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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 May 5, 2021


Mike DeWine (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Becker (R) - State Rep. & Retired Financial Executive
Warren Davidson (R) - Congressman, Ex-Manufacturing Executive & Army Veteran
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.

Nan Whaley (D) - Dayton Mayor & Ex-Dayton City Councilwoman
Ted Williams (D) - Voice-Over Artist

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Governor Dick Celeste

Jon Husted (R)*

Frank LaRose (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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. ]
John Berman (R) - Washington State Resident & '20 Candidate in Minnesota

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

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
J.D. Vance (R) - Venture Capitalist, Attorney & Author
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)
Tim Ryan (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen. & Attorney

Emilia Sykes (D) - State House Minority Leader

Richard Taylor (D)
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)
Brent Centers (R) - Franklin Mayor, Hamilton Town Administrator & Iraq War Veteran

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

District 3:
Joyce Beatty (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Matthew Meade (D) - Food Server

John Kasich for Congress - 1982

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

District 5:
Bob Latta (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeffrey Agan Jr. (D)

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
Baxter Stapleton (D) - Video Producer & Photographer

District 11- Special Election 2021:
Filing: May 5, 2021 - Primary: August 3, 2021 - General: November 2, 2021
[ Marcia Fudge (D)* - Resigned March 10, 2021, to become US Housing Secretary. ]
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

Seth Corey (D) - Physician
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) - Businessman

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

Tariq Shabazz (D) - Graduate Student, Navy Veteran & '20 Candidate
Shirley Smith (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep & Lobbyist
Nina Turner (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-Cleveland City Councilwoman & Progressive Activist
Laverne Gore (R) - Consultant, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate
Pamela Pinkney Butts (I) - Pastor & Frequent Candidate  

District 12:
Troy Balderson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Danny O'Connor (D) - Franklin County Recorder, Attorney & '18 Nominee

Alaina Shearer (D) - Marketing Firm CEO & '20 Nominee

Louis Stokes for Congress

District 13:
[ Tim Ryan (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2022. ]
Robert Santos (R) - USMC Veteran & '20 Candidate
Jill Eaton Simms (R) - Bookkeeper

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

District 15 - SPECIAL ELECTION 2021:
[ Steve Stivers (R)* - Resigned May 16, 2021. ]
Ruth Edmonds (R) - Christian Group Community Relations Executive
Jeff Fix (R) - Fairfield County Commissioner, Ex-Town Councilman & Businessman

Shelby Hunt (R) - Media Producer, Sales Manager, Ex-Police Officer & '20 Candidate

Stephanie Kunze (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Ex-Hilliard City Councilwoman
Jeff LaRe (R) - State Rep., Security Firm Executive & Ex-Police Officer
Bob Peterson (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Ex-County Commissioner
Brian Stewart (R) - State Rep., Ex-County Commissioner, Attorney & Iraq War Veteran
Daniel Kilgore (D) - Customer Service Representative, Actor & '20 Candidate

Tina Maharath (D) - State Sen.

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) - Podcast Host
Aaron Godfrey (D) - Physicist, College Instructor & '18/'20 Candidate


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Peirce - Libertarian


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Dennis Kucinich for Congress


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