Ohio candidates are starting to announce what offices they will seek in 2018. We take a look at who has announced so far and will continue to provide updates as more announce.

Ohio candidates are starting to announce what offices they will seek in 2018. We take a look at who has announced so far and will continue to provide updates as more announce.

U.S. Senate

Who: Josh Mandel

Current position: Ohio treasurer

Party: Republican

What he said: "I will never back down from our enemies. I will never succumb to political correctness," Mandel said in his Dec. 7 announcement.

Twitter: @JoshMandelOhio

Possible opposition: Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Genoa Township, has been rumored as a possible candidate,  but he has not announced. As for the Democrats, it will likely be Sen. Sherrod Brown, who holds the seat now.

Governor

Who: Joe Schiavnoi

Current position: Ohio Senate minority leader

Party: Democrat

What he said: "I am not a career politician, and I'm not going to be the anointed candidate. But I am a fighter, the fighter that Ohio needs. I will work harder than anyone ...," Schiavoni said in announcing his run on March 1.

Twitter: @JoeSchiavoni

Who: Betty Sutton

Current position: former U.S. House member

Party: Democrat

What she said: "Ohioans need a champion, a champion who will work for them and make government work for and with them," Sutton said in her announcement on March 7.

Twitter: @BettySutton

Who: Connie Pillich

Current position: Former Ohio House member

Party: Democrat

What she said: "I learned in military you walk into every mission ready to succeed and I'm ready to win this race," Pillich said in her March 13 announcement.

Twitter: @ConniePillich

Possible opposition: Among Democrats, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is considering a potential run and Rich Cordray, a former attorney general and treasurer, could run if he departs or is fired as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A host of Republicans —Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Husted, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadworth — are all expected to soon formally announce their candidacies.

Attorney general

Who: Dave Yost

Current position: Ohio auditor

Party: Republican

What he said: "I feel as if I've prepared my whole life for this job," Yost said in his Jan. 24 announcement.

Twitter: @Yost4Ohio

Possible opposition: Among Democrats, Former U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach, of Cleveland, is considering a run.

Secretary of State

Who: Dorothy Pelanda

Current position: State representative

Party: Republican

What she said: "I am running for secretary of state to ensure that our elections are fair, open, and handled with integrity," Pelanda said in her March 1 announcement.

Twitter: @PelandaforOhio

Possible opposition: Sen. Frank LaRose, of Copley, also may seek the Republican nomination. Rep. Kathleen Clyde, of Kent, may run for the Democrats.

Auditor

Who: Keith Faber

Current position: State representative

Party: Republican

What he said: Faber said he wanted to "make sure elected officials and government officials who are up to no good are rooted out and taken care of."

Twitter: @KeithFaber

Possible opposition: Not much talk has surfaced of another Republican candidate or a Democratic candidate

Treasurer

Who: Robert Sprague

Current position: State representative

Party: Republican

What he said: "We want to come to the table with some new, fresh ideas, and we want them to be relevant to solve real-life, real-world problems for people in the state of Ohio," Sprague said in his March 6 announcement.

Twitter: @RobertCSprague

Possible opposition: Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo is expected to soon announce his candidacy. A Democratic candidate has yet to emerge.