State Senator (OH-17)
Employer / Organization
Nov 08, 2022
Jan 01, 2022 - May 02, 2022
An Ohio State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Ohio State Legislature. Ohio has 33 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 349,591 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. An Ohio senator serves a four-year term, with a limit of 2 terms. The salary of the position is $60,584 per year.
Application Guidelines1) Contact the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office. The required forms include a Declaration of Candidacy; a filing fee; Petitions; and other office specific forms. The filing fee and petition requirements vary by office. Please inquire about these office specific requirements with the elections office. File these papers as directed by the elections office, which may vary depending upon the type of district you plan to run in. If the district encompasses a single part of a county, you will file with the county. If the district has parts of multiple counties you will file with the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office. 3) Submit the filing forms by the 90th day before the Ohio primary election if you intend to appear on a partisan primary ballot. If you plan to run as an independent or in a non partisan race, submit the filing forms prior to the day of the Ohio primary in order to appear on the general election ballot. The Ohio primary is held the second Tuesday after the first Monday in March during presidential years, and in all other years the Ohio primary is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in the month of May. Listed below is the phone number and address of the Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns. Ohio Secretary of State Elections Office - Phone: (614) 466-2585 or email: [email protected] The 2016 Ohio Candidate Requirement Guide can be found here: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/publications/election/2016_CRG.pdf
Submit application to:
Ohio Secretary of State, Continental Plaza, 180 E Broad St, Columbus, OH, 43215, US