The General election is on November 8, 2022. The last day to register or update your registration is October 11th. Early voting begins on October 12th and runs through the day before the election. Click here to register or update your registration. Click here to print out an Absentee ballot request form. For questions or more information, go to www.boe.ohio.gov/richland or call the Richland County Board of Elections, 419-774-5530.
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES 2022
Kirsten Pscholka-Gartner was born and raised in Richland County, and understands the challenges and opportunities faced by its residents. For the last eleven years, Kirsten has served as a Magistrate in the Richland County Domestic Relations Court. She has been the Court’s Chief Magistrate since 2019. The families who come before the Domestic Relations Court deserve a Judge who treats them with compassion, fairness, and efficiency. As a Magistrate, Kirsten has done just that. MORE
Judge Earle E. Wise, Jr, is an Ohio Court of Appeals Judge. He is just one of sixty-nine appellate court judges in the State of Ohio. Judge Wise currently serves as the Presiding Judge for the Fifth Appellate District, which covers fifteen Ohio counties. He has previously served as the Administrative Judge for the Court. He has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court to sit as a judge on appellate cases for several other appellate districts around the state as well as on a case before the Supreme Court of Ohio. Additionally, the Chief Justice has appointed Judge Wise to serve on the Advisory Committee on Court Security. MORE
David Ball was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1982, additional education from the Boston University School of Theology in 1986, and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1991. His career experience includes working as chaplain of Denison University, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church in Wapakoneta, Ohio, employment dispute arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and has taught legal ethics, nonprofit law, and law and religion at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. Ball has been affiliated with American Baptist Churches in the USA, Granville Area Chamber of Commerce, Granville Community Foundation, Ohio State University, and American Arbitration Association. MORE
A lifelong Ohioan who lives just a few miles from the house where he grew up in Niles, Tim has spent his career fighting for Ohio workers. He’s seen in his own community what happens when our politics and our economy aren’t working for working people. And he understands that there’s nothing more patriotic than investing in our team, bringing good-paying jobs to Ohio, and making sure our workers can compete with countries around the world — and win. MORE
Nan grew up in a small town in Indiana. She learned the values of hard work, strength, and resilience from her dad, a union autoworker who lost his job but never lost his dignity, and her mom, who went to work at the laundromat behind their house to help make ends meet.
Back then, Ohio was where people went for opportunity, so she attended the University of Dayton, becoming the first person in her family to graduate from college. She met her husband, Sam, and fell in love with her adopted hometown, eventually running for City Commission and mayor. MORE
I’m running for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court because justice matters for every Ohioan. Steady and principled leadership of the state’s highest court is essential to helping Ohioans realize justice in their everyday lives. The state’s constitution is the voice of its people. The Ohio Supreme Court is the constitution’s caretaker, a guardian to ensure people and their rights are protected. As a current Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court, I know that courts can do good things for people—protect their health, safety and welfare—with fairness, equality and respect. And I am committed to doing this every day now and as Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. MORE
I am seeking election to the Ohio Supreme Court to make equal justice under the law a reality for all Ohioans. The Court’s power to profoundly impact the lives of Ohioans has too often been overlooked or undervalued. In my time as a practicing lawyer and then as Judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division - Juvenile Branch, I used my experience and background to empower families and increase access to justice. I want to show that our courts serve the public, and don’t answer to any party or those funding election campaigns. I’m running for Ohio Supreme Court to help restore public trust in our legal system. MORE
As a Judge on Ohio's First District Court of Appeals, I am grateful that Ohio voters entrusted me to serve them. Every day, in every case, I take my responsibility to do justice very seriously, and I am committed to ensuring that justice is administered with integrity, independence, and impartiality. The Court of Appeals draws many parallels to our Ohio Supreme Court. The decisions create binding law and we need judges who have life experiences that help them best address the difficult challenges Ohioans face. My unique background allows me to take an independent approach to each case with a focus on maintaining integrity and impartiality. MORE
I am a mother, a businesswoman, and Ohioan from Delaware, Ohio. I'm not a politician but I know Washington is out of touch and not working for us. That's why I’m running for Congress. because Washington isn’t doing enough for us. It’s time to elect someone who will actually get things done. My only agenda is to help Ohioans live better lives. I truly care about you and your family. MORE
While serving on Parma’s City Council, I was instrumental in crafting a balanced city budget, oversaw a wide array of local governmental operations, and worked to improve neighborhoods and keep them safe.
As a State Representative, I’ve introduced bills to fight the culture of corruption in Columbus, and voted against gerrymandered maps that deny voters the right to hold politicians accountable. MORE
I’m Taylor Sappington and I’m running for Ohio Auditor because we need to get back something that has been lost, something really important. I didn’t grow up in a cynical world where politics was divisive and dismissed. I was raised on hope and hard work. I was taught that public service is the right thing to do. This is the something we’ve lost and I’m running for Ohio Auditor to restore and revive the sense of community, the spirit that together we can face any challenge and overcome any obstacle. MORE
My name is Chelsea Clark and I’m a small business owner, a city councilwoman, a sixth generation farmer, and a single mom. I’m running to be Ohio’s Secretary of State because our democracy is under attack. I will fight to make sure that we all have access to vote, that all votes are counted, and that our elections are safe and secure. I will cut red tape and support small businesses trying to create jobs in Ohio. MORE
I'm running for Treasurer for Ohioans like you. I grew up in Marion, where small town values mean everything. It’s where I graduated from Ridgedale High School, and it’s why I returned to my hometown after earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Education nearby at the University of Toledo. For 13 years, as a classroom teacher, I watched generations of young people in Marion study and work hard for a fair shot at a good life, and I knew many of them wanted to continue to live and raise their families in our wonderful community. MORE