Dems Now Have State Treasurer, Auditor Candidates In Place
Two more Ohio Democrats have launched campaigns for statewide office in 2018. Former University of Cincinnati board of trustees chair Rob Richardson Junior has filed to run for state treasurer, and former Congressman Zack Space has filed to run for state auditor. Their decisions give Democrats at least one candidate for each of next year's open statewide races. The five sitting Republicans are all term-limited. Richardson came in third in the Cincinnati mayoral race in May, his first bid for elective office. Space was unseated by Republican Bob Gibbs in 2010. He now works at a Columbus law firm.