Candidate Profile
Martha Yoder

Republican , Ohio


Martha Yoder
State Rep., Dist. 64

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Selected Contributions


Dave Yost, Jon Husted, Randy Law
David Joyce, Republican Women's Organizations, Sarah LaTourette, State Republican Party Organizations


Frank LaRose







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

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

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

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

No Answer

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

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

No Answer

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only to save the life of the mother.

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

The founders knew that due to the sinful nature of man, that too much power given to one person would result in corruption and tyranny.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have been a Christian since accepting Christ as my personal Savior as a teenager. I am imperfect but trust in God's grace for my salvation and forgiveness of sins.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

My Campaign Facebook and my personal twitter account as well as columns in the Warren Tribune Chronicle from 2012-2013.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Decreasing regulation and government intervention in businesses will promote growth and bring down unemployment.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I think that businesses need to get out of providing healthcare to employees and health insurance should be primarily for catastrophic care. For ordinary medical needs, individuals would be responsible for the costs, but they could have tax free health savings accounts. The health care system needs to utilize free market solutions to bring costs down.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get out of the way.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have owned and operated a business for 24 years, served as a volunteer at my church and community, been a activist in my community, and served as a local public official.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

No answer


  • Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
  • Lakeland Community College, Mentor, OH
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Trumbull County Republican Party, Secretary
  • Warren Republican Women's Club, Member-former board member
  • Women's Relief Corp Hall Corp#104, Patriotic Instructor
  • West Farmington Cemetery Assocation, Treasurer
  • Friends of Warren Heritage, Member/Volunteer
  • Troy Township Homecoming Committee, Historian/Volunteer
  • Farmington Township Trustee, Held 2014-2018
  • State Representative 64th District, Sought 2016

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