PA Legislature Rankings

Often people will ask us if their legislator supports or opposes commonsense gun violence prevention policies.  We have devised a scoring system designed to give citizens a snapshot of where their elected officials stand. 

We achieved this by examining the voting records of all incumbents.  Each member has been given one of three colors to demonstrate their position:

Green: These members have consistently and steadfastly voted to support gun violence prevention policies.  They have also voted against measures that we have specifically opposed.

Yellow: These members have a mixed voting record.  This means that while they may have voted for bills that we believe may save lives, they also may have voted for bills that we believe endanger public safety.

Red: These members vote against gun violence prevention policies.  Regardless of their rationale, they consistently ignore those clamoring for better gun laws and vote the way the NRA asks them to.

No Ranking: These members did not have the opportunity to vote on legislation we utilized to determine these rankings.  Their lack of ranking does not indicate their level of support for or against gun violence prevention polices but reflect their absence within the legislature at the time of the votes listed below.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

District Legislator Ranking
1st Patrick Harkins
2nd Not seeking re-election
3rd Ryan Bizzarro*
4th Curtis Sonney
5th Barry Jozwiak*
6th Brad Roae
7th Mark Longietti
8th Tedd Nesbit*
9th Christopher Sainato
10th Aaron Bernstine
11th Brian Ellis
12th Daryl Metcalfe
13th John Lawrence
14th James Marshall
15th Not seeking re-election
16th Robert Matzie
17th Parke Wentling
18th Gene Digirolamo
19th Jake Wheatley
20th Adam Ravenstahl
21st Not seeking re-election
22nd Peter Schweyer
23rd Dan Frankel
24th Ed Gainey
25th Not seeking re-election
26th Timothy Hennessey
27th Daniel Deasy
28th Michael Turzai
29th Not seeking re-election
30th Not seeking re-election
31st Perry Warren
32nd Anthony DeLuca
33rd Francis Dermody
34th Not seeking re-election
35th Austin Davis
36th Harry Readshaw
37th Mindy Fee
38th William Kortz
39th Not seeking re-election
40th Not seeking re-election
41th Brett Miller
42nd Dan Miller*
43th Keith Greiner
44th Not seeking re-election
45th Anita Kulik
46th Jason Ortitay
47th Keith Gillespie
48th Timothy Jon O’Neal
49th Donald Cook
50th Pamela Snyder
51st Matthew Dowling
52nd Ryan Warner
53rd Not seeking re-election
54th Not seeking re-election
55th Josepth Petrarca*
56th George Dunbar
57th Eric Nelson
58th Justin Walsh
59th Mike Reese
60th Jeffery Pyle
61st Catherine Harper
62nd Not seeking re-election
63rd Donna Oberlander
64th Lee James
65th Kathy Rapp
66th Cris Dush
67th Martin Causer
68th Clinton Owlett No ranking
69th Carl Metzgar
70th Matthew Bradford
71th Bryan Barbin*
72th Frank Burns
73rd Tommy Sankey
74th Not seeking re-election
75th Matt Gabler
76th Not seeking re-election
77th Scott Conklin
78th Jesse Topper*
79th Not seeking re-election
80th Not seeking re-election
81th Richard Irvin
82nd Not seeking re-election
83rd Jeff Wheeland
84th Garth Everett*
85th Frederick Keller
86th Mark Keller
87th William Rothman
88th Sheryl Delozier*
89th Rob Kauffman
90th Paul Schemel*
91st Daniel Moul
92nd Dawn Keefer
93rd Not seeking re-election
94th Stan Saylor
95th Carol Hill-Evans
96th Michael Sturla
97th Steven Mentzer
98th David Hickernell
99th David Zimmerman
100th Bryan Cutler
101st Francis Ryan
102nd Russ Diamond
103rd Patty Kim
104th Susan Helm
105th Not seeking re-election
106th Thomas Mehaffie III
107th Kurt Masser
108th Lynda Culver
109th David Millard
110th Tina Pickett
111th Jonathan Fritz
112th Not seeking re-election
113th Marty Flynn
114th Sid Kavulich
115th Maureen Madden
116th Tarah Toohil*
117th Karen Boback
118th Mike Carroll
119th Gerald Mullery*
120th Aaron Kaufer
121st Edwin Pashinki
122nd Doyle Heffley
123rd Neal Goodman
124th Jerry Knowles*
125th Mike Tobash
126th Mark Rozzi
127th Thomas Caltagiron
128th Mark Gillen
129th James Cox
130th David Maloney
131st Justin Simmons
132nd Michael Schlossberg
133rd Jeanne McNeill No ranking
134th Ryan Mackenzie
135th Steve Samuelson
136th Robert Freeman
137th Joseph Emrick
138th Marcia Hahn
139th Michael Peifer
140th John Galloway
141st Tina Davis*
142nd Frank Farry
143rd Not seeking re-election
144th Not seeking re-election
145th Craig Staats
146th Thomas Quigley
147th Marcy Toepel
148th Mary Jo Daley
149th Tim Briggs*
150th Not seeking re-election
151st Todd Stephens*
152nd Thomas Murt
153rd Not seeking re-election
154th Stephen McCarter
155th Rebecca Corbin*
156th Carolyn Comitta
157th Warren Kampf
158th Eric Roe
159th Brian Kirkland
160th Stephen Barrar
161st Leanne Krueger-Brankey
162nd Not seeking re-election
163rd James Santora
164th Margo Davidson
165th Alexander Charlton
166th Gregory Vitali
167th Duane Milne
168th Christopher Quinn
169th Kate Klunk*
170th Martina White*
171st Kerry Benninghoff
172nd Kevin Boyle
173rd Mike Driscoll
174th Ed Neilson
175th Not seeking re-election
176th Jack Rader
177th Not seeking re-election
178th Helen Tai
179th Jason Dawkins*
180th Angel Cruz
181st Not seeking re-election
182nd Brian Sims
183rd Zachary Mako No ranking
184th Will Keller
185th Maria Donatucci
186th Jordan Harris
187th Gary Day
188th James Roebuck
189th Rosemary Brown
190th Vanessa Brown
191st Joanna McClinton*
192nd Morgan Cephas
193rd Not seeking re-election
194th Pamela Delissio
195th Donna Bullock
196th Seth Grove
197th Not seeking re-election
198th Rosita Youngblood
199th Stephen Bloom*
200th Chris Rabb
201st Stephen Kinsey
202nd Jared Solomon
203rd Isabella Fitzgerald

