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Ohio Statehouse Update: Ohio General Election Summary 2022

U.S. Senate

In a hotly contested race that generated considerable national attention, Republican J.D. Vance secured victory over Democrat Tim Ryan by a 53% to 47% margin to replace retiring U.S. Senator Rob Portman.

Tim Ryan (D)

J.D. Vance (R)

Ohio Executive Branch

Incumbent Republican Governor Mike DeWine easily cruised to re-election, defeating Democrat challenger Nan Whaley by a 63% to 37% margin, while the other four incumbent Republican statewide officeholders also secured re-election victories by comfortable margins, maintaining Republican control of all five statewide executive offices for the next four years.

Ohio Governor

N. Whaley/C. Stephens (D)

M. DeWine/J.Husted (R)*

Secretary of State

Chelsea Clark (D)

Frank LaRose (R)*

Terpsehore Tore Maras (I)


Taylor Sappington (D)

Keith Faber (R)*

Attorney General

Jeffrey Crossman (D)

Dave Yost (R)*


Scott Schertzer (D)

Robert Sprague (R)*

U.S. House of Representatives (all 15 Districts)

Republicans secured a 10-5 seat majority over Democrats in the first election after the number of U.S. House seats for Ohio was reduced from 16 to 15 seats. In two close incumbent races of note, Republican incumbent Steve Chabot was defeated by Democrat Challenger Greg Landsman in the Cincinnati-area 1st District, while Democrat incumbent Marcy Kaptur held on to secure re-election in the Toledo-area 9th District. In two noteworthy open seat races, former aide to President Trump Republican Max Miller defeated Democrat Matthew Diemer in the 7th District, while Democrat and former Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes prevailed over Republican Madison Gesiotto Gilbert in the Akron-area 13th District.

District 1

Greg Landsman (D)
Steve Chabot (R)*

District 2

Samantha Meadows (D)
Brad Wenstrup (R)*

District 3

Joyce Beatty (D)*
Lee R. Stahley (R)

District 4

Tamie Wilson (D)
Jim Jordan (R)*

District 5

Craig Swartz (D)
Bob Latta (R)*

District 6

Louis G. Lyras (D)
Bill Johnson (R)*

District 7

Matthew Diemer (D)
Max Miller (R)

District 8

Vanessa Enoch (D)
Warren Davidson (R)*

District 9

Marcy Kaptur (D)*
J.R. Majewski (R)

District 10

David Esrati (D)
Mike Turner (R)*

District 11

Shontel Brown (D)*
Eric Brewer (R)

District 12

Amy Rippel-Elton (D)
Troy Balderson (R)*

District 13

Emilia Sykes (D)
Madison Gesiotto Gilbert (R)

District 14

Matt Killboy (D)
David P. Joyce (R)*

District 15

Gary Josephson (D)
Mike Carey (R)*


Ohio Senate (17 Districts)

Ohio Senate Republicans picked up one seat to increase their supermajority advantage to 26-7, as Republican challenger Michele Reynolds defeated Democrat incumbent Tina Maharath in a closely contested Franklin County race.

District 1

Rob McColley (R)*

District 3

Tina Maharath (D)*
Michele Reynolds (R)

District 5

Stephen Huffman (R)*
Nancy Kiehl (WI)

District 7

David Dallas (D)
Steve Wilson (R)*

District 9

Catherine Ingram (D)
Orlando Sonza Jr. (R)

District 11

Paula Hicks-Hudson (D)
Tony Dia (R)

District 13

Anthony Eliopoulos (D)
Nathan Manning (R)*

District 15

Hearcel Craig (D)*

District 17

Garry Boone (D)
Shane Wilkin (R)

District 19

Heather M. Swiger (D)
Andrew Brenner (R)*

District 21

Kent Smith (D)
Mikhail Alterman (R)

District 23

Nickie Antonio (D)*
Landry Simmons Jr. (R)

District 25

Bill DeMora (D)
Chandler Wysocki (R)

