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2016 Ohio elections

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The Ohio general elections, 2016 were held on November 8, 2016 throughout Ohio. The close of registration for electors in the primary election was December 16, 2015, and the primary election took place on March 15, 2016.[1]




Incumbent Republican Senator Rob Portman is running for re-election to a second term in office.

House of Representatives

All of Ohio's 16 seats in the United States House of Representatives are up for election in 2016.


General Assembly



Affiliation Candidates Votes Vote % Seats Won Seats After
Republican 16 1,640,498 66.62% 14 (Increase1) 24
Democratic 13 821,822 33.38% 2 (Decrease1) 9
Write-In 1 11 0.00% 0
Total 30 2,462,331 100% 16 33


The 16 even-numbered districts out of 33 seats in the Ohio Senate were up for election in 2016. Twelve of these seats were held by Republicans, three were held by Democrats, and one seat was vacant. Prior to the election, Republicans held 23 seats and Democrats held 10 seats; after the election, Republicans gained an additional seat, giving them a 24 to 9 majority.

Senatorial district Incumbent This race
District Senator Party First
Incumbent Status Candidates[2][3][4]
2 Randy Gardner Republican 2012 Running Randy Gardner (Republican): 115,977 (66.56%)
Kirk W. Halliday (Democratic): 58,271 (33.44%)
4 Bill Coley Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Bill Coley (Republican): 103,486 (67.91%)
John D. Kinne (Democratic): 48,905 (32.09%)
6 Peggy Lehner Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Peggy Lehner (Republican): 111,448 (68.19%)
Albert Griggs, Jr. (Democratic): 51,994 (31.81%)
8 Bill Seitz Republican 2007 (Appointed) Not Running (Term-limited) Louis Terhar (Republican): 104,176 (63.22%)
Mary Rose Lierman (Democratic): 60,610 (36.78%)
10 Vacant Bob Hackett (Republican): 97,200 (65.29%)
Matthew Kirk (Democratic): 51,664 (34.71%)
12 Keith Faber Republican 2007 (Appointed) Not Running (Term-limited) Matt Huffman (Republican): 120,090 (100.00%)
14 Joe Uecker Republican 2012 Running Joe Uecker (Republican): 109,975 (71.97%)
Charlie Carlier (Democratic): 42,840 (28.03%)
16 Jim Hughes Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Stephanie Kunze (Republican): 105,923 (59.02%)
Cathy Johnson (Democratic): 73,556 (40.98%)
18 John Eklund Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running John Eklund (Republican): 105,591 (65.39%)
Wiley Runnestrand (Democratic): 55,886 (34.61%)
20 Troy Balderson Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Troy Balderson (Republican): 111,883 (100.00%)
22 Larry Obhof Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Larry Obhof (Republican): 111,626 (69.86%)
Christopher King (Democratic): 48,138 (30.13%)
Ashley Kemp (Write-in): 10 (0.01%)
24 Tom Patton Republican 2008 (Appointed) Not Running (Term-limited) Matt Dolan (Republican): 105,353 (58.22%)
Emily Hagan (Democratic): 75,595 (41.78%)
26 David Burke Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running David Burke (Republican): 107,351 (100.00%)
28 Thomas C. Sawyer Democratic 2007 (Appointed) Not Running (Term-limited) Vernon Sykes (Democratic): 80,713 (60.93%)
Jonathan Schulz (Republican): 51,754 (39.07%)
30 Lou Gentile Democratic 2011 (Appointed) Running Frank Hoagland (Republican): 82,450 (52.84%)
Lou Gentile (Democratic): 73,591 (47.16%)
32 Capri Cafaro Democratic 2007 (Appointed) Not Running (Term-limited) Sean O'Brien (Democratic): 76,840 (56.37%)
Robert J. Allen (Republican): 59,841 (43.63%)

House of Representatives

All 99 seats in the Ohio House of Representatives were up for election in 2016. Prior to the election, Republicans held 65 seats and Democrats held 34 seats; after the election, Republicans gained an additional seat, giving them a 66 to 33 majority.

