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Ohio 2017 General Election
The Green Papers: Ohio 2017 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

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Sherrod Brown
FEC S6OH00163; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,646,060; Dsb $2,545,911
  Candidate Republican     Melissa Ackison
FEC S8OH00094
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Gibbons
FEC S8OH00086; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,112,254; Dsb $473,823
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Josh Mandel
FEC S2OH00170; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,489,226; Dsb $1,015,150

Class 3 Republican Senator  Robert Jones "Rob" Portman
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Robert Jones "Rob" Portman
FEC S0OH00133

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
 Candidate list (10)
  Candidate Democratic     former First Director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray
  Candidate Democratic     state Supreme Court Justice William M. "Bill" O'Neill
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Connie Pillich
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Joe Schiavoni
  Candidate Democratic     former Congresssman Betty Sutton
First elected as a Democrat to Congress 2006, re-elected 2008, 2010. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2012.
  Candidate Democratic     Dayton Mayor  Nan Whaley
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Michael "Mike" DeWine
for Lieutenant Governor: Secretary of State Jon A. Husted

26 May 2016: Running for Governor in 2018.
    Republican     Secretary of State  Jon A. Husted - apparently not a candidate
7 May 2017: Announced.
30 November 2017: Running for Lieutenant Governor as Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's running mate.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Mary Taylor
  Candidate Green     Constance Gadell-Newton

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 - Running for Governor in 2018.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
12 Republican (10 Undetermined, 2 Open);
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Steven J. "Steve" Chabot
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Barr
FEC H8OH01100
  Candidate Democratic     Sam Ronan
FEC H8OH01092
  Candidate Democratic     Laura Ann Weaver
FEC H8OH01084; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,810; Dsb $1,545
    Democratic     Michele Lori Young - apparently not a candidate
5 September 2017: Filed a termination report with the FEC.

FEC H6OH01096
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steven J. "Steve" Chabot
FEC H8OH01043; 30 Sep 17; Tot $328,219; Dsb $140,942
  Candidate Independent     Mike Goldschmidt

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  Brad R. Wenstrup
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Crosby
  Candidate Democratic     Harold James "Mickey" Edwards, III
?

FEC H8OH02116; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,149; Dsb $1,969
  Candidate Democratic     Janet Everhard
FEC H6OH02292; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,543; Dsb $1,271
  Candidate Democratic     Russ Hurley
  Candidate Democratic     Ken McNeely
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brad R. Wenstrup
FEC H2OH02085; 30 Sep 17; Tot $490,978; Dsb $248,436

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  Joyce B. Beatty
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joyce B. Beatty
FEC H2OH03125; 30 Sep 17; Tot $355,629; Dsb $217,070

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  James D. "Jim" Jordan
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Janet Garrett
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew R. MacKey
FEC H8OH04062; 16 Oct 17; Tot $1,983; Dsb $1,983
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  James D. "Jim" Jordan
FEC H6OH04082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $184,655; Dsb $106,130

Incumbent - 115th 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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     John Michael Galbraith
FEC H8OH05150; 30 Sep 17; Tot $34,027; Dsb $28,404
  Candidate Democratic     James Neu, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert Edward "Bob" Latta
FEC H8OH05036; 30 Sep 17; Tot $493,529; Dsb $237,395
  Candidate Republican     Van Wert County Commissioner  Todd Wolfrum
FEC H8OH05168

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Bill Johnson
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Bill Johnson
FEC H0OH06189; 30 Sep 17; Tot $870,103; Dsb $337,009

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman  Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kenneth "Ken" Harbaugh
FEC H8OH07123; 30 Sep 17; Tot $422,678; Dsb $140,426
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs
FEC H0OH18077; 30 Sep 17; Tot $369,387; Dsb $78,923

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  Warren Davidson
First elected: 7 June 2016 in a special election.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Theodore Robert Jones
FEC H8OH08071
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Warren Davidson
FEC H6OH08315; 30 Sep 17; Tot $202,901; Dsb $142,172

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman  Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur
First elected: 1982
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur
FEC H2OH09031; 30 Sep 17; Tot $249,289; Dsb $175,440

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman  Michael R. "Mike" Turner
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Joseph Milisits
FEC H8OH10101
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael R. "Mike" Turner
FEC H2OH03067; 30 Sep 17; Tot $419,834; Dsb $221,448

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Congressman  Marcia L. Fudge
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Marcia L. Fudge
FEC H8OH11141; 30 Sep 17; Tot $168,515; Dsb $195,836
  Candidate Democratic     Pamela M. Pinkney Butts
FEC H8OH11299
  Candidate Independent     James Jerome Bell
FEC H8OH11281

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman  Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 19 October 2017: Announced resignation. "Today, it is with a humble and thankful heart that I announce I will not be seeking reelection. While I have not yet determined a final resignation date, I will be leaving Congress by January 31, 2018."
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ed Albertson
FEC H6OH12127; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,280; Dsb $1,644
  Candidate Democratic     John Peters
FEC H8OH12149
  Candidate Democratic     John Russell
  Candidate Democratic     former Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott
FEC H8OH12164
  Candidate Democratic     former Ashley Mayor Douglas A. "Doug" Wilson
FEC H8OH12131
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Troy Balderson
FEC H8OH12180
  Candidate Republican     Brandon Grisez
FEC H8OH12123; 30 Jun 17; Tot $5,220; Dsb $5,019
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan Philip "Jon" Halverstadt
FEC H8OH12198
  Candidate Republican     Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney  Carol O'Brien
FEC H8OH12206
    Republican     Congressman  Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi - apparently not a candidate
19 October 2017: Announced resignation. "Today, it is with a humble and thankful heart that I announce I will not be seeking reelection. While I have not yet determined a final resignation date, I will be leaving Congress by January 31, 2018."

