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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of California

1997 Positions

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