District 27

Patricia Goetz (D)
Kristina Roegner (R)*

District 29

Kirk Schuring (R)*
Lynn Gorman (WI)

District 31

Al Landis (R)

District 33

Bob Hagan (D)
Michael Rulli (R)*


Ohio House of Representatives (all 99 Districts)

Ohio House Republicans appear to have net gained 4 seats to increase their supermajority to 68-31, although several close races are likely headed to recounts. In two particularly noteworthy races, incumbent Democrat and House Assistant Minority Leader Thomas West was defeated by Republican challenger Jim Thomas in the 49th House District race in Stark County, and Democrat incumbent and Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown is currently trailing his Republican challenger Ronald Beach by less than 100 votes in the Franklin County 5th House District race.

District 1

Dontavius Jarrells (D)*

District 2

Latyna M. Humphrey (D)*

District 3 

Ismail Mohamed (D)
J. Josiah Lanning (R)

District 4

Mary Lightbody (D)*
Jill Rudler (R)

District 5 

Richard Brown (D)*
Ronald Beach IV (R)
(Too Close to Call)

District 6 

Adam C. Miller (D)*
Joe Wharton (R)

District 7 

Allison Russo (D)*

District 8 

Beth Liston (D)*
Zully Truemper (R)

District 9 

Munira Yasin Abdullahi (D)

District 10 

Russell Harris (D)
David A. Dobos (R)

District 11

Anita Somani (D)
Omar Tarazi (R)

District 12 

Brian Stewart (R)*

District 13

Michael J. Skindell (D)*
Keith A. Davey (R)

District 14

Sean P. Brennan (D)
Jolene B. Austin (R)

District 15

Richard Dell'Aquila (D)

District 16

Bride Rose Sweeney (D)*
Michael Lamb (R)

District 17 

Troy J. Greenfield (D) 
Thomas F. Patton (R)*

District 18 

Darnell T. Brewer (D)
Shalira Taylor (R)

District 19 

Phil Robinson (D)*
Ron Brough (R)

District 20

Terrence Upchurch (D)*

District 21 

Elliot Forhan (D)
Kelly Powell (R)

District 22 

Juanita O. Brent (D)*

District 23

Daniel P. Troy (D)*
George M. Phillips (R)

District 24 

Dani Isaacsohn (D)
Adam Paul Teague Koehler (R)

District 25 

Ceciil Thomas (D)
John Breadon (R)

District 26 

Sedrick Denson (D)*

District 27

Rachel Baker (D)
Jenn Giroux (R)

District 28 

Jessica E. Miranda (D)* 
Chris Monzel (R)

District 29 

Cindy Abrams (R)*

District 30 

Alissa Mayhaus (D)
Bill Seitz (R)*

District 31 

Rita Darrow (D)
Bill Roemer (R)*

District 32 

Matt Shaughnessy (D)
Bob Young (R)*

District 33 

Tavia Galonski (D)*
Kristopher J. Anderson (R)

District 34 

Casey Weinstein (D)*
Beth A. Bigham (R)

District 35 

Lori O'Neill (D)
Steve Demetriou (R)

District 36

Addison Caruso (D)
Andrea White (R)*

District 37

Tom Young (R)*

District 38

Willis E. Blackshear Jr. (D)*

District 39

Leronda F. Jackson (D)
Phil Plummer (R)*

District 40

Amy Cox (D)
Rodney Creech (R)*

District 41

Nancy Larson (D)
Josh Williams (R)

District 42

Erika White (D)

Derek Merrin (R)*

District 43 

Michele Grim (D)
Wendi Hendricks (R)

District 44

Elgin Rogers Jr. (D)
Roy G. Palmer III (R)

District 45

Chuck Horn (D)
Jennifer Gross (R)*

District 46

Lawrence Mulligan III (D)
Thomas Hall (R)*

District 47

Sam Lawrence (D)
Sara Carruthers (R)*

District 48

David Smith (D)

Scott Oelslager (R)*

District 49

Thomas E. West (D)*
Jim Thomas (R)

