Ohio Resources

Population: 11,613,423 (2015)

Filing deadline: Feb. 7, 2018.

Primary: May 8, 2018.

Ohio (R+1) is a swing state that turned hard right in 2016. It is 83% White and 11% Black.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 18. Ohio is the ultimate swing state, picking the correct winner of every Pre­si­dential election since 1964.

Sena­tors: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican.

Sherrod Brown

Senator class 1: Sherrod Brown (D)
Committees: Banking (Ranking), Agriculture, Finance, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Sherrod Brown
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 15, 2017:
Lean Dem.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
State Representative and SoS Sherrod Brown (b.1952) served in the House from 1993 until he was elected to the Senate in 2006, when he beat an incumbent Republican. He was re-elected in 2012 with 51% against Treasurer Josh Mandel, who is running again.

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Rob Portman

Senator class 3: Rob Portman (R)
Committees: Energy & Natural Resources, Foreign Relations, Finance, Homeland Security.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Rob Portman

Rating, Jan 29, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
Lawyer Rob Portman (b.1955) served in the House from winning a special election in 1993 until he was appointed Trade Representative in 2005. He then served as Federal Budget Director from 2006 till 2007. Portman was first elected to the Senate in 2010 and won 58% in 2016.

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Representatives: 16 Representatives; 4 Democrats and 12 Republicans.

Steve Chabot

District 1
Representative: Steve Chabot (R)
Committees: Small Business (Chair), Foreign Affairs, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Steve Chabot

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+6) lies in the southwestern corner of Ohio and includes parts of Cincinnati. It is 73% White and 21% Black. Lawyer and County Commissioner Steve Chabot (b.1953) was first elected in 1994, before losing to a Democrat in 2008. He took back the seat in 2010 and won 60% in 2016.

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Brad Wenstrup

District 2
Representative: Brad Wenstrup (R)
Committees: Armed Services, Veterans, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Brad Wen­strup

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+8) contains south central areas, including eastern suburbs of Cincinnati. It is 88% White and 8% Black. Physician and veteran Brad Wenstrup (b.1958) won the seat from an incumbent GOP Congresswoman in the 2012 primary. He won 67% in 2016.

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Joyce Beatty

District 3
Representative: Joyce Beatty (D)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: Joyce Beatty
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (D+17) contains most of Columbus and suburbs. It is 60% White and 29% Black. State Representative Joyce Beatty (b.1950) was first elected in a special election in 1999 and won 68% in 2016.

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Jim Jordan

District 4
Representative: Jim Jordan (R)
Committees: Judiciary, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jim Jordan

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+9) covers the northern and northwestern areas of the state, including Lima. It is 90% White. Lawyer and State Senator Jim Jordan (b.1964) was first elected in 2006 and won 68% in 2016.

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Bob Latta

District 5
Representative: Bob Latta (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Bob Latta

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+7) covers the northwestern corner of the state and is 92% White. Lawyer and State Representative Bob Latta (b.1956) won a special election in 2007. He won 71% in 2016.

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Bill Johnson

District 6
Representative: Bill Johnson (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Budget.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Bill Johnson

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+8) covers the easternmost areas, from the Kentucky border in the south almost up to Youngstown in the north. It is 96% White. Businessman and veteran Bill Johnson (b.1954) defeated an incumbent Democrat in 2010, and won 71% in 2016.

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Bob Gibbs

District 7
Representative: Bob Gibbs (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Bob Gibbs

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+6) covers northern, central parts, south of Cleveland. It is 93% White. Farmer and State Senator Bob Gibbs (b.1954) took it from an incumbent Democrat in 2010. He won 61% in 2016.

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Warren Davidson

District 8
Representative: Warren Davidson (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Warren Davidson

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+15) lies in western Ohio and covers areas north and northeast of Cincinnati. It is 90% White. Businessman and veteran Warren Davidson (b.1970) was first elected in a special election in June 2016. He won 69% in November.

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Marcy Kaptur

District 9
Representative: Marcy Kaptur (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Marcy Kaptur
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (D+15) includes Toledo and runs along the coast of Lake Erie to the western suburbs of Cleveland. It is 75% White and 14% Black. Political advisor Marcy Kaptur (b.1946) was first elected in 1982 and is the longest serving woman in the House of Representatives. In 2012, she was drawn into the same district as another Democratic Congressman, whom she beat in the primary. She won 69% in 2016.

