2018 Ohio elections

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The Ohio general elections, 2018, were held on November 6, 2018, throughout Ohio.

Federal[edit]

Senate[edit]

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown--the only elected Democratic statewide officeholder in Ohio as of July 2017[1]--won re-election to a third term, defeating Republican U.S. Representative Jim Renacci in the general election.[2]

House of Representatives[edit]

All of Ohio's 16 seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in 2018.

State[edit]

Governor and Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican governor John Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor are term-limited and cannot run for a third consecutive term.

Results[edit]

Ohio gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike DeWine / Jon A. Husted 2,231,917 50.4
Democratic Richard Cordray / Betty Sutton 2,067,847 46.7
Libertarian Travis Irvine / Todd Grayson 79,985 1.8
Green Constance Gadell-Newton / Brett R. Joseph 49,475 1.1
n/a Write-ins 358 0.0
Total votes 4,429,582 100.0
Republican hold

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine is term-limited and cannot run for a third term as attorney general. Dewine instead ran for governor.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]
Declined
  • Keith Faber, state representative and former Ohio Senate President (running for state auditor)[4][5][6]
Results[edit]
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Yost 642,717 100.0
Total votes 642,717 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]
Declined
Results[edit]
Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Dettelbach 510,741 100.0
Total votes 510,741 100.0

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]
Steve Dettelbach (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials
State Newspapers
Dave Yost (R)
Organizations
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce[13]
  • Ohio Society of CPAs[14]
Polling[edit]
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dave
Yost (R)
Steve
Dettelbach (D)
Undecided
Cygnal (R) October 30–31, 2018 503 ± 4.4% 46% 43% 12%
Baldwin Wallace University October 19–27, 2018 1,051 ± 3.8% 38% 40% 20%
Change Research (D-Innovation Ohio) August 31 – September 4, 2018 822 ± 3.0% 41% 37% 22%
Fallon Research May 21–25, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 41% 32% 27%
Results[edit]
Ohio Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Yost 2,272,440 52.2
Democratic Steve Dettelbach 2,084,593 47.8
Total votes 4,357,033 100.0
Republican hold

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted is term-limited and cannot run for a third term as secretary of state.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]
Withdrawn
Results[edit]
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank LaRose 606,697 100.0
Total votes 606,697 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]
Results[edit]
Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathleen Clyde 514,959 100.0
Total votes 514,959 100.0

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]
Kathleen Clyde (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials
State Newspapers
Frank LaRose (R)
Organizations
Polling[edit]
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Frank
LaRose (R)
Kathleen
Clyde (D)
Undecided
Baldwin Wallace University October 19–27, 2018 1,051 ± 3.8% 33% 39% 21%
Change Research (D-Innovation Ohio) August 31 – September 4, 2018 822 ± 3.0% 42% 40% 18%
Fallon Research May 21–25, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 32% 31% 37%
Public Policy Polling (D-ODP) April 25–26, 2018 770 ± 3.5% 40% 43% 17%
Results[edit]
Ohio Secretary of State election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank LaRose 2,210,356 50.7
Democratic Kathleen Clyde 2,049,944 47.0
Libertarian Dustin Nanna 103,392 2.4
Total votes 4,363,692 100.0
Republican hold

Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel is term-limited and cannot run for a third term as treasurer.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]
Withdrawn
Declined
  • Keith Faber, state representative and former Ohio Senate President (running for state auditor)[25][6]
Results[edit]
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Sprague 412,312 57.5
Republican Sandra O'Brian 304,540 42.5
Total votes 716,852 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]
Withdrawn
  • Neil Patel, president and chairman of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Federation of Indian Associations[27]
Declined
  • Jeremy Blake, Newark City Councilman (running for state representative)[28][29]
Results[edit]
Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Richardson 500,640 100.0
Total votes 500,640 100.0

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]
Robert Sprague (R)
Organizations
  • Ohio Society of CPAs[14]
State Newspapers
Polling[edit]
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Robert
Sprague (R)
Rob
Richardson (D)
Paul
Curry (G)
Undecided
Baldwin Wallace University October 19–27, 2018 1,051 ± 3.8% 36% 38% 22%
Change Research (D-Innovation Ohio) August 31 – September 4, 2018 822 ± 3.0% 41% 38% 21%
Fallon Research May 21–25, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 33% 30% 5% 32%
Results[edit]
Ohio State Treasurer election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Sprague 2,304,444 53.3
Democratic Rob Richardson 2,022,016 46.7
Total votes 4,326,460 100.0
Republican hold

