COLUMBUS, Ohio — Throughout the state, candidates in several districts are vying for a seat. There’s also an important race going on in the Ohio Supreme Court. Below is a list of key races to watch, where you can get to know the candidates and where they stand on certain issues.
For more than two decades, Rep. Steve Chabot has represented the greater Cincinnati area in Congress. But his challenger, former health care executive Kate Schroder, says he as under-delivered.
Rep. Jim Jordan has been easily reelected six times, sometimes by as much as 30 or 40 points. But Shannon Freshour, a former paralegal who once interned on Capitol Hill, is the first Democrat challenging Jordan to raise over a million dollars.
Rep. Mike Turner, a former two-term mayor of Dayton, has been a fixture in the city’s politics for 25 years, which is one of the reasons Democrat Desiree Tims is running against him.
This district has been represented by moderate Republicans like Congressman Troy Balderson since the 1980s. But Democrat Alaina Shearer thinks she has an opening in this election cycle.
Incumbent Rep. Tim Ryan argues his many years in Congress provides the district with a good seat at the table in Washington. But Republican Christina Hagan feels Ryan has had long enough to prove himself.
Incumbent Republican Dave Joyce is hoping voters appreciate his efforts over the last seven years, but his challenger, Navy combat veteran and first-time politician, Hillary O’Connor Mueri says there needs to be more focus on the residents who live there.
In this race, a justice who has served eight years on the court is going up against an appellate judge who once served as Secretary of State.
A state senator seeking a full four-year term against a challenger who thinks the current senator has no business being in the statehouse at all.
These candidates faced off two years ago in a contest for a state House seat. One is a current state representative looking for a bigger platform, and the other is a small business owner and community volunteer who wants to put “people over politics.”
One candidate has been a state representative for a number of years. The other spent more than a decade serving our country.
This race pits a freshman legislator seeking re-election against an opponent with state and federal government experience.
Two women who both have a history of fighting for women and children are up for this district seat. While both agree on several factors like Gov. Mike DeWine’s mask mandate, they do different on how to handle the economy.
The race features an incumbent with more than a decade of local and state government experience and a challenger who feels the current representative has not been serving in the best interest of her constituents.
One candidate is an attorney who previously ran for Congress. The other is a current county commissioner and retired business executive.
The competition features two women: one a freshman legislator seeking re-election against a political newcomer and public servant.
The incumbent who is the highest-ranking woman in the House and apart of the majority leadership team is up against a Pastor who describes herself as a community advocate and grassroots organizer.
An incumbent is seeking re-election, and has also spent three terms serving in the House of Representatives. His challenger is a political newcomer who feels his district is not being properly represented by the current leadership.
The race features a freshman legislator seeking re-election against a challenger looking to add another chapter to his lengthy public service record.
Both of the candidates have the same last name, but they aren’t related. And other than their names, they don’t really have much in common.
There are two candidates who are actually working side-by-side right now. Although they work together, it doesn’t mean they’re on the same page with every topic.
A county commissioner is up against a former public school teacher.
One of the more powerful Republican representatives is looking to defend her seat against a Democrat who has gone from campaign staffer to putting his name on the ticket.
The competition features a newly-appointed lawmaker against a public school teacher looking to bring a new type of leadership to the Statehouse.
One candidate has legislative experience. The other is a small-business owner who has run for public office before.
This matchup features a current state representative who was appointed a little more than a year ago and a small business owner who has her eyes on the prize.
Unlike most of the races, this one features three candidates. Two of the three candidates say they are running to better represent the district, while the other says his experience will keep things going in the right direction.
Both candidates have a background in education. One is a state leader. The other implements the decision handed down to them.
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