Candidate Profile
Bob Gibbs

Republican , Ohio


Bob Gibbs
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative


Conservative Organizations

FRC Action, 2016:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  89%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 80%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  80%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  71%, 77%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  74%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  73%
Club for Growth, 2014:  58%, 64%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  52%



Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2014:  10%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2014:  10%, 10%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2013-14:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%



Selected Contributions


Al Landis, Andrew 'Andy' Tobin, Dan Newhouse, David Jolly, David Joyce, David Valadao and 12 more
60 Plus Association, Acton PAC, American Success PAC, Americans for Tax Reform, Ann PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors and 122 more


Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, Americans for Job Security, Democrat, Republican, and Independent Voter Education, International Association of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, International Longshoremens Association and 8 more







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.


Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Protect life of the Mother

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Our founders wanted to protect our God given rights from government, their past history with King George of England that spawned the revolution to protect individual freedoms, property rights and taxation without representation clearly was why our Constitution was drafted. The King had way too much power and our Founders knew government had to be limited and for the people by the people.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Believe that God is our Creator and our trust should be in him. Values based on the Ten Commandments, which I have displayed in my office.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?


Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

This Congress I voted against the Omnibus bill and budget that broke the spending limits put in place by the sequester and increases spending. i have fought to reign in the EPA with their burdensome and unnecessary regulatory overreach. I am a primary advocate in the House fighting to revoke their waters of the United States rule which is a power grab from States and erosion of individual property rights. I have continuously supported pro-life legislation including several measures to stop taxpayers dollars from going to Planned Parenthood and cosponsoring H.R. 36 that bans abortions after 20 weeks. I am a strong advocate for free markets and trade. I voted to lift the oil export ban and voted multiple times to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. I have voted numerous times to repeal Obamacare and support a patient driven healthcare system that incorporates free market principles to drive down costs and improve quality and service.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 330-353-9565

Additional comment from candidate:

I ran for Congress to change the direction our country is on. Under the liberal progressive policies of the Obama administration our basic freedoms have been eroded, we have economic stagnation, limiting opportunities for our citizens and putting our national security at risk. The thousands of executive actions have resulted in a federal government that has created a regulatory environment that stifles innovation and economic growth and adds unnecessary costs to Americans. Obama's foreign policies have created a vaccumn where dictators, radical Islamic extremists and terrorists have grown stronger and threaten our freedoms and our lives. Our allies no longer trust us and his policies have severely eroded our credibility and leadership. I continue to fight for commonsense policies to encourage private sector growth: fiscal responsibility cut spending, commonsense regulatory reform and real tax reform that cuts rates.


  • Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Insti, Wooster, OH, Assoc., 1974
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  • U.S. Congress, Held 5
  • Ohio Senate, Held 2
  • Ohio State Representative, Sought 6

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