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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Utah Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
UT State House 39 James Dunnigan Republican 93%
UT State House 51 Gregory Hughes Republican 79%
UT State House 73 Michael Noel Republican 100%
UT State Senate 11 Howard Stephenson Republican 100%
UT State Senate 15 Margaret Dayton Republican 100%
UT State Senate 17 Peter Knudson Republican 100%
UT State Senate 22 Stuart Adams Republican 100%
Doug Aagard 93%
Calvin George Bird 100%
DeMar Bowman 100%
Katherine Bryson 100%
Don Bush 100%
Brad Dee 100%
Glenn Donnelson, Jr. 100%
James Evans 100%
James Ferrin 93%
Neil Hansen 87%
Parley Hellewell 100%
Todd Kiser 92%
Steven Mascaro 100%
Joseph Murray 100%
Brent Parker 87%
Morgan Philpot 100%
Michael Styler 86%
David Thomas 80%
Michael Thompson 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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