Constitution Party

In its own words, the Constitution Party seeks "to restore our government to its Constitutional limits and our law to its Biblical foundations."

Democratic Party

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1792, the Democrats are considered center-left on the political spectrum.

Green Party

The Green Party of the United States focuses on the environment, social justice, diversity, peace, non-violence and citizen participation.


Independent voters are not tied to any one party. Though they may be registered with a party, they tend to vote for candidates and issues more than a particular party ideology.

Libertarian Party

Libertarians favor fewer regulations, a non-interventionist policy on markets and foreign policy and strong civil liberties.

Republican Party

Founded in Michigan in 1854, the Republicans are considered right of the political center in the US.


The Socialist Party of Ohio (SPOH) is the state chapter of the Socialist Party USA in the U.S. state of Ohio.

Tea Party Patriots

The Tea Party is the state chapter of the Tea Party Patriots in the U.S. state of Ohio.

Federal Budget

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Ohio (change)

The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor; the legislative branch, which comprises the Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, which is led by the Supreme Court.
Offices & Officials

Governor: John Kasich
Lieutenant Governor: Mary Taylor
Attorney General: Mike DeWine
State Treasurer: Josh Mandel
Secretary of State: Jon Husted