2018 Cheat Sheet: Who’s In/Who’s Considering a Statewide Run

Even though we’ve just completed the first quarter of 2017, candidates from both parties are already lining up to run for statewide offices in 2018. In order to keep everything straight, here’s our list of those people who have officially declared and those who are still thinking about it but are rumored to get into the race. We will keep a running list on our website at http://ohiochamber.com/politicalgrassroots/. (Updated April 24, 2017)

*Indicates they have officially announced for an office.

Republican Gubernatorial Primary

Attorney General Mike DeWine
Secretary of State Jon Husted
Congressman Jim Renacci*
Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor

 

Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Former State Representative Connie Pillich*
State Senator Joe Schiavoni*
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Former Mayor of Cincinnati and Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill
Former Attorney General Rich Cordray
Former Congresswoman Betty Sutton*
Former Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner

 

Republican U.S. Senate Primary

State Treasurer Josh Mandel*
Congressman Pat Tiberi

 

Democratic U.S. Senate Primary

Senator Sherrod Brown*

 

Republican Ohio Supreme Court Primary

Appellate Judge Mary DeGenaro
Appellate Judge Craig Baldwin
Appellate Judge Matthew McFarland
Appellate Judge Colleen O’Toole

 

Democratic Ohio Supreme Court Primary

Common Pleas Judge John O’Donnell
Appellate Judge Cynthia Rice

 

Republican Auditor of State Primary

State Rep. Keith Faber

 

Democratic Auditor of State Primary

 

Republican Treasurer of State Primary

Franklin County Treasurer Clarence Mingo*
State Rep. Robert Sprague

 

Democratic Treasurer of State Primary

 

Republican Attorney General Primary

State Auditor Dave Yost*

 

Democratic Attorney General Primary

U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach

 

Republican Secretary of State Primary

State Sen. Frank LaRose
State Rep. Dorothy Pelanda*

 

(As of April 7, 2017)

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