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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 100%
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 67%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 67%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 87%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 87%
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 7%
IL State Senate 44 Bill Brady, Jr. Republican 100%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 80%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 73%
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino Democratic 83%
IL Chairman At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 92%
Patricia Bailey 83%
Larry Bomke 85%
Rich Brauer 67%
Joel Brunsvold 93%
Annazette Collins 33%
Kirk Dillard 55%
Joe Dunn 100%
Roger Eddy 93%
Gary Forby 100%
Julie Hamos 0%
Gary Hannig 100%
Charles Hartke 100%
John Jones 100%
Wendell Jones 73%
David Luechtefeld 79%
Kevin McCarthy 64%
Gerald Mitchell 100%
Richard Myers 80%
John Philip Novak 80%
Mary O'Brien 86%
Timothy Osmond 63%
Brandon Phelps 100%
James Philip 43%
Dan Reitz 93%
Dan Rutherford 100%
Jim Sacia 64%
Todd Sieben 93%
Ed Sullivan, Jr. 53%
Frank Watson 93%
James Watson 87%
Larry Woolard 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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