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Secretary of State Jon Husted Receives Statewide Candidate Petitions for May Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SECRETARY OF STATE JON HUSTED RECEIVES STATEWIDE CANDIDATE PETITIONS FOR MAY PRIMARY

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the complete list of candidates who filed with his office to run for statewide offices. Candidates filing petitions include:

Attorney General
Mike DeWine (R)
Steven R. Linnabary (L)
David Pepper (D)

Auditor of State
John Patrick Carney (D)
Robert C. Coogan (L)
David A. Yost (R)

Governor/Lt. Governor
Larry Ealy/Ken Gray (D)
Charles R. Earl/Sherry L. Clark (L)
Edward FitzGerald/Sharen Neuhardt (D)
John Kasich/Mary Taylor (R)
Dennis S. Spisak/Suzanne Patzer (G)

Secretary of State
Aaron Keith Harris (L)
Jon Husted (R)
Nina Turner (D)

Supreme Court
Judi French (R) – Term Commencing 1/2/15
Sharon L. Kennedy (R) – Term Commencing 1/1/15
Tom Letson (D) – Term Commencing 1/1/15
John P. O’Donnell (D) – Term Commencing 1/2/15

Treasurer of State
Marc Allan Feldman (L)
Josh Mandel (R)
Connie Pillich (D)

The Secretary of State’s office will process and catalog the petitions prior to sending them to the county boards of elections, which are tasked with verifying that the signatures collected represent qualified electors of Ohio who are registered at the address provided. County boards have been instructed to complete their review of statewide candidate petitions by Friday, February 14, 2014.

To qualify for the ballot, candidates must have collected a certain number of signatures from qualified electors. Major party candidates need 1,000 signatures and minor party candidates need 500 signatures.

Additional Information
Directive 2014-02 – Examination and Verification of Statewide Candidate Petitions

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2239.

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