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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: February 5, 2014
Filing Deadline for Independents: May 5, 2014
Filing Deadline for Write-Ins: August 25, 2014
Primary: May 6, 2014

This page was last updated on May 22, 2014


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the primary.)
John Kasich (R)* - (Campaign Site)
& Mary Taylor (R)*
- (Campaign Site)

Ed FitzGerald (D) - Cuyahoga County Executive, Ex-Lakewood Mayor, Attorney & Ex-FBI Agent
& Sharon Neuhardt (D) - Attorney & '08/'12 US Rep. Nominee

Anita Rios (Green) - Ex-Green Party National Co-Chair, Feminist Activist & Frequent Candidate
& Bob Fitrakis (Green) - Attorney, Newspaper Editor, Progressive Activist & Frequent Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2014.

Governor Dick Celeste

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Jon Husted (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nina Turner (D) - State Senate Minority Whip & Ex-Cleveland City Councilwoman
Kevin Knedler (Libertarian) - State Party Chair

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Mike DeWine (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Pepper (D) - Ex-Hamilton Co. Commissioner, Ex-Cincinnati Councilman, Attorney & '10 State Auditor Nominee
Steven Linnabary (Libertarian) - Engineering Project Representative, Community Activist & '08 US Rep. Nominee

Bob Taft

STATE TREASURER:
Josh Mandel (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Connie Pillich (D) - State Rep., Attorney & USAF Veteran

STATE AUDITOR:
Dave Yost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Patrick Carney (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
Bob Bridges (Libertarian) - State Party Vice Chair


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) - Next Election in 2018.

US Senator John W Bricker

Rob Portman (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2016.


U.S. CONGRESS:

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 1:
Steve Chabot (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Fred Kundrata (D) - Airline Pilot, USAF Veteran & '12 GOP Candidate

District 2:
Brad Wenstrup (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Marek Tyszkiewicz (D) - Businessman, Actuary & Ex-Teacher

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

John Kasich for Congress - 1982

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

District 5:
Bob Latta (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Fry (D) - Pastor & Navy Veteran
Eric Eberly (Libertarian) - Sous Chef, Realtor & '12 Nominee

District 6:
Bill Johnson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jennifer Garrison (D) - Ex-State House Majority Leader & Attorney
Dennis Lambert (Green) - Non-Profit Group Employee

Jim Lawrence - Socialist for Congress

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

District 8:
John Boehner (R)* - (House Speaker Site) - (Campaign Site)
Tom Poetter (D) - College Professor
Jim Condit Jr. (Constitution) - Book Publishing Company Owner & Frequent Candidate

District 9:
Marcy Kaptur (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Richard May (R) - Conservative Activist
Noel Jaime Nazario (Independent) - College Student

Sherrod Brown for Congress

District 10:
Mike Turner (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Klepinger (D) - Teacher, Store Owner & Farmer
David Harlow (Libertarian) - Retired Chemical Engineer & '12 Nominee

District 11:
Marcia Fudge (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Zetzer (R) - Graphic Artist, Anti-Tax Activist & '13 Shaker Heights City Council Candidate

District 12:
Pat Tiberi (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Tibbs (D) - Retired US Treasury Dept. Special Agent & Army Veteran
Bob Hart (Green) - Attorney

Jimmy Carter - John Freedom - 1976

District 13:
Tim Ryan (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Thomas Pekarek (R) - Substitute Teacher, Ex-Businessman, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 14:
Dave Joyce (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Wager (D) - Ex-Cuyahoga County Port Authority Chair, Attorney & Business Consultant
David Macko (Libertarian) - Retired Bank Adjuster, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 15:
Steve Stivers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Wharton (D) - Airline Pilot, Farmer, Retired USAF Officer & '12 Candidate

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 16:
Jim Renacci (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Pete Crossland (D) - Ex-Summit County Councilman, Ex-State Rep. & Retired College Professor


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
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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