House district Incumbent This race
District Representative Party First
Incumbent Status Candidates[2][3]
1 Ron Amstutz Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Scott Wiggam (Republican)
2 Mark Romanchuk Republican 2012 Running Mark Romanchuk (Republican)
Brittany Bowman (Democratic)
3 Tim Brown Republican 2012 Running Tim Brown (Republican)
David Walters (Democratic)
4 Robert R. Cupp Republican 2014 Running Robert R. Cupp (Republican)
5 Tim Ginter Republican 2014 Running Tim Ginter (Republican)
John R. Dyce (Democratic)
6 Marlene Anielski Republican 2010 Running Marlene Anielski (Republican)
Phillip Robinson (Democratic)
7 Mike Dovilla Republican 2010 Not Running Tom Patton (Republican)
David J. Thurau (Democratic)
8 Kent Smith Democratic 2014 Running Kent Smith (Democratic)
Cassandra McDonald (Republican)
9 Janine Boyd Democratic 2014 Running Janine Boyd (Democratic)
Joe Miller (Republican)
10 Bill Patmon Democratic 2010 Running Bill Patmon (Democratic)
Thomas Pekarek (Republican)
11 Stephanie Howse Democratic 2014 Running Stephanie Howse (Democratic)
Shalira Taylor (Republican)
12 John E. Barnes, Jr. Democratic 2010 Running John E. Barnes, Jr. (Democratic)
13 Nickie Antonio Democratic 2010 Running Nickie Antonio (Democratic)
14 Martin J. Sweeney Democratic 2014 Running Martin J. Sweeney (Democratic)
15 Nicholas J. Celebrezze Democratic 2012 (Appointed) Running Nicholas J. Celebrezze (Democratic)
16 Nan Baker Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Dave Greenspan (Republican)
Tommy Greene (Democratic)
17 Michael Curtin Democratic 2012 Not Running Adam Miller (Democratic)
John Rush (Republican)
18 Kristin Boggs Democratic 2016 (Appointed) Running Kristin Boggs (Democratic)
Whitney Smith (Republican)
Constance A. Gadell Newton (Green)
19 Anne Gonzales Republican 2010 Running Anne Gonzales (Republican)
Michael Johnston (Democratic)
20 Heather Bishoff Democratic 2012 Running Heather Bishoff (Democratic)
Lisa Schacht (Republican)
21 Mike Duffey Republican 2010 Running Mike Duffey (Republican)
Ryan Koch (Democratic)
22 David J. Leland Democratic 2014 Running David J. Leland (Democratic)
Linda L. Jarrett (Republican)
23 Cheryl Grossman Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Mike Lanese (Republican)
Lee Schreiner (Democratic)
24 Stephanie Kunze Republican 2012 Not Running Jim Hughes (Republican)
Kristopher Keller (Democratic)
25 Kevin Boyce Democratic 2012 (Appointed) Not Running Bernadine Kennedy Kent (Democratic)
Seth Golding (Republican)
26 Hearcel Craig Democratic 2014 Running Hearcel Craig (Democratic)
Kenneth H. Collins (Republican)
27 Tom Brinkman Republican 2014 Running Tom Brinkman (Republican)
Joe Otis (Democratic)
28 Jonathan Dever Republican 2014 Running Jonathan Dever (Republican)
Jessica Miranda (Democratic)
29 Louis Blessing Republican 2012 Running Louis Blessing (Republican)
30 Louis Terhar Republican 2011 (Appointed) Not Running Bill Seitz (Republican)
Mark A. Childers (Democratic)
31 Denise Driehaus Democratic 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Brigid Kelly (Democratic)
Mary Yeager (Republican)
32 Christie Bryant Democratic 2014 Not Running Catherine Ingram (Democratic)
Matthew H. Wahlert (Republican)
33 Alicia Reece Democratic 2010 (Appointed) Running Alicia Reece (Democratic)
David Miller (Republican)
34 Emilia Sykes Democratic 2014 Running Emilia Sykes (Democratic)
Gene Littlefield (Republican)
35 Greta Johnson Democratic 2014 Running Greta Johnson (Democratic)
Joe Vassel (Republican)
36 Anthony DeVitis Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Anthony DeVitis (Republican)
Bobby McDowall (Democratic)
37 Kristina Roegner Republican 2010 Running Kristina Roegner (Republican)
Tom Schmida (Democratic)
38 Marilyn Slaby Republican 2012 (Appointed) Running Marilyn Slaby (Republican)
Judith Lynn Lee (Democratic)
39 Fred Strahorn Democratic 2012 Running Fred Strahorn (Democratic)
40 Michael Henne Republican 2010 Running Michael Henne (Republican)
David L. Richards (Democratic)
41 Jim Butler Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Jim Butler (Republican)
James M. Calhoun (Democratic)
42 Niraj Antani Republican 2014 (Appointed) Running Niraj Antani (Republican)
Pat Merris (Democratic)
43 Jeff Rezabek Republican 2014 Running Jeff Rezabek (Republican)
David B. Sparks (Democratic)
44 Michael Ashford Democratic 2010 Running Michael Ashford (Democratic)
John Insco (Republican)
45 Teresa Fedor Democratic 2010 Running Teresa Fedor (Democratic)
James S. Nowak (Republican)
46 Michael Sheehy Democratic 2013 (Appointed) Running Michael Sheehy (Democratic)
Diana M. Skaff (Republican)
47 Barbara Sears Republican 2008 (Appointed) Not Running (Term-limited) Derek Merrin (Republican)
Michael Sarantou (Democratic)
48 Kirk Schuring Republican 2010 Running Kirk Schuring (Republican)
Jennifer M. Bigham (Democratic)