Auditor[edit]

Incumbent Republican State Auditor Dave Yost is term-limited and cannot run for a third term as auditor.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]
Declined
Results[edit]
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Faber 611,729 100.0
Total votes 611,729 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]
Failed to qualify for the ballot
Results[edit]
Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zack Space 508,131 100
Total votes 508,131 100

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]
Zack Space (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials
U.S. Representatives
State senators
State Newspapers
Keith Faber (R)
Organizations
  • Ohio Society of CPAs[38]
Polling[edit]
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Zack
Space (D)
Keith
Faber (R)
Undecided
Baldwin Wallace University October 19–27, 2018 1,051 ± 3.8% 32% 40% 22%
Change Research (D-Innovation Ohio) August 31 – September 4, 2018 822 ± 3.0% 40% 37% 23%
Fallon Research May 21–25, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 32% 35% 33%
Results[edit]
Ohio State Auditor election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Faber 2,152,769 49.7
Democratic Zach Space 2,006,204 46.3
Libertarian Robert Coogan 175,790 4.1
Total votes 4,334,763 100.0
Republican hold

General Assembly[edit]

Senate[edit]

The 17 odd-numbered districts out of 33 seats in the Ohio Senate are up for election in 2018. Nine of these seats are currently held by Republicans, seven are held by Democrats, and one is vacant.

Senatorial district Incumbent This race
District Senator Party First
elected
Incumbent status Candidates
1 Robert McColley Republican 2017 (appointed) Running Adam Papin (Democratic)[39] 27%

Robert McColley (Republican)[40] 73%

3 Kevin Bacon Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Tina Maharath (Democratic)[40] 50.3% 66,438

Anne Gonzales (Republican)[40] 49.7% 65,733

5 Bill Beagle Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Paul Bradley (Democratic)[41]
47%

Steve Huffman (Republican)[42] 53%

7 Steve Wilson Republican 2017 (appointed) Running Sara Bitter (Democratic)[41] 38%

Steve Wilson (Republican)[43] 62%

9 Cecil Thomas Democratic 2014 Running Cecil Thomas (Democratic)[40] 76%

Tom Chandler (Republican) 24%

11 Edna Brown Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Teresa Fedor (Democratic)[44] 69%

Ernest McCarthy (Republican)[40] 31%

13 Gayle Manning Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Sharon Sweda (Democratic)[40] 44%

Nathan Manning (Republican)[40] 53% Homer Taft (Libertarian) 3%

15 Charleta Tavares Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Hearcel Craig (Democratic)[45] 82%

Jordan Garcea (Republican)[40] 18%

17 Bob Peterson Republican 2012 (appointed) Running Scott Dailey (Democratic)[46] 30%

Bob Peterson (Republican)[40] 70%

19 Kris Jordan Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Louise Valentine (Democratic)[47] 49%

Andrew Brenner (Republican)[48] 51%

21 Sandra Williams Democratic 2014 Running Sandra Williams (Democratic)[40] 88%

Thomas Pekarek (Republican) 12%

23 Michael J. Skindell Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Nickie Antonio (Democratic)[49] 65%

Steve Flores (Republican) 35%

25 Kenny Yuko Democratic 2014 Running Kenny Yuko (Democratic)[40] 75%

William Faehnrich (Republican) 25%

27 Frank LaRose Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited; running for secretary of state)[15] Adam VanHo (Democratic)[50] 41%

Kristina Roegner (Republican)[40] 59%

29 Scott Oelslager Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Lauren Friedman (Democratic)[51] 40%

Kirk Schuring (Republican)[40] 60%

31 Jay Hottinger Republican 2014 Running Melinda Miller (Democratic)[52] 33%

Jay Hottinger (Republican)[40] 67%

33 Joe Schiavoni Democratic 2009 (appointed) Not running (term-limited; running for governor)[10] Republican Gain John Boccieri (Democratic)[53]
Michael Rulli (Republican)[54] 47.5%

Michael Rulli (Republican) 52.5%

House of Representatives[edit]

All 99 seats in the Ohio House of Representatives are up for election in 2018. 65 of these seats are currently held by Republicans, 33 are held by Democrats, and one seat is vacant.

