Bill O'Neill Justice Says He Won't Be In Next Year's Governor's Race Because His Preferred Candidate Will Be In By Karen Kasler • Jul 19, 2017 Ohio Supreme Court The only Democrat holding statewide office in Ohio says he won’t follow through on the run for governor he was considering – because he says his favored candidate will be getting into the race. Another Democrat Announces Bid For Ohio Governor By Jo Ingles • Mar 7, 2017 Bettysutton.com Less than a week after the first official Democratic candidate for governor announced his intentions, a second Democrat has announced she’s jumping into the race too. Schiavoni Says He's Running For Governor In 2018 By Jo Ingles • Mar 1, 2017 Statehouse News Bureau A Democratic state senator from Youngstown has finally confirmed what he says he’s been considering for months – that he will run for governor in 2018. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan Bows Out Of Democratic Race For Governor In 2018 By Jo Ingles • Feb 28, 2017 Karen Kasler One of the Democrats who is often mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2018 says he won’t be throwing his hat in the ring. That decision may bring a flood of candidates forward. Lone Democrat In Statewide Office Mulling Run For Governor Next Year By Karen Kasler • Jan 3, 2017 Tiffany O'Neill Scullen The only Democrat serving in statewide office - Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill - says he’ll spend this year deciding if he wants to run for governor next year. But he would have to quit that job if he does.