Conservative Veterans Running For Office 2022

Orlando Sonza


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Orlando Sonza

Ohio State Senate

Orlando Sonza (Republican Party) is the only Republican candidate running for election to the Ohio State Senate to represent District 9.

States are in the process of redistricting congressional and state legislative boundaries following the 2020 census. As a result, the district mentioned above is subject to change and will be updated after the candidate filing deadline has passed and the official list of candidates becomes available.

Catherine Ingram is the only Democrat candidate running in the Democratic primary for Ohio State Senate District 9 on August 2, 2022. The primary will occur on August 2, 2022. The general election will occur on November 8, 2022.

Orlando Sonza is proud to call Ohio home. A second generation Filipino American, Orlando was raised in New Jersey and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. While there he met his wife, Jessica, a fellow West Pointer and Cincinnati native. 

Orlando graduated top of his class at West Point. Upon graduation, he and Jessica both commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. Orlando served on active duty as an Infantry Officer and Finance Officer with the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

After leaving active duty, Orlando and Jessica moved to Cincinnati in 2018. Upon completion of a Master’s in Taxation at the University of Cincinnati, Orlando became an Ohio CPA and worked as a senior tax accountant for Ernst & Young, LLP. In 2019, Orlando began pursuing his legal studies. He obtained his JD from Georgetown Law in 2022.

Orlando is for our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I will work every day to protect the 2nd Amendment and oppose any legislation that seeks to infringe on this fundamental right on which our Country was founded.

Orlando is for tackling the opioid epidemic in Ohio head on. Orlando is determined to reduce the harmful drugs coming into the community and seek to ensure that those devastated by addiction get the help they need.

Orlando is for a sound approach to the reform of the criminal justice system. Orlando supports legislation that targets the reduction of violent crimes in the community and focuses on treatment for nonviolent drug offenses.