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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
Steve Dettelbach (D)
Dave Yost (R)
Auditor of State
Keith Faber (R)
Kelli Prather (D)
Zack Space (D)
Governor/Lt. Governor
Richard Cordray/Betty Sutton (D)
Mike DeWine/Jon Husted (R)
Larry E. Ealy/Jeffrey Lynn (D)
Constance Gadell-Newton/Brett R. Joseph (G)
Jonathan Heavey/Adam Hudak (D)
Dennis John Kucinich/Tara L. Samples (D)
Bill O’Neill/Chantelle C. Lewis (D)
Connie Pillich/Scott Schertzer (D)
Paul E. Ray/Jerry M. Schroeder (D)
Joe Schiavoni/Stephanie Dodd (D)
Mary Taylor/Nathan D. Estruth (R)

Secretary of State
Kathleen Clyde (D)
Frank LaRose (R)
Supreme Court
Craig Baldwin (R) - Term Commencing 1/1/2019
Mary DeGenaro (R) - Term Commencing 1/2/2019
Michael Donnelly (D) – Term Commencing 1/1/2019
Melody Stewart (D) – Term Commencing 1/2/2019
Treasurer of State
Sandra O’Brien (R)
Neil Patel (D)
Rob Richardson (D)
Robert Sprague (R)
United States Senate
Melissa Ackison (R)
Sherrod Brown (D)
Don Elijah Eckhart (R)
Mike Gibbons (R)
Dan Kiley (R)
Jim Renacci (R)
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 Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

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 2018-05 Examination and Verification of Petitions from Candidates for Statewide Office

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