Rating Group: Gun Owners of California

1999 Positions

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 8%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 0%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 85%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 0%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 0%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Alarcón 18%
Deirdre Alpert 0%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Dion Aroner 15%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Debra Bowen 9%
Mike Briggs 100%
James Brulte 91%
John Burton 9%
Thomas Calderon 0%
Bill Campbell 69%
Dennis Cardoza 31%
Wesley Chesbro 0%
Ellen Corbett 0%
Dave Cox 85%
Richard Dickerson 100%
Joe Dunn 0%
John Anthony Dutra 0%
Martha Escutia 36%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 0%
Dean Florez 46%
Sally Havice 15%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 91%
Betty Karnette 0%
Fred Keeley 0%
William Knight 100%
Lynne Leach 77%
Bill Leonard 85%
John Longville 0%
Ken Maddox 62%
Abel Maldonado 31%
Carole Migden 23%
Dick Monteith 91%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Kevin Murray 18%
George Nakano 31%
Jack O'Connell 0%
Deborah Ortiz 9%
Robert Pacheco 69%
Rod Pacheco 31%
Louis Papan 31%
Steve Peace 18%
Don Perata 0%
Anthony Pescetti 62%
Richard Polanco 27%
Charles Poochigian 91%
Sarah Reyes 0%
George Runner, Jr. 92%
Kevin Shelley 8%
Byron Sher 0%
Tony Strickland 92%
Virginia Strom-Martin 0%
Helen Thomson 0%
John Vasconcellos 18%
Carl Washington 8%
Howard Wayne 0%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 0%
Patricia Wiggins 8%
Roderick Wright 38%
Charlene Zettel 77%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 9%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 0%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 8%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 8%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg D 0%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 85%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 0%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 0%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 0%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Alarcón 18%
Deirdre Alpert 0%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Dion Aroner 15%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Debra Bowen 9%
Mike Briggs 100%
James Brulte 91%
John Burton 9%
Thomas Calderon 0%
Bill Campbell 69%
Dennis Cardoza 31%
Wesley Chesbro 0%
Ellen Corbett 0%
Dave Cox 85%
Richard Dickerson 100%
Joe Dunn 0%
John Anthony Dutra 0%
Martha Escutia 36%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 0%
Dean Florez 46%
Sally Havice 15%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 91%
Betty Karnette 0%
Fred Keeley 0%
William Knight 100%
Lynne Leach 77%
Bill Leonard 85%
John Longville 0%
Ken Maddox 62%
Abel Maldonado 31%
Carole Migden 23%
Dick Monteith 91%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Kevin Murray 18%
George Nakano 31%
Jack O'Connell 0%
Deborah Ortiz 9%
Robert Pacheco 69%
Rod Pacheco 31%
Louis Papan 31%
Steve Peace 18%
Don Perata 0%
Anthony Pescetti 62%
Richard Polanco 27%
Charles Poochigian 91%
Sarah Reyes 0%
George Runner, Jr. 92%
Kevin Shelley 8%
Byron Sher 0%
Tony Strickland 92%
Virginia Strom-Martin 0%
Helen Thomson 0%
John Vasconcellos 18%
Carl Washington 8%
Howard Wayne 0%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 0%
Patricia Wiggins 8%
Roderick Wright 38%
Charlene Zettel 77%
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