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Filed Presidential Candidates Primary Election Candidates

As of the close of business Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the candidates below have filed with our office to run in the 2016 Primary Election. Today (4:00pm) was the filing deadline for anyone wishing to appear on the ballot during the 2016 Primary Election.

For President of the United States* (listed in alphabetical order)
View the candidates’ filing documents here**

  • Jeb Bush, Republican
  • Ben Carson, Republican
  • Chris Christie, Republican
  • Hillary Clinton, Democrat
  • Ted Cruz, Republican
  • Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, Democrat
  • Carly Fiorina, Republican
  • Lindsey Graham, Republican
  • Mike Huckabee, Republican
  • John Kasich, Republican
  • Martin O’Malley, Democrat
  • Rand Paul, Republican
  • Marco Rubio, Republican
  • Bernie Sanders, Democrat
  • Rick Santorum, Republican
  • Donald Trump, Republican
  • Willie Wilson, Democrat

 

*This is a list of candidates who have filed with the Secretary of State’s office. Certification of these candidates’ filings must be done by January 5th
**Electronic copies may not be available for all candidates. Continue to check the link above for updates.

For Member of the United States Senate from Ohio (listed in alphabetical order, alongside their stated party affiliation):

  • Joseph DeMare, Green Party
  • Don Elijah Eckhart, Republican
  • Rob Portman, Republican
  • Kelli Prather, Democrat
  • P.G. Sittenfeld, Democrat
  • Ted Strickland, Democrat
  • Melissa Strzala, Republican

 

For Supreme Court of Ohio (listed in alphabetical order, alongside their party affiliation and the position they will seek). FTC stands for Full Term Commencing:

  • Pat DeWine, Republican, Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (FTC 1/2/2017)
  • Pat Fischer, Republican, Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (FTC 1/1/2017)
  • Maureen O’Connor, Republican, Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (FTC 1/1/2017)
  • John P. O’Donnell, Democrat, Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (FTC 1/1/2017)
  • Colleen O’Toole, Republican, Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (FTC 1/1/2017)
  • Cynthia Rice, Democrat, Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (FTC 1/2/2017)

 

Candidates for all other offices must file with the county boards of elections. You may find a listing of all county boards of elections on Secretary Husted’s website here. Congressional and General Assembly candidates file in the most populous county in their district. You can find a listing of the most populous county in each district on page 23 of the Candidate Requirement Guide (available here).

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