7 Republicans, 4 Dems battle for US Senate nomination

Welcome to the 2022 Voter Guide produced by the League of Women Voters and Akron Beacon Journal with funding from the Knight Foundation.

This story focuses on the race for Ohio’s seat in the US Senate.

Seven Republicans are seeking to replace retiring Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati. Four Democrats are vying for the Democratic nomination.

Candidate responses are not edited. Many chose not to respond.

A link to our complete interactive Summit County Voter Guide showing just races on your ballot can be found immediately below.

Interactive 2022 Primary Voter Guide:Meet the candidates and view issues on your ballot


Matt Dolan

Training and Experience: Ohio Senator (24th District), Ohio Representative (98th District), Chief Assistant Prosecutor Geauga County, Assistant Ohio Attorney General, Partner – Thrasher, Dinsmore, & Dolan, Vice President – 7th Avenue Properties, Cleveland Baseball Company


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dolan4Ohio

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dolan4ohio

Education: Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve, University School of Law Bachelor of Arts from Boston College

Candidate did not respond to questions.

Mike Gibbons

site: https://www.gibbonsforohio.com/about

Candidate did not respond.

Josh Mandel

site: https://www.joshmandel.com/

Candidate did not respond.

Neil Patel

site: https://neilpatelforussenate.com/

Candidate did not respond.

Mark Pukita

site: https://pukitaforsenate2022.com/

Candidate did not respond.

Jane Timken

site: https://www.janetimkenforohio.com/

Candidate did not respond.

JD Vance

site: https://jdvance.com/

Candidate did not respond.


Morgan Harpers

Training and Experience: Recent experience: Director of Policy and Advocacy/Senior Advisor, American Economic Liberties Project, July 2020-August 2021 (on leave); Vice President, Knowledge Management & Strategy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), March 2017-June 2019; Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), February 2016-February 2017; Special Advisor, Office of the Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), January 2015-February 2016



Twitter: https://twitter.com/mh4oh

Education: Tufts University (Bachelor’s degree), Princeton University (Master of Public Affairs), Stanford Law School (Juris Doctor)

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