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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star

2001 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 27%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 13%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 13%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 13%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 14%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 13%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 53%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 0%
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 63A Jim Davnie 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 93%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 13%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 40%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 13%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 20%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
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 100%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 13%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 20%
Ron Abrams 20%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 53%
William Belanger, Jr. 60%
Charles Berg 20%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 100%
Dave Bishop 13%
Lynda Boudreau 20%
Francis Bradley 20%
Mark Buesgens 7%
George Cassell 13%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
James Clark 13%
Roxann Daggett 13%
Andy Dawkins 100%
Richard Day 20%
Steve Dehler 27%
Jerry Dempsey 20%
Stephen Dille 40%
Dan Dorman 20%
John Dorn 93%
Robert Eastlund 20%
Matt Entenza 100%
Geri Evans 100%
Tim Finseth 7%
Leo Foley 100%
Betty Folliard 100%
Chuck Fowler 100%
Dennis Frederickson 67%
Douglas Fuller 13%
Chris Gerlach 13%
Mark Gleason 100%
Kevin Goodno 20%
Gregory Gray 100%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Bill Haas 13%
Elaine Harder 13%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 87%
Mark Holsten 13%
John Hottinger 100%
Larry Howes 13%
Carl Jacobson 33%
Mike Jaros 93%
Loren Jennings 60%
David Johnson 80%
Dean Elton Johnson 80%
Debbie Johnson 20%
Douglas Johnson 80%
Ruth Johnson 100%
Al Juhnke 67%
Henry Kalis 80%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Tony Kielkucki 7%
Bob Kierlin 20%
Anthony Kinkel 75%
Sheila Kiscaden 20%
Dave Kleis 40%
Jim Knoblach 13%
David Knutson 20%
Luanne Koskinen 100%
Jane Krentz 100%
Philip Krinkie 7%
Gary Kubly 73%
Bill Kuisle 7%
Keith Langseth 80%
Cal Larson 20%
Dan Larson 93%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 93%
Peggy Leppik 21%
Arlene Lesewski 20%
Bob Lessard 80%
Bernard Lieder 87%
Arlon Lindner 7%
Eric Lipman 40%
Becky Lourey 100%
Darlene Luther 100%
Harry Mares 13%
Sharon Marko 93%
Dan McElroy 13%
Mary Jo McGuire 100%
Bob Milbert 92%
Roger Moe 100%
Carol Molnau 13%
Richard Mulder 7%
Steve Murphy 75%
Robert Ness 13%
Thomas Neuville 20%
Edward Oliver 25%
Gen Olson 0%
Mark Olson 20%
Joe Opatz 93%
Myron Orfield 100%
Mike Osskopp 13%
Tom Osthoff 67%
Mary Otremba 73%
Mark Ourada 25%
Dennis Ozment 20%
Patricia Pariseau 0%
Tim Pawlenty 27%
Maxine Penas 13%
Doug Peterson 79%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Leonard Price 100%
Thomas Pugh 93%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 20%
Jim Rhodes 20%
Michelle Rifenberg 13%
Twyla Ring 100%
Martha Robertson 50%
Claire Robling 50%
Tom Rukavina 67%
Connie Ruth 20%
Julie Ann Sabo 100%
Dallas Sams 80%
Don Samuelson 80%
Kenric Scheevel 20%
Linda Scheid 80%
Leslie Schumacher 67%
Grace Stabell Schwab 25%
Alice Seagren 20%
Marty Seifert 7%
Anthony Sertich 73%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Nora Slawik 100%
Steve Smith 20%
Loren Solberg 71%
Richard Stanek 20%
Doug Stang 13%
Dan Stevens 20%
Steven Sviggum 13%
Dale Swapinski 80%
Howard Swenson 13%
Barbara Sykora 20%
Roy Terwilliger 20%
Mark Thompson 87%
Kathy Tingelstad 20%
John Tuma 57%
Ray Vandeveer 29%
James Vickerman 80%
Neva Walker 100%
Dale Walz 7%
Scott Wasiluk 100%
Stephen Wenzel 47%
Andrew Westerberg 73%
Deanna Wiener 100%
Tim Wilkin 13%
Ted Winter 71%
Ken Wolf 13%

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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