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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Pennsylvania Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 27%
PA State House 8 Dick Stevenson Republican 100%
PA State House 9 Chris Sainato Democratic 80%
PA State House 12 Daryl Metcalfe Republican 100%
PA State House 32 Anthony DeLuca Democratic 80%
PA State House 33 Frank Dermody Democratic 100%
PA State House 35 Marc Gergely Democratic 93%
PA State House 36 Harry Readshaw III Democratic 100%
PA State House 47 Keith Gillespie Republican 93%
PA State House 58 R. Ted Harhai Democratic 100%
PA State House 62 Dave Reed Republican 100%
PA State House 66 Samuel Smith Republican 100%
PA State House 67 Martin Causer Republican 100%
PA State House 68 Matthew Baker Republican 100%
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA State House 82 C. Adam Harris Republican 60%
PA State House 93 Ron Miller Republican 60%
PA State House 98 David Hickernell Republican 86%
PA State House 105 Ronald Marsico Republican 83%
PA State House 106 John Payne Republican 100%
PA State House 123 Neal Goodman Democratic 100%
PA State House 127 Thomas Caltagirone Democratic 86%
PA State House 145 Paul Clymer Republican 92%
PA State House 163 Nicholas Micozzie Republican 71%
PA State House 171 Kerry Benninghoff Republican 93%
PA State House 176 Mario Scavello Republican 100%
PA State Senate 10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. Republican 100%
PA State Senate 16 Pat Browne Republican 80%
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic 100%
PA State Senate 27 John Gordner Republican 100%
PA State Senate 38 Jim Ferlo Democratic 100%
PA State Senate 46 Timothy Solobay Democratic 100%
PA State Senate 50 Robert Robbins Republican 93%
PA Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly Mackereth Republican 67%
PA Commissioner At-Large Merle Phillips Republican 86%
Roy Baldwin 64%
Bob Bastian 100%
Robert Belfanti, Jr. 100%
Vincent Biancucci 92%
Jerry Birmelin 86%
Scott Boyd 77%
David Brightbill 93%
Raymond Bunt, Jr. 100%
Steven Cappelli 93%
James Casorio, Jr. 100%
Gaynor Cawley 87%
Jeff Coleman 100%
Jeffrey Coy 100%
Jacqueline Crahalla 21%
Thomas Creighton 100%
H. William DeWeese 100%
Russell Fairchild 92%
Brett Feese 93%
Patrick Elvin Fleagle 100%
Teresa Forcier 100%
Camille George 100%
Richard Grucela 92%
Michael Gruitza 87%
Lynn Herman 100%
Arthur Hershey 73%
Dick Hess 100%
Susan Laughlin 86%
Dennis Leh 100%
Charles Lemmond, Jr. 93%
Victor John Lescovitz 100%
Jim Lynch 100%
Stephen Maitland 87%
Fred McIlhattan 100%
Mark Steven McNaughton 87%
Joseph Preston, Jr. 33%
Douglas Reichley 62%
Lawrence Roberts 100%
Samuel Rohrer 100%
Kenneth Ruffing 93%
Larry Sather 100%
Paul Semmel 100%
Edward Staback 80%
Thomas Stevenson 93%
J. Barry Stout 67%
Dan Surra 92%
Thomas Tigue 71%
Don Walko 100%
Michael Waugh 100%
Noah Wenger 100%
Rod Wilt 100%
Edward Wojnaroski, Sr. 100%
Matthew Wright 80%
Thomas Yewcic 100%
Peter Zug 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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