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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

2003 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican B+
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 3 John Burzichelli Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 6 Lou Greenwald Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 7 Herbert Conaway, Jr. Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 10 David Wolfe Republican A
NJ State Assembly 12 Ronald Dancer Republican A
NJ State Assembly 15 Reed Gusciora Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 15 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 17 Upendra Chivukula Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 17 Joseph Egan Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 18 Patrick Diegnan, Jr. Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 19 John Wisniewski Democratic D
NJ State Assembly 20 Joseph Cryan Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 22 Gerald Green Democratic f
NJ State Assembly 22 Linda Stender Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 24 Alison McHose Republican A
NJ State Assembly 25 Michael Carroll Republican A+
NJ State Assembly 27 John McKeon Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 30 Sean Kean Republican F
NJ State Assembly 37 Gordon Johnson Democratic F
NJ State Assembly 40 David Russo Republican F
NJ State Senate 1 Jeff Van Drew Democratic A
NJ State Senate 3 Stephen Sweeney Democratic B
NJ State Senate 7 Diane Allen Republican F+
NJ State Senate 9 Christopher Connors Republican A
NJ State Senate 10 Jim Holzapfel Republican D
NJ State Senate 12 Sam Thompson Republican B
NJ State Senate 13 Joe Kyrillos, Jr. Republican F
NJ State Senate 14 Linda Greenstein Democratic F
NJ State Senate 15 Shirley Turner Democratic F
NJ State Senate 16 Christopher Bateman Republican A
NJ State Senate 17 Bob Smith Democratic F
NJ State Senate 19 Joseph Vitale Democratic F
NJ State Senate 20 Raymond Lesniak Democratic F
NJ State Senate 21 Thomas Kean, Jr. Republican F
NJ State Senate 23 Michael Doherty Republican A+
NJ State Senate 25 Anthony Bucco Republican B
NJ State Senate 26 Joseph Pennacchio Republican A+
NJ State Senate 27 Richard Codey Democratic F+
NJ State Senate 28 Ronald Rice Democratic F
NJ State Senate 30 Robert Singer Republican F
NJ State Senate 32 Nicholas Sacco Democratic F
NJ State Senate 34 Nia Gill Democratic F
NJ State Senate 35 Nellie Pou Democratic F
NJ State Senate 36 Paul Sarlo Democratic F
NJ State Senate 37 Loretta Weinberg Democratic F
NJ State Senate 39 Gerald Cardinale Republican B
NJ State Senate 40 Kevin O'Toole Republican F
NJ Mayor At-Large Nicholas Sacco F
NJ Council Member At-Large Peter Eagler F
NJ Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Douglas Fisher Democratic F
John Adler F
Nicholas Asselta A
Joseph Azzolina, Sr. A
Byron Baer F
Martha Bark B+
Peter Barnes, Jr. F
Pete Biondi A
Francis Blee D
Francis Bodine A
Wayne Bryant F
Barbara Buono D
Wilfredo Caraballo F
Larry Chatzidakis A
Anthony Chiappone D
Andrew Ciesla F
Neil Cohen C
Joseph Coniglio F
Jack Conners F
Leonard Connors, Jr. A+
Steven Corodemus B
Nilsa Cruz-Perez F
Alex DeCroce A
Paul DiGaetano A+
John Gibson A
John Girgenti F
William Gormley D
Guy Gregg A+
Mims Hackett, Jr. F
Anthony Impreveduto F
Peter Inverso F
Sharpe James F
Walter Kavanaugh B
Bernard Kenny, Jr. F
Robert Littell B
Joseph Malone III A
Robert Martin C
Henry McNamara F
Richard Merkt A+
Eric Munoz F
Connie Myers A+
Joseph Palaia F
William Payne F
Mary Previte F
Joan Quigley F
Joseph Roberts, Jr. F
John Rooney A
Robert Smith F
Craig Stanley F
Alfred Steele F
Donald Tucker F
Charlotte Vandervalk D

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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