The Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio (RLCOH) today published its Candidate Liberty Index Scorecard for state legislative primary elections next month.

The RLCOH calls itself the “Conscience of the Ohio GOP.”  Says RLCOH Chairman Bill Yarbrough, “Our role is critical to the success of the Republican brand. Ohio GOP leadership is tasked with winning elections and the RLCOH complements this effort.  The RLCOH helps to ensure those most likely to win are also those who best exhibit the values and around which the party is organized.”

A Candidates Committee made-up of members from around Ohio reviewed surveys, conducted interviews, and even co-sponsored a debate.  After considerable discussion, candidates were recommended to the general RLCOH Board for support.  This laborious process ensures only truly principled candidates are considered for support.  The results follow:

Recommendation: Candidate survey responses, live interview responses, and/or voting record on-balance further the stated values of the RLCOH.

Recommendation and Endorsement: Candidate survey responses, live interview responses, and/or voting record represent the model of a liberty legislator and the standard by which we measure adherence to liberty principles in the Ohio legislature.


Ohio Senate

Recommended and Endorsed:

·        (none)


·        Joseph Ebbing (SD4)

·        Barbara Temple (SD6)

·        John Adams (SD12)

·        Randy Law (SD32)

Ohio House

Recommended and Endorsed:

·        Thomas Brinkman (HD27)

·        Beth Lear (HD68)

·        Chris Sawicki (HD69)

·        Jim Lutz (HD75)

·        Wesley Goodman (HD87)


·        John Rush (HD17)

·        Bill Seitz (HD30)

·        Matthew Wahlert (HD32)

·        Dianna Skaff (HD46)

·        Candice Keller (HD53)

·        Dick Stein (HD57)

·        Don Manning (HD59)

·        Ray Warrick (HD62)

·        John Becker (HD65)

·        Andrew Brenner (HD67)

·        W Myles Bancroft (HD68)

·        Ron Hood (HD78)

·        Nino Vitale (HD85)


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