2022 Ohio Senate Candidate Guide

Tim Ryan (D) vs J.D. Vance (R)

US Senate | Election | Nov 8, 2022

The Candidates

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

Democrat

J.D. Vance

J.D. Vance

Republican

The Issues

Economy

Decrease or increase government investment in, and regulation of, the economy?

Tim Ryan (D)

Increase investment. Voted for the Build Back Better Act, to finance education, childcare, healthcare and environment. Also backed the infrastructure bill to finance railroads and electric grid improvements.

Elections

Did Joe Biden legitimately win the 2020 Presidential election?

Environment

Loosen or tighten environmental regulations?

LGBT Rights

Limit or expand LGBTQ rights?

Tim Ryan (D)

Expand. Cosponsored the Equality Act, addressing discrimination based on sexual orientation. Would choose judicial nominees to ensure “our LGBTQ+ friends…enjoy equal protections under the law.”

Marijuana/Drug Policy

Ban or legal? How to address the opioid crisis?

Minimum Wage

Keep or raise federal minimum from $7.25 per hour? If raise, how much?

Voting Rules

Support tightened restrictions on such voting rules as absentee and early voting, and voter ID?

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