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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Ohio Business Votes

2007-2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 80
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 100
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 86
OH State House 1 Ron Amstutz Republican 86
OH State House 27 Tom Brinkman, Jr. Republican 80
OH State House 39 Frederick Strahorn Democratic 100
OH State House 45 Teresa Fedor Democratic 71
OH State House 47 Barbara Sears Republican 50
OH State House 48 Kirk Schuring Republican 86
OH State House 49 Stephen Slesnick Democratic 0
OH State House 59 Ronald Gerberry Democratic 80
OH State House 77 Tim Schaffer Republican 86
OH State Senate 1 Clifford Hite Republican 100
OH State Senate 2 Randall Gardner Republican 83
OH State Senate 3 Kevin Bacon Republican 80
OH State Senate 4 William Coley II Republican 100
OH State Senate 7 Shannon Jones Republican 80
OH State Senate 8 William Seitz Republican 100
OH State Senate 10 Christopher Widener Republican 80
OH State Senate 11 Edna Brown Democratic 80
OH State Senate 12 Keith Faber Republican 86
OH State Senate 14 Joseph Uecker Republican 100
OH State Senate 16 James Hughes Republican 80
OH State Senate 21 Sandra Williams Democratic 80
OH State Senate 23 Michael Skindell Democratic 80
OH State Senate 24 Thomas Patton Republican 80
OH State Senate 25 Kenny Yuko Democratic 100
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 71
OH State Senate 29 W. Scott Oelslager Republican 75
OH State Senate 31 Jay Hottinger Republican 80
OH State Senate 32 Capri Cafaro Democratic 71
OH Secretary of State Jon Husted Republican 80
OH Agriculture Director David Daniels Republican 100
OH Director of the Department of Natural Resources James Zehringer Republican 100
OH Council Member 2 Dale Miller 71
OH Council Member Ward 10 Eugene Miller Democratic 100
OH Commissioner At-Large Anthony Core Republican 100
OH Treasurer Josh Mandel Republican 100
OH State Board of Education Robert Hagan 80
John Adams 100
James Aslanides 100
Steve Austria 86
William Batchelder 80
Louis Blessing, Jr. 80
John Boccieri 60
Linda Bolon 80
Todd Book 80
Barbara Boyd 80
Jennifer Brady 80
Danny Bubp 100
Armond Budish 80
Stephen Buehrer 100
John Carey, Jr. 86
James Carmichael 75
Gary Cates 71
Theodore Celeste 80
Kathleen Chandler 100
Thom Collier 100
Courtney Combs 100
Kevin Coughlin 75
Michael DeBose 80
Timothy DeGeeter 80
Kevin DeWine 80
Dan Dodd 80
Matthew Dolan 80
John Domenick 100
Steve Driehaus 80
Stephen Dyer 80
Clyde Evans 80
Lorraine Fende 80
Diana Fessler 100
Larry Flowers 80
Mike Foley 80
Jennifer Garrison 80
David Goodman 71
Bruce Goodwin 100
Jay Goyal 80
Timothy Grendell 86
John Hagan 100
Bill Harris 86
Sandra Harwood 80
Tracy Heard 80
Matt Huffman 100
Jeff Jacobson 86
Eric Kearney 57
Joseph Koziura 80
Tom Letson 80
Clayton Luckie 80
Matt Lundy 80
Dale Mallory 80
Lance Mason 71
Jim McGregor 75
Ross McGregor 100
Robert Mecklenborg 100
I. Miller, Jr. 71
Sue Morano 71
Larry Mumper 100
Deborah Newcomb 0
Thomas Niehaus 86
Mark Okey 80
John Otterman 50
Joy Padgett 86
Jon Peterson 80
Jim Raussen 75
Chris Redfern 60
Steve Reinhard 100
Thomas Roberts 71
Allan Sayre 80
Carol-Ann Schindel 80
John Schlichter 80
Michelle Schneider 80
Robert Schuler 80
Arlene Setzer 100
Shirley Smith 71
Robert Spada 86
Gerald Stebelton 80
Daniel Stewart 80
Jimmy Stewart 80
Vernon Sykes 80
Matthew Szollosi 67
Peter Ujvagi 80
Lynn Wachtmann 100
Jeff Wagner 60
Mark Wagoner, Jr. 83
Shawn Webster 80
John White 100
Brian Williams 80
Jason Wilson 86
Larry Wolpert 80
Tyrone Yates 80

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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