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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alaska Conservation Voters

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK State Senate J Johnny Ellis Democratic 93%
AK State Senate S Lyman Hoffman Democratic 86%
AK Mayor At-Large Reggie Joule 85%
AK Assembly Member Seat H John Davies Democratic 85%
Al Adams 86%
Alan Austerman 8%
Ramona Barnes 0%
Ethan Berkowitz 77%
Tom Brice 8%
Con Bunde 15%
John Cowdery 0%
Eric Croft 62%
Gary Davis 8%
Dave Donley 7%
Fred Dyson 8%
Richard Foster 0%
Joseph Green 8%
Lyda Green 7%
Ben Grussendorf 69%
Rick Halford 7%
Bill Hudson 8%
Jeannette James 8%
Tim Kelly 7%
J. Allen Kemplen 69%
Vic Kohring 0%
Albert Kookesh 62%
Pete Kott 8%
Loren Leman 7%
Georgianna Lincoln 79%
Jerry Mackie 14%
Beverly Masek 8%
Mike Miller 7%
Carl Moses 62%
Eldon Mulder 0%
Scott Ogan 0%
Sean Parnell 7%
Drue Pearce 0%
Gail Phillips 8%
Randy Phillips 14%
Brian Porter 8%
Norman Rokeberg 8%
Jerry Sanders 8%
Robin Taylor 0%
Gene Therriault 8%
John Torgerson 7%
Jerry Ward 7%
Gary Wilken 7%
William Williams 15%

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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