibbs (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Roy Rich (D) - Retired Police Officer

District 8 - Special Election 2016:
PRIMARY: MARCH 8, 2016 - GENERAL: JUNE 7, 2016
[ John Boehner (R)* - Resigned effective October 30, 2015. ]
Warren Davidson (R) - Businessman, Army Veteran & Community Activist

Corey Foister (D) - Cancer Survivor & Recent College Graduate
Jim Condit Jr. (Green) - Book Publishing Company Owner & Frequent Candidate

District 8 - Regular Election:
[ John Boehner (R)* - Resigned effective October 30, 2015. ]
Warren Davidson (R) - Businessman, Army Veteran & Community Activist

Corey Foister (D) - Cancer Survivor & Recent College Graduate

Bob Coogan (Libertarian) - Accountant, Auditor & '12 State Rep. Nominee

District 9:
Marcy Kaptur (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Donald Larson (R) - Businessman, Nuclear Engineer & Navy Veteran
Noel Nazario (Independent) - College Student & '14 Candidate

Sherrod Brown for Congress

District 10:
Mike Turner (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Klepinger (D) - Teacher, Store Owner, Farmer & '14 Nominee
Tom McMasters (Independent) - Huber Heights Mayor, Teacher & Retired USAF Officer

District 11:
Marcia Fudge (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Beverly Goldstein (R) - Retired Audiologist, GOP Activist & '12 State Board of Education Candidate

District 12:
Pat Tiberi (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ed Albertson (D) - Businessman & Army Veteran
Joe Manchik (Green) - Engineer
J. Baumeister (Write-In) - Cycling Event Promoter, Cycling Coach & Tutor

Jimmy Carter - John Freedom - 1976

District 13:
Tim Ryan (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Richard Morckel (R) - Imaging Technician & Ex-Airship Technician

District 14:
Dave Joyce (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Wager (D) - Ex-Cuyahoga County Port Authority Chair, Attorney & '14 Nominee

District 15:
Steve Stivers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Wharton (D) - Airline Pilot, Farmer, Retired USAF Officer & '12/'14 Candidate
Dennis Lambert (Green/Write-In) - Non-Profit Group Employee, Army Veteran & '14 Nominee

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 16:
Jim Renacci (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Keith Mundy (D) - Legal Research Firm Owner & Progressive Activist


Peirce - Libertarian

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

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


Ron Mottl & John Glenn

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office

LINKS TO COUNTY ELECTION OFFICES:
Election Ohio


Jim Traficant for Congress

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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