These are the most expensive contested elections in the Ohio House

Elections for all 99 seats in the Ohio House of Representatives will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans hold a 64-35 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five most expensive contested general elections in the House of Representatives.

This information comes from candidate reports to the Ohio Secretary of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

#1 District 94 – $478,558

Incumbent Jay Edwards (R) raised $478,558 and Rhyan Goodman (D) raised $0.

#2 District 17 – $428,714

Incumbent Thomas Patton (R) raised $428,614 and Troy Greenfield (D) raised $100.

#3 District 89 – $322,852

Incumbent D.J. Swearingen (R) raised $138,556 and Jim Obergefell (D) raised $184,296.

#4 District 35 – $314,952

Steve Demetriou (R) raised $314,952 and Lori O’Neill (D) raised $0.

#5 District 39 – $304,187

Incumbent Phil Plummer (R) raised $304,187 and Leronda Jackson (D) raised $0.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. 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. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

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.