Ohio House 2004

The effort to restore Ohioan's self-defense rights came at a great price. While Ohio's new concealed carry law is already saving lives, it has also already proven to be faulty in several specific ways, and in many other areas as well.

Calls for making legislative improvements to this law started almost the day it was passed. But know this - efforts to "reform the reform" will only be as successful as are efforts to achieve victory in the elections listed below. We must protect our "veto-proof" majority in the Ohio House, and we must change the makeup of the Ohio Senate, if we are to make improvements to this law anytime before Bob Taft leaves office in 2006.


In the 2004 elections, we ENDORSE the following candidates:

District Office Name Party
01 State Representative Chuck Blasdel Republican WIN!
02 State Representative Jon Peterson Republican WIN!
03 State Representative Jim Carmichael Republican WIN!
04 State Representative John Willamowsk Republican WIN!
05 State Representative Tim Schaffer Republican WIN!
06 State Representative Bob Latta Republican WIN!
07 State Representative Beverly Valencic Republican
10 State Representative Freddie Moore Democrat WIN!
11 State Representative David Coe Republican
12 State Representative Anthony Cefarrati Republican
14 State Representative Michael Hoag Republican
17 State Representative Jim Trakas Republican WIN!
18 State Representative Tom Patton Republican WIN!
19 State Representative Larry Flowers Republican WIN!
20 State Representative Jim McGregor Republican WIN!
21 State Representative Linda Reidelbach Republican WIN!
22 State Representative Jim Hughes Republican WIN!
23 State Representative Larry Wolpert Republican WIN!
24 State Representative Geoff Smith Republican WIN!
28 State Representative Jim Raussen Republican WIN!
29 State Representative Lou Blessing Republican WIN!
30 State Representative Bill Seitz Republican WIN!
35 State Representative Michelle Schneider Republican WIN!
36 State Representative Arlene Setzer Republican WIN!
37 State Representative Jon Husted Republican WIN!
38 State Representative John White Republican WIN!
43 State Representative Mary Taylor Republican WIN!
45 State Representative Don Longshore Republican
49 State Representative Chris Myers Republican
50 State Representative John Hagan Republican WIN!
51 State Representative Scott Oelslager Republican WIN!
53 State Representative Shawn Webster Republican WIN!
56 State Representative Daniel Williamson Republican
57 State Representative Earl Martin Republican WIN!
58 State Representative Kathleen Walcher Republican WIN!
59 State Representative Ken Carano Democrat WIN!
61 State Representative John Boccieri Democrat WIN!
62 State Representative Christopher Galloway Republican
63 State Representative B. J. Kresnye Republican
64 State Representative Daniel Sferra Democrat
65 State Representative Sandra Harwood Democrat WIN!
66 State Representative Joseph Uecker Republican WIN!
67 State Representative Tom Raga Republican WIN!
68 State Representative Andrew Manning Republican
69 State Representative Chuck Calvert Republican WIN!
70 State Representative Kevin DeWine Republican WIN!
71 State Representative David Evans Republican WIN!
72 State Representative Merle Grace Kearns Republican WIN!
73 State Representative William Hartnett Democrat WIN!
74 State Representative Stephen Buehrer Republican WIN!
75 State Representative James Hoops Republican WIN!
76 State Representative Mike Gilb Republican WIN!
77 State Representative Keith Faber Republican WIN!
78 State Representative Derrick Seaver Democrat WIN!
79 State Representative Diana Fessler Republican WIN!
80 State Representative Chris Redfern Democrat WIN!
81 State Representative Jeff Wagner Republican WIN!
82 State Representative Steve Reinhard Republican WIN!
83 State Representative Anthony Core Republican WIN!
84 State Representative Chris Widener Republican WIN!
85 State Representative John Schlichter Republican WIN!
86 State Representative Dave Daniels Republican WIN!
87 State Representative Clyde Evans Republican WIN!
89 State Representative Todd Book Democrat WIN!
90 State Representative Thom Collier Republican WIN!
91 State Representative Ron Hood Republican WIN!
92 State Representative Jimmy Stewart Republican WIN!
93 State Representative Nancy Hollister Republican
94 State Representative Jim Aslanides Republican WIN!
95 State Representative Patrick Lanaghan Republican
97 State Representative Bob Gibbs Republican WIN!
99 State Representative L. George Distel Democrat WIN!


