2018 Candidates

U.S. Federal

  • Sherrod Brown

    U.S. Senator

    Sherrod Brown

    No one fights harder for Ohio’s working families or takes his job more seriously than Sherrod. It’s a reputation he earned through his career in public service.

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  • Ken Harbaugh

    U.S. Representative - 7th District

    Ken Harbaugh

    Ken is not a politician—he’s a problem-solver. He knows how get things done in a crisis.  Just as he led teams to respond to disasters like tornadoes and typhoons, he is ready to take on the political disaster in Washington.

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  • Susan Moran Palmer

    U.S. Representative - 16th District

    Susan Moran Palmer

    Susan grew up in the Youngstown area, and spent the majority of her life here in Ohio. She went to school here, raised three amazing sons here, and managed her own company in Westlake.

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State of Ohio

  • Richard Cordray


    Richard Cordray

    Lieutenant Governor

    Betty Sutton

    Richard Cordray is a lifelong Ohioan, born and raised in Grove City, where both of his parents dedicated their careers to working on behalf of people with disabilities. They taught Richard that there’s no higher calling than dedicating yourself to the service of others a lesson Richard has never forgotten.

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  • Steve Dettelbach

    Attorney General

    Steve Dettelbach

    Born and raised in Ohio, Steve Dettelbach has stood before judges and juries to protect our communities from dangerous criminals and to stop corrupt politicians from both parties.

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  • Zack Space

    Auditor of State

    Zack Space

    Zack Space was born and raised in the small eastern Ohio town of Dover. After graduating from Kenyon College, then earning a law degree at The Ohio State University, he returned to Dover and practiced law for nearly 20 years, during which time he served as a Public Defender and as Dover’s City Law Director. In 2006, he was elected to serve as the Congressman from Ohio’s 18th District, comprising 16 counties in rural southeastern Ohio.

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  • Kathleen Clyde

    Sectretary of State

    Kathleen Clyde

    Kathleen Clyde grew up in Garrettsville, OH, a small town full of hard working people. That is where she learned just how special it is to grow up in this country where everyone has the right to vote and everyone has the opportunity to have their voice heard.

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  • Rob Richardson

    Treasurer of State

    Rob Richardson

    Rob wants to bring his record of success to Columbus, where he will continue working to expand access and opportunities for people and holding the powerful accountable

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  • Carol Brenstuhl

    State Representative – 69th District

    Carol Brenstuhl

    Carol Brenstuhl is a wife, mother, grandmother, businesswoman, and Medina resident of more than two decades. Carol wants to make college more affordable for Ohioans and fight to protect the rights of workers in Ohio.

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  • Steve Johnson

    State Representative – 70th District

    Steve Johnson

    With a degree from Ohio State and over 30 years of management in manufacturing companies, Steve Johnson is experienced with insurance, pensions, banking, health insurance, budgets and business growth.

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  • Michael P. Donnelly

    Ohio Supreme Court

    Term beginning 1/1/19

    Michael P. Donnelly

    As Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, I will work toward creating policies that reduce Ohio’s justice gap, provide all citizens with the opportunity to access the courts for dispute resolution, increase transparency, and ensure that justice is neither delayed nor denied. With your help, we can renew the public’s trust in the justice system.

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  • Melody Stewart

    Ohio Supreme Court

    Term beginning 1/2/19

    Melody Stewart

    Judge Stewart is experienced, dedicated and ready to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court. Judge Melody Stewart has over 30 years of legal experience – ranging from civil litigation practice and teaching students at several Ohio law schools to being an appellate court judge and sitting by assignment on the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Medina County

  • Carol Carter


    Carol Carter

    Carol will represent Medina County with honesty, bravery, passion, accountability, and a clear vision. She will lead, recognize, inspire, and work tirelessly to ensure the great people of Medina County receive honest and fair representation.

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  • Mike Kovack


    Mike Kovack

    Mike Kovack first assumed the office of Medina County Auditor on January 15, 1993. He was re-elected to his sixth term in office in 2010.

  • Diana Colavecchio

    9th District Court of Appeals

    Diana Colavecchio

    Diana has been practicing law for nearly 30 years, being a public servant and knowing how courts work has prepared her to be a Judge. We all look to our Courts for guidance -- it’s important to have Judges who have a wide and varied background. Judicial races are important.

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  • Mary Kovack

    Court of Common Pleas – Domestic Relations Division

    Mary Kovack

    As a Judge, a former assistant prosecutor, family law attorney and a single parent who has been through the process, I understand that when families fight, only the lawyers win. I will continue to create new and inexpensive ways to help children enjoy the love and support of their parents and families.

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