First of Ohio’s two primaries has concluded; League tracking results

Published by: Andrew Canan

May 4, 2022 | Political Action

As the saying goes, elections matter, which extends to your credit union and your members. After all, the elected officials in Washington and at the statehouse consider legislation that can positively or negatively impact your credit union operations. That is why the League has been closely monitoring the 2022 primary election (the first of two) to determine the impact the outcomes might have on Ohio’s credit unions.

After a hotly contested Republican primary for the United States Senate, J.D. Vance came out the victor following former President Trump’s endorsement, defeating runner-up former Treasurer of State Josh Mandel by nearly 9%. Following a robust conversation with your credit union peers serving on the League’s PAC Board, the League and CUNA collectively made the determination to stay out of the Republican primary as we had already provided support to longtime credit union champion, Congressman Tim Ryan (D – Howland), who was victorious in the Democratic Senate primary. As expected, Governor Mike DeWine (R) and Secretary Frank LaRose (R) were also both victorious in their primaries; both of which have received support from the Ohio Credit Union Legislative Action Committee (OCULAC). For the Democrats, former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D) made history with her primary victory, becoming the first woman in Ohio history to win a majority party nomination for governor.

With the most recent version of the state legislative maps due to the Ohio Supreme Court tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m., it is expected that the state legislative primary will take place on Tuesday, August 2.

The League will continue to monitor any updates regarding the maps and the second primary while also continuing to meet with candidates running for the Ohio General Assembly. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sr. Manager of Political and Grassroots Affairs, Andrew Canan.

Contact Andrew Canan for questions or assistance.

Andrew Canan
Andrew Canan Director, Political Affairs E: acanan@ohiocul.org
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