Ohio elections, 2018

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

United States Senate[edit]

Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown is eligible for re-election in 2018.

United States House of Representatives[edit]

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

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.

Attorney General[edit]

Ohio Attorney General election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →

  Dave Yost, Sept 15, 2014 (cropped).jpg Steven M. Dettelbach (cropped).jpg
Nominee Dave Yost Steven Dettelbach
Party Republican Democratic

Attorney General before election

Mike DeWine
Republican

Elected Attorney General

TBD

Incumbent Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine is term-limited and cannot run for a third term as attorney general. He is currently the Republican nominee for Governor.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee
Declined
  • Keith Faber, State Representative and former Ohio Senate President (running for State Auditor)[2][3][4]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Yost 636,877 100
Total votes 636,877 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee
Declined

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Dettelbach 504,244 100
Total votes 504,244 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Steve
Dettelbach (D)
Dave
Yost (R)
Other Undecided
Fallon Research May 21–25, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 32% 41% 27%

Secretary of State[edit]

Ohio Secretary of State election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →

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Nominee Frank LaRose Kathleen Clyde
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent Secretary of State

Jon Husted
Republican



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]

Nominee
Withdrawn

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank LaRose 601,185 100
Total votes 601,185 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathleen Clyde 508,396 100
Total votes 508,396 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kathleen
Clyde (D)
Frank
LaRose (R)
Other Undecided
Fallon Research May 21–25, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 31% 32% 37%
PPP/Ohio Democratic Party April 25–26, 2018 770 ± 3.5% 43% 40% 17%

Treasurer[edit]

Ohio State Treasurer election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →

 
Nominee Robert Sprague Rob Richardson, Jr.
Party Republican Democratic

State Treasurer before election

Josh Mandel
Republican

Elected State Treasurer

TBD

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

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee
Defeated in primary
Withdrawn
Declined
  • Keith Faber, State Representative and former Ohio Senate President (running for State Auditor)[18][4]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Sprague 408,487 57.52%
Republican Sandra O'Brian 301,652 42.48%
Total votes 710,139 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee
Withdrawn
  • Neil Patel, president and chairman of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Federation of Indian Associations[20]
Declined
  • Jeremy Blake, Newark City Councilman (running for State Representative)[21][22]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Richardson 494,273 100
Total votes 494,273 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rob
Richardson (D)
Robert
Sprague (R)
Paul
Curry (G)
Other Undecided
Fallon Research May 21–25, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 30% 33% 5% 32%

Auditor[edit]

Ohio State Auditor election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →

  x150px Zack Space, official 110th Congress photo (cropped).jpg
Nominee Keith Faber Zack Space
Party Republican Democratic

State Auditor before election

Dave Yost
Republican

Elected State Auditor

TBD

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

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee
Declined

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Faber 606,182 100
Total votes 606,182 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee
Failed to qualify for the ballot

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zack Space 501,670 100
Total votes 501,670 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Zack
Space (D)
Keith
Faber (R)
Other Undecided
Fallon Research May 21–25, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 35% 32% 33%

State legislative branch[edit]

Ohio 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)[28]Robert McColley (Republican)[29]
3 Kevin Bacon Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Tina Maharath (Democratic)[29]

Anne Gonzales (Republican)[29]

5 Bill Beagle Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Paul Bradley (Democratic)[30]
Steve Huffman (Republican)[31]
7 Steve Wilson Republican 2017 (appointed) Running Sara Bitter (Democratic)[30]Steve Wilson (Republican)[32]
9 Cecil Thomas Democratic 2014 Running Cecil Thomas (Democratic)[29]
11 Edna Brown Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Teresa Fedor (Democratic)[33]Ernest McCarthy (Republican)[29]
13 Gayle Manning Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Sharon Sweda (Democratic)[29]

Nathan Manning (Republican)[29]

15 Charleta Tavares Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Hearcel Craig (Democratic)[34]Jordan Garcea (Republican)[29]
17 Bob Peterson Republican 2012 (appointed) Running Scott Dailey (Democratic)[35]Bob Peterson (Republican)[29]
19 Kris Jordan Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Louise Valentine (Democratic)[36]Andrew Brenner (Republican)[37]
21 Sandra Williams Democratic 2014 Running Sandra Williams (Democratic)[29]
23 Michael J. Skindell Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Nickie Antonio (Democratic) [38]
25 Kenny Yuko Democratic 2014 Running Kenny Yuko (Democratic)[29]
27 Frank LaRose Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited; running for Secretary of State)[9] Adam VanHo (Democratic) [39]Kristina Roegner (Republican)[29]
29 Scott Oelslager Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Lauren Friedman (Democratic)[40]Kirk Schuring (Republican)[29]
31 Jay Hottinger Republican 2014 Running Melinda Miller (Democratic)[41]Jay Hottinger (Republican)[29]
33 Joe Schiavoni Democratic 2009 (appointed) Not running (term-limited; running for Governor)[7] John Boccieri (Democratic)[42]
Michael Rulli (Republican)[43]

