The Green Papers: Ohio 2015 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:11,568,495 (3.73% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:18(3.35% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:16(3.68% of 435)
Capital:Columbus
 

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Ohio State and Local Government

Ohio 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


HB 153, introduced by Representative Mike Dovilla (Republican) on 13 April 2015 and signed by Governor John Richard Kasich (Republican) on 10 June 2015, moves the Primary from the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March to the 2nd Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Sherrod Brown
FEC S6OH00163

Class 3 Republican Senator Robert Jones "Rob" Portman
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
    Democratic     former state Senator Robert F. "Bob" Hagan - apparently not a candidate
10 April 2015: Filed termination report with the FEC.

FEC S6OH00213; 31 Mar 15; Tot $0; Dsb $4,120
  Candidate Democratic     Kelli Prather
FEC S6OH00270
  Candidate Democratic     Cincinnati City Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld
FEC S6OH00247; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,258,026; Dsb $473,948
  Candidate Democratic     former Governor and Congressman Ted Strickland
Ohio Governor: 2007 - 2011.
Congressman: January 1993 - January 1995, January 1997 - January 2007

FEC S6OH00254; 30 Sep 15; Tot $2,679,816; Dsb $1,160,424
    Republican     Michael Bickelmeyer - apparently not a candidate
22 January 2015: Termination report filed with the FEC.

FEC S6OH00221
  Candidate Republican     Don Elijah Eckhart
  Candidate Republican     Senator Robert Jones "Rob" Portman
FEC S0OH00133; 30 Sep 15; Tot $7,731,213; Dsb $2,439,342
  Candidate Republican     Melissa Rose Strzala
FEC S6OH00239
  Candidate Green     Joseph "Joe" DeMare
  Candidate Independent     Thomas William Connors
FEC S6OH00262; 15 Oct 15; Tot $820; Dsb $670
  Candidate Independent     Scott Rupert

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor John Richard Kasich
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. Elected on a ticket with the Governor. No separate primaries for Gov and Lt Gov.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Lieutenant Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
11 Republican (11 Undetermined);
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined);
1 Vacancy

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Steven J. "Steve" Chabot
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Samuel Ronan
FEC H6OH01088
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Steven J. "Steve" Chabot
FEC H8OH01043; 30 Sep 15; Tot $414,987; Dsb $166,909

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Brad R. Wenstrup
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ronny Harrison Richards
FEC H4OH02131
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Brad R. Wenstrup
FEC H2OH02085; 30 Sep 15; Tot $511,322; Dsb $194,829

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman Joyce B. Beatty
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Joyce B. Beatty
FEC H2OH03125; 30 Sep 15; Tot $320,999; Dsb $218,830

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman James D. "Jim" Jordan
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Cleveland City Councilman Norbert Dennerll
  Candidate Democratic     Janet Patricia Garrett
FEC H4OH04046; 30 Sep 15; Tot $805; Dsb $114
  Candidate Republican     Congressman James D. "Jim" Jordan
FEC H6OH04082; 30 Sep 15; Tot $354,017; Dsb $151,531

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman Robert Edward "Bob" Latta
First elected in a special election (re: death of Congressman Paul E. Gillmor): 11 December 2007
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Robert Edward "Bob" Latta
FEC H8OH05036; 30 Sep 15; Tot $289,438; Dsb $159,172

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman Bill Johnson
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Bill Johnson
FEC H0OH06189; 30 Sep 15; Tot $817,833; Dsb $239,919

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Roy Rich
FEC H6OH07127
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs
FEC H0OH18077; 30 Sep 15; Tot $399,200; Dsb $73,922
  Candidate Republican     Terry Robertson
FEC H6OH07119; 30 Sep 15; Tot $844; Dsb $589

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8

Vacant
Republican Congressman John Andrew Boehner
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Vacant Office - 25 September 2015: Announced he will resign 30 October. Governor John Richard Kasich (Republican) will call a special primary and election to fill the vacant seat.
30 October 2015: Resigned.
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dennis Michael Smith
FEC H6OH08125
  Candidate Republican     Matthew T. Ashworth
FEC H6OH08117; 19 Oct 15; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     state Senator William D. "Bill" Beagle
FEC H6OH08141
    Republican     Congressman John Andrew Boehner - apparently not a candidate
25 September 2015: Announced he will resign at the end of October.

FEC H0OH08029; 30 Sep 15; Tot $6,129,891; Dsb $3,667,811
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Timothy "Tim" Derickson
FEC H6OH08182
  Candidate Republican     Scott Patrick George
FEC H6OH08158
  Candidate Republican     Eric Robert Gurr
FEC H4OH08054; 30 Sep 15; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Eric Jonathan Haemmerle
FEC H6OH08174
  Candidate Republican     Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds
FEC H6OH08133; 30 Sep 15; Tot $2,800; Dsb $79
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Francis White
FEC H6OH08166
  Candidate Republican     J. D. Winteregg
FEC H4OH08062; 30 Sep 15; Tot $35,737; Dsb $31,062

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur
First elected: 1982
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur
FEC H2OH09031; 30 Sep 15; Tot $255,132; Dsb $199,311
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Steve Kraus
  Candidate Republican     Donald Philip Larson
FEC H6OH09099
  Candidate Independent     Noel Jaime Nazario
FEC H4OH09110

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman Michael R. "Mike" Turner
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Michael R. "Mike" Turner
FEC H2OH03067; 30 Sep 15; Tot $323,686; Dsb $230,045

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Congressman Marcia L. Fudge
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi
FEC H0OH12062; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,326,787; Dsb $460,967

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan
FEC H2OH17109; 30 Sep 15; Tot $437,335; Dsb $317,589

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 14 Republican Congressman David P. "Dave" Joyce
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman David P. "Dave" Joyce
FEC H2OH14064; 30 Sep 15; Tot $776,806; Dsb $363,525
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Matt Lynch
FEC H4OH14110; 30 Sep 15; Tot $150,289; Dsb $107,550

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 15 Republican Congressman Steve E. Stivers
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Steve E. Stivers
FEC H8OH15076; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,280,053; Dsb $381,497

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 16 Republican Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci
FEC H0OH16097; 30 Sep 15; Tot $865,966; Dsb $386,055

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Secretary of State Jon A. Husted
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Secretary of State is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Attorney General Michael "Mike" DeWine
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Attorney General is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Treasurer Josh Mandel
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Treasurer is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Auditor David A. "Dave" Yost
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Auditor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 5 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 19 incumbents, 27 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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  Today's Pulse - Liberty Township / Butler and Warren Counties
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