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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 0%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 0%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 0%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 61%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 0%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 0%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 32%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 5%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 63%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 74%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 0%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 0%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 17%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 0%
Ron Abrams 11%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 79%
William Belanger, Jr. 33%
Charles Berg 0%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 100%
Dave Bishop 6%
Lynda Boudreau 0%
Francis Bradley 0%
Mark Buesgens 0%
George Cassell 5%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
James Clark 0%
Roxann Daggett 0%
Andy Dawkins 100%
Richard Day 8%
Steve Dehler 11%
Jerry Dempsey 12%
Stephen Dille 0%
Dan Dorman 6%
John Dorn 89%
Matt Entenza 100%
Tim Finseth 0%
Leo Foley 100%
Betty Folliard 100%
Dennis Frederickson 50%
Douglas Fuller 0%
Chris Gerlach 0%
Mark Gleason 95%
Kevin Goodno 0%
Gregory Gray 94%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Bill Haas 6%
Elaine Harder 0%
Linda Higgins 92%
Bill Hilty 89%
Mark Holsten 0%
John Hottinger 83%
Larry Howes 0%
Mike Jaros 94%
Loren Jennings 58%
David Johnson 50%
Dean Elton Johnson 42%
Douglas Johnson 40%
Al Juhnke 58%
Henry Kalis 74%
Steve Kelley 89%
Margaret Kelliher 95%
Randy Kelly 64%
Tony Kielkucki 0%
Bob Kierlin 11%
Anthony Kinkel 17%
Sheila Kiscaden 42%
Dave Kleis 33%
Jim Knoblach 0%
David Knutson 50%
Luanne Koskinen 100%
Jane Krentz 92%
Philip Krinkie 0%
Gary Kubly 78%
Bill Kuisle 0%
Keith Langseth 25%
Cal Larson 0%
Dan Larson 84%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 100%
Peggy Leppik 37%
Arlene Lesewski 8%
Bob Lessard 8%
Bernard Lieder 79%
Arlon Lindner 0%
Becky Lourey 83%
Darlene Luther 95%
Harry Mares 0%
Sharon Marko 94%
Dan McElroy 0%
Mary Jo McGuire 100%
Bob Milbert 82%
Roger Moe 40%
Carol Molnau 0%
Richard Mulder 0%
Steve Murphy 27%
Robert Ness 0%
Thomas Neuville 17%
Edward Oliver 36%
Gen Olson 0%
Mark Olson 5%
Joe Opatz 50%
Myron Orfield 100%
Mike Osskopp 5%
Tom Osthoff 89%
Mary Otremba 75%
Mark Ourada 11%
Dennis Ozment 17%
Patricia Pariseau 0%
Tim Pawlenty 5%
Doug Peterson 74%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Leonard Price 92%
Thomas Pugh 89%
Jane Ranum 100%
Jim Rhodes 26%
Michelle Rifenberg 0%
Twyla Ring 80%
Martha Robertson 50%
Claire Robling 25%
Tom Rukavina 79%
Dallas Sams 27%
Don Samuelson 10%
Kenric Scheevel 0%
Linda Scheid 92%
Leslie Schumacher 63%
Alice Seagren 6%
Marty Seifert 0%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Steve Smith 0%
Loren Solberg 84%
Sam Solon 50%
Richard Stanek 0%
Doug Stang 0%
Dan Stevens 0%
Steven Sviggum 0%
Dale Swapinski 92%
Howard Swenson 5%
Barbara Sykora 0%
Roy Terwilliger 14%
Kathy Tingelstad 11%
John Tuma 39%
Ray Vandeveer 6%
James Vickerman 25%
Stephen Wenzel 58%
Andrew Westerberg 11%
Deanna Wiener 73%
Tim Wilkin 11%
Ted Winter 88%
Ken Wolf 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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