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Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
PA State House 165 William Adolph, Jr. Republican F
Linda Bebko-Jones F
Alan Butkovitz F
Ronald Buxton F
Italo Cappabianca F
Andrew Carn F
Lita Indzel Cohen F
PA State House 202 Mark Cohen Democratic F
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. F
Lawrence Curry F
PA State House 203 Dwight Evans Democratic F
Michael Horsey F
Babette Josephs F
PA State House 159 Thaddeus Kirkland Democratic F
Marie Lederer F
Kathy Manderino F
Anthony Melio F
Thomas Michlovic F
Frank Pistella F
Joseph Preston, Jr. F
Benjamin Ramos F
William Rieger F
PA State House 188 James Roebuck, Jr. Democratic F
Carole Rubley F
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic F
Stephen Stetler F
PA State Senate 2 Tina Tartaglione Democratic F
PA State House 181 W. Thomas Democratic F
Thomas Tigue F
Michael Veon F
PA State House 166 Gregory Vitali Democratic F
Jack Wagner F
Constance Williams F
PA State House 198 Rosita Youngblood Democratic F
T.J. Rooney D-
PA Council Member At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. Republican D
PA State House 34 Paul Costa Democratic D
Robert Donatucci D
Harold James D
Ralph Kaiser D
David Levdansky D
Frank Oliver, Sr. D
Terry Van Horne D
PA State Senate 4 LeAnna Washington Democratic D
PA State Senate 8 Anthony Williams Democratic D
PA State House 26 Timothy Hennessey Republican D+
William Russell Robinson D+
PA State Senate 46 Timothy Solobay Democratic C-
PA State House 96 P. Michael Sturla Democratic C-
Fred Trello C-
PA State House 127 Thomas Caltagirone Democratic C
Gaynor Cawley C
PA State House 136 Robert Freeman Democratic C
PA State Senate 12 Stewart Greenleaf Republican C
PA State House 173 Michael McGeehan Democratic C
Eugene McGill C
PA State House 120 Phyllis Mundy Democratic C
PA State House 192 Louise Williams Bishop Democratic C+
Leonard Bodack B-
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican B-
PA State House 58 Ted Harhai Democratic B-
PA State House 184 William Keller Democratic B-
PA State House 160 Steve Barrar Republican B
Kevin Blaum B
Roy Cornell B
Mary Ann Dailey B
Robert Flick B
Joseph Gladeck, Jr. B
Edwin Holl B
George Kenney, Jr. B
Dante Santoni, Jr. B
PA State House 177 John Taylor Republican B
Guy Travaglio, Jr. B
Leo Trich, Jr. B
Chris Wogan B
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic B+
Mark Steven McNaughton B+
PA State House 158 Chris Ross Republican B+
Sara Steelman B+
Joseph Battisto A-
PA State House 32 Anthony DeLuca Democratic A-
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican A-
PA State House 73 Gary Haluska Democratic A-
Melissa Hart A-
Albert Masland A-
Robert Mellow A-
Todd Platts A-
PA State Senate 14 John Yudichak Democratic A-
Thomas Armstrong A
Bob Bastian A
PA State House 171 Kerry Benninghoff Republican A
James Casorio, Jr. A
Nicholas Colafella A
Joe Conti A
PA State Senate 34 Jake Corman III Republican A
Craig Dally A
PA State House 33 Frank Dermody Democratic A
PA State House 18 Gene DiGirolamo Republican A
Todd Eachus A
Brett Feese A
John Fichter A
Patrick Elvin Fleagle A
Teresa Forcier A
Richard Grucela A
Michael Gruitza A
Jeffrey Earl Habay A
PA State House 183 Julie Harhart Republican A
Arthur Hershey A
PA State Senate 21 Scott Hutchinson Republican A
Edward Krebs A
Frank LaGrotta A
Susan Laughlin A
John Lawless A
Charles Lemmond, Jr. A
Jim Lynch A
PA State House 111 Sandra Major Republican A
PA State House 25 Joseph Markosek Democratic A
David Mayernik A
Fred McIlhattan A
PA State Senate 10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. Republican A
PA State House 12 Daryl Metcalfe Republican A
PA State House 163 Nicholas Micozzie Republican A
Sheila Miller A
Jerry Nailor A
Dennis O'Brien A
Jane Clare Orie A
John Perzel A
Timothy Pesci A
Thomas Petrone A
John Pippy A
Ronald Raymond A
PA State House 36 Harry Readshaw III Democratic A
Roy Reinard A
Lawrence Roberts A
Kenneth Ruffing A
Matthew Ryan A
PA State House 9 Chris Sainato Democratic A
Curt Schroder A
Thomas Scrimenti A
Paul Semmel A
Frank Serafini A
James Shaner A
Donald William Snyder A
Jess Stairs A
David Steil A
Thomas Stevenson A
J. Barry Stout A
Jere Strittmatter A
PA State Senate 6 Robert Tomlinson Republican A
Katie True A
Frank Tulli, Jr. A
Don Walko A
Michael Waugh A
Noah Wenger A
Rod Wilt A
Edward Wojnaroski, Sr. A
Matthew Wright A
Leroy Zimmerman A
Bob Allen A+
PA State Senate 29 Dave Argall Republican A+
PA State House 68 Matthew Baker Republican A+
John Barley A+
Fred Belardi A+
Jerry Birmelin A+
Karl Boyes A+
David Brightbill A+
Raymond Bunt, Jr. A+
Jeffrey Coy A+
PA State House 49 Peter Daley II Democratic A+
Thomas Dempsey A+
Thomas Druce A+
Allan Egolf A+
Howard Fargo A+
Thomas Gannon A+
Richard Geist A+
Camille George A+
PA State Senate 27 John Gordner Republican A+
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic A+
George Hasay A+
Dick Hess A+
Kenneth Jadlowiec A+
Robert Jubelirer A+
PA State Senate 32 Richard Kasunic Democratic A+
Victor John Lescovitz A+
F. Joseph Loeper A+
Stephen Maitland A+
PA State House 105 Ronald Marsico Republican A+
Raphael Musto A+
Steven Nickol A+
PA State House 55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. Democratic A+
Larry Sather A+
Jere Schuler A+
PA State House 66 Samuel Smith Republican A+
PA State House 80 Jerry Stern Republican A+
Thomas Tangretti A+
Elinor Taylor A+
PA State Senate 31 Patricia Vance Republican A+
Thomas Yewcic A+
Peter Zug A+
Robert Belfanti, Jr. A++

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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