Democratic primary elections for 17 of 33 districts in the Ohio State Senate took place on Aug. 2, 2022. Of the 17 districts up for election in 2022, seven had a Democratic primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $394,035. Incumbents raised an average of $254,620 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $8,713 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Democratic primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 23||$264,820||Nickie Antonio (D)||Nickie Antonio and Jeffrey Johnson|
|District 21||$53,771||Dale Martin (D)||Kent Smith, John E. Barnes Jr., Vincent Rosemond, and Willie Britt|
|District 27||$44,020||Kristina Daley Roegner (R)||Patricia Goetz and Cliff Pinkney|
|District 13||$25,528||Nathan Manning (R)||Anthony Eliopoulos and Joshua Garcia|
|District 17||$2,977||Bob Peterson (R)||Garry Boone and Alex Trevino|
The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.
#1 District 23 – $264,820
Incumbent Nickie Antonio raised $254,620 and Jeffrey Johnson raised $10,200.
Nickie Antonio advanced to the general election and Jeffrey Johnson withdrew.
#2 District 21 – $53,771
Kent Smith raised $46,671, John E. Barnes Jr. raised $7,100, Vincent Rosemond raised $0, and Willie Britt raised $0.
Kent Smith advanced to the general election with 61 percent of the vote, John E. Barnes Jr. received 39 percent of the vote, Vincent Rosemond withdrew, and Willie Britt was disqualified.
#3 District 27 – $44,020
Patricia Goetz raised $44,020 and Cliff Pinkney raised $0.
Patricia Goetz advanced to the general election and Cliff Pinkney withdrew.
#4 District 13 – $25,528
Anthony Eliopoulos raised $25,528 and Joshua Garcia raised $0.
Anthony Eliopoulos advanced to the general election and Joshua Garcia withdrew.
#5 District 17 – $2,977
Garry Boone raised $2,977 and Alex Trevino raised $0.
Garry Boone advanced to the general election and Alex Trevino withdrew.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
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