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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club PA

2009-2010 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Jane Earll 50%
John Evans 45%
Russell Fairchild 55%
William Gabig 36%
Richard Geist 45%
Camille George 92%
Michael Gerber 82%
Richard Grucela 95%
Dick Hess 55%
John Hornaman 106%
Tom Houghton 106%
Kenyatta Johnson 78%
Babette Josephs 97%
David Kessler 92%
Bryan Lentz 104%
David Levdansky 97%
Sean Logan 93%
Kathy Manderino 83%
Jennifer Mann 82%
Keith McCall 82%
Barbara McIlvaine Smith 106%
Anthony Melio 106%
Robert Mellow 88%
Kevin Murphy 105%
Raphael Musto 86%
John Myers 73%
Dennis O'Brien 40%
Frank Oliver, Sr. 88%
Michael O'Pake 98%
Jane Clare Orie 50%
John Pallone 59%
Tony Payton, Jr. 83%
John Perzel 45%
Jeffrey Piccola 63%
John Pippy 68%
Joseph Preston, Jr. 82%
Thomas Quigley 45%
Douglas Reichley 64%
Samuel Rohrer 33%
Dante Santoni, Jr. 101%
Curt Schroder 74%
Tim Seip 87%
Josh Shapiro 82%
John Siptroth 92%
Ken Smith 87%
Edward Staback 92%
J. Barry Stout 88%
Rick Taylor 90%
Katie True 40%
Chelsa Wagner 101%
Don Walko 50%
James Wansacz 80%
Michael Waugh 63%
Mary Jo White 50%
Jewell Williams 73%
Rob Wonderling 72%

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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