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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of California

1999 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Mike Briggs 100%
Richard Dickerson 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
William Knight 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
George Runner, Jr. 92%
Tony Strickland 92%
James Brulte 91%
Ross Johnson 91%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 91%
Charles Poochigian 91%
Pat Bates 85%
Dave Cox 85%
Bill Leonard 85%
Lynne Leach 77%
Charlene Zettel 77%
Bill Campbell 69%
Robert Pacheco 69%
Ken Maddox 62%
Anthony Pescetti 62%
Dean Florez 46%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 38%
Martha Escutia 36%
Dennis Cardoza 31%
Abel Maldonado 31%
George Nakano 31%
Rod Pacheco 31%
Louis Papan 31%
Richard Polanco 27%
Carole Migden 23%
Richard Alarcón 18%
Kevin Murray 18%
Steve Peace 18%
John Vasconcellos 18%
Dion Aroner 15%
Sally Havice 15%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 9%
John Burton 9%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 9%
Deborah Ortiz 9%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 8%
Kevin Shelley 8%
Carl Washington 8%
Patricia Wiggins 8%
Deirdre Alpert 0%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Thomas Calderon 0%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0%
Joseph Dunn 0%
John Anthony Dutra 0%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 0%
Robert Hertzberg 0%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 0%
Betty Karnette 0%
Fred Keeley 0%
John Longville 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 0%
Jack O'Connell 0%
Don Perata 0%
Sarah Reyes 0%
Byron Sher 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 0%
Helen Thomson 0%
Howard Wayne 0%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 0%

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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