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Congressman John Ashbrook - 1980

Filing Deadline for Partisan Candidates: December 2021
Filing Deadline for Independents: March 2022
Filing Deadline for Minor Party Candidates: August 2022
Filing Deadline for Write-Ins: August 2022
Primary: April 2022
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This page was last updated on February 26, 2021


Mike DeWine (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Becker (R) - State Rep. & Retired Financial Executive
Warren Davidson (R) - Congressman, Ex-Manufacturing Executive & Army Veteran
Josh Mandel (R) - Ex-State Treasurer, Ex-State Rep., Attorney, Iraq War Veteran & '12 US Sen Nom.
Jim Renacci (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Wadsworth Mayor & '18 US Sen Nominee
Mary Taylor (R) - Ex-Lt Governor, Ex-State Auditor, Ex-State Rep. & '18 Candidate
John Cranley (D) - Cincinnati Mayor, Ex-City Councilman, Attorney & '00/'06 US Rep Nom.
Zach Klein (D) - Columbus City Attorney & Ex-Columbus City Council President
Nan Whaley (D) - Dayton Mayor & Ex-Dayton City Councilwoman

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Governor Dick Celeste

Jon Husted (R)*

Frank LaRose (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Danny O'Connor (D) - Franklin County Recorder, Attorney & '18 US Rep Nominee

Dave Yost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Zach Klein (D) - Columbus City Attorney & Ex-Columbus City Council President

Bob Taft

Robert Sprague (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Keith Faber (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Voinovich - DeWine - 1990


State House - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


[ Rob Portman (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Warren Davidson (R) - Congressman, Ex-Manufacturing Executive & Army Veteran
Matt Dolan (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep, Attorney & Cleveland Indians Team Co-Owner
Mike Gibbons (R) - Investment Banker, Attorney & '18 Candidate
Bill Johnson (R) - Congressman, Retired USAF Officer & Ex-Technology Executive
Dave Joyce (R) - Congressman & Ex-Geauga County Prosecutor
Frank LaRose (R) - Secretary of State, Ex-State Sen & Iraq War Veteran

Michael Leipold (R) - EMS Helicopter Pilot & Army Veteran
Josh Mandel (R) - Ex-State Treasurer, Ex-State Rep., Attorney, Iraq War Veteran & '12 US Sen Nom.

Bernie Moreno (R) - Technology Executive & Luxury Auto Dealer

Zachary Musick (R)
Neil Patel (R) - Insurance Agent, Ex-Democrat & Frequent Candidate
Mark Pukita (R) - Businessman & Electrical Engineer

Vivek Ramaswamy (R) - Biopharmaceutical Company CEO
Jim Renacci (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Wadsworth Mayor & '18 US Sen Nominee
Steve Stivers (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen, National Guard Brig. General & Businessman

MacKenzie Thompson (R) - USAF Veteran
Jane Timken (R) - Ex-State GOP Chair, Ex-Kent State University Trustee & Attorney

Mike Turner (R) - Congressman, Ex-Dayton Mayor & Attorney
Brad Wenstrup (R) - Congressman, Physician & Iraq War Veteran
Amy Acton (D) - Ex-State Public Health Dir., Physician & Nonprofit Executive
Kevin Boyce (D) - Hamilton County Commissioner, Ex-State Treasurer & Ex-State Rep.
Kathleen Clyde (D) - Portage County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & '18 Sec of State Nominee
Zach Klein (D) - Columbus City Attorney & Ex-Columbus City Council President

Christopher Monroe (D)

David Pepper (D) - Ex-State Dem Chair, Ex-Hamilton County Commissioner & Ex-Cincinnati City Councilman
Tim Ryan (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen. & Attorney
Emilia Sykes (D) - State House Minority Leader
Nan Whaley (D) - Dayton Mayor & Ex-Dayton City Commissioner

Dominic Lacavera Jr. (L) - Computer Security Consultant & Navy Veteran
Shannon Taylor (L) - 911 Dispatcher
Eric Meiring (I) - Steelworker & Pastor
Shawn Mousourakis (I) - HR Recruiter & Army Veteran

US Senator John W Bricker

Sherrod Brown (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.


Jim Traficant for Congress

District 1:
Steve Chabot (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 2:
Brad Wenstrup (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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

John Kasich for Congress - 1982

District 4:
Jim Jordan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeffrey Sites (D) - Auto Parts Logistics Manager, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate

District 5:
Bob Latta (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nick Rubando (D) - Office Manager, Democratic Activist & '20 Nominee

Youseff Baddar (I) - Teacher, Actor & Progressive Activist

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)
J.R. Majewski (R) - Afghan War Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist

Jimmy Carter - John Freedom - 1976

District 10:
Mike Turner (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Anderson (R) - USAF Civilian Project Manager & Frequent Candidate 

District 11:
Marcia Fudge (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Barnes (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Cleveland City Councilman & '18 St Sen Candidate
Shontel Brown (D) - County Councilwoman & Ex-Warrensville Heights City Councilwoman

Jawanza Colvin (D) - Pastor & Community Activist

Daniel Corrigan (D)
Bryan Flannery (D) - Ex-State Rep, Ex-Lakewood City Councilman & '06 Gov Candidate
Jeff Johnson (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-Cleveland City Councilman & Frequent Candidate
Will Knight (D) -

Dennis Kucinich (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Cleveland Mayor, Ex-State Sen. & '18 Gov Candidate
Marvin McMickle (D) - Seminary President, Pastor & Frequent Candidate

Tariq Shabazz (D) - Graduate Student, Navy Veteran & '20 Candidate
Shirley Smith (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep & Lobbyist

Emilia Sykes (D) - State House Minority Leader

Nina Turner (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-Cleveland City Councilwoman & Progressive Activist

Terrence Upchurch (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Cleveland City Council Aide
Sandra Williams (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-Probation Officer & Army Veteran

Laverne Gore (R) - Consultant, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate 

District 12:
Troy Balderson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alaina Shearer (D) - Marketing Firm CEO & '20 Nominee

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 13:
Tim Ryan (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Santos (R) - USMC Veteran & '20 Candidate

District 14:
Dave Joyce (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brenden Kelley (D) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Intern

District 15:
Steve Stivers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Shelby Hunt (R) - Media Producer, Sales Manager, Ex-Police Officer & '20 Candidate

Daniel Kilgore (D) - Customer Service Representative, Actor & '20 Candidate
Elizabeth McKenzie (I) - Store Operations Manager

Ron Mottl & John Glenn

District 16:
Anthony Gonzalez (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Christina Hagan (R) - Ex-State Rep., Conservative Activist & '18/'20 Candidate

Max Miller (R) - Ex-Trump White House Aide & USMC Veteran
Jonah Schulz (R) - Nonprofit Group Founder & '20 Candidate in CD-11
Matthew Diemer (D)


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