Primary 2012

For the Ohio primary election, you must choose which party's elections you want to vote in - you can not vote in more than one. We have grouped the tables in the voter guide by party to assist you.

NOTE: The endorsement committee focused on contested primary races, given that voters are given a choice in those races. When we have a candidate survey, but no other information to go on, the highest grade a non-incumbent can earn is a Aq.

Buckeye Firearms Association endorsements are focused primarily on state-level races. We also endorse in some local races. Buckeye Firearms Association does not endorse in all federal office elections. (For federal NRA-PVF endorsements, click here.) We may issue endorsements to candidates for federal office that we have endorsed in prior elections or a candidate we have worked with on Second Amendment issues. Buckeye Firearms Association also reserves the right to address any political race with such importance, we feel compelled to endorse.

According to our candidate selection criterion, to be considered for grading and/or endorsement in a general election, the candidate individually must show that they have run for public office before and received at least 10% of the votes cast in that race, or the party the candidate is running to represent must have received at least 10% of the vote in a statewide general election race in the past 3 cycles.

Please help spread the word and encourage your friends and family to vote their gun rights freedoms first!


Republican ballot:

District Office Name BFA Grade BFA Endorsement
Ohio U.S. Senate Josh Mandel A ENDORSED WIN!
0
CD02 U.S. Representative Jean Schmidt A+ ENDORSED
CD05 U.S. Representative Bob Latta A+ ENDORSED WIN!
CD18 U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs A+ ENDORSED WIN!
0
SD02 State Senate Randy Gardner A ENDORSED WIN!
SD02 State Senate Michelle McCauley ??
SD04 State Senate Peggy Lehner A ENDORSED WIN!
SD14 State Senate Joe Uecker A+ ENDORSED WIN!
SD14 State Senate Steve Purtell B
SD14 State Senate Paul Hall ??
SD14 State Senate Tony Adin ??
SD24 State Senate Tom Patton A ENDORSED WIN!
SD24 State Senate Wayne Bereman B
0
HD02 State Representative Mark Romanchuk C Win
HD02 State Representative Craig Wright B ENDORSED
HD27 State Representative Tom Brinkman A-
HD27 State Representative Peter Stautberg A ENDORSED WIN!
HD28 State Representative Lonnie Bowling Jr. ??
HD28 State Representative Mike Wilson A ENDORSED WIN!
HD29 State Representative Lou Blessing III A ENDORSED WIN!
HD29 State Representative Pakkiri Rajagopal ??
HD64 State Representative Albert Haberstroh B
HD64 State Representative Randy Law A ENDORSED WIN!
HD64 State Representative Roger Peterson Aq
HD65 State Representative John Becker A ENDORSED WIN!
HD65 State Representative Michael Brem ??
HD66 State Representative Rick Herron Aq
HD66 State Representative Doug Green B WIN
HD66 State Representative Nick Owens Aq
HD67 State Representative Andrew Brenner A ENDORSED WIN!
HD67 State Representative Craig Schweitzer B
HD68 State Representative Jeff Furr Aq
HD68 State Representative Jason Rogers B
HD68 State Representative Margaret Ruhl A ENDORSED WIN!
HD73 State Representative Jarrod Martin A ENDORSED
HD73 State Representative Richard Perales Aq WIN
HD73 State Representative Eric Spicer B
HD76 State Representative Matt Lynch Aq ENDORSED WIN!
HD76 State Representative Mary O'Toole Aq
HD76 State Representative Kristina Port ??
HD76 State Representative Mark Porter ??
HD78 State Representative Ron Hood A WIN!
HD78 State Representative Monty Lobb Aq
HD83 State Representative Kevin Rettig ??
HD83 State Representative Robert Sprague A ENDORSED WIN!
HD85 State Representative John Adams A ENDORSED WIN!
HD85 State Representative Dave Easton ??
HD87 State Representative Jeff McClain A ENDORSED WIN!
HD87 State Representative Dennis Sterling C
HD93 State Representative Bill Dingus Aq
HD93 State Representative Jim Riepenhoff ??
HD93 State Representative Ryan Smith ?? Win
HD94 State Representative Micah Martindale Aq
HD94 State Representative Charles Richter Aq ENDORSED WIN!
0
SD04 St. Cent. Comm. - Man Tim Evans A ENDORSED WIN!
SD14 St. Cent. Comm. - Man Scott Nichols Aq ENDORSED WIN!
SD23 St. Cent. Comm. - Woman Doris Durica Aq ENDORSED
SD25 St. Cent. Comm. - Man Ron Lisy A ENDORSED
SD26 St. Cent. Comm. - Man John Matthews A ENDORSED WIN!
SD26 St. Cent. Comm. - Woman Karyle Mumper A ENDORSED
0
Butler Co. Commissioner Courtney Combs A ENDORSED
0


Democrat ballot:

District Office Name BFA Grade BFA Endorsement
SD22 State Senate Ellen Haring ??
SD22 State Senate James Riley Aq ENDORSED WIN!
0
HD08 State Representative Armond Budish D Win
HD08 State Representative Azaadjeet Singh ??
HD09 State Representative Barbara Boyd D Win
HD09 State Representative Howard Harris ??
HD11 State Representative Tony Perry ??
HD11 State Representative James Thomas Jr. ??
HD11 State Representative Sandra Williams F Win
HD16 State Representative Todd LeVeck ??
HD16 State Representative Andrew Meyer ?? Win
HD20 State Representative Heather Bishoff ?? Win
HD20 State Representative Marco Miller ??
HD21 State Representative David Donofrio C
HD21 State Representative Donna O'Conner ?? Win
HD21 State Representative David Robinson ??
HD23 State Representative Russel Harris ??
HD23 State Representative Traci Johnson ?? Win
HD31 State Representative Luke Brockmeier ??
HD31 State Representative Denise Driehaus D Win
HD31 State Representative Terry Tranter ??
HD34 State Representative Derrick Hall ??
HD34 State Representative Vernon Sykes D+ Win
HD36 State Representative Jason Cowling B ENDORSED
HD36 State Representative Paul Colavecchio ?? Win
HD57 State Representative Barbara Gersna ??
HD57 State Representative Matthew Lark D Win
HD60 State Representative Laura Depledge ??
HD60 State Representative James Helmink ??
HD60 State Representative Daniel Troy ?? Win
HD64 State Representative Sheila Calko ??
HD64 State Representative David Cook ??
HD64 State Representative Tom Letson C Win
HD68 State Representative John Ryerson ?? Win
HD68 State Representative Bradley Schaaf Aq ENDORSED
HD73 State Representative Linda Borgert ??
HD73 State Representative Bill Conner ?? Win
0


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