Pennsylvania Senate

1st Lawrence Farnese
2nd Christine Tartaglione
3rd Sharif Street
4th Arthur Haywood II
5th John Sabatina
6th Robert Tomlinson
7th Vincent Hughes
8th Anthony Williams
9th Thomas Killion
10th Not seeking re-election
11th Judith Schwank
12th Not seeking re-election
13th Scott Martin
14th John Yudichak
15th John DiSanto
16th Patrick Browne
17th Daylin Leach
18th Lisa Boscola
19th Andrew Dinniman
20th Lisa Baker
21st Scott Hutchinson
22nd John Blake
23rd Gene Yaw
24th Robert Mensch
25th Joseph Scarnati
26th Thomas McGarrigle
27th John Gordner
28th Not seeking re-election
28th David Argall
30th Not seeking re-election
31st Mike Regan
32nd Patrick Stefano
33rd Richard Alloway
34th Jacob Corman
35th Wayne Langerholc
36th Ryan Aument
37th Guy Reschenthaler
38th Randy Vulakovich
39th Kim Ward
40th Mario Scavello
41st Donald White
42nd Wayne Fontana
43rd Jay Costa
44th John Rafferty
45th James Brewster
46th Camera Bartolotta
47th Elder Vogel
48th Michael Folmer
49th Daniel Laughlin
50th Michele Brooks

While several votes were considered in this scoring, the following subjects were weighted heavily: special standing/expanded preemption in 2017, 2016 (Senate) and 2014, ammunition limitations, guns in schoolsbackground checks, and domestic violence victims protection. In addition, for members of the House Judiciary Committee (noted with an *), votes from the June 2018 voting meetings were considered.