District 50

Reggie Stoltzfus (R)*

District 51

Brett Hudson Hillyer (R)*

District 52

Regan L. Phillips (D)
Gayle Manning (R)*

District 53

Joe Miller (D)*
Marty Gallagher (R)

District 54

Bryan Burgess (D)
Dick Stein (R)*

District 55

Paul Zorn (D)
Scott Lipps (R)*

District 56

Joy Bennett (D)
Adam Mathews (R)

District 57

Evan Rosborough (D)
Jamie Callender (R)*

District 58

Wm. Bruce Neff (D)
Al Cutrona (R)*

District 59

Lauren R. McNally (D)
Eric C. Ungaro (I)
Greg Beight (I)

District 60

Kris Jordan (R)*

District 61

Louise Valentine (D)
Beth Lear (R)

District 62

Brian Flick (D)
Jean Schmidt (R)*

District 63

Richard J. Perry (D)
Adam C. Bird (R)*

District 64

Vincent Peterson II (D)
Nick Santucci (R)

District 65

Mike Loychik (R)*
Jennifer Donnelly (I)

District 66

Christina Collins (D)
Sharon A. Ray (R)*

District 67

Drew Burge (D)
Melanie Miller (R)

District 68

Thad Claggett (R)

District 69

Charlotte Owens (D)
Kevin D. Miller (R)*

District 70

Eric Price (D)
Brian Lampton (R)*

District 71

James Harvey Duffee (D)
Bill Dean (R)*

District 72

Kathleen Clyde (D)
Gail Pavliga (R)*

District 73

Jeff LaRe (R)*

District 74

Daniel Saks (D)
Bernard Willis (R)

District 75

Jan K. Materni (D)
Haraz N. Ghanbari (R)*

District 76

Marilyn S. John (R)*

District 77

Mark D. Gooch (D)
Scott Wiggam (R)*

District 78

Susan Manchester (R)*

District 79

Taylor Eastham (D)
Monica Robb Blasdel (R)

District 80

Jena Powell (R)*

District 81

James M. Hoops (R)*

District 82

Magdalene Markward (D)
Roy W. Klopfenstein (R)

District 83

Claire Osborne (D)
Jon Cross (R)*

District 84

Sophia Rodriguez (D)
Angela N. King (R)

District 85

Tim Barhorst (R)

District 86

Barbara A. Luke (D)
Tracy Richardson (R)*

District 87

Riordan T. McClain (R)*

District 88

Dianne Selvey (D)
Gary Click (R)*

District 89

Jim Obergefell (D)
D.J. Swearingen (R)*

District 90

Andrew Dodson (D)
Brian Baldridge (R)*

District 91

Bob Peterson (R)

District 92

Mark Johnson (R)*

District 93

Jason Stephens (R)*

District 94

Tanya Conrath (D)
Jay Edwards (R)*

District 95

William D. Ryan (D)
Don Jones (R)*

District 96

Charlie DiPalma (D)
Ron Ferguson (R)*

District 97

Adam Holmes (R)*

District 98

Darrell D. Kick (R)*

District 99

Kathleen Zappitello (D)
Sarah Fowler Arthur (R)*


Justices of The Supreme Court of Ohio

Republican Justice Sharon Kennedy won election to Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, while Republican Justices Pat DeWine and Pat Fischer also successfully won re-election to their seats, setting up Republicans to maintain their 4-3 majority on the Court next year.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing: 01/01/2023)

Jennifer Brunner (D)

Sharon L. Kennedy (R)

Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing: 01/01/2023)

Terri Jamison (D)

Patrick Fischer (R)*

Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing: 01/02/2023)

Marilyn Zayas (D)

Patrick DeWine (R)*

Statewide Issues

Both State Issue 1, regarding factors for setting bail, and State Issue 2, prohibiting local governments from allowing non-electors to vote, were approved easily, garnering over 77% yes votes.

State Issue 1

To require courts to consider factors like public safety when setting the amount of bail.


State Issue 2

To prohibit local government from allowing non-electors to vote.


* Denotes Incumbent

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