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A look at candidates running for Ohio governor in 2018

By The Associated Press

A look at the candidates for governor in the Republican and Democratic primaries, whose winners will face off this fall for the chance to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. Candidates are listed alphabetically by party:

REPUBLICAN PARTY:

NAME: Mike DeWine

AGE: 71

HOMETOWN: Cedarville, Greene County

EXPERIENCE: Ohio Attorney General, 2011-present; U.S. Senate, 1995-2007; Ohio Lt. Governor, 1991-1994; U.S. House, 1983-1991; Ohio Senate, 1981-1982; Greene County prosecutor

EDUCATION: B.A., Miami University; J.D., Ohio Northern College of Law

RUNNING MATE: Secretary of State Jon Husted

NAME: Mary Taylor

AGE: 52

HOMETOWN: Green, Summit County

EXPERIENCE: Ohio Lt. Governor, 2011-present; Ohio Auditor, 2007-2011; Ohio House, 2003-2006; Green City Council; certified public accountant

EDUCATION: B.S., M.S., University of Akron

RUNNING MATE: Nathan Estruth, CEO, iMFLUX Inc.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY:

NAME: Richard Cordray

AGE: 59

Hometown: Grove City, Franklin County

EXPERIENCE: Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 2012-2017; Ohio Attorney General, 2009-2011; Ohio Treasurer, 2007-2009; Franklin County Treasurer; Solicitor General of Ohio; Ohio House, 1991-1992

EDUCATION: B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Brasenose College, Oxford; J.D., University of Chicago

RUNNING MATE: Former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton

NAME: Dennis Kucinich

AGE: 71

HOMETOWN: Cleveland

EXPERIENCE: U.S. House, 1997-2013; Ohio Senate, 1995-1997; Cleveland mayor, 1978-1979; Cleveland City Council

EDUCATION: B.A., M.A., Case Western Reserve University

RUNNING MATE: Tara Samples, Akron City Council

NAME: William O'Neill

AGE: 71

HOMETOWN: Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County

EXPERIENCE: Justice, Ohio Supreme Court, 2013-present; 11th District Court of Appeals, 1997-2007; U.S Army; R.N.; assistant Ohio Attorney General; O'Neill & Brown law firm

EDUCATION: B.A., Ohio University; J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Huron School of Nursing

RUNNING MATE: Chantelle E. Lewis, Lorain County educator

NAME: Joe Schiavoni

AGE: 38

HOMETOWN: Boardman, Mahoning County

EXPERIENCE: Ohio Senate, 2009-present; Senate Minority Leader, 2014-2017; Schiavoni, Schiavoni, Bush and Muldowney law firm

EDUCATION: B.A., Ohio University; J.D., Capital University

RUNNING MATE: Stephanie Dodd, Ohio State Board of Education

SOURCE: AP Research

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