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Congressman John Ashbrook - 1980

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline for Partisan Candidates: February 7, 2018
Filing Deadline for Independents: May 7, 2018
Filing Deadline for Minor Party Candidates: August 13, 2018
Filing Deadline for Write-Ins: August 27, 2018
Primary: May 8, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on September 18, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the primary.)
[ John Kasich (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
& [ Mary Taylor (R)* - Lost Primary for Governor 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

Richard Cordray (D) - Ex-Attorney General, Ex-State Treasurer, Ex-US CFPB Director & Ex-State Rep.
& Betty Sutton (D) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Summit County Councilwoman & Attorney

Constance Gadell-Newton (G) - State Green Party Co-Chair, Attorney & '16 State Rep. Nominee
& Brett Joseph (G) - Social Systems Design Consultant, Attorney & Educator

Travis Irvine (L) - Comedian, Journalist, Filmmaker & '10 US Rep Nominee
& Todd Grayson (L) - Ex-Perrysburg City Councilman & Rubber Tubing Manufacturer

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Governor Dick Celeste

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Jon Husted (R)* - Candidate for Lt Governor in 2018. ]
Frank LaRose (R) - State Sen. & Iraq War Veteran
Kathleen Clyde (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
Dustin Nanna (L) - State Libertarian Vice Chair, Home Care Aide & '17 City Council Candidate

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

Bob Taft

STATE TREASURER:
[ Josh Mandel (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Robert Sprague (R) - State Rep., Ex-Findlay City Treasurer & Management Consultant
Rob Richardson (D) - Ex-Univ of Cincinnati Board Chair, Attorney & '17 Cincinnati Mayor Candidate

STATE AUDITOR:
[ Dave Yost (R)* - Candidate for Attorney General in 2018. ]
Keith Faber (R) - Ex-State Senate President, State Rep. & Attorney
Zack Space (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & Ex-Dover Law Director
Bob Coogan (L) - Accountant, Corporate Auditor & '12 St Rep Nominee


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)
Jim Renacci (R) - Congressman, Ex-Wadsworth Mayor & Businessman
Bruce Jaynes (L) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate

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)
Aftab Pureval (D) - Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, Attorney & Bar Owner
Dirk Kubala (L) - Realtor

District 2:
Brad Wenstrup (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jill Schiller (D) - Non-Profit Group Consultant, Ex-Obama White House Aide & Attorney
Jim Condit Jr. (G) - Book Publisher, Anti-Israel Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 3:
Joyce Beatty (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Burgess (R) - Businessman, Tea Party Activist & Frequent Candidate
Millie Milam (Write-In) - HR Professional & Republican

John Kasich for Congress - 1982

District 4:
Jim Jordan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Janet Garrett (D) - Retired Teacher, Ex-Teachers Union Local President & '14/'16 Nominee

District 5:
Bob Latta (R)* - (Campaign Site)
J. Michael Galbraith (D) - Financial Advisor & College Instructor
Don Kissick (L) - Auto Worker, Navy Veteran, '10 Candidate & '11 County Commission Candidate

District 6:
Bill Johnson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Shawna Roberts (D) - Stay-Home Mother & Ex-Fast Food Worker

Jim Lawrence - Socialist for Congress

District 7:
Bob Gibbs (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ken Harbaugh (D) - Non-Profit Aid Group Executive & Navy Veteran

District 8:
Warren Davidson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Vanessa Enoch (D) - Management Consultant & Non-Profit Group Executive

District 9:
Marcy Kaptur (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Steve Kraus (R) - Ex-State Rep., Real Estate Agent, USAF Veteran, Felon & '16 Candidate
McKenzie Levindofske (Write-In) - Project Manager, Ex-Actor & Ex-Bartender

Jimmy Carter - John Freedom - 1976

District 10:
Mike Turner (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Theresa Gasper (D) - Businesswoman
Dave Harlow (L) - Retired Chemical Engineer

District 11:
Marcia Fudge (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Beverly Goldstein (R) - Retired Audiologist, '16 Nominee & '12 State Board of Ed. Candidate
James Jerome Bell (Write-In) - Consultant, Notary & '16 Presidential Candidate

District 12:
Troy Balderson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Danny O'Connor (D) - Franklin County Recorder & Attorney
Joe Manchik (G) - Engineer & '16 Nominee

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 13:
Tim Ryan (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris DePizzo (R) - Attorney
Lou Lyras (I) - Businessman

District 14:
Dave Joyce (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Betsy Rader (D) - Attorney, '07 Russell Town Trustee Candidate & '04 County Judge Candidate

District 15:
Steve Stivers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rick Neal (D) - International Aid Worker & Peace Corps Veteran
Jonathan Miller (L) - Service Technician, Karate Instructor & Afghan War Veteran

Ron Mottl & John Glenn

District 16:
[ Jim Renacci (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2018. ]
Anthony Gonzalez (R) - Technology Executive & Ex-Pro Football Player

Susan Moran Palmer (D) - Healthcare Executive



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


Dennis Kucinich 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
Elections in Ohio
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

Louis Stokes for Congress

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)

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