The Green Papers: Ohio 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 17 March 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Wednesday 18 December 2019 - Filing deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC).
 
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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The primary includes the Democratic, Green, and Republican Parties.


2020 Election Calendar from the Ohio Secretary of State.

On 19 July 2020, Governor Michael "Mike" DeWine signed HB166 which sets the date of the primary to 17 March 2020: "Primary elections shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May of each year except in years in which a presidential primary election is held." [OH Revised Code 3501.01 (E)(1)] ... "In years in which a presidential primary election is held, all primary elections shall be held on the third Tuesday after the first Monday in March" ... [OH Revised Code 3501.01 (E)(2)].

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 18 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Sherrod Brown
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Sherrod Brown
FEC S6OH00163

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 (3)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Robert Jones "Rob" Portman
FEC S0OH00133
  Candidate Republican     Mark Pukita
FEC S2OH00287
  Candidate Libertarian     Dominic James LaCavera, Jr.
FEC S2OH00279

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Michael "Mike" DeWine
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. 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  Jon A. Husted
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Lieutenant Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
12 Republican (12 Undetermined);
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Steven J. "Steve" Chabot
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Nikki Foster
FEC H0OH01081; 30 Sep 19; Tot $170,053; Dsb $70,285
  Candidate Democratic     Meghan Pratschler
FEC H0OH01107
  Candidate Democratic     Kate Schroder
FEC H0OH01099; 30 Sep 19; Tot $387,068; Dsb $67,932
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steven J. "Steve" Chabot
FEC H8OH01043; 30 Sep 19; Tot $923,259; Dsb $238,181

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Brad R. Wenstrup
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brad R. Wenstrup
FEC H2OH02085; 30 Sep 19; Tot $641,522; Dsb $271,154

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Joyce B. Beatty
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Morgan Harper
FEC H0OH03103; 30 Sep 19; Tot $333,100; Dsb $94,241
  Candidate Republican     Andrew C. Littler
FEC H0OH03095
  Candidate Republican     Mark Francis Richardson
FEC H0OH03111

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  James D. "Jim" Jordan
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shannon Freshour
FEC H0OH04093; 30 Sep 19; Tot $7,053; Dsb $3,126
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Larsen
FEC H0OH04101
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey Alan Sites
FEC H0OH04085
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  James D. "Jim" Jordan
FEC H6OH04082; 30 Sep 19; Tot $2,419,945; Dsb $1,471,633

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
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 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Xavier "Mike" Carrigan
FEC H0OH05082
  Candidate Democratic     Nick Rubando
FEC H0OH05074; 30 Sep 19; Tot $51,926; Dsb $42,334
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert Edward "Bob" Latta
FEC H8OH05036; 30 Sep 19; Tot $533,577; Dsb $327,958

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Bill Johnson
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shawna Roberts
FEC H8OH06133; 30 Sep 19; Tot $168; Dsb $571
  Candidate Democratic     Pete Rosewicz
  Candidate Republican     Trent Henry
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Bill Johnson
FEC H0OH06189; 30 Sep 19; Tot $718,274; Dsb $288,076
  Candidate Republican     Kenneth F. Morgan, III
FEC H0OH06221; 30 Sep 19; Tot $736; Dsb $618

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs
FEC H0OH18077; 30 Sep 19; Tot $369,094; Dsb $64,569

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Warren Davidson
First elected: 7 June 2016 in a special election.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Matthew J. Guyette
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Warren Davidson
FEC H6OH08315; 30 Sep 19; Tot $350,834; Dsb $183,265

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur
First elected: 1982
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur
FEC H2OH09031; 30 Sep 19; Tot $369,623; Dsb $266,316
  Candidate Republican     Terry Vincent Crist
FEC H0OH09142

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael R. "Mike" Turner
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Desiree Tims
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael R. "Mike" Turner
FEC H2OH03067; 30 Sep 19; Tot $645,230; Dsb $217,012

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Marcia L. Fudge
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Marcia L. Fudge
FEC H8OH11141; 30 Sep 19; Tot $265,293; Dsb $176,038
  Candidate Republican     Laverne Gore
FEC H0OH11098
  Candidate Republican     Jonah Schulz
FEC H0OH11106
  Candidate Republican     Shalira Lisa Taylor
FEC H0OH11080
  Candidate Independent     James Jerome Bell
FEC H8OH11281

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William Troy "Troy" Balderson
First elected in a special election: 7 August 2018 (re: 15 January 2018 resignation of Congressman Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi (Republican).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer Ann "Jenny" Bell
FEC H0OH12161
  Candidate Democratic     Alaina Shearer
FEC H0OH12179
  Candidate Democratic     Benjamin Charles Weislogel
FEC H0OH12187
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William Troy "Troy" Balderson
FEC H8OH12180; 30 Sep 19; Tot $773,213; Dsb $304,485

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
4 April 2019: "I'm Running for President."
24 October 2019: "I'm announcing today that I am withdrawing from the Presidential campaign."
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan
4 April 2019: "I'm Running for President."
24 October 2019: "I'm announcing today that I am withdrawing from the Presidential campaign."

FEC H2OH17109; 30 Sep 19; Tot $147,078; Dsb $224,223
  Candidate Republican     Duane Hennen
FEC H0OH13193
  Candidate Republican     Louis George "Lou" Lyras
FEC H8OH13154; 30 Sep 19; Tot $15,771; Dsb $18,349
  Candidate Republican     Richard Morckel
FEC H6OH13240
  Candidate Republican     Robert John Santos
FEC H0OH13201

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David P. "Dave" Joyce
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hillary O'Connor "Toro" Mueri
FEC H0OH14084
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David P. "Dave" Joyce
FEC H2OH14064; 30 Sep 19; Tot $1,250,870; Dsb $442,054

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Steve E. Stivers
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel McArthur Kilgore
FEC H0OH15131
  Candidate Democratic     Joel Newby, III
FEC H0OH15149
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steve E. Stivers
FEC H8OH15076; 30 Sep 19; Tot $1,338,396; Dsb $325,997

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Anthony E. Gonzalez
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Secretary of State  Frank LaRose
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Attorney General  David A. "Dave" Yost
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Treasurer  Robert Cole Sprague
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Auditor  Keith Faber
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Auditor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 

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, 23 candidates
  Republican: 19 incumbents, 25 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)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
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.

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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  The Unity Party of Ohio
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