Results in the five most expensive Republican Ohio Senate primaries

Republican 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, four had a Republican primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $794,129. Incumbents raised an average of $206,672 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $47,598 per candidate.

Four primary elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the four Republican primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 17 $271,811 Bob Peterson (R) Shane Wilkin, Tom Hwang, and Tim Inwood
District 13 $249,271 Nathan Manning (R) Nathan Manning and Kirsten Hill
District 7 $173,793 Steve Wilson (R) Steve Wilson and Austin Kaiser
District 31 $99,253 Jay Hottinger (R) Al Landis, Gregory Brewer II, and Kevin Black

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 17 – $271,811

Shane Wilkin raised $271,811, Tim Inwood raised $0, and Tom Hwang raised $0.

Shane Wilkin advanced to the general election with 78 percent of the vote, Tom Hwang received 22 percent of the vote, and Tim Inwood withdrew.

#2 District 13 – $249,271

Incumbent Nathan Manning raised $239,551 and Kirsten Hill raised $9,720.

Nathan Manning advanced to the general election with 68 percent of the vote and Kirsten Hill received 32 percent of the vote.

#3 District 7 – $173,793

Incumbent Steve Wilson raised $173,793 and Austin Kaiser raised $0.

Steve Wilson advanced to the general election with 100 percent of the vote and Austin Kaiser received 0 percent of the vote.

#4 District 31 – $99,253

Al Landis raised $95,379, Gregory Brewer II raised $3,074, and Kevin Black raised $800.

Al Landis advanced to the general election, Gregory Brewer II withdrew, and Kevin Black 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.

Report Name Report Due Date
2021 Annual 1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary 4/21/2022
2022 Post-Primary 6/10/2022
2022 Semiannual 7/29/2022
2022 Pre-General 10/27/2022
2022 Post-General 12/16/2022

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.