Ohio Education Association Candidate Recommendations

Ohio’s General Election is on Tuesday, November 5, 2024. Make sure educators voices are heard this November by making your plan to vote. Please see below for some important dates and links for information on voting in the upcoming General Election.

Important Dates

  • Monday, October 7, 2024 – Deadline to register to vote and update registrations in advance of the General Election Boards of Election will be open until 9:00 PM for individuals to drop off registrations. See below links for how to check your registration status, register to vote, or update your registration online.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2024 – Early voting for the 2024 General Election begins. See links below for in-person early voting locations, dates, and times.
  • Monday, November 4, 2024 – Absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date if returned by mail.
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024 – General Election: Polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM and absentee ballots may be returned by 7:30 PM to your Board of Elections if not returned by mail.

Important Links

  • To check your registration status, please click here.
  • To register or update your registration, please click here.
  • To find your county’s early voting location, please click here.
  • To find the schedule for early in-person voting, please click here.
  • To find out how to request a mail in ballot and vote by mail, please click here.

Click here to look up your current legislative district under the latest state maps.

As part of your voting plan, we urge all OEA members to check out the list of candidates recommended by the OEA members below. Many more candidate recommendations will be made after the Primary, so please continue to check for updates.

It is important to note that OEA members across the state—not OEA staff or leaders—make all the endorsement decisions. In each race, candidates from both parties are asked to fill out questionnaires describing their positions on education issues, and those who are state officeholders are also rated on their education votes in the General Assembly. Candidates are then interviewed by OEA members who work in the district or area in which candidates are seeking office. Based on the candidate’s views on public education issues—and only on public education issues—the OEA Fund State Council and District Screening Committees vote on whether to endorse specific candidates.

You can learn more about the OEA Fund and the screening process here.

**If viewing the recommended candidates list on a mobile phone or small screen, please rotate your device to a horizontal orientation for better viewing.**


President and Vice-President Joseph Biden (D)/Kamala Harris (D)
US Senate Recommended Candidate
US Senate – OH Sherrod Brown (D)
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District 1 Dontavius Jarrells (D)
District 2 Latyna Humphrey (D)
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District 7 Allison Russo (D)
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District 23 Dan Troy (D)
District 24 Dani Isaacsohn (D)
District 25 Cecil Thomas (D)
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District 75 Haraz Ghanbari (R)
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District 90 Justin Pizzulli (R)
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District 95 Don Jones (R)
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District 8 Louis Blessing, III (R)
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U.S. Congress Recommended Candidate
District 1 Greg Landsman (D)
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District 9 Marcy Kaptur (D)
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District 11 Shontel Brown (D)
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District 13 Emilia Sykes (D)
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Updated May 14, 2024


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