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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
UT State House 36 Patrice Arent Democratic D
UT State House 53 Melvin Brown Republican A++
UT State Senate 3 Gene Davis Democratic C-
UT State Senate 11 Howard Stephenson Republican A
UT State Senate 15 Margaret Dayton Republican A
UT State Senate 17 Peter Knudson Republican A
UT Council Member At-Large David Ure Republican A+
UT Council Member North Craig Buttars Republican A
Gerry Adair A+
Jeff Alexander A+
Sheryl Allen A-
Eli Anderson A
Loretta Baca F
Chad Bennion A
Ron Bigelow A
DeMar Bowman A
Afton Bradshaw D
Perry Buckner A
Judy Ann Buffmire B
Don Bush A+
Mary Carlson D
Blake Chard A+
David Cox C
Gary Cox A
Greg Curtis A
Marda Dillree A-
Beverly Ann Evans A
Lloyd Frandsen A
Kevin Garn A+
David Gladwell A+
Brent Goodfellow C-
James Gowans A
Thomas Hatch A+
Neal Hendrickson B
John Hickman A+
Dave Hogue A+
Bryan Holladay A
Dennis Iverson A+
Bradley Johnson A+
Keele Johnson A
David Jones F
Brad King A+
Susan Koehn B
L. Alma Mansell A
Ed Mayne A+
Joseph Murray A
Lowell Allen Nelson A-
Evan Olsen A
Millie Peterson D-
L. Steven Poulton A-
Tammy Rowan A+
Carl Saunders A+
Jack Seitz A+
Raymond Short C+
Terry Spencer C
David Steele A-
Martin Stephens A++
Nora Thurgood Stephens A
Michael Styler A+
John Swallow A
Jordan Tanner C
J. Matthew Throckmorton A
A. Lamont Tyler D-
Richard Walsh A
Glenn Way A
Bill Wright A+
David Zolman, Sr. A

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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