49 Stephen Slesnick Democratic 2008 (Appointed) Not Running (Term-limited) Thomas E. West (Democratic)
Dan F. McMasters (Republican)
50 Christina Hagan Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Christina Hagan (Republican)
John L. Juergensen (Democratic)
51 Wes Retherford Republican 2012 Running Wes Retherford (Republican)
Johnny H. Hamilton (Democratic)
52 Margaret Conditt Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Margaret Conditt (Republican)
53 Tim Derickson Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Candice Keller (Republican)
Suzi Rubin (Democratic)
54 Paul Zeltwanger Republican 2014 Running Paul Zeltwanger (Republican)
Rick Smith (Democratic)
55 Nathan Manning Republican 2014 Running Nathan Manning (Republican)
Kevin Watkinson (Democratic)
56 Dan Ramos Democratic 2010 Running Dan Ramos (Democratic)
Jessie Mae Tower (Republican)
57 Terry Boose Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Dick Stein (Republican)
Tom Dunlap (Democratic)
58 Michele Lepore-Hagan Democratic 2014 Running Michele Lepore-Hagan (Democratic)
Corrine Sanderson (Republican)
59 John Boccieri Democratic 2015 (Appointed) Running John Boccieri (Democratic)
Don Manning (Republican)
60 John Rogers Democratic 2012 Running John Rogers (Democratic)
Robert Rule (Republican)
61 Ron Young Republican 2010 Running Ron Young (Republican)
Rick Walker (Democratic)
62 Ron Maag Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Scott Lipps (Republican)
Samuel P. Ronan (Democratic)
63 Sean O'Brien Democratic 2010 Not Running Glenn W. Holmes (Democratic)
Devon A. Stanley (Republican)
64 Michael O'Brien Democratic 2014 Running Michael O'Brien (Democratic)
Martha Yoder (Republican)
65 John Becker Republican 2012 Running John Becker (Republican)
Amy Brewer (Democratic)
66 Doug Green Republican 2012 Running Doug Green (Republican)
Ken P. McNeely, Jr. (Democratic)
67 Andrew Brenner Republican 2010 Running Andrew Brenner (Republican)
Janet Breneman (Democratic)
68 Margaret Ruhl Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Rick Carfagna (Republican)
John Russell (Democratic)
69 Steve Hambley Republican 2014 Running Steve Hambley (Republican)
Frank A. Zona (Democratic)
70 Dave Hall Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Darrell D. Kick (Republican)
71 Scott Ryan Republican 2014 Running Scott Ryan (Republican)
Joseph S. Begeny (Democratic)
72 Bill Hayes Republican 2010 Not Running Larry Householder (Republican)
John J. Carlisle (Democratic)
73 Rick Perales Republican 2012 Running Rick Perales (Republican)
Brian K. Housh (Democratic)
74 Bob Hackett Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Bill Dean (Republican)
Barb Niemeyer (Democratic)
75 Kathleen Clyde Democratic 2010 Running Kathleen Clyde (Democratic)
Jim Lutz (Republican)
76 Sarah LaTourette Republican 2014 Running Sarah LaTourette (Republican)
Terri McIntee (Democratic)
77 Tim Schaffer Republican 2014 Running Tim Schaffer (Republican)
Bradley S. Nicodemus (Democratic)
78 Ron Hood Republican 2012 Running Ron Hood (Republican)
79 Kyle Koehler Republican 2014 Running Kyle Koehler (Republican)
Alex Wendt (Democratic)
80 Steve Huffman Republican 2014 Running Steve Huffman (Republican)
81 Rob McColley Republican 2014 Running Rob McColley (Republican)
82 Tony Burkley Republican 2012 Running (Lost Primary Election) Craig Riedel (Republican)
83 Robert Sprague Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Robert Sprague (Republican)
Mary E. Harshfield (Democratic)
84 Jim Buchy Republican 2011 (Appointed) Not Running Keith Faber (Republican)
Ed Huff, Jr. (Democratic)
85 Nino Vitale Republican 2014 Running Nino Vitale (Republican)
86 Dorothy Pelanda Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Dorothy Pelanda (Republican)
Scott Crider (Democratic)
87 Jeffrey McClain Republican 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Wes Goodman (Republican)
88 Bill Reineke Republican 2014 Running Bill Reineke (Republican)
89 Steve Arndt Republican 2015 (Appointed) Running Steve Arndt (Republican)
Lawrence D. Hartlaub (Democratic)
90 Terry Johnson Republican 2010 Running Terry Johnson (Republican)
Tara Cordle (Democratic)
91 Cliff Rosenberger Republican 2010 Running Cliff Rosenberger (Republican)
92 Gary Scherer Republican 2012 (Appointed) Running Gary Scherer (Republican)
93 Ryan Smith Republican 2012 (Appointed) Running Ryan Smith (Republican)
94 Debbie Phillips Democratic 2008 Not Running (Term-limited) Sarah H. Grace (Democratic)
Jay Edwards (Republican)
95 Andy Thompson Republican 2010 Running Andy Thompson (Republican)
Ginny Favede (Democratic)
96 Jack Cera Democratic 2011 (Appointed) Running Jack Cera (Democratic)
97 Brian Hill Republican 2011 (Appointed) Running Brian Hill (Republican)
98 Al Landis Republican 2010 Running Al Landis (Republican)
Jeremiah M. Johnson (Democratic)
99 John Patterson Democratic 2012 Running John Patterson (Democratic)


