Lanning, Josiah

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Representative
Political Affiliation:
Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio, Buckeye Firearms Association-PAC, Ohio Value Voters


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should homeless and domestic violence shelters be required to allow biological men who identify as women to share restrooms, washing quarters, and sleeping quarters with female residents? N
2. Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use? U* A state policy shift would be indifferent so long as marijuana remains a Schedule I drug. Legalizing this drug at the state level while still federally illegal increases the complexity of our criminal justice system and would likely cause greater confusion among citizenry.
3. Should Ohio allow citizens to conceal-carry firearms without a state-issued permit? Y
4. Should medical professionals be prohibited from prescribing cross-sex hormones and puberty-blocking drugs to minors for the purpose of "gender transitioning?" Y
5. Should Ohio enact a "Backpack Bill," ensuring all parents are eligible for taxpayer-funded scholarships or subsidies for their children to attend the school of their choice, including non-public schools? Y
6. Should the death penalty be abolished? N* I support the protection of the innocent and the punishment of the guilty.
7. Should abortion be prohibited from the moment of conception? Y
8. Should cities and other municipalities be prohibited from allowing non-U.S. citizens from voting in local elections? Y
9. Should Ohio legalize euthanasia? N
10. Should judges be required to consider community safety when setting bail for individuals charged with a crime? Y