Rating Group: Gun Owners' Action League

2012 Positions on Gun Rights [Incumbents]

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House-5 Katherine Clark D 40%
MA Governor Deval Patrick D 0%
MA State House-First Barnstable Cleon Turner D 60%
MA State House-Third Barnstable David Vieira R 100%
MA State House-Fourth Barnstable Sarah Peake D 80%
MA State House-Fifth Barnstable Randy Hunt R 80%
MA State House-Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Tim Madden D 60%
MA State House-First Berkshire Gailanne Cariddi D 60%
MA State House-Second Berkshire Paul Mark D 80%
MA State House-Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli D 100%
MA State House-First Bristol Jay Barrows R 100%
MA State House-Third Bristol Shaunna O'Connell R 100%
MA State House-Fourth Bristol Steven Howitt R 100%
MA State House-Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad D 80%
MA State House-Eighth Bristol Paul Schmid III D 60%
MA State House-Tenth Bristol William Straus D 80%
MA State House-Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera D 80%
MA State House-Twelfth Bristol Keiko Orrall R 80%
MA State House-Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 0%
MA State House-Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier R 100%
MA State House-First Essex Michael Costello D 20%
MA State House-Third Essex Brian Dempsey D 80%
MA State House-Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R 100%
MA State House-Fifth Essex Ann-Margaret Ferrante D 80%
MA State House-Seventh Essex John Keenan, Jr. D 20%
MA State House-Eighth Essex Lori Ehrlich D 20%
MA State House-Ninth Essex Donald Wong R 100%
MA State House-Tenth Essex Robert Fennell D 60%
MA State House-Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D 20%
MA State House-Fifteenth Essex Linda Campbell D 20%
MA State House-Eighteenth Essex James Lyons, Jr. R 80%
MA State House-First Franklin Stephen Kulik D 100%
MA State House-First Hampden Todd Smola R 100%
MA State House-Third Hampden Nicholas Boldyga R 80%
MA State House-Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D 80%
MA State House-Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D 100%
MA State House-Ninth Hampden Sean Curran D 60%
MA State House-Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. D 40%
MA State House-Twelfth Hampden Angelo Puppolo, Jr. D 100%
MA State House-First Hampshire Peter Kocot D 100%
MA State House-Second Hampshire John Scibak D 100%
MA State House-Third Hampshire Ellen Story D 20%
MA State House-First Middlesex Sheila Harrington R 80%
MA State House-Second Middlesex James Arciero D 100%
MA State House-Third Middlesex Kate Hogan D 80%
MA State House-Fifth Middlesex David Linsky D 20%
MA State House-Seventh Middlesex Tom Sannicandro D 20%
MA State House-Eighth Middlesex Carolyn Dykema D 80%
MA State House-Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley D 60%
MA State House-Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D 20%
MA State House-Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser D 20%
MA State House-Thirteenth Middlesex Tom Conroy D 0%
MA State House-Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins D 20%
MA State House-Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman D 40%
MA State House-Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D 80%
MA State House-Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle D 100%
MA State House-Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli D 100%
MA State House-Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. R 100%
MA State House-Twenty-Second Middlesex Marc Lombardo R 80%
MA State House-Twenty-Third Middlesex Sean Garballey D 40%
MA State House-Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. D 20%
MA State House-Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost D 20%
MA State House-Thirtieth Middlesex James Dwyer D 60%
MA State House-Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon D 60%
MA State House-Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. D 20%
MA State House-Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 80%
MA State House-Thirty-Seventh Middlesex Jen Benson D 80%
MA State House-First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D 80%
MA State House-Second Norfolk Tackey Chan D 60%
MA State House-Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D 80%
MA State House-Fourth Norfolk James Murphy D 40%
MA State House-Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D 100%
MA State House-Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty D 40%
MA State House-Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka D 80%
MA State House-Eleventh Norfolk Paul McMurtry D 60%
MA State House-Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D 60%
MA State House-Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch D 20%
MA State House-Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik D 20%
MA State House-First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo R 100%
MA State House-Second Plymouth Susan Gifford R 100%
MA State House-Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley D 60%
MA State House-Fourth Plymouth James Cantwell D 60%
MA State House-Seventh Plymouth Geoff Diehl R 100%
MA State House-Eighth Plymouth Angelo D'Emilia R 100%
MA State House-Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan D 100%
MA State House-Twelfth Plymouth Tom Calter III D 80%
MA State House-First Suffolk Carlo Basile D 20%
MA State House-Sixth Suffolk Russell Holmes D 20%
MA State House-Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox D 20%
MA State House-Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing D 20%
MA State House-Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D 20%
MA State House-Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D 60%
MA State House-Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez D 20%
MA State House-Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D 20%
MA State House-Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran D 40%
MA State House-Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 60%
MA State House-First Worcester Kimberly Ferguson R 100%
MA State House-Third Worcester Stephen DiNatale D 100%
MA State House-Fourth Worcester Dennis Rosa D 60%
MA State House-Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi D 100%
MA State House-Sixth Worcester Peter Durant R 80%
MA State House-Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 100%
MA State House-Eighth Worcester Kevin Kuros R 100%
MA State House-Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. R 100%
MA State House-Tenth Worcester John Fernandes D 80%
MA State House-Eleventh Worcester Matthew Beaton R 100%
MA State House-Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D 100%
MA State House-Fourteenth Worcester James O'Day D 0%
MA State House-Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. D 100%
MA State House-Eighteenth Worcester Ryan Fattman R 100%
MA State Senate-Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Benjamin Downing D 80%
MA State Senate-Bristol and Norfolk James Timilty D 100%
MA State Senate-First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 40%
MA State Senate-Third Essex Thomas McGee D 40%
MA State Senate-First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 100%
MA State Senate-Hampden James Welch D 80%
MA State Senate-First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras D 40%
MA State Senate-Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. R 100%
MA State Senate-Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg D 80%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 40%
MA State Senate-Fourth Middlesex Kenneth Donnelly D 80%
MA State Senate-First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka D 40%
MA State Senate-Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge D 40%
MA State Senate-Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush D 80%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross R 100%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce D 60%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray D 40%
MA State Senate-First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy D 60%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. R 100%
MA State Senate-First Suffolk Linda Forry D 40%
MA State Senate-Second Suffolk Sonia Chang-Diaz D 0%
MA State Senate-First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli D 60%
MA State Senate-First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 60%
MA State Senate-Second Worcester Mike Moore D 80%
MA State Senate-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer D 100%
MA State Senate-Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan D 100%
MA State Senate-Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore D 100%
MA Attorney General Martha Coakley D 20%
MA Mayor-At-Large Martin Walsh D 80%
MA Council Member-At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 20%
MA Councilor-At-Large Thomas Stanley 60%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 40%
John Fresolo 100%
John Hart, Jr. 40%
Michael Knapik 100%
Steven Levy 80%
Kevin Murphy 60%
Robert Nyman 80%
Eugene O'Flaherty 60%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 40%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 20%
Stat Smith 40%
David Sullivan 100%
Steven Walsh 40%
Martha Walz 20%
Dan Winslow 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.