House district Incumbent This race
District Representative Party First
elected
Incumbent status Candidates
1 Scott Wiggam Republican 2016 Running Kevin Barnet (Democratic)[55] 29%

Scott Wiggam (Republican)[40] 66%

2 Mark Romanchuk Republican 2012 Running Lane Winters (Democratic)[56] 30%

Mark Romanchuk (Republican)[40] 68%

3 Theresa Gavarone Republican 2016 (appointed) Running Daniel Gordon (Democratic)[57] 38%

Theresa Gavarone (Republican)[40] 62%

4 Robert R. Cupp Republican 2014 Running Tristam Cheeseman (Democratic) 27%

Robert R. Cupp (Republican)[40] 73%

5 Tim Ginter Republican 2014 Running John Dyce (Democratic)[58] 30%

Tim Ginter (Republican)[40] 70%

6 Marlene Anielski Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Democratic Gain Phil Robinson (Democratic)[59] 51%

Jim Trakas (Republican)[40] 49%

7 Tom Patton Republican 2016 Running Aziz Ahmed (Democratic)[60]
39%

Tom Patton (Republican)[61] 61%

8 Kent Smith Democratic 2014 Running Kent Smith (Democratic)[40] 100%
9 Janine Boyd Democratic 2014 Running Janine Boyd (Democratic)[40] 88%

Joe Miller (Republican)[40] 12%

10 Bill Patmon Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Terrence Upchurch (Democratic)[40] 100%
11 Stephanie Howse Democratic 2014 Running Stephanie Howse (Democratic)[40] 87%

Shalira Taylor (Republican) 13%

12 John E. Barnes, Jr. Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Juanita Brent (Democratic)[40] 100%
13 Nickie Antonio Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Mike Skindell (Democratic)[62] 78%

Jay Carson (Republican)[40] 22%

14 Martin J. Sweeney Democratic 2014 Not running (running for Ohio Senate) Bride Sweeney (Democratic)[63] 72%

Ryan McClain (Libertarian) 28%

15 Nicholas J. Celebrezze Democratic 2012 (appointed) Running Jeffrey Crossman (Democratic) 56%

Kevin Kussmaul (Republican) 44%

16 David Greenspan Republican 2016 Running Cassimir Svigeli (Democratic)[40] 46%

David Greenspan (Republican)[40] 54%

17 Adam Miller Democratic 2016 Running Adam Miller (Democratic)[40] 60%

John Rush (Republican)[40] 40%

18 Kristin Boggs Democratic 2016 (appointed) Running Kristin Boggs (Democratic)[40] 80%

David Todd (Republican)[40] 20%

19 Anne Gonzales Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Mary Lightbody (Democratic)[40] 55%

Tim Barhorst (Republican)[40] 45%

20 Richard Brown Democratic 2017 (appointed) Running Richard Brown (Democratic)[40] 58%

Bobby Mitchell (Republican)[40] 42%

21 Mike Duffey Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Beth Liston (Democratic)[64]
Stu Harris (Republican)[40] 57%

Stu Harris (Republican) 43%

22 David J. Leland Democratic 2014 Running David J. Leland (Democratic)[40] 73%

Doug Moody (Republican) 27%

23 Laura Lanese Republican 2016 Running Russell Harris (Democratic)[40] 44%

Laura Lanese (Republican)[40] 56%

24 Jim Hughes Republican 2016 Not running (running for Court of Common Pleas)[65] Democratic Gain Allison Russo (Democratic)[64] 57%

Erik Yassenof (Republican)[40] 43%

25 Bernadine Kent Democratic 2016 Running Bernadine Kent (Democratic)[40] 84%

Debbie Staggs (Republican)[40] 16%

26 Hearcel Craig Democratic 2014 Not running (running for Ohio Senate)[66] Erica Crawley (Democratic)[40] 82%

Shareeque Sadiq (Republican)[40] 15% Steve Dodge (Green) 2%

27 Tom Brinkman Republican 2014 Running Christine Fisher (Democratic)[67] 46%

Tom Brinkman (Republican)[40] 54%

28 Jonathan Dever Republican 2014 Running Jessica Miranda (Democratic)[68] 50%
Jonathan Dever (Republican)[40] 50%
29 Louis Blessing Republican 2012 Running Carrie Davis (Democratic)[67] 35%

