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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
VT State House Addison-4 David Sharpe Democratic 50%
VT State House Addison-5 Harvey Smith Republican 86%
VT State House Caledonia-1 Leigh Larocque Republican 86%
VT State House Chittenden-8-1 Linda Myers Republican 21%
VT State House Essex-Caledonia-Orleans William Johnson Democratic, Republican 100%
VT State House Franklin-1 Carolyn Branagan Republican 69%
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 83%
VT State House Orange-1 Philip Winters Republican 100%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 100%
VT State House Washington-1 Anne Donahue Republican 69%
VT State House Washington-2 Thomas Koch Democratic, Republican 92%
VT State House Washington-7 Maxine Grad Democratic 100%
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic 85%
VT State Senate Addison Claire Ayer Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Chittenden Ginny Lyons Democratic 75%
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans John Rodgers Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Franklin Norman McAllister Republican 86%
VT State Senate Rutland Peg Flory Republican 90%
VT State Senate Washington William Doyle Republican 100%
VT State Senate Windham Jeanette White Democratic 30%
VT State Senate Windsor Alice Nitka Democratic 100%
Steven Adams 100%
George Allard 100%
Kenneth Atkins 93%
Joseph Baker 100%
Susan Bartlett 91%
Lynn Bohi 44%
David Brown 100%
Julius Canns 100%
David Clark 100%
Howard Crawford 92%
Virginia Duffy 86%
Matt Dunne 91%
Brian Dunsmore 93%
Kevin Endres 100%
Joyce Errecart 79%
Gail Fallar 58%
Gerry Gossens 100%
Henry Gray 100%
Carl Haas 100%
John Kenneth Hall 85%
Constance Houston 100%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 100%
Vincent Illuzzi 100%
Michael Kainen 92%
Sylvia Kennedy 100%
Wayne Kenyon 100%
Linda Kirker 100%
Sara Kittell 93%
Joseph Krawczyk, Jr. 93%
Steve Larrabee, Sr. 85%
Kathy LaBelle LaVoie 93%
Alan Parent 100%
Albert Joseph Perry 71%
Daryl Pillsbury 60%
Curran Robinson 100%
David Rogers 100%
Nancy Sheltra 93%
Mark Shepard 100%
Joyce Sweeney 93%
Gene Sweetser 100%
Ruth Towne 100%
Leo Valliere 93%
John Winters 93%

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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