These are the results in the top five most expensive Ohio Senate elections

General elections for 17 of 33 districts in the Ohio State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 17 districts up for election in 2022, 14 had a general election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested general elections, candidates raised $6.0 million. Incumbents raised an average of $485,877 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $87,712 per candidate.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five general elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 27 $1,620,989 Kristina Daley Roegner (R) Kristina Daley Roegner and Patricia Goetz
District 13 $910,315 Nathan Manning (R) Nathan Manning and Anthony Eliopoulos
District 3 $664,718 Tina Maharath (D) Michele Reynolds and Tina Maharath
District 33 $628,933 Michael Rulli (R) Michael Rulli and Bob Hagan
District 17 $447,007 Bob Peterson (R) Shane Wilkin and Garry Boone

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 27 – $1,620,989

Incumbent Kristina Daley Roegner raised $1,420,122 and Patricia Goetz raised $200,866.

Kristina Daley Roegner won with 51 percent of the vote and Patricia Goetz received 49 percent of the vote.

#2 District 13 – $910,315

Incumbent Nathan Manning raised $857,800 and Anthony Eliopoulos raised $52,515.

Nathan Manning won with 58 percent of the vote and Anthony Eliopoulos received 42 percent of the vote.

#3 District 3 – $664,718

Incumbent Tina Maharath raised $183,382 and Michele Reynolds raised $481,336.

Michele Reynolds won with 53 percent of the vote and Tina Maharath received 47 percent of the vote.

#4 District 33 – $628,933

Incumbent Michael Rulli raised $628,933 and Bob Hagan raised $0.

Michael Rulli won with 66 percent of the vote and Bob Hagan received 34 percent of the vote.

#5 District 17 – $447,007

Shane Wilkin raised $444,030 and Garry Boone raised $2,977.

Shane Wilkin won with 74 percent of the vote and Garry Boone received 26 percent of the vote.

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.

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.