2022 Democratic Candidates

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Nan Whaley for Governor and Cheryl Stephens for Lieutenant Governor

For the last eight years, Nan had the honor of serving as the mayor of Dayton, Ohio. She faced some of the toughest challenges — a mass shooting, the opioid epidemic, tornadoes, a broken economy, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, Dayton has come out stronger and more resilient thanks to her leadership.

United States Senate

Tim Ryan for United States Senate

A lifelong Ohioan who lives just a few miles from the house where he grew up in Niles, Tim has spent his career fighting for Ohio workers. He’s seen in his own community what happens when our politics and our economy aren’t working for working people.

United States House of Representatives

Shontel Brown for United States House

Rep. Brown has been a coalition builder in Congress, working across the aisle and across the party to introduce legislation to improve veteran health and expand access to school meals. She has also cosponsored legislation to protect workers against unfair trade practices, raise the minimum wage, and provide affordable healthcare for all. In Congress, Rep. Brown is carrying forth the legacy of her mentor and predecessor, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge.

Ohio Attorney General

Jeff Crossman for Ohio Attorney General

As a State Representative, Jeff Crossman introduced bills to fight the culture of corruption in Columbus, and voted against gerrymandered maps that deny voters the right to hold politicians accountable. As Attorney General, he’ll be on the front lines in the fight to restore health care choices to women.

Ohio Secretary of State

Chelsea Clark for Ohio Secretary of State

Chelsea Clark is a small business owner, a Forest Park councilwoman, a sixth generation farmer, and a single mom. She’s running to be Ohio’s Secretary of State because our democracy is under attack. She’ll fight to make sure that we all have access to vote, that all votes are counted, and that our elections are safe and secure. Plus, she’ll cut red tape and support small businesses trying to create jobs in Ohio.

Ohio Auditor

Taylor Sappington for Ohio Auditor

On day one as City Auditor in Nelsonville, Taylor Sappington found financial records and emails were illegally wiped and began an investigation into what would become the city’s largest theft and fraud bust ever, just 8 weeks on the job. Today, we are in the black with a $1 million surplus and the community is growing stronger everyday. As Ohio Auditor, he’ll balance the books, and when necessary, catch the crooks.

Ohio Treasurer

Scott Schertzer for Ohio Treasurer

A teacher for 13 years, a councilperson for nine years, and the Mayor of Marion for the last 15 years—being elected four times—Scott helped lead Marion through the Great Recession, the opioid epidemic that devastated small towns like ours across the state, and now the COVID-19 epidemic. Now, he’s running for State Treasurer to watch over every dollar invested by the state and pinch every penny.

Ohio Supreme Court, Chief Justice

Jennifer Brunner for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court

Justice Jennifer Brunner is the 162nd Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. Her current term expires January 1, 2027. She seeks to be Ohio’s 11th Chief Justice, a separate seat on the state’s highest court. Justice Brunner was awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2008 for her service to Ohio as its first female Secretary of State.

Ohio Supreme Court

Terri Jamison for Ohio Supreme Court

After moving to Columbus from West Virginia and operating her own business for 16 years, Judge Jamison decided to pursue her law degree. In her time as a practicing lawyer and then as Judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division – Juvenile Branch, she used her experience and background to empower families and increase access to justice.

Ohio Supreme Court

Marilyn Zayas for Ohio Supreme Court

Judge Marilyn Zayas was born in Harlem and grew up in tough New York neighborhoods. She earned a college degree in computer science, and made Cincinnati her home when Procter & Gamble hired her as an IT Manager, eventually leaving to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer, which she fulfilled in 1997. Prior to joining the Court of Appeals, she served the community as an attorney for nearly 20 years.

State Representative

Phil Robinson for State Representative

Phil was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2018 and will be representing a newly gerrymandered district that includes Chagrin Falls, Moreland Hills, Pepper Pike, Orange, Bentleyville and others.

Cuyahoga County Executive

Chris Ronayne for County Executive

Chris Ronayne lives in Cleveland’s Edgewater neighborhood with his wife and two kids. He has spent his career making a difference in Cuyahoga County, building lasting partnerships and connecting assets to create opportunity. Now, Chris is running for Cuyahoga County Executive.

For Judge of the Court of Appeals (8th District)
Mary Eileen Kilbane
Lisa Forbes
Kathleen Ann Keough
Eileen A. Gallagher

For Judge of the Court of Appeals (8th District) CONTESTED
(Unexpired term ending 2-9-2027)
Michael John Ryan

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (General Division)
Kelly Ann Gallagher
Steve Gall
Peter J. Corrigan
Sherrie Miday
David T. Matia
John J. Russo
Hollie Lauren Gallagher
Michael P, Shaughnessy

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (General Division)
(Full term commencing 1-3-2023)
Richard A. Bell

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (General Division)
(Full term commencing 1-7-2023)
Jeffrey P. Saffold

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (General Division)
(Full term commencing 1-8-2023)
Maureen Clancy

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (General Division)
(Full term commencing 1-12-2023)
Brian Mooney

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (General Division)
(Full term commencing 1-14-2023)
Deborah M. Turner

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (General Division)
(Unexpired term ending 12-31-2024)
Kevin J. Kelley

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (General Division)
(Unexpired term ending 1-3-2027)
Kenneth R. Callahan

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Domestic Relations Division)
Francine Goldberg
Diane M. Palos
Tonya R. Jones

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Juvenile Division) 
Kristin W. Sweeney
Nicholas J. Celebreeze

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Juvenile Division)
(Full term commencing 1-1-2023)
Anne C. McDonough