Representative James 'Jim' David Matheson's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: James 'Jim' David Matheson
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amy; 2 Children: William, Harris
Birth Date: 03/21/1960
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, UT
Home City: Salt Lake City, UT
Religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
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2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 33% 2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33% 2013 American Library Association - Positions 22% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 75% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 75% 2012 American Library Association - Positions 0% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 75% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 75% 2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0% 2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 40 2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60% 2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50% 2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 8% 2011 American Library Association - Positions 0% 2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 80% 2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 75% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 75% 2010 American Library Association - Positions 0% 2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70% 2010 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 50% 2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 73% 2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50% 2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 34% 2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 67% 2009 American Library Association - Positions 13% 2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60% 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 67% 2009 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - U.S. House Score 100% 2008 American Library Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70% 2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 58% 2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 42% 2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 100 2007 American Library Association - Positions 0% 2007 Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development - Positions 100% 2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50% 2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100% 2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100% 2007 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 100% 2006 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2006 Population Connection - Positions 86% 2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 80% 2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 88% 2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100% 2005 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2005 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 50% 2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100% 2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 90% 2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 90% 2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100% 2003-2004 National School Boards Association - Positions 60% 2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 86% 2003-2004 School Nutrition Association - Positions 67% 2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2003 American Library Association - Positions 100% 2003 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2003 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2003 National School Boards Association - Positions 80% 2003 Population Connection - Positions 83% 2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 25% 2002 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2002 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2002 Population Connection - Positions 78% 2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 91% 2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100% 2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2001 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2001 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2001 Population Connection - Positions 70%

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