PA Legislature Gun Safety 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 policies but reflect their absence within the legislature at the time of the votes listed below.

New Member: These new members have not had 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 policies 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 Robert Merski
3rd Ryan Bizzarro*
4th Curtis Sonney
5th Barry Jozwiak*
6th Brad Roae
7th Mark Longietti
8th Vacant  
9th Christopher Sainato
10th Aaron Bernstine
11th Marci Mustello
12th Daryl Metcalfe
13th John Lawrence
14th James Marshall
15th Joshua Kail
16th Robert Matzie
17th Parke Wentling
18th Vacant  
19th Jake Wheatley
20th Adam Ravenstahl
21st Sara Innamorato
22nd Peter Schweyer
23rd Dan Frankel
24th Ed Gainey
25th Brandon Markosek
26th Timothy Hennessey
27th Daniel Deasy
28th Michael Turzai
29th Meghan Schroeder
30th Lori Mizgorski
31st Perry Warren
32nd Anthony DeLuca
33rd Francis Dermody
34th Summer Lee
35th Austin Davis
36th Harry Readshaw
37th Mindy Fee
38th William Kortz
39th Michael Puskaric
40th Natalie Mihalek*
41th Brett Miller
42nd Dan Miller*
43th Keith Greiner
44th Valerie Gaydos
45th Anita Kulik
46th Jason Ortitay
47th Keith Gillespie
48th Tim O’Neal
49th Bud Cook
50th Pamela Snyder
51st Matthew Dowling*
52nd Ryan Warner
53rd Steven Malagari
54th Bob Brooks No ranking
55th Josepth Petrarca
56th George Dunbar
57th Eric Nelson
58th Vacant  
59th Mike Reese
60th Jeffery Pyle
61st Liz Hanbidge
62nd James Struzzi
63rd Donna Oberlander
64th Lee James
65th Kathy Rapp
66th Cris Dush
67th Martin Causer
68th Clinton Owlett
69th Carl Metzgar
70th Matthew Bradford
71th Jim Rigby
72th Frank Burns
73rd Tommy Sankey
74th Dan Williams
75th Matt Gabler
76th Stephanie Borowicz
77th Scott Conklin
78th Jesse Topper*
79th Louis Schmitt
80th Jim Gregory
81th Richard Irvin
82nd Johnathan Hershey*
83rd Jeff Wheeland
84th Garth Everett
85th David Rowe No ranking
86th Mark Keller
87th Greg Rothman
88th Sheryl Delozier*
89th Rob Kauffman
90th Paul Schemel*
91st Daniel Moul
92nd Dawn Keefer
93rd Mike Jones
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 Andrew Lewis
106th Thomas Mehaffie III
107th Kurt Masser
108th Lynda Culver
109th David Millard
110th Tina Pickett
111th Jonathan Fritz
112th Kyle Mullins
113th Marty Flynn
114th Bridget Kosierowski
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
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 Wendy Ullman
144th Todd Polinchock
145th Craig Staats
146th Joe Ciresi
147th Marcy Toepel
148th Mary Jo Daley
149th Tim Briggs*
150th Joe Webster
151st Todd Stephens*
152nd Thomas Murt
153rd Ben Sanchez
154th Stephen McCarter
155th Danielle Friel Otten
156th Carolyn Comitta
157th Melissa Shusterman*
158th Christina Sappey
159th Brian Kirkland
160th Stephen Barrar
161st Leanne Krueger
162nd Dave Delloso
163rd Michael Zabel*
164th Margo Davidson
165th Jennifer O’Mara
166th Gregory Vitali
167th Kristine Howard
168th Chris Quinn
169th Kate Klunk*
170th Martina White
171st Kerry Benninghoff
172nd Kevin Boyle
173rd Mike Driscoll
174th Ed Neilson
175th MaryLouise Isaacson
176th Jack Rader
177th Joseph Hohenstein
178th Wendi Thomas
179th Jason Dawkins*
180th Angel Cruz
181st Malcolm Kenyatta
182nd Brian Sims
183rd Zachary Mako
184th Elizabeth Fiedler
185th Maria Donatucci
186th Jordan Harris
187th Gary Day
188th James Roebuck
189th Rosemary Brown
190th Vacant  
191st Joanna McClinton*
192nd Morgan Cephas
193rd Torren Ecker
194th Pamela Delissio
195th Donna Bullock
196th Seth Grove
197th Danilo Burgos
198th Rosita Youngblood
199th Barbara Gleim
200th Chris Rabb
201st Stephen Kinsey
202nd Jared Solomon
203rd Isabella Fitzgerald

Pennsylvania Senate

1st Larry Farnese
2nd Christine Tartaglione
3rd Sharif Street
4th Art Haywood II
5th John Sabatina
6th Robert Tomlinson
7th Vincent Hughes
8th Anthony Williams
9th Thomas Killion
10th Steven Santarsiero
11th Judy Schwank
12th Maria Collett
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 Tim Kearney
27th John Gordner
28th Kristin Phillips-Hill
28th David Argall
30th Judy Ward
31st Mike Regan
32nd Patrick Stefano
33rd Richard Alloway
34th Jacob Corman
35th Wayne Langerholc
36th Ryan Aument
37th Pam Iovino
38th Lindsey Williams
39th Kim Ward
40th Mario Scavello
41st Joe Pittman
42nd Wayne Fontana
43rd Jay Costa
44th Katie Muth
45th James Brewster
46th Camera Bartolotta
47th Elder Vogel
48th Dave Arnold New Member
49th Daniel Laughlin
50th Michele Brooks

While several votes were considered in this scoring, the following subjects were weighted heavily: special standing/expanded preemption, ammunition limitations, guns in schools, background checks, and domestic violence victims protections. In addition, for members of the House Judiciary Committee (noted with an *), votes from the June 2018 and September 2019 voting meetings were considered.