or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley

Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Education

Full Name: Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Education

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2013 American Library Association - Positions 25%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 American Library Association - Positions 25%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 90
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 25%
2011 American Library Association - Positions 11%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2010 American Library Association - Positions 33%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2010 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 25%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2009 American Library Association - Positions 33%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2007 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions on Teaching Profession Issues 100
2007 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions on Teaching Profession Issues 100
2007 Oregon Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues 100
2005 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions 100%
2005 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions 100%
2003 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions 90%
2003 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions 90%
2003 Oregon Education Association - Positions 91%
1999 Oregon Education Association - Positions 92%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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.

2014 Endorsements

Back to top