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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Oregon Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
OR State House 4 Dennis Richardson Republican 93%
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 100%
OR State House 58 Bob Jenson Republican 100%
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 100%
OR State Senate 15 Bruce Starr Republican 80%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 100%
Gordon Anderson 92%
Victor Backlund 100%
R. Thomas Butler 100%
Tony Corcoran 79%
William Garrard 100%
Lenn Hannon 100%
Jeffrey Kropf 100%
Rick Metsger 73%
Donna Nelson 64%
Wayne Scott 79%
Tootie Smith 100%
Charles Starr 100%
Bernard Westlund II 93%
Cliff Zauner 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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