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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of California

1997 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 54%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 12%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 12%
Richard Ackerman 92%
Deirdre Alpert 2%
Elaine Alquist 9%
Dion Aroner 0%
Roy Ashburn 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Steve Charles Baldwin 95%
James Battin 92%
Scott Baugh 92%
Marilyn Brewer 92%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 0%
Bill Campbell 92%
Dennis Cardoza 44%
James Cunneen 42%
Denise Ducheny 59%
Martha Escutia 0%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Richard Floyd 55%
Peter Frusetta 87%
Martin Gallegos 9%
Brett Granlund 92%
Sally Havice 29%
Tom Hayden 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Robert Hertzberg 0%
George House, Jr. 92%
Teresa Hughes 5%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 97%
Patrick Johnston 0%
Howard Kaloogian 92%
Betty Karnette 7%
Fred Keeley 0%
David Kelley 92%
William Knight 100%
Wally Knox 0%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
Lynne Leach 92%
Ted Lempert 0%
Bill Leonard 97%
Robert Leslie 97%
John Lewis 100%
Michael Machado 29%
Bob Margett 92%
Kerry Mazzoni 34%
Carole Migden 0%
William Phillip Morrow 97%
Richard Mountjoy 95%
Kevin Murray 0%
Jack O'Connell 15%
Keith Olberg 92%
Thomas Oller 100%
Deborah Ortiz 0%
Rod Pacheco 67%
Louis Papan 9%
Steve Peace 57%
Don Perata 0%
Richard Polanco 0%
Charles Poochigian 92%
Richard Keith Rainey 72%
George Runner, Jr. 95%
Jack Scott 0%
Kevin Shelley 0%
Byron Sher 0%
Hilda Solis 5%
Virginia Strom-Martin 19%
Bruce Thompson 92%
Helen Thomson 0%
John Vasconcellos 25%
Antonio Villaraigosa 0%
Edward Vincent 9%
Carl Washington 0%
Howard Wayne 19%
Scott Wildman 9%
Cathie Wright 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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