Steve Demetriou, Candidate for Ohio House District 23, Officially Files for Candidacy and Announces Initial Fundraising Haul

February 1, 2022

BAINBRIDGE – This week, Steve Demetriou, a former Army Ranger and small business owner, officially filed for candidacy in Geauga County. Additionally, Demetriou’s campaign committee, Demetriou for Ohio, filed their campaign finance report with the Secretary of State’s office. Demetriou is seeking the Republican nomination in the newly created Ohio House of Representative District 23. 

The signatures in support of his candidacy were compiled from all 3 of the counties that form the 23rd District (Geauga, Cuyahoga, and Summit Counties), with over 250% of the minimum required signatures filed. On the fundraising side, Demetriou reported raising over $255,000.00 with over $220,000.00 cash on hand. Despite being a first time candidate, Demetriou outraised nearly every incumbent in the Ohio House. Demetriou also outraised numerous U.S. Congressional candidates across Northeast Ohio. 

“It’s been great having some early success in both fundraising and collecting signatures to get on the ballot,” said Demetriou. “I am extremely humbled by the support our campaign has received and I look forward to meeting more voters through the remaining 90 days of this primary. We’re all tired of politics as usual and we need a fresh voice and dedicated servant leader as our Republican nominee going into the General election.”

Steve Demetriou grew up in Northeast Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2011 with Dean’s List honors and a bachelor’s degree in economics. After West Point, the United States Army commissioned Steve as an infantry officer. He deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. After the military, Steve started and successfully grew a business, eventually employing more than 60 people. Steve now runs an investment business with his family. He is married with one son.