Supreme Court

While judicial races in Ohio are technically non-partisan (party affiliations are not listed on the ballot), candidates run in party primaries. Terms are six years, and justices may run for re-election an unlimited number of times before their 70th birthday. The Supreme Court currently consists of 6 Republicans and 1 Democrat.

Incumbent This race
Justice Party First
Incumbent Status Candidates[2][3][4]
Maureen O'Connor (Chief Justice) Republican 2002 Running Maureen O'Connor (Republican): 3,472,768 (100.00%)
Judith Ann Lanzinger Republican 2004 Not Running
(Mandatory retirement age reached)
√ Pat Fischer (Republican): 1,994,205 (50.31%)
John P. O'Donnell (Democratic): 1,969,929 (49.69%)
Paul Pfeifer Republican 1992 Not Running
(Mandatory retirement age reached)
Pat DeWine (Republican): 2,382,128 (56.42%)
Cynthia Rice (Democratic): 1,839,915 (43.58%)

Courts of Appeal

The Ohio District Courts of Appeals consists of 69 judges in 12 districts. Judges serve a 6-year term. Twenty-seven of these positions were up for election in 2016.[5]


  1. ^ "2016 Ohio Elections Calendar" (PDF). Ohio Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 2, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Candidate List for the March 15, 2016 Primary Election". Ohio Secretary of State. Archived from the original on January 19, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Primary Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Ohio State Unofficial Election Results, retrieved November 11, 2016
  5. ^,_2016
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