OFT Votes: Endorsements and Voter Information for the 2022 Election

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Endorsements for statewide offices and the Ohio Supreme Court

  • Nan Whaley and Cheryl Stephens for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. 
  • Jeff Crossman for Attorney General
  • Taylor Sappington for Auditor
  • Scott Schertzer for Treasurer
  • Chelsea Clark for Secretary of State 

Endorsements for the U.S. Senate and House

  • Tim Ryan for U.S. Senate 
  • Greg Landsman for U.S. House, District 1
  • Joyce Beatty for U.S. House, District 3
  • Marcy Kaptur for U.S. House, District 9
  • Shontel Brown for U.S. House, District 11
  • Emilia Sykes for U.S. House, District 13

Endorsements for the Ohio General Assembly

Ohio Senate

  • Tina Maharath for Ohio Senate, District 3
  • Cathy Ingram for Ohio Senate, District 9
  • Paula Hicks-Hudson for Ohio Senate, District 11
  • Hearcel Craig for Ohio Senate, District 15
  • Kent Smith for Ohio Senate, District 21
  • Nicki Antonio for Ohio Senate, District 23
  • Bill DeMora for Ohio Senate, District 25
  • Patricia Goetz for Ohio Senate, District 27
  • Bob Hagan for Ohio Senate, District 33

Ohio House

  • Dontavius Jarrells for Ohio House of Representatives, District 1
  • Ismail Mohamed for Ohio House of Representatives, District 3
  • Mary Lightbody for Ohio House of Representatives, District 4
  • Rich Brown for Ohio House of Representatives, District 5
  • Adam Miller for Ohio House of Representatives, District 6
  • Allison Russo for Ohio House of Representatives, District 7
  • Beth Liston for Ohio House of Representatives, District 8
  • Russ Harris for Ohio House of Representatives, District 10
  • Anita Somani for Ohio House of Representatives, District 11
  • Mike Skindell for Ohio House of Representatives, District 13
  • Sean Brennan for Ohio House of Representatives, District 14
  • Bride Sweeney for Ohio House of Representatives, District 16
  • Phil Robinson for Ohio House of Representatives, District 19
  • Elliot Forhan for Ohio House of Representatives, District 21
  • Dan Troy for Ohio House of Representatives, District 23
  • Dani Isaacsohn for Ohio House of Representatives, District 24 
  • Cecil Thomas for Ohio House of Representatives, District 25
  • Rachel Baker for Ohio House of Representatives, District 27
  • Jessica Miranda for Ohio House of Representatives, District 28
  • Rita Darrow for Ohio House of Representatives, District 31
  • Matthew Shaughnessy for Ohio House of Representatives, District 32
  • Tavia Galonski     for Ohio House of Representatives, District 33
  • Casey Weinstein for Ohio House of Representatives, District 34
  • Addison Caruso for Ohio House of Representatives, District 36
  • Amy Cox for Ohio House of Representatives, District 40
  • Nancy Larson for Ohio House of Representatives, District 41
  • Erika White for Ohio House of Representatives, District 42
  • Michelle Grim for Ohio House of Representatives, District 43
  • Chuck Horn for Ohio House of Representatives, District 45
  • Larry Mulligan for Ohio House of Representatives, District 46
  • Scott Oelslager for Ohio House of Representatives, District 48
  • Thomas West for Ohio House of Representatives, District 49
  • Gayle Manning for Ohio House of Representatives, District 52
  • Joe Miller for Ohio House of Representatives, District 53
  • Bryan Burgess for Ohio House of Representatives, District 54
  • Joy Bennett for Ohio House of Representatives, District 56
  • Louise Valentine for Ohio House of Representatives, District 61
  • Brian Flick for Ohio House of Representatives, District 62
  • Vincent Peterson for Ohio House of Representatives, District 64
  • Christina Collins for Ohio House of Representatives, District 66
  • Charlotte Owens for Ohio House of Representatives, District 69
  • Kathleen Clyde for Ohio House of Representatives, District 72
  • Mark Gooch for Ohio House of Representatives, District 77
  • Taylor Eastham for Ohio House of Representatives, District 79
  • Claire Osborne for Ohio House of Representatives, District 83
  • Sophia Rodriguez for Ohio House of Representatives, District 84
  • Jim Obergefell for Ohio House of Representatives, District 89

Endorsements for the Ohio Supreme Court and other judicial positions

  • Jennifer Brunner for Supreme Court Chief Justice
  • Marilyn Zayas for Supreme Court Justice
  • Terri Jamison for Supreme Court Justice
  • Thomas Puffenberger for 6th District Court of Appeals 

Endorsements for the Ohio State Board of Education

  • Teresa Fedor, Board of Education, District 2
  • Katie Hofmann, Board of Education, District 4
  • Tom Jackson, Board of Education, District 10

About OFT’s political endorsements

  • OFT endorsements must be passed by a majority vote of OFT’s Executive Council, which is composed of member leaders from every OFT local union.
  • Your dues money is not used to support OFT endorsed candidates. Political funds come from separate, voluntary donations to a union COPE (Committee on Political Education) Fund. If you are interested in contributing to a COPE fund, contact your local leadership or reply to this email.
  • This is not a final list of endorsements. We are still receiving and evaluating candidate questionnaires for some positions.

Essential Info for Voters: Make your voice heard in 2022

Are you registered to vote at your current address? 

The Ohio Secretary of State has purged thousands of Ohioans from the list of registered voters over the last few years. Double check your registration to make sure you can make your voice heard this year.

Do you need to register to vote or update your name or address? 

It’s now possible to register or update your registration online. Register today to make sure you can vote this November. 

How do I vote early in-person or through an absentee ballot? 

The best way to make sure your vote is counted is to vote early. Every county has an in-person early vote site. Find more information about in-person early voting here.  

You can also request to vote by mail through an absentee ballot. You can download and print out this form, and send it to your local Board of Elections.

Did my districts change?

2022 brings new Congressional, State Legislature, and State School Board districts. Make sure you know who is on your ballot. Find your districts here.