In the following Ohio House districts, two proven pro-gun supporters face one another. Since either candidate would be a pro-gun vote, we recommend voters base their decision on other matters which are also important to them.

District Office Name Party
01 State Representative Linda Bolon Democrat WIN!
01 State Representative Jim Hoppel Republican
58 State Representative Matt Barrett Democrat WIN!
58 State Representative Dan White Republican
69 State Representative Bill Batchelder Republican WIN!
69 State Representative Jack Schira Democrat
78 State Representative Adam Ward Democrat
78 State Representative John Adams Republican WIN!
91 State Representative Dan Dodd Democrat WIN!
91 State Representative Bill Hayes Republican


The following candidate for the Ohio House has exhibited some level of support for the Second Amendment, hunting and self-defense, and is considered to be the better choice in his district:

District Office Name Party
60 State Representative Bob Hagan Democrat WIN!


The following candidates for the Ohio House failed to return a completed survey and have no established voting record. They are likely against or apathetic towards your rights. If you live in one of these districts, focus on statewide candidates and help an endorsed candidate in a nearby district.

District Office Name Party
08 State Representative Armond Budish Democrat WIN
11 State Representative Sandra Williams Democrat WIN
16 State Representative Ed Herman Republican
16 State Representative Jennifer Brady Democrat WIN
39 State Representative George Coles Republican
39 State Representative Clayton Luckie Democrat WIN
44 State Representative Joe Crawford Republican WIN
44 State Representative Vernon Sykes Democrat
49 State Representative Steve Hornyak Republican
49 State Representative Matt Szollosi Democrat WIN
57 State Representative Matt Lundy Democrat WIN
57 State Representative Earl Martin Republican


The following candidates for the Ohio House are weak and inconsistent on gun rights. These candidates are unopposed by a major party in the upcoming election, or their opponent would offer no improvement as it pertains to your Second Amendment rights. Unfortunately, they will likely be returning to the Ohio House. If you live in one of these districts, focus on statewide candidates and help an endorsed candidate in a nearby district.

District Office Name Party
12 State Representative Michael DeBose Democrat WIN
13 State Representative Michael Skindell Democrat WIN
15 State Representative Tim DeGeeter Democrat WIN
33 State Representative Tyrone Yates Democrat WIN
41 State Representative Brian Williams Democrat WIN
45 State Representative Bob Otterman Democrat WIN
47 State Representative Peter Ujvagi Democrat WIN
48 State Representative Edna Brown Democrat WIN
56 State Representative Joe Koziura Democrat WIN


In the following Ohio House district, two proven Conceal Carry Reform supporters face one another. Since either candidate would be a pro-CCW vote, we recommend voters base their decision on other matters which are also important to them.

District Office Name Party
88 State Representative Cy Richardson Democrat
88 State Representative Danny Bubp Republican WIN!


The following candidates for the Ohio House have exhibited some level of support for Concealed Carry Reform, and are considered to be the better choice in their district:

District Office Name Party
25 State Representative Dan Stewart Democrat WIN!
31 State Representative Steve Driehaus Democrat WIN!
34 State Representative Tom Brinkman Republican WIN!
39 State Representative Dixie Allen Democrat WIN!
47 State Representative Steve Goldman Republican WIN!


The following candidates for the Ohio House have consistently voted anti-CCW. Most of these candidates are unopposed by a major party in the upcoming election, or their opponent would offer no improvement as it pertains to Concealed Carry Reform. Unfortunately, they will likely be returning to the Ohio House.

District Office Name Party
08 State Representative Lance Mason Democrat
09 State Representative Claudette Woodard Democrat
13 State Representative Michael Skindell Democrat
32 State Representative Catherine Barrett Democrat
33 State Representative Tyrone Yates Democrat
44 State Representative Barbara Sykes Democrat
48 State Representative Edna Brown Democrat
60 State Representative Sylvester Patton Democrat


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