List of Presidential, Senate and Supreme Court candidates in Ohio


Staff report



As of the close of business Wednesday, the candidates below have filed with the Ohio Secretary of State office to run in the 2016 Primary Election. 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)

· 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 Jan. 5

For U.S. Senate (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)

Staff report

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