A look at candidates running for Ohio governor in 2018

A look at candidates running for Ohio governor in 2018
This combination of file photos shows, from left to right, Richard Cordray, Mary Taylor, Mike DeWine, Connie Pillich and Dennis Kucinich. (AP Photos)
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The following is a look at the line-ups in the Republican and Democratic primaries whose winners will face off this fall for the chance to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. Candidates are listed alphabetically by party:

REPUBLICAN PARTY:

NAME: Mike DeWine

AGE: 71

HOMETOWN: Cedarville, Greene County

EXPERIENCE: Ohio Attorney General, 2011-present; U.S. Senate, 1995-2007; Ohio Lt. Governor, 1991-1994; U.S. House, 1983-1991; Ohio Senate, 1981-1982; Greene County prosecutor

EDUCATION: B.A., Miami University; J.D., Ohio Northern College of Law

RUNNING MATE: Secretary of State Jon Husted

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NAME: Mary Taylor

AGE: 51

HOMETOWN: Green, Summit County

EXPERIENCE: Ohio Lt. Governor, 2011-present; Ohio Auditor, 2007-2011; Ohio House, 2003-2006; Green City Council; certified public accountant

EDUCATION: B.S., M.S., University of Akron

RUNNING MATE: Nathan Estruth, CEO, iMFLUX Inc.

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY:

NAME: Richard Cordray

AGE: 58

Hometown: Grove City, Franklin County

EXPERIENCE: Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 2012-2017; Ohio Attorney General, 2009-2011; Ohio Treasurer, 2007-2009; Franklin County Treasurer; Solicitor General of Ohio; Ohio House, 1991-1992

EDUCATION: B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Brasenose College, Oxford; J.D., University of Chicago

RUNNING MATE: Former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton

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NAME: Dennis Kucinich

AGE: 71

HOMETOWN: Cleveland

EXPERIENCE: U.S. House, 1997-2013; Ohio Senate, 1995-1997; Cleveland mayor, 1978-1979; Cleveland City Council

EDUCATION: B.A., M.A., Case Western Reserve University

RUNNING MATE: Tara Samples, Akron City Council

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NAME: William O'Neill

AGE: 70

HOMETOWN: Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County

EXPERIENCE: Justice, Ohio Supreme Court, 2013-2018; 11th District Court of Appeals, 1997-2007; U.S Army; R.N.; assistant Ohio Attorney General; O'Neill & Brown law firm

EDUCATION: B.A., Ohio University; J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Huron School of Nursing

RUNNING MATE: Chantelle E. Lewis, Lorain County educator

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NAME: Connie Pillich

AGE: 57

HOMETOWN: Montgomery, Hamilton County

EXPERIENCE: Ohio House, 2009-2014; Webb & Pillich, LLC law firm; U.S. Air Force

EDUCATION: B.A., University of Oklahoma; M.A., University of North Dakota; J.D., University of Cincinnati

RUNNING MATE: Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer

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NAME: Joe Schiavoni

AGE: 38

HOMETOWN: Boardman, Mahoning County

EXPERIENCE: Ohio Senate, 2009-present; Senate Minority Leader, 2014-2017; Schiavoni, Schiavoni, Bush and Muldowney law firm

EDUCATION: B.A., Ohio University; J.D., Capital University

RUNNING MATE: Stephanie Dodd, Ohio State Board of Education