Representative Peter A. DeFazio's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Peter A. DeFazio
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Myrnie
Birth Date: 05/27/1947
Birth Place: Needham, MA
Home City: Springfield, OR
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Agriculture and Food

2014 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 50% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 37% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 11% 2009-2010 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 33% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 11% 2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 88% 2008 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 82% 2007-2008 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 69% 2007-2008 Grassroots Netroots Alliance - Positions 61% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 87 2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 16% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2007 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 83% 2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 0% 2007 United Fresh Produce Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 29% 2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 100% 2005 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 37% 2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 33% 2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 100% 2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Pro Hemp 2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 80% 2001 American Coalition for Ethanol - Positions 0% 2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2000 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 17% 1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 83% 1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 63% 1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 71% 1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 87% 1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 1995-1996 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 38% 1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 90% 1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 86% 1994 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 75% 1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 100%

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