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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of California

2003 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Richard Alarcón 0%
Deirdre Alpert 0%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Pat Bates 100%
James Battin 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
Patty Berg 0%
Rudy Bermúdez 0%
Russell Bogh 100%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 0%
Edward Chavez 0%
Rebecca Cohn 0%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 75%
Manny Diaz 0%
Denise Ducheny 66%
Joseph Dunn 33%
John Anthony Dutra 0%
Robert Dutton 75%
Mervyn Dymally 0%
Martha Escutia 0%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 0%
Dean Florez 100%
Dario Frommer 0%
Bonnie Garcia 75%
Jackie Goldberg 0%
Tom Harman 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 0%
Shirley Horton 75%
Guy Houston 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
Betty Karnette 0%
Richard Keene 100%
Christine Kehoe 0%
William Knight 100%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
John Laird 0%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Lloyd Levine 0%
Sally Lieber 0%
John Longville 0%
Michael Machado 0%
Ken Maddox 100%
Abel Maldonado 75%
Bob Margett 100%
Barbara Matthews 25%
Bill Maze 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 66%
Cindy Montañez 0%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 75%
Eugene Mullin 0%
Kevin Murray 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 75%
George Nakano 0%
Joseph Nation 0%
Fabian Núñez 0%
Thomas Oller 100%
Jenny Oropeza 0%
Deborah Ortiz 0%
Robert Pacheco 100%
Nicole Parra 50%
Don Perata 0%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Sarah Reyes 25%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Gloria Romero 0%
Sharon Runner 100%
Simón Salinas 25%
Steve Samuelian 100%
Jack Scott 0%
Byron Sher 0%
Nell Soto 0%
Tony Strickland 100%
John Vasconcellos 0%
Edward Vincent 0%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 0%
Patricia Wiggins 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 25%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 25%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 50%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 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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