Louis Blessing (Republican)[40] 65%

30 Bill Seitz Republican 2016 Running Clayton Adams (Democratic)[69] 30%

Bill Seitz (Republican)[40] 70%

31 Brigid Kelly Democratic 2016 Running Brigid Kelly (Democratic)[40] 100%
32 Catherine Ingram Democratic 2016 Running Catherine Ingram (Democratic)[40] 79%

Marilyn Tunnat (Republican)[40] 21%

33 Alicia Reece Democratic 2010 (appointed) Not running (term-limited) Sedrick Denson (Democratic)[70] 75%

Judith Boyce (Republican) 25%

34 Emilia Sykes Democratic 2014 Running Emilia Sykes (Democratic)[40] 78%

Josh Sines (Republican)[40] 22%

35 Tavia Galonski Democratic 2014 Running Tavia Galonski (Democratic)[40] 61%

Osita Obierika (Republican)[40] 34% Kevin Fay (Green) 5%

36 Anthony DeVitis Republican 2011 (appointed) Running Tim Piatt (Democratic)[71] 45%
Anthony DeVittis (Republican)[40] 55%
37 Kristina Roegner Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Democratic Gain Casey Weinstein (Democratic)[72] 51%

Mike Rasor (Republican)[40] 49%

38 Marilyn Slaby Republican 2012 (appointed) Not running (retiring) Elliot Kolkovich (Democratic)[73] 43%

Bill Roemer (Republican)[40] 57%

39 Fred Strahorn Democratic 2012 Running Fred Strahorn (Democratic)[40] 100%
40 Michael Henne Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Ryan Taylor (Democratic)[40] 38%

Phil Plummer (Republican)[40] 62%

41 Jim Butler Republican 2011 (appointed) Running John McManus (Democratic)[74] 45%

Jim Butler (Republican)[40] 55%

42 Niraj Antani Republican 2014 (appointed) Running Zach Dickerson (Democratic)[75] 40%
Niraj Antani (Republican)[40] 60%
43 Jeff Rezabek Republican 2014 Not running (running for Judge)[76] Dan Foley (Democratic)[76] 49%

Todd Smith (Republican)[40] 51%

44 Michael Ashford Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Paula Hicks-Hudson (Democratic)[77]
Kenneth Cousino (Republican)[40] 100%
45 Teresa Fedor Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Lisa Sobecki (Democratic)[78] 64%

David Davenport (Republican)[40] 36%

46 Michael Sheehy Democratic 2013 (appointed) Running Michael Sheehy (Democratic)[40] 100%
47 Derek Merrin Republican 2016 (appointed) Running Gary Newnham (Democratic)[78] 42%

Derek Merrin (Republican)[40] 58%

48 Kirk Schuring Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Lorraine Wilburn (Democratic)[79] 36%

Scott Oelslager (Republican)[40] 64%

49 Thomas West Democratic 2016 Running Thomas West (Democratic)[40] 58%

James Haavisto (Republican)[40] 42%

50 Christina Hagan Republican 2011 (appointed) Not running (running for U.S. Representative)[80] Cassie Gabelt (Democratic)[81] 34%
Reggie Stoltzfus (Republican)[82] 64%
51 Wes Retherford Republican 2012 Not running (defeated in primary)[40] Susan Vaughn (Democratic)[83] 40%

Sara Carruthers (Republican)[40] 60%

52 George Lang Republican 2017 (appointed) Running Kathy Wyenandt (Democratic)[84] 41%

George Lang (Republican)[40] 59%

53 Candice Keller Republican 2016 (appointed) Running Rebecca Howard (Democratic)[85] 36%

Candice Keller (Republican)[40] 64%

54 Paul Zeltwanger Republican 2014 Running Nikki Foster (Democratic)[86] 39%

Paul Zeltwanger (Republican)[40] 61%

55 Nathan Manning Republican 2014 Not running (running for Ohio Senate) Kelly Kraus Mencke (Democratic)[87] 45%

Gayle Manning (Republican)[40] 55%

56 Dan Ramos Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Joe Miller (Democratic)[87] 63%

Rob Weber (Republican) 37%

57 Dick Stein Republican 2016 Running James Johnson (Democratic)[87] 37%

Dick Stein (Republican)[40] 63%

58 Michele Lepore-Hagan Democratic 2014 Running Michele Lepore-Hagan (Democratic)[40] 70%

David Simon (Republican)[40] 30%

59 John Boccieri Democratic 2015 (appointed) Not running (running for state senator)[53] Republican Gain Eric Ungaro (Democratic)[88] 49.6%

