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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota AFL-CIO

2007 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 6
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 17
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 6
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 39
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 17
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 33
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 22
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 0
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 0
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 6
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 61
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 11
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 6
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 6
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 0
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 17
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 6
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 6
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 6
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 17
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 11
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 28
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 31
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 17
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 17
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 6
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 12
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
Ellen Anderson 100
Linda Berglin 100
John Berns 6
Donald Betzold 100
Karla Bigham 100
Laura Brod 12
Robin Brown 89
Mark Buesgens 0
Julie Bunn 72
Satveer Chaudhary 94
Tarryl Clark 100
Richard Day 31
Chris DeLaForest 6
Randy Demmer 7
Stephen Dille 38
Denise Dittrich 78
John Doll 94
Willie Dominguez 100
Al Doty 94
Robert Eastlund 6
Tom Emmer 0
Sharon Erickson Ropes 100
Brad Finstad 6
Leo Foley 94
Dennis Frederickson 41
Paul Gardner 89
Chris Gerlach 12
Joseph Gimse 33
Steve Gottwalt 6
Mindy Greiling 89
Larry Haws 89
Bud Heidgerken 33
Linda Higgins 100
Bill Hilty 100
Larry Hosch 89
Larry Howes 53
Mike Jaros 100
Debbie Johnson 7
Al Juhnke 100
Michael Jungbauer 25
Jeremy Kalin 94
Margaret Kelliher 100
Katherine Knuth 100
Amy Koch 17
Paul Koering 41
Paul Kohls 6
Scott Kranz 83
Gary Kubly 94
Keith Langseth 100
Morrie Lanning 6
Dan Larson 94
Bernard Lieder 100
Ann Lynch 89
Shelley Madore 100
Doug Magnus 11
Carol McFarlane 11
Geoff Michel 22
Frank Moe 100
Terence Morrow 94
Mee Moua 94
Steve Murphy 100
David Olin 89
Rick Olseen 94
Gen Olson 31
Mark Olson 12
Mary Olson 94
Mary Otremba 78
Dennis Ozment 36
Patricia Pariseau 17
Aaron Peterson 100
Neil Peterson 53
Sandra Peterson 100
Lawrence Pogemiller 100
Claire Robling 17
Tom Rukavina 100
Sandy Rummel 83
Connie Ruth 11
Maria Ruud 83
Brita Sailer 94
Kathy Saltzman 78
Linda Scheid 80
Marty Seifert 6
Anthony Sertich 100
Daniel Severson 6
Ron Shimanski 0
Dean Simpson 6
Dan Skogen 83
Nora Slawik 94
Steve Smith 33
Loren Solberg 100
Marsha Swails 83
Cy Thao 100
Tom Tillberry 100
Kathy Tingelstad 47
Ken Tschumper 100
Ray Vandeveer 17
James Vickerman 100
Neva Walker 100
Lynn Wardlow 22
Andy Welti 78
Betsy Wergin 17
Sandra Wollschlager 75

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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