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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Pennsylvania Gun Owners of America

1998 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Thomas Armstrong 100%
PA State House 160 Steve Barrar Republican 50%
Robert Belfanti, Jr. 100%
Jerry Birmelin 100%
Teresa Brown 100%
Gaynor Cawley 69%
Joe Conti 100%
Jacob Doyle Corman II 77%
Jeffrey Coy 100%
Thomas Dempsey 100%
Allan Egolf 100%
Russell Fairchild 100%
Patrick Elvin Fleagle 100%
Camille George 85%
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic 100%
Babette Josephs 0%
Dennis Leh 100%
Victor John Lescovitz 100%
Edward Lucyk 100%
Stephen Maitland 100%
PA State House 105 Ronald Marsico Republican 91%
PA State Senate 10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. Republican 100%
Mark Steven McNaughton 92%
Robert Mellow 45%
Frank Oliver, Sr. 85%
Jane Clare Orie 100%
Timothy Pesci 92%
Thomas Petrone 100%
Robert Robbins 100%
Lawrence Roberts 100%
Samuel Rohrer 100%
PA State House 9 Chris Sainato Democratic 60%
Jere Schuler 100%
Tracy Seyfert 92%
James Shaner 100%
Samuel Smith 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Edward Staback Democratic 100%
Jess Stairs 92%
Thomas Stevenson 100%
Dan Surra 100%
Fred Trello 100%
Frank Tulli, Jr. 92%
Rod Wilt 100%
Matthew Wright 100%
Thomas Yewcic 100%
Leroy Zimmerman 77%
Peter Zug 85%

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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