Don Manning (Republican)[40] 50.4%

60 John Rogers Democratic 2012 Running John Rogers (Democratic)[40] 54%

Mike Zuren (Republican) 46%

61 Ron Young Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Rick Walker (Democratic)[89] 40%

Jamie Callender (Republican)[40] 60%

62 Scott Lipps Republican 2016 Running Jim Staton (Democratic)[86] 26%

Scott Lipps (Republican)[40] 74%

63 Glenn Holmes Democratic 2016 Running Glenn Holmes (Democratic)[40] 56%

Jim Hughes (Republican)[40] 44%

64 Michael O'Brien Democratic 2014 Running Michael O'Brien (Democratic)[40] 55%

Martha Yoder (Republican)[40] 45%

65 John Becker Republican 2012 Running Patricia Lawrence (Democratic)[40] 33%

John Becker (Republican)[40] 67%

66 Doug Green Republican 2012 Running Jeff Richards (Democratic)[40] 25%

Doug Green (Republican)[40] 75%

67 Andrew Brenner Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited; running for state senator)[48] Cory Hoffman (Democratic)[90] 44%

Kris Jordan (Republican)[40] 56%

68 Rick Carfagna Republican 2016 Running Kathleen Tate (Democratic)[40] 34%

Rick Carfagna (Republican)[40] 64% Patrick Glasgow (Libertarian) 2%

69 Steve Hambley Republican 2014 Running Carol Brenstuhl (Democratic)[40] 36%

Steve Hambley (Republican)[40] 64%

70 Darrell Kick Republican 2016 Running Steve Johnson (Democratic)[40] 35%

Darrell Kick (Republican)[40] 65%

71 Scott Ryan Republican 2014 Running Jeremy Blake (Democratic)[91] 38%

Scott Ryan (Republican)[40] 62%

72 Larry Householder Republican 2016 Running Tyler Shipley (Democratic)[92] 31%

Larry Householder (Republican)[40] 69%

73 Rick Perales Republican 2012 Running Kim McCarthy (Democratic)[40] 40%

Rick Perales (Republican)[40] 60%

74 Bill Dean Republican 2016 (appointed) Running Anne Gorman (Democratic)[40] 32%

Bill Dean (Republican)[40] 68%

75 Kathleen Clyde Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited; running for secretary of state)[18] Randi Clites (Democratic)[93] 52%
Jim Lutz (Republican)[93]
Austin Bashore (write-in) (Green)[93][94] 48%
76 Sarah LaTourette Republican 2014 Running John Kennedy (Democratic)[93] 38%

Sarah LaTourette (Republican)[40] 62%

77 Tim Schaffer Republican 2014 Running Brett Pransky (Democratic)[40] 36%

Tim Schaffer (Republican)[40] 62% Kryssi Wichers (Libertarian) 2%

78 Ron Hood Republican 2012 Running Amber Daniels (Democratic)[40] 32%

Ron Hood (Republican)[40] 68%

79 Kyle Koehler Republican 2014 Running Amanda Finfrock (Democratic)[40] 40%

Kyle Koehler (Republican)[40] 60%

80 Steve Huffman Republican 2014 Not running (running for state senator)[42] Scott Zimmerman (Democratic)[86] 25%

Jena Powell (Republican)[40] 75%

81 James Hoops Republican 2014 Running Janet Breneman (Democratic)[40] 25%

James Hoops (Republican) 75%

82 Craig Riedel Republican 2016 Running Aden Baker (Democratic)[95] 26%

Craig Riedel (Republican)[40] 74%

83 Robert Sprague Republican 2011 (appointed) Not running (running for treasurer)[22] Mary Harshfield (Democratic)[40] 31%

