Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House-2 Dwight Evans D F
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R B-
PA State House-9 Chris Sainato D A
PA State House-12 Daryl Metcalfe R A
PA State House-18 Gene DiGirolamo R A
PA State House-25 Joseph Markosek D A
PA State House-26 Timothy Hennessey R D+
PA State House-32 Tony DeLuca, Jr. D A-
PA State House-33 Frank Dermody D A
PA State House-34 Paul Costa D D
PA State House-36 Harry Readshaw III D A
PA State House-53 Robert Godshall R A++
PA State House-55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. D A+
PA State House-76 Michael Hanna, Sr. D A+
PA State House-94 Stanley Saylor R A++
PA State House-96 P. Michael Sturla D C-
PA State House-105 Ronald Marsico R A+
PA State House-127 Thomas Caltagirone D C
PA State House-136 Robert Freeman D C
PA State House-160 Steve Barrar R B
PA State House-166 Gregory Vitali D F
PA State House-171 Kerry Benninghoff R A
PA State House-177 John Taylor R B
PA State House-181 W. Thomas D F
PA State House-184 William Keller D B-
PA State House-188 James Roebuck, Jr. D F
PA State House-198 Rosita Youngblood D F
PA State Senate-2 Tina Tartaglione D F
PA State Senate-6 Robert Tomlinson R A
PA State Senate-8 Anthony Williams D D
PA State Senate-10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. R A
PA State Senate-12 Stewart Greenleaf R C
PA State Senate-14 John Yudichak D A-
PA State Senate-18 Lisa Boscola D B+
PA State Senate-21 Scott Hutchinson R A
PA State Senate-27 John Gordner R A+
PA State Senate-29 Dave Argall R A+
PA State Senate-34 Jake Corman III R A
PA Mayor-At-Large Thaddeus Kirkland D F
PA Council Member-At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. R D
PA Commissioner-At-Large Edward Staback D A++
William Adolph, Jr. F
Bob Allen A+
Thomas Armstrong A
Matthew Baker A+
John Barley A+
Bob Bastian A
Joseph Battisto A-
Linda Bebko-Jones F
Fred Belardi A+
Robert Belfanti, Jr. A++
Jerry Birmelin A+
Louise Williams Bishop C+
Kevin Blaum B
Leonard Bodack B-
Karl Boyes A+
David Brightbill A+
Raymond Bunt, Jr. A+
Alan Butkovitz F
Ronald Buxton F
Italo Cappabianca F
Andrew Carn F
James Casorio, Jr. A
Gaynor Cawley C
J. Scot Chadwick A++
Daniel Clark A++
Paul Clymer A++
Lita Indzel Cohen F
Mark Cohen F
Nicholas Colafella A
Joe Conti A
Roy Cornell B
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. F
Jeffrey Coy A+
Lawrence Curry F
Mary Ann Dailey B
Peter Daley II A+
Craig Dally A
Thomas Dempsey A+
H. William DeWeese A++
Robert Donatucci D
Thomas Druce A+
Todd Eachus A
Allan Egolf A+
Russell Fairchild A++
Howard Fargo A+
Brett Feese A
John Fichter A
Patrick Elvin Fleagle A
Robert Flick B
Teresa Forcier A
Thomas Gannon A+
Richard Geist A+
Camille George A+
Jim Gerlach A-
Joseph Gladeck, Jr. B
Richard Grucela A
Michael Gruitza A
Jeffrey Earl Habay A
Gary Haluska A-
Ted Harhai B-
Julie Harhart A
Melissa Hart A-
George Hasay A+
Lynn Herman A++
Arthur Hershey A
Dick Hess A+
Edwin Holl B
Michael Horsey F
Kenneth Jadlowiec A+
Harold James D
Babette Josephs F
Robert Jubelirer A+
Ralph Kaiser D
Richard Kasunic A+
George Kenney, Jr. B
Edward Krebs A
Frank LaGrotta A
Susan Laughlin A
John Lawless A
Marie Lederer F
Dennis Leh A++
Charles Lemmond, Jr. A
Victor John Lescovitz A+
David Levdansky D
F. Joseph Loeper A+
Edward Lucyk A++
Jim Lynch A
Stephen Maitland A+
Sandra Major A
Kathy Manderino F
Albert Masland A-
David Mayernik A
Keith McCall A++
Michael McGeehan C
Eugene McGill C
Fred McIlhattan A
Mark Steven McNaughton B+
Anthony Melio F
Robert Mellow A-
Thomas Michlovic F
Nicholas Micozzie A
Sheila Miller A
Phyllis Mundy C
Raphael Musto A+
Jerry Nailor A
Steven Nickol A+
Dennis O'Brien A
Frank Oliver, Sr. D
Jane Clare Orie A
John Perzel A
Timothy Pesci A
Thomas Petrone A
Merle Phillips A++
John Pippy A
Frank Pistella F
Todd Platts A-
Joseph Preston, Jr. F
Benjamin Ramos F
Ronald Raymond A
Roy Reinard A
William Rieger F
Robert Robbins A++
Lawrence Roberts A
William Russell Robinson D+
Samuel Rohrer A++
T.J. Rooney D-
Chris Ross B+
Carole Rubley F
Kenneth Ruffing A
Matthew Ryan A
Dante Santoni, Jr. B
Larry Sather A+
Curt Schroder A
Jere Schuler A+
Allyson Schwartz F
Thomas Scrimenti A
Paul Semmel A
Frank Serafini A
James Shaner A
Bruce Smith A++
Samuel Smith A+
Donald William Snyder A
Timothy Solobay C-
Jess Stairs A
Sara Steelman B+
David Steil A
Jerry Stern A+
Stephen Stetler F
Thomas Stevenson A
J. Barry Stout A
Jere Strittmatter A
Dan Surra A++
Thomas Tangretti A+
Elinor Taylor A+
Thomas Tigue F
Guy Travaglio, Jr. B
Fred Trello C-
Leo Trich, Jr. B
Katie True A
Frank Tulli, Jr. A
Patricia Vance A+
Terry Van Horne D
Michael Veon F
Jack Wagner F
Don Walko A
LeAnna Washington D
Michael Waugh A
Noah Wenger A
Constance Williams F
Rod Wilt A
Chris Wogan B
Edward Wojnaroski, Sr. A
Matthew Wright A
Thomas Yewcic A+
Leroy Zimmerman A
Peter Zug A+

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