Legislative Candidates Set for 2024 Election

Dec. 20 was Ohio’s filing deadline for the March 19, 2024 primary election. Not only is 2024 a presidential election year, Ohio ballots will also feature the U.S. Senate race and contests for three seats on the state supreme court. Feb. 20 is the deadline to register for the primary.

As always, the OMA will closely monitor state legislative races. Half the seats in the Ohio Senate and all the seats in the Ohio House will be on the ballot. (Here are the final legislative district maps.)

Of the 21 House Republicans who supported Rep. Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) for speaker over Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Napoleon), 10 have primary challengers, reports say. Meanwhile, many Statehouse observers are anticipating a contested speaker’s race in early 2025, when Speaker Stephens could draw a challenge from term-limited Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima). 12/26/2023