Primary 2020

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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 because voters are given a choice in those races. we have a candidate survey, but no other information to go on, the highest grade a non-incumbent can earn is Aq.

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC endorsements are focused primarily on state-level races. We also endorse in some local races. Buckeye Firearms Association PAC 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!

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NOTE: These are grades primarily for contested primary races. More grades will be posted in the general election.

Democrat Ballot:

Office District Name Grade
Ohio House 9 Janine Boyd D WIN
Ohio House 9 Vincent Stokes II Cq
Ohio House 10 J. Allen Burger Dq
Ohio House 10 Terrence Upchurch ?? WIN
Ohio House 12 Juanita Brent ?? WIN
Ohio House 12 Phyllis Peterson ??
Ohio House 12 Isaac Powell ??
Ohio House 12 Felicia Washington Ross ??
Ohio House 15 Jeffrey Crossman ?? WIN
Ohio House 15 Daniel Kilgore Dq
Ohio House 16 Joe Romano Dq
Ohio House 16 Monique Smith ?? WIN
Ohio House 17 Al Miller ?? WIN
Ohio House 17 Ali Ridwan ??
Ohio House 22 Kashi Adhikari ??
Ohio House 22 David Leland D WIN
Ohio House 25 Nick Bankston ??
Ohio House 25 Mohamud Jama ??
Ohio House 25 Dontavius Jarrells ?? WIN
Ohio House 25 Gary Josephson ??
Ohio House 25 Mayo Makinde ??
Ohio House 25 Kofi Nsia-Pepra ??
Ohio House 25 Tiffany White ??
Ohio House 32 Catherine Ingram D WIN
Ohio House 32 Dadrien Washington Cq
Ohio House 33 Sedrick Denson ?? WIN
Ohio House 33 Terence Gragston ??
Ohio House 36 A.J. Harris ??
Ohio House 36 Matt Shaughnessy ?? WIN
Ohio House 39 Willis Blackshear Jr. ?? WIN
Ohio House 39 Walter Hickman Jr. Bq ENDORSED
Ohio House 39 Jo'el Thomas-Jones ??
Ohio House 59 Chris Stanley ?? WIN
Ohio House 59 Chuckie Denison III ??
Ohio House 63 Werner Lange ??
Ohio House 63 Barry Profato ??
Ohio House 63 Gil Blair ?? WIN
Ohio House 96 Charlie DiPalma ??
Ohio House 96 Richard Olivito ?? WIN
Ohio Senate 2 Joel O'Dorisio ?? WIN
Ohio Senate 2 Reem Subei ??
Ohio Senate 6 Mark Fogel ?? WIN
Ohio Senate 6 Albert Griggs Jr. ??
Ohio Senate 16 Justin Adkins D
Ohio Senate 16 Mark Bailey ??
Ohio Senate 16 Eric Connelly ??
Ohio Senate 16 Troy Doucet ??
Ohio Senate 16 Crystal Lett ?? WIN

Libertarian Ballot:

Office District Name Grade
U.S. Congress 13 Michael Fricke Bq WIN

Republican Ballot:

