Running for an Ohio elective office requires compliance with Ohio election laws applicable to the type of elective office you seek. These requirements include filing a valid petition with the appropriate number of signatures, designating a campaign committee, following campaign finance accounting rules and reporting campaign contributions.
OSBA Journal article, September 2001, OSBA's candidate guide--don't run for school board without it
OSBA Journal article, November 2011, Top tips for new board member success
OSBA Journal article, August 2015, What you need to know for campaign season
OSBA Journal article, June 2017, Runnin’ down a dream: School board candidate
Basics for board candidates
For more information, please contact Lenore Winfrey, senior administrative assistant of legal services, at (614) 540-4000.