Candidates for Office

The upcoming election (May 3) is a Primary Election. Primary elections are used by political parties to nominate among themselves who will represent them for each office up for election in the General Election. The winners of the Primary Election proceed on to the General Election

When voting in the May 2022 Primary Election, you will be asked to select one of the following three ballots to vote on: the Democratic Party ballot, the Republican Party ballot, or an Issues-Only ballot. The candidates for competitive races on each party’s ballot in 2022 are listed below. You can click the candidate’s picture for more info.


Democratic Party Ballot

When requesting a Democratic Party ballot in the primary election, a voter will be permitted to vote on which candidates should represent the party for various offices in the November general election.

There are three contested races on the May 3 Democratic Party primary election, as well as one issue.


US Senator

The US Senator seat is elected every six years and works to enact federal laws and budgets through the US Senate. The US Senate works with the US House of Representatives to form the US Congress, which is the nation’s legislative body. Their responsibilities include passing bills on public policy issues, raising and lowering taxes, and confirming the President’s appointments.

Democratic candidates for US Senator in 2022 include (click picture for more info):


Ohio Governor/Lieutenant Governor

The Governor of Ohio is elected every four years and oversees the day-to-day operations of the state government. Their responsibilities include enforcing state laws, signing or vetoing laws passed by the Ohio General Assembly, convening special sessions of the Ohio General Assembly, granting pardons, and acting as commander-in-chief of the Ohio National Guard.

Democratic candidates for Ohio Governor and Lieutenant Governor in 2022 include (click picture for more info):


Lucas County Commissioner

The Lucas County Commissioner is elected every four years and works alongside the other two elected County Commissioners to oversee the day-to-day operations of the county government. Their responsibilities include controlling the county budget, determining zoning changes, and approving annexations.

Democratic candidates for Lucas County Commissioner in 2022 include (click picture for more info):


Republican Party Ballot

When requesting a Republican Party ballot in the primary election, a voter will be permitted to vote on which candidates should represent the party for various offices in the November general election.

There are four contested races in the May 3 Republican Party primary election, as well as one issue.


United States House of Representatives (District 9)

The US House of Representatives (District 9) seat is elected every two years and works to enact federal laws and budgets through the US House of Representatives. The US House of Representatives works with the US Senate to form the US Congress, which is the nation’s legislative body. Their responsibilities include passing bills on public policy issues, raising and lowering taxes, and confirming the President’s appointments.

Republican candidates for U.S. House of Representatives (District 9) in 2022 include (click picture for more info):


U.S. Senator

The US Senator seat is elected every six years and works to enact federal laws and budgets through the US Senate. The US Senate works with the US House of Representatives to form the US Congress, which is the nation’s legislative body. Their responsibilities include passing bills on public policy issues, raising and lowering taxes, and confirming the President’s appointments.

Republican candidates for U.S. Senator in 2022 include (click picture for more info):


Ohio Governor/Lt. Governor

The Governor of Ohio is elected every four years and oversees the day-to-day operations of the state government. Their responsibilities include enforcing state laws, signing or vetoing laws passed by the Ohio General Assembly, convening special sessions of the Ohio General Assembly, granting pardons, and acting as commander-in-chief of the Ohio National Guard.

Republican candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in 2022 include (click picture for more info):


Ohio Secretary of State

The Ohio Secretary of State is elected every four years and oversees official records of the state. Their responsibilities include overseeing elections, approving articles of incorporation for businesses, certifying government documents for use overseas, recording and maintaining the state’s legal records, licensing ministers to officiate weddings, and registering notaries.

Republican candidates for Ohio Secretary of State in 2022 include (click picture for more info):


Issues

Issue 3 will be on the ballot for all Toledo voters, regardless of party chosen (or if no party is chosen). For more information, see the Issues and Levies page.


Click this link to see a complete list of all candidates, included those in uncontested races.