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

All 99 seats in the Ohio House of Representatives are up for election in 2018. Sixty five of these seats are currently held by Republicans, thirty three 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)[44]Scott Wiggam (Republican)[29]
2 Mark Romanchuk Republican 2012 Running Lane Winters (Democratic)[45]Mark Romanchuk (Republican)[29]
3 Theresa Gavarone Republican 2016 (appointed) Running Daniel Gordon (Democratic)[46]Theresa Gavarone (Republican)[29]
4 Robert R. Cupp Republican 2014 Running Tristam Cheeseman (Democratic)

Robert R. Cupp (Republican)[29]

5 Tim Ginter Republican 2014 Running John Dyce (Democratic)[47]Tim Ginter (Republican)[29]
6 Marlene Anielski Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Phil Robinson (Democratic)[48]Jim Trakas (Republican)[29]
7 Tom Patton Republican 2016 Running Aziz Ahmed (Democratic)[49]
Tom Patton (Republican)[50]
8 Kent Smith Democratic 2014 Running Kent Smith (Democratic)[29]
9 Janine Boyd Democratic 2014 Running Janine Boyd (Democratic)[29]

Joe Miller (Republican)[29]

10 Bill Patmon Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Terrence Upchurch (Democratic)[29]
11 Stephanie Howse Democratic 2014 Running Stephanie Howse (Democratic)[29]
12 John E. Barnes, Jr. Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Juanita Brent (Democratic)[29]
13 Nickie Antonio Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Mike Skindell (Democratic)[51]Jay Carson (Republican)[29]
14 Martin J. Sweeney Democratic 2014 Not running (running for Ohio Senate) Bride Sweeney (Democratic)[52]
15 Nicholas J. Celebrezze Democratic 2012 (appointed) Running Nicholas J. Celebrezze (Democratic)[29]
16 David Greenspan Republican 2016 Running Cassimir Svigeli (Democratic)[29]

David Greenspan (Republican)[29]

17 Adam Miller Democratic 2016 Running Adam Miller (Democratic)[29]

John Rush (Republican)[29]

18 Kristin Boggs Democratic 2016 (appointed) Running Kristin Boggs (Democratic)[29]

David Todd (Republican)[29]

19 Anne Gonzales Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Mary Lightbody (Democratic)[29]

Tim Barhorst (Republican)[29]

20 Richard Brown Democratic 2017 (appointed) Running Richard Brown (Democratic)[29]

Bobby Mitchell (Republican)[29]

21 Mike Duffey Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Beth Liston (Democratic)[53]
Stu Harris (Republican)[29]
22 David J. Leland Democratic 2014 Running David J. Leland (Democratic)[29]

Doug Moody (Republican)

23 Laura Lanese Republican 2016 Running Russell Harris (Democratic)[29]

Laura Lanese (Republican)[29]

24 Jim Hughes Republican 2016 Not running (running for Court of Common Pleas)[54] Allison Russo (Democratic)[53]Erik Yassenof (Republican)[29]
25 Bernadine Kent Democratic 2016 Running Bernadine Kent (Democratic)[29]

Debbie Staggs (Republican)[29]

26 Hearcel Craig Democratic 2014 Not running (running for Ohio Senate)[55] Erica Crawley (Democratic)[29]

Shareeque Sadiq (Republican)[29]

27 Tom Brinkman Republican 2014 Running Christine Fisher (Democratic)[56]Tom Brinkman (Republican)[29]
28 Jonathan Dever Republican 2014 Running Jessica Miranda (Democratic)[57]
Jonathan Dever (Republican)[29]
29 Louis Blessing Republican 2012 Running Carrie Davis (Democratic)[58]Louis Blessing (Republican)[29]
30 Bill Seitz Republican 2016 Running Clayton Adams (Democratic)[59]Bill Seitz (Republican)[29]
31 Brigid Kelly Democratic 2016 Running Brigid Kelly (Democratic)[29]
32 Catherine Ingram Democratic 2016 Running Catherine Ingram (Democratic)[29]

Marilyn Tunnat (Republican)[29]

33 Alicia Reece Democratic 2010 (appointed) Not running (term-limited) Sedrick Denson (Democratic)[60]
34 Emilia Sykes Democratic 2014 Running Emilia Sykes (Democratic)[29]

