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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gay Rights Information

2002 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gibson Armstrong 0%
Leonard Bodack 0%
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic 0%
David Brightbill 0%
Joe Conti 0%
PA State Senate 34 Jake Corman III Republican 0%
PA State Senate 43 Jay Costa, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%
Jane Earll 0%
Erwin Ted Erickson 0%
Vincent Fumo 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
PA State Senate 12 Stewart Greenleaf Republican 0%
Edward Helfrick 0%
Edwin Holl 0%
PA State Senate 7 Vincent Hughes Democratic 0%
Robert Jubelirer 0%
PA State Senate 32 Richard Kasunic Democratic 0%
PA State Senate 3 Shirley Kitchen Democratic 0%
Allen Kukovich 0%
Gerald LaValle 0%
Charles Lemmond, Jr. 0%
Sean Logan 0%
Roger Madigan 0%
Robert Mellow 0%
Harold Mowery Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
Raphael Musto 0%
Michael O'Pake 0%
Jane Clare Orie 0%
Jeffrey Piccola 0%
Terry Punt 0%
James Rhoades 0%
PA State Senate 50 Robert Robbins Republican 0%
PA State Senate 25 Joe Scarnati III Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 0%
PA State Senate 5 Mike Stack III Democratic 0%
J. Barry Stout 0%
PA State Senate 2 Tina Tartaglione Democratic 0%
Robert Thompson 0%
PA State Senate 6 Robert Tomlinson Republican 0%
Jack Wagner 0%
Michael Waugh 0%
Noah Wenger 0%
PA State Senate 41 Donald White Republican 0%
Mary Jo White 0%
PA State Senate 8 Anthony Williams Democratic 0%
Constance Williams 0%
PA State Senate 35 John Wozniak Democratic 0%

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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