2022 Ohio Primary Live Results


Election Date May 3, 2022 and August 2, 2022
Primaries for State Legislature were rescheduled for August 2 due to redistricting delays
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U.S. Senate

Incumbent Republican Sen. Rob Portman is retiring. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13) is expected to be the Democratic nominee.

All eyes will be on the GOP primary, one of the most high profile contests of 2022. There are five notable contenders; it has become the most expensive campaign in the state's history.

Author J.D. Vance won the endorsement of Donald Trump in mid-April; this has propelled him to a small lead in many recent polls. FiveThirtyEight has a good overview of the candidates and how the race has evolved.


Gov. Mike DeWine(R) is seeking a second term. A mainstream conservative, he is being challenged from the right by former U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and Joe Blystone, a farmer. As those two candidates are splitting the Trump vote, the governor is likely to be renominated.

The Democratic primary is between two former mayors, John Cranley of Cincinnati and Nan Whaley of Dayton.

U.S. House

These primaries will be conducted using redistricted congressional boundaries. The state lost a district after the 2020 Census. For the general election, there are 10 safe Republican districts and 2 safe Democratic ones. The remaining three (1, 9, 13) are currently seen as toss-up.

The table below highlights four notable primaries, followed by results for each of them. Below that are party-specific tables with results for each of the state's 15 congressional districts.

District Party Comments
7 R Redistricted incumbent Bob Gibbs is retiring; primary winner almost certain to be elected in November. Former Trump aide Max Miller is the frontrunner.
9 R Redistricting has led to the first competitive election of Democrat Marcy Kaptur's career. Four Republicans vie to take her on in November.
11 D A rematch of the Democratic primary in the 2021 special election here. Brown won that 50% to 45% over the more progressive Nina Turner. Safely Democratic in the fall.
13 R Redistricted Democratic incumbent Tim Ryan is running for U.S. Senate. State Rep. Emilia Sykes will be the party's nominee. Highly competitive after redistricting, seven Republicans are seeking the party's nomination.

State Senate

These primaries were rescheduled from May to August 2 due to redistricting delays. Republicans hold a 25-8 supermajority over Democrats in the Ohio State Senate. Members serve four-year staggered terms; the odd-numbered districts are being contested in 2022.

State House

These primaries were rescheduled from May to August 2 due to redistricting delays. Republicans hold a large 64-35 edge over Democrats in the Ohio House of Representatives. Members serve two-year terms.