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Secretary of State Jon Husted Announces Certified Statewide Candidates for May Primary Ballot

February 18, 2014

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the complete list of candidates who qualified to run for statewide offices following the review and verification of signatures by county boards of elections. Statewide candidates appearing on the May Primary ballot include:


For Governor and Lieutenant Governor


Democratic Party


· Larry Ealy and Ken Gray


· Edward FitzGerald and Sharen Swartz Neuhardt


Libertarian Party


· Charles R. Earl and Sherry L. Clark


Republican Party


· John Kasich and Mary Taylor


For Attorney General


Democratic Party


· David Pepper


Libertarian Party


· Steven R. Linnabary


Republican Party


· Mike DeWine


For Auditor of State


Democratic Party


· John Patrick Carney


Republican Party


· Dave Yost


For Secretary of State


Democratic Party


· Nina Turner


Republican Party


· Jon Husted


For Treasurer of State


Democratic Party


· Connie Pillich


Republican Party


· Josh Mandel


For Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1/1/15)


Democratic Party


· Tom Letson


Republican Party


· Sharon L. Kennedy


For Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1/2/15)


Democratic Party


· John P. O’Donnell


Republican Party


· Judi French


To have qualified for the ballot, major party candidates must have collected 1,000 valid signatures and minor party candidates must have collected 500 valid signatures.