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Mike Turner

District 10
Representative: Mike Turner (R)
Committees: Armed Services, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Turner

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+3) includes Dayton and surrounding suburbs, especially to the southeast. It is 79% White and 16% Black. Lawyer and Mayor of Dayton, Mike Turner (b.1960) was first elected in 2002 and won 64% in 2016.

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Marcia Fudge

District 11
Representative: Marcia Fudge (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Education.

Democratic nominee: Marcia Fudge
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (D+30) covers most of Cleveland before turning south and including parts of Akron. It is 42% White and 51% Black. Lawyer and Mayor Marcia Fudge (b.1952) was first elected in a special election in 2008 and won 80% in 2016.

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Pat Tiberi

District 12
Representative: Pat Tiberi (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Pat Tiberi

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+8) lies in central Ohio and contains northern and eastern suburbs of Columbus. It is 90% White. Real estate broker and State Representative Pat Tiberi (b.1962) was first elected in 2000 and won 67% in 2014. He is eyeing the 2018 Senate race.

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Timothy Ryan

District 13
Representative: Timothy Ryan (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Timothy Ryan
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (D+11) lies in northeastern Ohio and includes parts of Akron and all of Youngstown. It is 85% White and 10% Black. Lawyer and State Representative Timothy Ryan (b.1973) was first elected in 2002 and won 68% in 2016.

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David Joyce

District 14
Representative: David Joyce (R)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: David Joyce

Rating, September 3, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+4) coves the northeastern corner of the state, including Cleveland suburbs. It is 92% White. The Party appointed lawyer and County Attorney David Joyce (b.1957) in 2012, when the incumbent Republican decided to step down after the primaries were over. Joyce won 63% in 2016.

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Steve Stivers

District 15
Representative: Steve Stivers (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Steve Sti­vers

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
The district (R+6) covers south central parts, including southern parts of Columbus. It is 91% White. Businessman, veteran and State Senator Steve Stivers (b.1965) beat an incumbent Democrat in 2010 and won 66% in 2016.

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Jim Renacci

District 16
Representative: Jim Renacci (R)
Committees: Ways and Means, Budget.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, March 27, 2017:
The district (R+6) covers northeastern parts of Ohio, including Akron suburbs. It is 94% White. Accountant and businessman Jim Renacci (b.1958) beat an incumbent Democrat in 2010. After the 2011 redraw placed him in the same district as another Democratic incumbent, he beat her too. He won 65% in 2016. He is running for Governor in 2018.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The second Monday of January.

All State Offices in Ohio are term limited after 2 x 4 years. After 4 years, they can run for 2 x 4 more years.

John Kasich

Governor: John Kasich (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, May 17, 2016:
State Senator John Kasich (b.1952) served in the House from 1983 till 2001 and made a reputation for himself as a fiscal hawk. He made a political comeback in Ohio by beating the incumbent Democrat in 2010 and was re-elected with 64% in 2014. He ran for president in 2016. He is term limited in 2018.

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Mary Taylor

Lieutenant Governor: Mary Taylor (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, May 17, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected on the same ticket as the Governor. Accountant and State Auditor Mary Taylor (b.1966) has been Kasich’s choice from the start.

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Jon Husted

Secretary of State: Jon Husted (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 29, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 8, 2017:
State Representative and State Senator Jon Husted (b.1967) was first elected in 2010 and won 60% in 2014. He is running for Governor in 2018.

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Josh Mandel

Treasurer: Josh Mandel (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 29, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
State Representative and veteran Josh Mandel (b.1977) was first elected in 2010 and won 57% in 2014. He was the GOP Senate nominee in 2012 and is running again.

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Dave Yost

Auditor: Dave Yost (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 29, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 29, 2017:
Journalist, lawyer, County Attorney and County Auditor Dave Yost was first elected in 2010 and won 57% in 2014. He is running for AG in 2018.

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Mike DeWine

Attorney General­: Mike DeWine (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 29, 2017:
TBD.

Status, June 13, 2016:
Lawyer, Congressman, LG and US Senator Mike DeWine (b.1947) lost to Sherrod Brown in 2006, but made a political comeback in 2010 and won 62% in 2014. He has announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.

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State Senate: 33 (9D / 24R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020.
State House: 99 (33D / 66R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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