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Kurt Zellers

Kurt Zellers's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Kurt Zellers
Current Office: State House - 34B, Republican
First Elected: 02/25/2003
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Labor Unions

2013 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 0%
2013 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 7%
2013 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 6%
2013 Minnesota Nurses Association - Positions on Nursing, Health Care, and Workforce Issues 9%
2012 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 0%
2012 Minnesota Nurses Association - Positions on Nursing, Health Care, and Workforce Issues 25%
2010 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 0%
2010 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Positions 40%
2010 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Lifetime Score 30%
2009 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 0%
2009 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 0%
2009 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Positions 13%
2008 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions on Workplace Rights 0
2008 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 13
2008 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Positions on Workplace Rights 38
2007 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions on Workplace Rights 0
2007 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 6
2006 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 0%
2006 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 13%
2005 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 0%
2005 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 6%
2004 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 40%
2004 AFSCME Joint Councils 6, 14, 65, & 96, AFL-CIO - Positions 20%
2004 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 0%
2004 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Positions 20%
2003 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 40%
2003 AFSCME Joint Councils 6, 14, 65, & 96, AFL-CIO - Positions 0%
2003 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 19%

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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.

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