FEC H0OH12062; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,091,497; Dsb $626,624
  Candidate Independent     Jonathan Alan Veley
FEC H8OH12156

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman  Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan
FEC H2OH17109; 30 Sep 17; Tot $641,189; Dsb $481,050
  Candidate Republican     Christopher "Chris" DePizzo
FEC H8OH13147

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14 Republican Congressman  David P. "Dave" Joyce
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     Larry L. Diemand - apparently not a candidate
18 July 2017: "After much thought and analysis, I have decided to discontinue my campaign for Congress."

FEC H8OH14137
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth Anne "Betsy" Rader
FEC H8OH14111; 30 Sep 17; Tot $259,178; Dsb $106,297
  Candidate Republican     Evan Carp
FEC H8OH14129
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David P. "Dave" Joyce
FEC H2OH14064; 30 Sep 17; Tot $553,655; Dsb $448,017
  Candidate Republican     Matt Lynch
FEC H4OH14110; 30 Sep 17; Tot $34,237; Dsb $8,257
  Candidate Green     Adam Hickey
FEC H8OH14145; 30 Sep 17; Tot $626; Dsb $605

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15 Republican Congressman  Steve E. Stivers
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Rob Jarvis
    Democratic     Aaron Minnick - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Rick Neal
FEC H8OH15134; 30 Sep 17; Tot $122,183; Dsb $8,942
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steve E. Stivers
FEC H8OH15076; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,634,848; Dsb $1,407,301
  Candidate Libertarian     Johnathan Wayne Miller, Jr.
FEC H8OH15126

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16 Republican Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 20 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Dent
FEC H8OH16140
  Candidate Democratic     Aaron Paul Godfrey
FEC H8OH16090; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,164; Dsb $475
  Candidate Democratic     TJ Mulloy
  Candidate Republican     Anthony E. Gonzalez
FEC H8OH16124; 30 Sep 17; Tot $626,774; Dsb $14,478
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Christina M. Hagan
FEC H8OH16108; 30 Sep 17; Tot $161,880; Dsb $38,860
  Candidate Republican     Darrell Lynn Hartman
?

FEC H8OH13139
    Republican     state Representative  Thomas F. "Tom" Patton - apparently not a candidate
14 November 2017: "I've always placed family first, and unfortunately, it has become clear to me that I cannot run for Congress and place my family first."

FEC H8OH16116; 30 Sep 17; Tot $278,351; Dsb $30,502
  Candidate Republican     Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci
FEC H0OH16097; 30 Sep 17; Tot $174,861; Dsb $513,748
  Candidate Republican     Kit Seryak
FEC H8OH16132

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 - 7 May 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Kathleen Clyde
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Frank LaRose

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 - 26 May 2016: Running for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Steve Dettelbach
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  David A. "Dave" Yost

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 - Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 1 Seat in 2018.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Rob Richardson
    Republican     Franklin County Auditor  Clarence E. Mingo, II - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Robert Cole Sprague

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 - Running for Attorney General in 2018.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Zack Space
  Candidate Republican     state Represenative  Keith Faber
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 5 incumbents, 42 candidates
  Republican: 19 incumbents, 34 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  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.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  County Board of Elections Directory
  Ohio Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Ohio General Assembly
  Ohio House of Representatives
  Ohio Senate
Democratic
  Ohio Democratic Party
  The Ohio Senate - Democratic Caucus Blog
Republican
  Ohio Republican Party
  The Ohio Senate - Republican Caucus Blog
Third Party
  Conservative Party USA Ohio
  Constitution Party of Ohio
  Green Party of Ohio
  Justice Party of Ohio
  Libertarian Party of Ohio
  Ohio Right to Life Society
  The Unity Party of Ohio
Media & others
  Akron Beacon Journal
  Chagrin Valley Times
  Chillicothe Gazette
  Cincinnati Enquirer
  cleveland.com - Everything Cleveland
  Columbus Dispatch
  Courier - Findlay
  Dayton Daily News
  Gongwer News Service
  JournalNews - Hamilton
  Lisbon Morning Journal
  Medina Gazette
  Merco Hispano - Westlake
  News-Herald - Willoughby
  NewsLink.org - Ohio Newspapers
  Politics1.com - Ohio
  Record-Courier - Ravenna
  Star Beacon - Ashtabula
  The Advertiser-Tribune - Tiffin
  The Enquirer - Cincinnati
  The Free Press - Columbus
  The Herald-Star - Steubenville
  The Independent - Massillon
  The Lima News - Lima
  The Oxford Press
  The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
  The Repository - Canton
  The Times-Reporter - New Philadelphia
  The Vindicator - Youngstown
  Today's Pulse - Liberty Township / Butler and Warren Counties
  Toledo Blade
  Tribune Chronicle - TribToday.com - Warren
  WBNS TV - CBS - Central Ohio
  WeST LIFE - Westshore
  WEWS TV - ABC - Cleveland - Akron
  WFMJ TV - NBC - Youngstown
  WHIO TV - CBS - Dayton
  WKYC TV - NBC - Cleveland
  WNWO TV - NBC - Toledo
  WTOL TV - CBS - Toledo

 


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