Office District Name Grade
Ohio House 1 Scott Wiggam A+ ENDORSED WIN
Ohio House 1 Jason Wetz Aq
Ohio House 2 Marilyn John Aq WIN
Ohio House 2 Nathan Martin Aq
Ohio House 6 Ed Hargate ??
Ohio House 6 Shay Wawkins ?? WIN
Ohio House 13 Daniel Harrington Cq
Ohio House 13 Richard Morckel Bq
Ohio House 13 Duane Hennon Bq
Ohio House 14 Lynn McMahan ?? WIN
Ohio House 14 Mark Pitrone Aq
Ohio House 17 Timothy Haske ?? WIN
Ohio House 17 John Rutan Cq
Ohio House 42 Jacob Stubbs ??
Ohio House 42 Tom Young Aq ENDORSED WIN
Ohio House 43 Rodney Creech Aq ENDORSED WIN
Ohio House 43 J. Todd Smith A Droppd Out
Ohio House 52 Jennifer Gross Aq WIN
Ohio House 52 Mark Welch Aq
Ohio House 53 Diane Mullins III ??
Ohio House 53 Jeffrey Wellbaum ??
Ohio House 53 Thomas Hall Aq WIN
Ohio House 53 Brett Guido Bq
Ohio House 65 Dillon Blevins ??
Ohio House 65 Jean Schmidt A+ ENDORSED WIN
Ohio House 65 Joe Dills Bq
Ohio House 66 Adam Bird Aq WIN
Ohio House 66 Allen Freeman Aq
Ohio House 66 Nick Owens Bq
Ohio House 70 Darrell Kick A ENDORSED WIN
Ohio House 70 Terry Robertson Aq
Ohio House 71 Thaddeus Claggett Aq
Ohio House 71 Mark Fraizer Aq WIN
Ohio House 73 John Broughton Aq
Ohio House 73 Brian Lampton Aq WIN
Ohio House 76 Frank Hall Cq
Ohio House 76 Diane Grendell Aq ENDORSED WIN
Ohio House 78 Aaron Adams ??
Ohio House 78 Bobby Mitchell Aq
Ohio House 78 Brian Stewart Aq WIN
Ohio House 88 Gary Click Aq WIN
Ohio House 88 Ed Ollom Aq
Ohio House 88 Shayne Thomas ??
Ohio House 92 Caleb Johnson ??
Ohio House 92 Mark Johnson Aq ENDORSED WIN
Ohio House 93 Jason Stephens Aq ENDORSED WIN
Ohio House 93 Jeff Halley ??
Ohio Senate 4 Candice Keller A
Ohio Senate 4 Lee Wong ??
Ohio Senate 4 George Lang A ENDORSED WIN
Ohio Senate 6 Niraj Antani A+ ENDORSED WIN
Ohio Senate 6 Gregory Robinson ??
Ohio Senate 6 Rachel Selby B
Ohio Senate 14 David Uible B
Ohio Senate 14 Terry Johnson A+ ENDORSED WIN
Ohio Senate 22 Cory Branham Aq
Ohio Senate 22 Ron Falconi C
Ohio Senate 22 Timothy Hoven ??
Ohio Senate 22 Michael Reynolds Aq
Ohio Senate 22 Mark Romanchuk A ENDORSED WIN
Ohio Senate 26 Melissa Ackison Aq
Ohio Senate 26 William Reineke Jr. A ENDORSED WIN
Ohio Senate 32 Sandra O'Brien Aq ENDORSED WIN
Ohio Senate 32 Kenneth Polke ??
Ohio Supreme Court Sharron Kennedy ENDORSED WIN
Ohio Supreme Court Judith French ENDORSED WIN
Court of Appeals 12 Bill Coley ENDORSED
Prob./Juv. Court Geauga Tim Grendell ENDORSED WIN
U.S. Congress 3 Cleophus Dulaney Bq
U.S. Congress 3 Mark Richardson Aq ENDORSED WIN
U.S. Congress 9 Charles Barrett ??
U.S. Congress 9 Tim Connors Bq
U.S. Congress 9 Timothy Corrigan ??
U.S. Congress 9 Rob Weber Aq WIN
U.S. Congress 10 Kathi Flanders Aq
U.S. Congress 10 Michael Turner ?? WIN
U.S. Congress 10 John Anderson ??
U.S. Congress 12 Troy Balderson A ENDORSED WIN
U.S. Congress 12 Timothy Day ??
U.S. Congress 13 Christina Hagan A ENDORSED WIN
U.S. Congress 13 Duane Hennen ??
U.S. Congress 13 Louis Lyras ??
U.S. Congress 13 Richard Morckel ??
U.S. Congress 13 Jason Mormando ??
U.S. Congress 13 Robert Santos Aq ENDORSED
U.S. Congress 13 Donald Truex Aq
U.S. Congress 14 David Joyce A ENDORSED WIN
U.S. Congress 14 Mark Pitrone Aq
U.S. Congress 15 Shelby Hunt Aq
U.S. Congress 15 Steve Stivers A WIN
CO Commissioner Clermont John Becker A+ ENDORSED
CO Commissioner Clermont Bonnie Batchler ?? WIN
CO Commissioner Clermont John McGraw ??
Sheriff Defiance Douglas Engel ?? WIN
Sheriff Defiance Gary Plotts Aq
Sheriff Fairfield Michael Tussey Aq ENDORSED
Sheriff Fairfield Alex Lape Bq WIN
Sheriff Licking Randy Thorp ?? WIN
Sheriff Licking Randy Morton Bq
Sheriff Miami David Duchak ?? WIN
Sheriff Miami Paul Reece Aq

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