Josh Sines (Republican)[29]

35 Tavia Galonski Democratic 2014 Running Tavia Galonski (Democratic)[29]

Ostia Obierika (Republican)[29]

36 Anthony DeVitis Republican 2011 (appointed) Running Tim Piatt (Democratic)[61]
Anthony DeVittis (Republican)[29]
37 Kristina Roegner Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Casey Weinstein (Democratic)[62]Mike Rasor (Republican)[29]
38 Marilyn Slaby Republican 2012 (appointed) Not running (retiring) Elliot Kolkovich (Democratic)[63]Bill Roemer (Republican)[29]
39 Fred Strahorn Democratic 2012 Running Fred Strahorn (Democratic)[29]
40 Michael Henne Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Ryan Taylor (Democratic)[29]

Phil Plummer (Republican)[29]

41 Jim Butler Republican 2011 (appointed) Running John McManus (Democratic)[64]Jim Butler (Republican)[29]
42 Niraj Antani Republican 2014 (appointed) Running Zach Dickerson (Democratic)[65]
Niraj Antani (Republican)[29]
43 Jeff Rezabek Republican 2014 Not running (running for Judge)[66] Dan Foley (Democratic)[66]Todd Smith (Republican)[29]
44 Michael Ashford Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Paula Hicks-Hudson (Democratic)[67]
Kenneth Cousino (Republican)[29]
45 Teresa Fedor Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Lisa Sobecki (Democratic)[68]David Davenport (Republican)[29]
46 Michael Sheehy Democratic 2013 (appointed) Running Michael Sheehy (Democratic)[29]
47 Derek Merrin Republican 2016 (appointed) Running Gary Newnham (Democratic)[68]Derek Merrin (Republican)[29]
48 Kirk Schuring Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Lorraine Wilburn (Democratic)[69]Scott Oelslager (Republican)[29]
49 Thomas West Democratic 2016 Running Thomas West (Democratic)[29]

James Haavisto (Republican)[29]

50 Christina Hagan Republican 2011 (appointed) Not running (running for U.S. Representative)[70] Cassie Gabelt (Democratic)[71]
Reggie Stoltzfus (Republican)[72]
51 Wes Retherford Republican 2012 Not running (defeated in primary)[29] Susan Vaughn (Democratic)[73]Sara Carruthers (Republican)[29]
52 George Lang Republican 2017 (appointed) Running Kathy Wyenandt (Democratic)[74]George Lang (Republican)[29]
53 Candice Keller Republican 2016 (appointed) Running Rebecca Howard (Democratic)[75]Candice Keller (Republican)[29]
54 Paul Zeltwanger Republican 2014 Running Nikki Foster (Democratic)[76]Paul Zeltwanger (Republican)[29]
55 Nathan Manning Republican 2014 Not running (running for Ohio Senate) Kelly Kraus Mencke (Democratic)[77]Gayle Manning (Republican)[29]
56 Dan Ramos Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited) Joe Miller (Democratic)[77]Rob Weber (Republican)
57 Dick Stein Republican 2016 Running James Johnson (Democratic)[77]Dick Stein (Republican)[29]
58 Michele Lepore-Hagan Democratic 2014 Running Michele Lepore-Hagan (Democratic)[29]

David Simon (Republican)[29]

59 John Boccieri Democratic 2015 (appointed) Not running (running for State Senator)[42] Eric Ungaro (Democratic)[78]Don Manning (Republican)[29]
60 John Rogers Democratic 2012 Running John Rogers (Democratic)[29]
61 Ron Young Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Rick Walker (Democratic)[79]Jamie Callender (Republican)[29]
62 Scott Lipps Republican 2016 Running Jim Staton (Democratic)[76]Scott Lipps (Republican)[29]
63 Glenn Holmes Democratic 2016 Running Glenn Holmes (Democratic)[29]

Jim Hughes (Republican)[29]

64 Michael O'Brien Democratic 2014 Running Michael O'Brien (Democratic)[29]

Martha Yoder (Republican)[29]

65 John Becker Republican 2012 Running Patricia Lawrence (Democratic)[29]

John Becker (Republican)[29]

66 Doug Green Republican 2012 Running Jeff Richards (Democratic)[29]

Doug Green (Republican)[29]

67 Andrew Brenner Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited; running for State Senator)[37] Cory Hoffman (Democratic)[80]Kris Jordan (Republican)[29]
68 Rick Carfagna Republican 2016 Running Kathleen Tate (Democratic)[29]

Rick Carfagna (Republican)[29]

