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Green and Libertarian Party Candidates for Ohio Governor

Ohio will elect a new governor in 2018. It will be the state's first new governor in eight years, replacing John Kasich, who served for the maximum two terms. 

There are two major party candidates for governor, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Rich Cordray. Their campaigns have been widely covered in mainstream media. 

There are two other candidates representing third parties on the ballot: Constance Gadell-Newton of the Green Party and Travis Irvine of the Libertarian Party. You can watch extended interviews with each candidate conducted by Ohio Public Radio's Statehouse News Bureau:



A Northeast Ohio native, Sarah Taylor graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she worked at her first NPR station, WMUB. She began her professional career at WCKY-AM in Cincinnati and spent two decades in television news, the bulk of them at WKBN in Youngstown (as Sarah Eisler). For the past three years, Sarah has taught a variety of courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State, where she is also pursuing a Master’s degree. Sarah and her husband Scott, have two children. They live in Tallmadge.