Jon Cross (Republican)[40] 69%

84 Keith Faber Republican 2016 Not running (running for auditor)[6] Joseph Monbeck (Democratic)[40] 18%

Susan Manchester (Republican)[40] 82%

85 Nino Vitale Republican 2014 Running Garrett Baldwin (Democratic)[40] 27%

Nino Vitale (Republican)[40] 73%

86 Dorothy Pelanda Republican 2011 (appointed) Not running (running for secretary of state)[16] Glenn Coble (Democratic)[40] 28%

Tracy Richardson (Republican) 69% Taylor Hoffman (Libertarian) 3%

87 Riordan McClain Republican 2018 (Appointed) Mary Pierce-Broadwater (Democratic)[40] 27%

Riordan McClain (Republican)[40] 73%

88 Bill Reineke Republican 2014 Running Rachel Crooks (Democratic)[96] 34%

Bill Reineke (Republican)[40] 66%

89 Steve Arndt Republican 2015 (appointed) Running Joe Helle (Democratic)[97] 35%

Steve Arndt (Republican)[40] 35%

90 Terry Johnson Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Adrienne Buckler (Democratic)[40] 39%

Brian Baldridge (Republican)[40] 61%

91 Shane Wilkin Republican 2018 (appointed) Running Justin Grimes (Democratic)[40] 26%

Shane Wilkin (Republican)[40] 74%

92 Gary Scherer Republican 2012 (appointed) Running Beth Workman (Democratic)[40]

Gary Scherer (Republican)[40]

93 Ryan Smith Republican 2012 (appointed) Running Jim Rumley (Democratic)[40] 36%

Ryan Smith (Republican)[40] 64%

94 Jay Edwards Republican 2016 Running Taylor Sappington (Democratic)[98] 42%

Jay Edwards (Republican)[40] 58%

95 Andy Thompson Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Dan Milleson (Democratic)[99] 34%

Don Jones (Republican)[40] 66%

96 Jack Cera Democratic 2011 (appointed) Running Jack Cera (Democratic)[40] 100%
97 Brian Hill Republican 2011 (appointed) Running Kristine Geis (Democratic)[40] 32%

Brian Hill (Republican)[40] 68%

98 Al Landis Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Jeremiah Johnson (Democratic)[40] 32%

Brett Hillyer (Republican)[40] 68%

99 John Patterson Democratic 2012 Running John Patterson (Democratic)[40] 53%

Michael Pircio (Republican)[40] 47%

Judiciary[edit]

Supreme Court[edit]

While judicial races in Ohio are technically non-partisan (party affiliations are not listed on the ballot), candidates run in party primaries. Terms are six years, and justices may run for re-election an unlimited number of times before their 70th birthday.

Incumbent This race
Justice Party First
elected
Incumbent status Candidates
Terrence O'Donnell Republican[a] 2003 (appointed) Not running
(mandatory retirement age reached)
Michael P. Donnelly
Craig Baldwin
Mary DeGenaro Republican[a] 2018 (appointed) Running Melody J Stewart
Mary DeGenaro
Supreme Court Seat 1 (O'Donnell seat)[edit]
Democratic primary[edit]
Candidates
Results[edit]
Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Donnelly 501,831 100.0
Total votes 501,831 100.0
Republican primary[edit]
Candidates
  • Craig Baldwin, Ohio Fifth District of Appeals judge
Results[edit]
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Yost 642,717 100.0
Total votes 642,717 100.0
General election[edit]
Results[edit]
Ohio Supreme Court Seat 1 election, 2018[b]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Donnelly 2,170,227 61.0
Republican Craig Baldwin 1,385,435 39.0
Total votes 3,555,662 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican
Supreme Court Seat 2 (DeGenaro seat)[edit]
General Election Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Melody Stewart[b] 1,803,277 52
Nonpartisan Mary DeGenaro (incumbent)[c] 1,630,977 48
Total votes 3,434,254 100
  1. ^ a b Officially nonpartisan
  2. ^ a b Nominees are nominated by party primaries, but in general election, it is officially nonpartisan.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference SCOOH-R was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

Court of Appeals[edit]

The Ohio District Courts of Appeals consists of 69 judges in 12 districts. Judges serve a 6-year term. Approximately 1/3 of these positions will be up for election in 2018.

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Official campaign websites for attorney general candidates
Official campaign websites for secretary of state candidates
Official campaign websites for treasurer candidates
Official campaign websites for auditor candidates