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Steve Demetriou Files for Re-Election to Ohio’s 35th House District

December 18, 2023

BAINBRIDGE TWP. – This week, State Representative Steve Demetriou – husband, father, West Point graduate, former Army Ranger, and small business owner – officially filed petitions with the Summit County Board of Elections to seek a second term representing the citizens of the 35th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. 

Demetriou said of the announcement, “Representing Geauga, Portage, and Summit County constituents in Columbus is a privilege, which is why I’m striving to make the most of each day to deliver results and address the pressing issues facing our region and state.”

“My goal is to ensure that every Ohioan, especially our children, can live a good and productive life right here in Northeast Ohio,” Demetriou continued. “That’s why I’m especially focused on lowering taxes and costs of living, promoting public safety, and ensuring our children receive the best possible education.”

Since taking office in January, Demetriou has voted for $3 billion in tax relief for families and small businesses; funding for enhanced emergency response capabilities; and an historic funding increase for K-12 education, while also expanding education options for Ohio families. Moreover, he’s taken action to alleviate the impact of inflation by sponsoring legislation to provide property tax relief for our seniors and veterans. 

Demetriou is well-positioned for re-election, holding the highest campaign cash-on-hand balance of any freshman state representative as of the most recent campaign finance filings. 

The new 35th House District includes South Russell, Bainbridge Township, and Auburn Township in Geauga County; Aurora, Streetsboro, and Mantua Township in Portage County; and Twinsburg, Macedonia, Reminderville, Northfield, Sagamore Hills Township, Northfield Center Township, and Twinsburg Township in Summit County. The primary election is scheduled to take place on March 19, 2024. 

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 two young sons. 

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BREAKING: Demetriou Advances to General Election as Republican Nominee in Ohio House District 35

August 4, 2022

BAINBRIDGE: Tonight, former Army Ranger and small business owner, Steve Demetriou officially clinched the Republican nomination for the Ohio House of Representatives in District 35. The nomination was secured during an open primary and moves Demetriou, a West Point graduate, on to the General Election which will be held on November 8th of this year.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the position we are in heading towards November,” said campaign manager, Isaac Hadam. “The voters of District 35 are resonating to the message of servant leadership and common-sense conservative values,” he continued.

District 35 is comprised of parts of Geauga, Portage, and Summit Counties. Details can be found on the Ohio Secretary of State’s website.

With strong grassroots support and a solid fundraising effort, Demetriou is in a great position to carry momentum forward to November.

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 a 1-year-old son.

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BREAKING: Steve Demetriou Hits $300,000 in Fundraising

March 17, 2022

BAINBRIDGE – Today, the campaign for Steve Demetriou, a former Army Ranger and small business owner running for the Ohio house of Representatives, announced that it had officially raised over $300,000 to-date.

Speaking of the sizable haul, Demetriou said, “The outpouring of support has been humbling. So many incredible people have been willing to invest in my campaign and that continues to motivate me in my mission to bring servant leadership to Columbus.”

With solid grassroots support and a highly successful fundraising operation, Demetriou is in a great position to build on this positive momentum all the way through November.

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 a 6-month-old son.

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BREAKING: Steve Demetriou Is Republican Nominee for New State House District 23

February 2, 2022

BAINBRIDGE: Today, former Army Ranger and small business owner, Steve Demetriou, was the only candidate to file as a Republican in the newly formed Ohio State House District 23, making him the Republican nominee for the general election this November. 

“I am truly humbled and honored,” said Demetriou. “Our whole team worked very hard to earn this early success. My conservative ideals are the foundation of my campaign platform and I plan to work relentlessly to bring servant leadership to the 23rd District. I want to especially thank all of our supporters thus far for the time and energy they have poured into this team effort…this is only the beginning!”

The new District 23 is composed of parts of three counties; Geauga, Cuyahoga, and Summit. The Primary Election is on May 3rd and the General Election is scheduled for November 8th.

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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 a 6 month old son.

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 a 6 month old son.

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Fresh off Underdog Win in Virginia, Former Glenn Youngkin Campaign Staffer Announced as Campaign Manager for Demetriou for Ohio House

December 7, 2021

CHAGRIN FALLS – Today, the campaign for Steve Demetriou, a veteran and small business owner running for the newly formed Ohio State House District 23, announced that they have brought on Isaac Hadam, a former Youngkin campaign staffer, to serve as campaign manager.

Hadam served as the Richmond Regional Youth Outreach Coordinator on the Glenn Youngkin Campaign and ran field operations in Hanover County, Virginia as well. In his work, he recruited dozens of volunteers and interns from colleges to participate in the campaign, and in Hanover County he built a team that knocked over 31,000 doors in the lead up to election day.

Before his time on the Youngkin Campaign, Hadam served as the campaign manager for Maine State Representative Nathan Wadsworth in 2020. During that campaign, Hadam helped Rep. Wadsworth earn his largest margin of victory ever in his district. 

“We are excited to have him on the team,” said Demetriou. “What happened in the Virginia Governor’s election was really amazing to watch as the state turned Red, and we are excited to have Isaac on board fresh off such an amazing performance.”

“I am excited to be a part of the movement we are seeing here in Ohio State House District 23,” said Hadam. He continued, “The passion Steve has to serve his community, state, and country is truly unparalleled, and something that motivated me to join this campaign. And that passion, along with his impressive record of service and commitment, is really resonating with folks across the District. I look forward to helping him win this upcoming year.”

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 a newborn son.

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Ohio State House Candidate Steve Demetriou Raises Over $207,000 in Two Weeks

November 9, 2021

CHAGRIN FALLS – Today, the campaign for Steve Demetriou, veteran and small business owner running for the newly formed Ohio State House District 23, announced that Demetriou raised over $207,000 in just two weeks since launching his campaign.

Team Demetriou said of the announcement, “Since launching his campaign just two weeks ago, Steve has been honored by the outpouring of support he has received for his candidacy. Friends, family, and voters of the new House District 23 have banded together to collectively voice their support for sending Steve to Columbus to get things done for them.”


“We look forward to the months ahead as Steve continues to communicate his fresh perspective on representing us in the State House,” Team Demetriou continued. “Steve is excited to spread his message of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and pro-business policies to the 23rd district.”


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 a newborn son.

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November 1, 2021

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From the Desk of Steve Demetriou

October 26, 2021
It’s official! I am running for the Ohio House of Representatives. My mission has always been to embody integrity in the service of others. I learned that at West Point, as an Army Ranger, and as a small business owner. Most importantly, though, I’ve demonstrated servant leadership as a husband and a father.
You might be wondering why I decided to pursue public office? As I think about my family’s future, I am worried that Ohio is falling behind. Between Ohio’s stagnant population growth, our declining schools, and corruption roiling our state government- we need a change. We can’t expect different results when we continue to send the same-old, career politicians to Columbus. That’s why we need innovative and pragmatic conservative leaders to step up and make a change. I am committed to take on that responsibility for our community.

You know that I never quit, and that I always accomplish my mission. I will use my experiences as a military officer, a businessman, and a man of faith to hold our decision makers in Columbus accountable. Together, we can secure a better future for all Ohioans. Will you join my team?
I need your help to make the change Ohioans deserve and to show the establishment that we mean business. You can help me do that right now by donating $500, $250, $100, or even $20 today so that I can get my campaign off the ground. 

I look forward to hearing about the issues that are important to you, and how you think we can drive positive change right here in Ohio.

If you have any questions about my candidacy, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected].

Best,
Steve Demetriou
Candidate, Ohio House of Representatives
[email protected]