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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 100%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 100%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 93%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 93%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 100%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 100%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 40%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 100%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 93%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 100%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 100%
Rich Arnold 100%
Carmine Boal 92%
Daniel Boddicker 100%
Robert John Brunkhorst 93%
Royd Chambers 93%
Betty De Boef 100%
Ervin Dennis 62%
Richard Drake 50%
George Eichhorn 93%
Mary Lou Freeman 60%
Polly Granzow 83%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 93%
Gerald Jones 100%
Ralph Klemme 87%
Charles Larson, Jr. 100%
Steven Lukan 87%
Dolores Mertz 100%
David Miller 92%
Bryan Sievers 100%
Greg Stevens 73%
Roger Stewart 67%
Rich Taylor 87%
Jodi Tymeson 100%
James Van Engelenhoven 60%
Jim Van Fossen 100%
Kenneth Veenstra 87%
John Whitaker 40%
Philip Wise 100%
Mark Zieman 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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