or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican A+
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican A
OH State House 1 Ron Amstutz Republican A+
OH State House 9 Barbara Boyd Democratic F
OH State House 34 Vernon Sykes Democratic F
OH State House 48 Kirk Schuring Republican B
OH State House 59 Ronald Gerberry Democratic B
OH State House 61 Ronald Young Republican A
OH State House 71 Jay Hottinger Republican A+
OH State House 78 Ron Hood Republican A+
OH State House 81 Lynn Wachtmann Republican A+
OH State House 84 James Buchy Republican A+
OH State House 88 Rex Damschroder Republican B
OH State Senate 2 Randall Gardner Republican A-
OH State Senate 29 W. Scott Oelslager Republican A
OH Trustee At-Large Jerome Luebbers D
OH Commissioner At-Large Anthony Core Republican A+
OH Commissioner At-Large David Hartley Democratic B
OH Commissioner At-Large Dennis Stapleton B
Jeffry Armbruster B-
Samuel Bateman, Jr. A
John Bender C
Charles Brading A+
Samuel Britton F
James Callender A+
Charles Calvert A
John Carey, Jr. A+
Gary Cates A-
Patricia Clancy A+
Robert Corbin A-
Kevin Coughlin B
Jo Ann Davidson B
Ben Espy D
David Evans A
Richard Finan A
Jack Ford D
Linda Furney F
Diane Grendell A+
Joseph Haines A+
Bill Harris A
William Healy B-
James Hoops A-
Larry Householder A+
Jeff Jacobson A
Troy Lee James F
Ed Jerse F
Bruce Johnson B
Gregory Jolivette F
Peter Lawson Jones D
Sally Conway Kilbane A-
Gene Krebs A
Jerry Krupinski B+
Sean Logan A++
June Lucas C
Johnnie Maier, Jr. A+
Mark Mallory D
Rhine McLin D
Priscilla Mead B
Kerry Robert Metzger A
J. Donald Mottley A
Larry Mumper A
Jon Myers A+
Robert Netzley A-
Jacquelyn O'Brien A
William Ogg A
Barbara Pringle A
Roy Ray C
Thomas Roberts C
Twyla Roman A++
Amy Salerno A
Richard Schafrath C
William Schuck A
Robert Schuler A
Michael Shoemaker A
Joe Sulzer, Sr. A+
Betty Sutton F
William Taylor A+
George Terwilleger B+
Edward Thomas, Jr. A
James Trakas A
Dale Van Vyven A++
Michael Verich B
Rose Vesper A
John Willamowski A
Bryan Williams A
Charlie Wilson, Jr. A+
Cheryl Winkler A+
Ann Womer-Benjamin A+

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.

Back to top