Local Races 2016
It would be impossible to research every local race in the state of Ohio. But there are some contests which pique our interest, some because they are between pro-Second Amendment candidates and out-and-out anti-gunners, and others because we wish to support candidates in positions that could one day lead them to the Statehouse, Governor's mansion, or Supreme Court bench.
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 three cycles.
- District maps for 2016 elections. Find your location on these maps to see what district you are in for U.S. Congressional, Ohio Senate, and Ohio House elections.
NOTE: When we have a candidate survey, but no other information to go on, the highest grade a non-incumbent or an incumbent with no votes on our issue can earn is Aq.
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The following Buckeye Firearms Association PAC grades and endorsements are for the 2016 general election:
|District/ County||Office||Name/Party||BFA-PAC Grade||BFA-PAC Endorsement|
|Brown||Common Pleas Judge||Robert Ruehlman (R)||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|Butler||Sheriff||Richard Jones (R)||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|Fulton||Sheriff||Roy Miller (R)||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|Greene||Sheriff||Gene Fischer (R)||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|Greene||Treasurer||Richard Gould (R)||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|Hamilton||Sheriff||Jim Neil (D)||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|Licking||Sheriff||Randy Thorp (R)||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|Ross||Commissioner||Phil Gray (I)||A||ENDORSED|
|Summit||County Council, 5th District||John Sans (R)||Aq||ENDORSED|
|Wayne||Sheriff||Travis Hutchinson (R)||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|4th District||Court of Appeals||Matthew McFarland (R)||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|5th District||Court of Appeals||Craig Baldwin (R)||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|5th District||Court of Appeals||David Gormley (R)||ENDORSED|
|5th District||Court of Appeals||Earle Wise Jr. (D)||Win|
|5th District||State Board of Education||Lisa Woods (R)||A||ENDORSED||WIN!|
|8th District||State Board of Education||Craig Brown (D)||Aq||ENDORSED|