Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R A
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R A
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R A
UT Governor Gary Herbert R A+
UT State House-5 Curt Webb R A
UT State House-8 Gage Froerer R A
UT State House-9 Jeremy Peterson R A
UT State House-10 Dixon Pitcher R B+
UT State House-13 Paul Ray R A+
UT State House-16 Steve Handy R A-
UT State House-20 Becky Edwards R C
UT State House-22 Susan Duckworth D A-
UT State House-24 Rebecca Chavez-Houck D D-
UT State House-28 Brian King D C
UT State House-29 Lee Perry R A-
UT State House-32 LaVar Christensen R A
UT State House-35 Mark Wheatley D B-
UT State House-36 Patrice Arent D C-
UT State House-38 Eric Hutchings R A-
UT State House-39 James Dunnigan R A
UT State House-40 Lynn Hemingway D C-
UT State House-46 Marie Poulson D C
UT State House-47 Ken Ivory R A
UT State House-51 Gregory Hughes R A
UT State House-59 Val Peterson R D
UT State House-60 Brad Daw R A+
UT State House-61 Keith Grover R A+
UT State House-65 Francis Gibson R A
UT State House-69 Christine Watkins R A
UT State House-71 Bradley Last R A
UT State House-73 Michael Noel R A
UT State Senate-3 Gene Davis D B-
UT State Senate-5 Karen Mayne D A
UT State Senate-6 Wayne Harper R A
UT State Senate-9 Wayne Niederhauser R A
UT State Senate-11 Howard Stephenson R A+
UT State Senate-12 Daniel Thatcher R A
UT State Senate-15 Margaret Dayton R A+
UT State Senate-17 Peter Knudson R A+
UT State Senate-21 Jerry Stevenson R B+
UT State Senate-22 Stuart Adams R A
UT State Senate-26 Kevin Van Tassell R A
UT State Senate-28 Evan Vickers R B+
UT State Senate-29 Don Ipson R A
UT Auditor John Dougall R A
UT Mayor-At-Large Ron Bigelow A
UT Mayor-At-Large Ben McAdams C
UT Mayor Jackie Biskupski D D-
Sheryl Allen D
Johnny Anderson A-
Richard Barnes A
Roger Barrus A
Trisha Beck A-
Gregory Bell C
Jim Bird A
Laura Black C
Morgan Bowen A-
Derek Brown A
Leonard Brown A
Melvin Brown A
David Clark A
William Clayton A
Peter Corroon B
Tim Cosgrove B-
Jim Crismon A
Brad Dee A
Jack Draxler B+
Jason Epps A
Samuel Fidler A
Noel Fields B+
Janice Fisher C-
Julie Fisher A
Craig Frank A+
Brad Galvez A-
Brent Goodfellow B-
James Gowans B
Richard Greenwood A
Neil Hansen C-
Neal Hendrickson A-
Christopher Herrod A
Dave Hogue B
Donald Jarvis D
Patricia Jones D-
Todd Kiser A
David Litvack C-
Becky Lockhart A+
Jim Matheson A
John Mathis A
Kay McIff C
Ronda Menlove A-
Michael Morley A
Merlynn Newbold A+
Jim Nielson A
Cyril Noble B+
Curtis Oda A+
Patrick Painter A
Benjamin Pales A-
Erin Partridge A
Alan Peterson B
Morgan Philpot A
Kraig Powell B+
Rick Raile A-
Stuart Reid B
John Rendell C-
Ross Romero D
Stephen Sandstrom A+
F. Jay Seegmiller B-
Jennifer Seelig B-
Carol Spackman Moss D
Grace Sperry A-
Dennis Stowell A
Kenneth Sumsion A
Richard Watson D
Ryan Wilcox A+
Larry Wiley B-
Brad Wilson A-
Carl Wimmer A+
Bill Wright A

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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