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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Ohio Chamber of Commerce

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100%
OH State House 1 Ron Amstutz Republican 100%
OH State House 12 John Barnes, Jr. Democratic 80%
OH State House 39 Frederick Strahorn Democratic 83%
OH State House 45 Teresa Fedor Democratic 67%
OH State House 48 Kirk Schuring Republican 100%
OH State House 58 Robert Hagan Democratic 50%
OH State House 61 Ronald Young Republican 100%
OH State House 71 Jay Hottinger Republican 100%
OH State House 81 Lynn Wachtmann Republican 100%
OH State House 88 Rex Damschroder Republican 100%
OH State House 89 Chris Redfern Democratic 67%
OH State Senate 2 Randall Gardner Republican 100%
OH State Senate 8 William Seitz Republican 100%
OH State Senate 12 Keith Faber Republican 83%
OH State Senate 16 James Hughes Republican 100%
OH State Senate 21 Shirley Smith Democratic 80%
OH State Senate 29 W. Scott Oelslager Republican 83%
OH State Senate 31 Tim Schaffer Republican 100%
OH Secretary of State Jon Husted Republican 100%
OH Council Member 2 Dale Miller 50%
OH Council Member 3 Daniel Brady 60%
OH Council Member At-Large Daniel Sferra 67%
OH Commissioner At-Large Anthony Core Republican 100%
OH Commissioner At-Large Dennis Stapleton 100%
Dixie Allen 80%
Jeffry Armbruster 100%
James Aslanides 100%
Steve Austria 100%
Catherine Barrett 80%
Charles Blasdel II 100%
Louis Blessing, Jr. 100%
John Boccieri 83%
Tom Brinkman, Jr. 83%
Samuel Britton 83%
Stephen Buehrer 100%
James Callender 100%
Charles Calvert 100%
Kenneth Carano, Sr. 83%
John Carey, Jr. 100%
James Carmichael 83%
Jim Carnes 100%
Gary Cates 100%
Mary Cirelli 83%
Patricia Clancy 100%
Wayne Coates 100%
Thom Collier 100%
Kevin Coughlin 100%
Dean DePiero 67%
Kevin DeWine 100%
Gregory DiDonato 92%
L. George Distel 100%
Steve Driehaus 83%
Ben Espy 67%
David Evans 100%
Diana Fessler 83%
Richard Finan 100%
Bryan Flannery 83%
Larry Flowers 100%
Jack Ford 67%
Linda Furney 38%
Robert Gardner 100%
Michael Gilb 100%
Timothy Grendell 100%
John Hagan 100%
Bill Harris 100%
William Hartnett 100%
Leigh Herington 58%
Nancy Hollister 100%
James Hoops 100%
Larry Householder 100%
Jeff Jacobson 83%
Ed Jerse 67%
Gregory Jolivette 100%
Peter Lawson Jones 67%
Merle Grace Kearns 100%
Annie Key 67%
Sally Conway Kilbane 100%
K. Eileen Krupinski 83%
Anthony Latell, Jr. 83%
John Lendrum 100%
Mark Mallory 50%
Jeffrey Manning 100%
Rhine McLin 58%
Priscilla Mead 92%
George Daniel Metelsky 67%
Kerry Robert Metzger 100%
I. Miller, Jr. 75%
Larry Mumper 100%
Scott Nein 100%
Thomas Niehaus 100%
Mary Rose Oakar 80%
William Ogg 100%
Lynn Olman 100%
Robert Otterman 50%
Sylvester Patton, Jr. 100%
Jeanine Perry 83%
Jon Peterson 100%
C.J. Prentiss 83%
Tom Raga 100%
Linda Reidelbach 100%
Steve Reinhard 100%
Ronald Rhine 67%
Twyla Roman 83%
Amy Salerno 100%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Michelle Schneider 83%
Derrick Seaver 83%
Arlene Setzer 100%
Michael Shoemaker 75%
Geoffrey Smith 100%
Robert Spada 100%
Erin Sullivan 83%
Joe Sulzer, Sr. 83%
Barbara Ann Sykes 50%
James Trakas 100%
Shawn Webster 100%
Doug White 100%
John White 100%
John Widowfield 100%
John Willamowski 100%
Bryan Williams 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 83%
Larry Wolpert 100%
Ann Womer-Benjamin 100%
Claudette Woodard 67%

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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