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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 0%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly 120 William Barclay Republican 77%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 92%
NY State Assembly 131 Brian Kolb Republican 87%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 93%
Daniel Burling 93%
Nancy Calhoun 77%
Pat Casale 100%
Joseph Errigo 93%
Daniel Hooker 93%
John McEneny 8%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 79%
William Parment 100%
Robert Prentiss 100%
Teresa Sayward 87%
Dierdre Scozzafava 100%
Richard Smith 93%
Caesar Trunzo 77%
Dale Volker 100%
Sandra Lee Wirth 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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