Gov. Mike DeWine has set Nov. 2 as the date for the special election to replace U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15). Stivers announced last week that he will leave Congress on May 16 to lead the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Ahead of the Nov. 2 general election will be an Aug. 3 primary. The election dates are the same as those for the 11th Congressional District special election prompted by the resignation of now-HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge.
Meanwhile, five central Ohio Republicans have already launched their campaigns for the seat being vacated by Stivers. They are Sen. Bob Peterson (Washington Courthouse); Sen. Stephanie Kunze (Hilliard); Rep. Jeff LaRe (Violet Township); Rep. Brian Stewart (Ashville); and Fairfield County Commissioner Jeff Fix. 4/27/2021