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Congressman John Ashbrook - 1980

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline for Partisan Candidates: December 2023
Filing Deadline for Independents: May 2024
Filing Deadline for Minor Party Candidates: August 2024
Filing Deadline for Write-Ins: August 2024
Primary: April/May 2024
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on January 31, 2023


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets.)
[ Mike DeWine (R)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Jon Husted (R) - Lt Governor, Ex-Sec of State, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-House Speaker
Frank LaRose (R) - Secretary of State, Ex-State Sen. & Iraq War Veteran

Matt Mayer (R) - Conservative Think Tank President & Ex-US DHS Official

Dave Yost (R) - Attorney General, Ex-State Auditor & Ex-County Prosecutor
Tim Ryan (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Attorney & '22 US Sen Nominee

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2026.

Governor Dick Celeste

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Jon Husted (R)*

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Frank LaRose (R)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Dave Yost (R)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Keith Faber (R) - State Auditor, Ex-Senate President, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Bob Taft

STATE TREASURER:
[ Robert Sprague (R)* -Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Keith Faber (R) - State Auditor, Ex-Senate President, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

STATE AUDITOR:
Keith Faber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Sprague (R) - State Treasurer, Ex-State Rep. & Ex-Findlay City Treasurer


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)
Warren Davidson (R) - Congressman, Businessman & Army Veteran

Matt Dolan (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Attorney, Businessman & '22 Candidate

Mark Kvamme (R) - Venture Capitalist
Frank LaRose (R) - Secretary of State, Ex-State Sen. & Iraq War Veteran
Bernie Moreno (R) - Businessman, Auto Dealer & '22 Candidate
Joel Mutchler (R) - Farmer
Jane Timken (R) - Ex-State GOP Chair, Ex-Kent State Univ Trustee, Attorney & '22 Candidate
Dave Yost (R) - Attorney General, Ex-State Auditor & Ex-County Prosecutor

Stephen Faris (WI) - Electrical Engineer, USAF Veteran, Pro-Life Activist & '18/'22 Candidate

Buz Lukens

J.D. Vance (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2028.


U.S. CONGRESS:

Jim Traficant for Congress

District 1:
Greg Landsman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Roshawn Jenkins (R) - Health Center Coordinator & Community Activist
Gabe Baker (I)

District 2:
Brad Wenstrup (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Condit Jr. (R) - Book Publisher, Anti-Israel Activist & Frequent Candidate 
Samantha Meadows (D) - Clinical Nurse Manager & '22 Nominee

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

John Kasich for Congress - 1982

District 4:
Jim Jordan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tamie Wilson (D) - Businesswoman, Feminist Activist & '22 Nominee

District 5:
Bob Latta (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Martin Heberling (D) - Amherst City Councilman, Teacher, Union Activist & '22 Candidate 

District 6:
Bill Johnson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lou Lyras (D) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate 

Jimmy Carter - John Freedom - 1976

District 7:
Max Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matthew Diemer (D) - Podcast Host, Ex-Teacher & '22 Nominee

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

District 9:
Marcy Kaptur (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Theresa Gavarone (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Attorney, Businesswoman & '22 Candidate
J.R. Majewski (R) - Project Manager, USAF Veteran, MAGA Activist & '22 Nominee

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 10:
Mike Turner (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Esrati (D) - Businessman, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate 
Baxter Stapleton (D) - Video Producer, Photographer & '22 Candidate

District 11:
Shontel Brown (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 12:
Troy Balderson (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 13:
Emilia Sykes (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Madison Gesiotto Gilbert (R) - Attorney, Ex-Miss Ohio & '22 Nominee
Janet Folger Porter (R) - Political Organizer, Pro-Life Activist & '22 Candidate 

Greg Wheeler (R) - Attorney, Accountant & '22 Candidate

District 14:
Dave Joyce (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 15:
Mike Carey (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Ron Mottl & John Glenn



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

American Solidarity Party of Ohio (ASP)
Constitution Party of Ohio (C)
Ohio Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of Ohio (G)
Libertarian Party of Ohio (L)
Ohio Republican Party (R)
Socialist Workers Party (SWP)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)


Peirce - Libertarian

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office


US Senator John W Bricker

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

PRINT MEDIA:
Akron Beacon-Journal
Ashtabula Star Beacon
BG Falcon News (Bowling Green State University)
Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune
Buckeye Flame (LGBT)
Canton Repository
Chagrin Valley Times
Chillicothe Gazette
Cincinnati CityBeat (Alternative)
Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Herald (African-American)
Cleveland Call & Post (African-American)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Scene (Alternative)
Signal Cleveland
Columbiana County Morning Journal
Columbus Communicator News (African-American)
City Scene Columbus (Alternative)
Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Free Press (Alternative)
Columbus Underground (Alternative)
Cuyohoga County - West Life News
Dayton Daily News
Dayton Weekly News (African-American)
Dover-New Philadelphia Times-Reporter
Eaton Register-Herald
Findlay Courier
Gongwer News Service: Ohio
Hamilton Journal-News
Kent Wired (Kent State University)
Lima News
Massillon Independent
Medina Gazette
Merco Hispano (Spanish)
Ohio Capital Journal
Ohio Fusion (LGBT - Kent State University)
Ohio State University Lantern
Oxford Observer
Ravenna Record-Courier
Sidney Daily News
Springfield News-Sun
Statehouse News Bureau
Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune
Toledo Blade
Toledo Journal (African-American)
La Vanguardia USA (Spanish)
Wapakoneta Daily News
Warren Tribune Chronicle
Willoughby News-Herald
Youngstown Vindicator

Jim Lawrence - Socialist for Congress

BROADCAST MEDIA:
Ideastream Public Media (PBS)
The Ohio Channel (PBS - State Government)
WKYC TV-3 (NBC - Cleveland)
WEWS TV-5 (ABC - Cleveland)
WJW TV-8 (FOX - Cleveland)
WOIO TV-19 (CBS - Cleveland)
WTCL TV-62 (Telemundo - Cleveland)
WHCM TV-4 (NBC - Columbus)
WSYX TV-6 (ABC - Columbus)
WBNS TV-10 (CBS - Columbus)
WTTE TV-28 (FOX - Columbus)
WOSU TV-34 (PBS - Columbus)
Spectrum News (Columbus)
Telemundo Columbus
WHIO TV-7 (CBS - Dayton)
WTOL TV-11 (CBS - Toledo)
WTVG TV-13 (ABC - Toledo)
WNWO TV-24 (NBC - Toledo)
WUPW TV-36 (FOX - Toledo)
WFMJ TV-21 (NBC - Youngstown)
WKBN TV-27 (CBS - Youngstown)
Ohio News Network Radio
WCBE Public Radio (NPR - Columbus)

Dennis Kucinich for Congress

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