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Congressman John Ashbrook - 1980

Filing Deadline for Partisan Candidates: February 2, 2022
Filing Deadline for Independents: May 2, 2022
Filing Deadline for Minor Party Candidates: August 15, 2022
Filing Deadline for Write-Ins: August 29, 2022
Primary: May 3, 2022
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This page was last updated on January 18, 2022


(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets.)
Mike DeWine (R)* - (Campaign Site)
& Jon Husted (R)*
- (Campaign Site)

Joe Blystone (R) - Farmer & Restaurant Owner
& Jeremiah Workman (R) - Veterans Affairs Claims Assistant & Iraq War Veteran

Ron Hood (R) - Ex-State Rep., '21 US Rep Candidate & '20 St Bd of Education Candidate
& Candice Keller (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Pro-Life Activist

Jim Renacci (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Wadsworth Mayor & '18 US Sen Nominee
& Joe Knopp (R) - Christian Filmmaker, Businessman & USAF Veteran

John Cranley (D) - Cincinnati Mayor, Ex-City Councilman, Attorney & '00/'06 US Rep Nom.
& Teresa Fedor (D) - State Sen., Ex-Teacher & USAF Veteran

Nan Whaley (D) - Dayton Mayor & Ex-Dayton City Councilwoman
& Cheryl Stephens (D) - Cuyahoga County Councilwoman & Ex-Cuyahoga Heights Mayor

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Governor Dick Celeste

Frank LaRose (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chelsea Clark (D) - Forest Park City Councilwoman, Nonprofit Group CEO & Farmer

Dave Yost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Crossman (D) - State Rep., Ex-Parma City Councilman & Attorney

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) - Engineer, Washington State Resident & '20 Candidate in MN & KS
Matt Dolan (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep, Attorney & Cleveland Indians Team Co-Owner
Mike Gibbons (R) - Investment Banker, Attorney & '18 Candidate
Bill Graham (R) - Attorney
Mike Holt (R) - Farmer
Traci "TJ" Johnson (R)
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
John Reed (R)
MacKenzie Thompson (R) - USAF Veteran
Jane Timken (R) - Ex-State GOP Chair, Ex-Kent State University Trustee & Attorney
J.D. Vance (R) - Venture Capitalist, Attorney & Author
Morgan Harper (D) - Ex-CBFP Official, Progressive Activist & '20 US Rep Candidate
Christopher Monroe (D)
Tim Ryan (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen. & Attorney
Demar Sheffey (D) - Cuyahoga County Soil-Water Board Member & Law School Graduate
Rick Taylor (D) - Businessman, Ex-Factory Worker & Ex-Welder
LaShondra Tinsley (D) - County Family Services Case Manager
Tamie Wilson (D) - Life Coach
Dominic Lacavera Jr. (L) - Computer Security Consultant & Navy Veteran
Shannon Taylor (L) - Police/Fire Emergency Dispatcher
Eric Meiring (I) - Steelworker & Pastor
Shawn Mousourakis (I) - HR Recruiter & Army Veteran
Sam Ronan (I) - Technician, USAF Veteran, Progressive Activist & Frequent Candidate
Chad Taylor (I)
Stephen Faris (WI) - USAF Veteran, Pro-Life Activist & '18 Candidate

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
Greg Landsman (D) - Cincinnati City Councilman & Ex-Teacher

Alicia Reece (D) - Hamilton County Commissioner, Ex-Cincinnati Councilwoman & Ex-State Rep.

District 2:
Brad Wenstrup (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Samantha Meadows (D) - Clinical Nurse Manager

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

John Kasich for Congress - 1982

District 4:
Jim Jordan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Shannon Freshour (D) - Paralegal, Democratic Activist & '20 Nominee

Jeff Sites (D) - Auto Parts Logistics Manager, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate
Tamie Wilson (D) - Businesswoman & Feminist Activist

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

Nick Rubando (D) - Office Manager, Democratic Activist & '20 Nominee

Craig Swartz (D) - Realtor, Ex-Warehouse Worker, Democratic Activist & '20 St Sen Nominee

District 6:
Bill Johnson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Morgenstern (R) - Afghan War Veteran & Church Volunteer

Jim Lawrence - Socialist for Congress

District 7:
Bob Gibbs (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brandon Lape (R) - Computer Technician & '20 Candidate
Dante Sabatucci (R) - Baseball Academy Owner & Coach
Matt Shoemaker (R) - Ex-DIA Intelligence Analyst & Navy Reserve Officer
Matt Harman (D) - Retail Manager
John Impellizzeri (D) - Munroe Falls City Councilman & Biomedical Engineer
Lynn Gorman (I) - Pastor

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

District 9:
Marcy Kaptur (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Theresa Gavarone (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Attorney & Businesswoman
Madison Gesiotto Gilbert (R) - Attorney, TV Commentator & Ex-Miss Ohio
J.R. Majewski (R) - Project Manager, Afghan War Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist
Craig Riedel (R) - State Rep. & Retired Engineer
Youseff Baddar (I) - Teacher, Actor & Progressive 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:
Shontel Brown (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Nina Turner (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-Cleveland City Councilwoman & '21 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. ]
Matthew Diemer (D) - Podcast Host & Ex-Teacher
Aaron Godfrey (D) - Physicist, College Instructor & '18/'20 Candidate
Eric Jones (D) - Oracle Applications Developer
Matt Kilboy (D) - Consultant, Nurse, Project Manager & Navy Veteran
Emilia Sykes (D) - State Rep., Ex-House Minority Leader & Attorney

Casey Weinstein (D) - State Rep., Ex-Hudson City Councilman, Businessman & USAF Veteran

Charlie Gaddis (R) - Financial Executive
Shay Hawkins (R) - Businessman, Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & '20 St Rep Nominee
Max Miller (R) - Ex-Trump White House Aide & USMC Veteran
Jonah Schulz (R) - Nonprofit Group Founder & '20 Candidate
Greg Wheeler (R) - Attorney & Accountant

District 14:
Dave Joyce (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Patrick Awtrey (R) - Equity Investment Firm Associate
Jill Eaton Simms (R) - Bookkeeper
Brenden Kelley (D) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Intern

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

Ron Mottl & John Glenn

Old District 16 - Eliminated in 2022:
[ Anthony Gonzalez (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]


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Peirce - Libertarian


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Dennis Kucinich for Congress


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