Ohio State Senate elections, 2014

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Ohio State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for the office of Ohio State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of four incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Eric Kearney Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 09
Shirley Smith Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 21
Nina Turner Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 25
Tim Schaffer Ends.png Republican Senate District 31

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Ohio State Senate:

Ohio State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 10 Pending
     Republican Party 23 Pending
Total 33 33

Qualifications

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Article 2, Section 3 of the Ohio Constitution states: Senators and representatives shall have resided in their respective districts one year next preceding their election, unless they shall have been absent on the public business of the United States, or of this state.

Article 2, Section 5 of the Ohio Constitution states: No person hereafter convicted of an embezzlement of the public funds, shall hold any office in this state; nor shall any person, holding public money for disbursement, or otherwise, have a seat in the General Assembly, until he shall have accounted for, and paid such money into the treasury.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 3 (18%) of the 17 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 2 Republicans and 1 Democrat are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 14 (82.3%) of the 17 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

Five incumbents faced primary competition on May 6. Four incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another eight incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senators that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Four incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 13 (76.4%) of the current 17 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and one Republican, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on July 7, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Cliff Hite

District 3

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Star Johnson
Republican Party Kevin Bacon

District 5

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bill Beagle: 18,139 Approveda- Incumbent Beagle was elected to the chamber in 2010.

Note: Julie Busby withdrew before the primary.

November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Dee Gillis
Republican Party Bill Beagle

District 7

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jimmy Allen
Republican Party Shannon Jones

District 9

Note: Incumbent Eric Kearney (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Cecil Thomas
Republican Party Jacqueline Mikita

District 11

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Edna Brown: 9,912 Approveda- Incumbent Brown was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Edna Brown
Republican Party Ernest McCarthy

District 13

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Gayle L. Manning: 11,007 Approveda- Incumbent Manning was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Marcus Madison
Republican Party Gayle L. Manning

District 15

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Charleta B. Tavares
Republican Party Joe Healy
Libertarian Party Jeff Brown

District 17

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bob Peterson: 16,071 Approveda- Incumbent Peterson was first appointed to the chamber in March 2012.
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Bob Peterson

District 19

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Kris Jordan: 14,290 Approveda- Incumbent Jordan was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Neil Patel
Republican Party Kris Jordan

District 21

Note: Incumbent Shirley Smith (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Sandra Williams
Republican Party Sikiru Kafaru

District 23

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Michael Skindell: 17,573 Approveda - Incumbent Skindell was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Michael Skindell
Republican Party Tom Haren

District 25

Note: Incumbent Nina Turner (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Kenny Yuko
Republican Party Hasani Crider

District 27

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party George Rusiska
Republican Party Frank LaRose

District 29

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Connie Rubin
Republican Party Scott Oelslager

District 31

Note: Incumbent Tim Schaffer (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party John Carlisle
Republican Party Jay Hottinger

District 33

Democratic Party May 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joseph Schiavoni: 21,827 Approveda- Incumbent Schiavoni was first appointed to the chamber in December 2009.
Republican Party May 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Joseph Schiavoni

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