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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Ohio National Federation of Independent Business

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 43%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 33%
OH State House 24 James Hughes Republican 100%
OH State House 27 Tom Brinkman, Jr. Republican 71%
OH State House 30 William Seitz Republican 100%
OH State House 39 Fred Strahorn Democratic 50%
OH State House 45 Teresa Fedor Democratic 43%
OH State House 48 Kirk Schuring Republican 100%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 43%
OH State House 61 Ronald Young Republican 100%
OH State House 72 Larry Householder Republican 100%
OH State House 77 Tim Schaffer Republican 100%
OH State House 84 Keith Faber Republican 100%
OH State Senate 2 Randall Gardner Republican 100%
OH State Senate 11 Edna Brown Democratic 75%
OH State Senate 29 W. Scott Oelslager Republican 67%
OH State Senate 31 Jay Hottinger Republican 100%
OH Secretary of State Jon Husted Republican 100%
OH Council Member 2 Dale Miller 29%
OH Council Member 3 Dan Brady 38%
OH Council Member At-Large Joseph Koziura 75%
OH Council Member At-Large Daniel Sferra 57%
OH Commissioner At-Large Thom Collier 100%
OH Commissioner At-Large Anthony Core 100%
OH Township Committee Member At-Large Kenneth Carano, Sr. Democratic 57%
OH State Board of Education Nancy Hollister 100%
Dixie Allen 71%
Ron Amstutz 100%
Jeffry Armbruster 100%
James Aslanides 100%
Steve Austria 100%
Catherine Barrett 71%
Charles Blasdel II 100%
Louis Blessing, Jr. 92%
Samuel Britton 57%
Stephen Buehrer 100%
James Callender 83%
Charles Calvert 100%
John Carey, Jr. 100%
James Carmichael 86%
Jim Carnes 100%
Gary Cates 100%
Mary Cirelli 43%
Patricia Clancy 100%
Wayne Coates 57%
Kevin Coughlin 100%
Rex Damschroder 100%
Michael DeBose 50%
Dean DePiero 57%
Kevin DeWine 100%
Gregory DiDonato 42%
L. George Distel 71%
Steve Driehaus 71%
Ben Espy 25%
David Evans 100%
Diana Fessler 86%
Richard Finan 100%
Eric Fingerhut 27%
Bryan Flannery 57%
Larry Flowers 100%
Linda Furney 38%
Robert Gardner 100%
Michael Gilb 100%
David Goodman 100%
Timothy Grendell 86%
John Hagan 100%
Robert Hagan 22%
Bill Harris 100%
William Hartnett 71%
Leigh Herington 17%
James Hoops 100%
Jeff Jacobson 58%
Ed Jerse 57%
Gregory Jolivette 100%
Merle Grace Kearns 100%
Annie Key 43%
Sally Conway Kilbane 100%
K. Eileen Krupinski 57%
Anthony Latell, Jr. 50%
John Lendrum 100%
Mark Mallory 8%
Jeffrey Manning 100%
Lance Mason 50%
Jim McGregor 100%
Priscilla Mead 100%
Kerry Robert Metzger 100%
I. Miller, Jr. 71%
Larry Mumper 100%
Scott Nein 100%
Thomas Niehaus 100%
Mary Rose Oakar 50%
William Ogg 71%
Lynn Olman 100%
Robert Otterman 57%
Sylvester Patton, Jr. 83%
Jeanine Perry 57%
Jon Peterson 100%
C.J. Prentiss 42%
Tom Raga 100%
Chris Redfern 57%
Linda Reidelbach 100%
Steve Reinhard 100%
Ronald Rhine 43%
Twyla Roman 86%
Amy Salerno 100%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Michelle Schneider 83%
Derrick Seaver 86%
Arlene Setzer 100%
Michael Shoemaker 58%
Geoffrey Smith 100%
Shirley Smith 86%
Robert Spada 100%
Dennis Stapleton 100%
Erin Sullivan 50%
Joe Sulzer, Sr. 57%
Barbara Ann Sykes 17%
James Trakas 100%
Lynn Wachtmann 100%
Shawn Webster 100%
Doug White 100%
John White 100%
John Widowfield 100%
John Willamowski 86%
Bryan Williams 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 57%
Larry Wolpert 100%
Ann Womer-Benjamin 100%
Claudette Woodard 33%

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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