69 Steve Hambley Republican 2014 Running Carol Brenstuhl (Democratic)[29]

Steve Hambley (Republican)[29]

70 Darrell Kick Republican 2016 Running Steve Johnson (Democratic)[29]

Darrell Kick (Republican)[29]

71 Scott Ryan Republican 2014 Running Jeremy Blake (Democratic)[81]Scott Ryan (Republican)[29]
72 Larry Householder Republican 2016 Running Tyler Shipley (Democratic)[82]Larry Householder (Republican)[29]
73 Rick Perales Republican 2012 Running Kim McCarthy (Democratic)[29]

Rick Perales (Republican)[29]

74 Bill Dean Republican 2016 (appointed) Running Anne Gorman (Democratic)[29]

Bill Dean (Republican)[29]

75 Kathleen Clyde Democratic 2010 Not running (term-limited; running for Secretary of State)[12] Randi Clites (Democratic)[83]
Jim Lutz (Republican)[83]
76 Sarah LaTourette Republican 2014 Running John Kennedy (Democratic)[83]Sarah LaTourette (Republican)[29]
77 Tim Schaffer Republican 2014 Running Brett Pransky (Democratic)[29]

Tim Schaffer (Republican)[29]

78 Ron Hood Republican 2012 Running Amber Daniels (Democratic)[29]

Ron Hood (Republican)[29]

79 Kyle Koehler Republican 2014 Running Amanda Finfrock (Democratic)[29]

Kyle Koehler (Republican)[29]

80 Steve Huffman Republican 2014 Not running (running for State Senator)[31] Scott Zimmerman (Democratic)[76]Jena Powell (Republican)[29]
81 James Hoops Republican 2014 Running Janet Breneman (Democratic)[29]

James Hoops (Republican)

82 Craig Riedel Republican 2016 Running Aden Baker (Democratic)[84]Craig Riedel (Republican)[29]
83 Robert Sprague Republican 2011 (appointed) Not running (running for Treasurer)[13] Mary Harshfield (Democratic)[29]

Jon Cross (Republican)[29]

84 Keith Faber Republican 2016 Not running (running for Auditor)[4] Joseph Monbeck (Democratic)[29]

Susan Manchester (Republican)[29]

85 Nino Vitale Republican 2014 Running Garrett Baldwin (Democratic)

[29]

Nino Vitale (Republican)[29]

86 Dorothy Pelanda Republican 2011 (appointed) Not running (running for Secretary of State)[10] Glenn Coble (Democratic)[29]

Tracy Richardson (Republican)

87 Riordan McClain Republican 2018 (Appointed) Mary Pierce-Broadwater (Democratic)[29]

Riordan McClain (Republican)[29]

88 Bill Reineke Republican 2014 Running Rachel Crooks (Democratic)[85]Bill Reineke (Republican)[29]
89 Steve Arndt Republican 2015 (appointed) Running Joe Helle (Democratic)[86]Steve Arndt (Republican)[29]
90 Terry Johnson Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Adrienne Buckler (Democratic)[29]

Brian Baldridge (Republican)[29]

91 Shane Wilkin Republican 2018 (appointed) Running Justin Grimes (Democratic)[29]

Shane Wilkin (Republican)[29]

92 Gary Scherer Republican 2012 (appointed) Running Beth Workman (Democratic)[29]

Gary Scherer (Republican)[29]

93 Ryan Smith Republican 2012 (appointed) Running Jim Rumley (Democratic)[29]

Ryan Smith (Republican)[29]

94 Jay Edwards Republican 2016 Running Taylor Sappington (Democratic)[87]Jay Edwards (Republican)[29]
95 Andy Thompson Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Dan Milleson (Democratic)[88]Don Jones (Republican)[29]
96 Jack Cera Democratic 2011 (appointed) Running Jack Cera (Democratic)[29]

Bob Mazeroski (Republican)[29]

97 Brian Hill Republican 2011 (appointed) Running Kristine Geis (Democratic)[29]

Brian Hill[29]

98 Al Landis Republican 2010 Not running (term-limited) Jeremiah Johnson (Democratic)[29]

Brett Hillyer (Republican)[29]

99 John Patterson Democratic 2012 Running John Patterson (Democratic)[29]

Michael Pircio (Republican)[29]

State judicial branch[edit]

Supreme Court of Ohio[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 2003 (appointed) Not running
(mandatory retirement age reached)
Michael P. Donnelly (D)
Craig Baldwin (R)
Mary DeGenaro Republican 2018 (appointed) Running Melody J Stewart (D)
Mary DeGenaro (R)

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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