Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
HI U.S. Senate-Sr Brian Schatz D C
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D F
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D F
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D F
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui D A
HI State House-1 Mark Nakashima D C
HI State House-2 Clifton Tsuji D A
HI State House-4 Faye Hanohano D C
HI State House-7 Cindy Evans D A-
HI State House-8 Joseph Souki, Jr. D A-
HI State House-10 Angus McKelvey D A
HI State House-12 Kyle Yamashita D B
HI State House-13 Mele Carroll D B+
HI State House-15 James Tokioka D B
HI State House-16 Dee Morikawa D A
HI State House-17 Gene Ward R B
HI State House-18 Mark Hashem D B
HI State House-20 Calvin Say D A-
HI State House-21 Scott Nishimoto D C
HI State House-22 Thomas Brower D B+
HI State House-23 Isaac Choy D B+
HI State House-24 Della Belatti D D
HI State House-25 Sylvia Luke D F
HI State House-26 Scott Saiki D D
HI State House-28 John Mizuno D A
HI State House-29 Karl Rhoads D C
HI State House-33 K. Mark Takai D D
HI State House-35 Roy Takumi D C
HI State House-37 Ryan Yamane D B
HI State House-38 Henry Aquino D B
HI State House-39 Ty Cullen D C+
HI State House-41 Rida Cabanilla D B
HI State House-42 Sharon Har D A
HI State House-43 Karen Awana D A
HI State House-46 Marcus Oshiro D B
HI State House-49 Ken Ito D A+
HI State House-50 Cynthia Thielen R C-
HI State House-51 Chris Lee D B
HI State Senate-5 Gilbert Keith-Agaran D C
HI State Senate-8 Ronald Kouchi D B
HI State Senate-9 Sam Slom R A+
HI State Senate-10 Les Ihara, Jr. D B+
HI State Senate-11 Brian Taniguchi D B+
HI State Senate-13 Suzanne Chun Oakland D D
HI State Senate-14 Donna Kim D F
HI State Senate-15 Glenn Wakai D C
HI State Senate-19 William Espero D C
HI State Senate-20 Mike Gabbard D A
HI State Senate-21 Maile Shimabukuro D B+
HI State Senate-24 Jill Tokuda D B
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita D F
HI Council Member-6 Carol Fukunaga D D
HI Council Member-7 Joey Manahan D B+
Duke Aiona, Jr. C+
Joseph Aiona B+
Charles Aki B
Meiling Akuna B
Julia Allen A
Chris Baron A
Joe Bertram III B
Aaron Bonar A
Marissa Capelouto C+
Cam Cavasso A
David Chang A
Jerry Chang A+
Corinne Ching A-
Pono Chong C
Denny Coffman B+
Gregory Cuadra B+
Eric D'Almeida B
Charles Djou A
Peter Dudek B+
Virginia Enos B+
Lynn Finnegan A
Fred Fogel B
George Fontaine B
Judy Franklin A
Michael Hale B
David Hamman A
Marlene Hapai B+
Scott Henderson A
Robert Herkes A
Jeff Hoylman A
Daniel Inouye F
Carole Kaapu B-
Shaun Kawakami B
Russell Kokubun C
Sam Kong A
Marilyn Lee F
Eric Marshall B+
Barbara Marumoto B
Anel Montes B
Tracy Nakano Bean A
Blake Oshiro F
Ben Pascua B+
Kymberly Pine A
Mo Radke B
Laurie Rinaldi A
Gil Riviere B
Isaiah Sabey B+
Larry Sagaysay A
Dean Schmucker C-
Eric Seibert A
Lisa Shorba B+
Phil Sterker B
Zach Thomson B
Thomas White A
Harry Williams A
John Willoughby A
Earl Winfree C-
Carl Wong, Sr. C-
William Wong B-
Jessica Wooley B

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