Rating Group: Gun Owners of California

1997 Positions

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 97%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 0%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 5%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 0%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 12%
Richard Ackerman 92%
Deirdre Alpert 2%
Elaine Alquist 9%
Dion Aroner 0%
Roy Ashburn 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Steve Charles Baldwin 95%
James Battin 92%
Scott Baugh 92%
Debra Bowen 0%
Marilyn Brewer 92%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 0%
Bill Campbell 92%
Dennis Cardoza 44%
James Cunneen 42%
Susan Davis 19%
Denise Ducheny 59%
Martha Escutia 0%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Richard Floyd 55%
Peter Frusetta 87%
Martin Gallegos 9%
Brett Granlund 92%
Sally Havice 29%
Tom Hayden 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 0%
George House, Jr. 92%
Teresa Hughes 5%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 97%
Patrick Johnston 0%
Howard Kaloogian 92%
Betty Karnette 7%
Fred Keeley 0%
David Kelley 92%
William Knight 100%
Wally Knox 0%
Lynne Leach 92%
Ted Lempert 0%
Bill Leonard 97%
Robert Leslie 97%
John Lewis 100%
Michael Machado 29%
Bob Margett 92%
Kerry Mazzoni 34%
Carole Migden 0%
Dick Monteith 100%
William Phillip Morrow 97%
Richard Mountjoy 95%
Kevin Murray 0%
Jack O'Connell 15%
Keith Olberg 92%
Thomas Oller 100%
Deborah Ortiz 0%
Rod Pacheco 67%
Louis Papan 9%
Steve Peace 57%
Don Perata 0%
Richard Polanco 0%
Charles Poochigian 92%
Richard Keith Rainey 72%
George Runner, Jr. 95%
Jack Scott 0%
Kevin Shelley 0%
Byron Sher 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 19%
Bruce Thompson 92%
Helen Thomson 0%
Tom Torlakson 12%
John Vasconcellos 25%
Antonio Villaraigosa 0%
Edward Vincent 9%
Carl Washington 0%
Howard Wayne 19%
Scott Wildman 9%
Cathie Wright 100%
Roderick Wright 54%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 97%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 0%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 5%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 0%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 12%
Richard Ackerman 92%
Deirdre Alpert 2%
Elaine Alquist 9%
Dion Aroner 0%
Roy Ashburn 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Steve Charles Baldwin 95%
James Battin 92%
Scott Baugh 92%
Debra Bowen 0%
Marilyn Brewer 92%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 0%
Bill Campbell 92%
Dennis Cardoza 44%
James Cunneen 42%
Susan Davis 19%
Denise Ducheny 59%
Martha Escutia 0%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Richard Floyd 55%
Peter Frusetta 87%
Martin Gallegos 9%
Brett Granlund 92%
Sally Havice 29%
Tom Hayden 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 0%
George House, Jr. 92%
Teresa Hughes 5%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 97%
Patrick Johnston 0%
Howard Kaloogian 92%
Betty Karnette 7%
Fred Keeley 0%
David Kelley 92%
William Knight 100%
Wally Knox 0%
Lynne Leach 92%
Ted Lempert 0%
Bill Leonard 97%
Robert Leslie 97%
John Lewis 100%
Michael Machado 29%
Bob Margett 92%
Kerry Mazzoni 34%
Carole Migden 0%
Dick Monteith 100%
William Phillip Morrow 97%
Richard Mountjoy 95%
Kevin Murray 0%
Jack O'Connell 15%
Keith Olberg 92%
Thomas Oller 100%
Deborah Ortiz 0%
Rod Pacheco 67%
Louis Papan 9%
Steve Peace 57%
Don Perata 0%
Richard Polanco 0%
Charles Poochigian 92%
Richard Keith Rainey 72%
George Runner, Jr. 95%
Jack Scott 0%
Kevin Shelley 0%
Byron Sher 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 19%
Bruce Thompson 92%
Helen Thomson 0%
Tom Torlakson 12%
John Vasconcellos 25%
Antonio Villaraigosa 0%
Edward Vincent 9%
Carl Washington 0%
Howard Wayne 19%
Scott Wildman 9%
Cathie Wright 100%
Roderick Wright 54%
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