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 FRC Action - Positions 75% 2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 33% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 76% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 43% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 75% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 77% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 30% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2010 Vote Kids - Positions 79% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 33% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58% 2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 70% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 60% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 37% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 54% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 27% 2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 67% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 33% 2009 Vote Kids - Positions 79% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 35 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 17% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100% 2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 41% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 12 2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100% 2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 100% 2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100% 2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100% 2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 14% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 57% 2006 Population Connection - Positions 86% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 52% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 62% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100% 2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 56% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 47% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 38% 2005 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2004 American Humane Association - Positions 33% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57% 2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 73% 2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 86% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2003 American Humane Association - Positions 33% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 55% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 38% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 38% 2003 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2003 Population Connection - Positions 83% 2002 American Family Voices - Positions 56% 2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 42% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 27% 2002 Population Connection - Positions 78% 2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 50% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34% 2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 40% 2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100% 2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 73% 2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 50% 2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 66% 2001 Population Connection - Positions 70%

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