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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont Gun Owners of America

2000 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
VT Governor Peter Shumlin Democratic 100%
VT State House Addison-5 Harvey Smith Republican 100%
VT State House Caledonia-1 Leigh Larocque Republican 93%
VT State House Essex-Caledonia-Orleans William Johnson Democratic, Republican 100%
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 100%
VT State House Lamoille-2 Mark Woodward Democratic 100%
VT State House Orange-1 Philip Winters Republican 100%
VT State House Orleans-1 Loren Shaw Republican 86%
VT State House Orleans-2 Duncan Kilmartin Democratic, Republican 93%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 100%
VT State House Washington-2 Thomas Koch Democratic, Republican 86%
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Grand Isle Richard Mazza Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Washington William Doyle Republican 100%
VT State Senate Windsor Richard McCormack Democratic 92%
Steven Adams 100%
Philip Angell, Jr. 100%
Jean Ankeney 14%
Kenneth Atkins 79%
Thomas Bahre 100%
Joseph Baker 100%
Jason Barney 86%
Susan Bartlett 100%
Lynn Bohi 82%
David Bolduc 86%
Stephanie Bourdeau 100%
David Brown 100%
Julius Canns 100%
David Clark 100%
Bill Cleland 100%
William Corrow 85%
George Costes 93%
John Crowley 100%
Steve Darrow 100%
Virginia Duffy 92%
Dean George 91%
Kevin Goodridge 100%
Gerry Gossens 92%
Henry Gray 100%
James Greenwood 92%
Carl Haas 100%
John Kenneth Hall 100%
Constance Houston 100%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 85%
Robert Ide 100%
Vincent Illuzzi 100%
Michael Kainen 100%
Sylvia Kennedy 100%
Linda Kirker 100%
Joseph Larose 62%
Richard Marron 92%
Frederick Maslack 100%
Harry Monti 92%
Martin Myers 86%
Patricia O'Donnell 100%
Harvey Otterman, Jr. 86%
Neil Randall 100%
David Rogers 100%
Henry Schaefer 77%
Malcolm Severance 63%
Nancy Sheltra 100%
Barbara Snelling 100%
Gene Sweetser 100%
Ruth Towne 100%
Leo Valliere 100%
Perry Waite 100%
Stephen Webster 100%
James Willett 100%
John Winters 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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