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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Utah Kids Coalition

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
UT State House 36 Patrice Arent Democratic 100%
UT State House 53 Melvin Brown Republican 44%
UT State Senate 3 Gene Davis Democratic 100%
UT State Senate 6 Wayne Harper Republican 56%
UT State Senate 11 Howard Stephenson Republican 67%
UT State Senate 14 John Valentine Republican 56%
UT State Senate 15 Margaret Dayton Republican 44%
UT State Senate 17 Peter Knudson Republican 100%
UT State Senate 25 Lyle Hillyard Republican 89%
UT Mayor At-Large Ralph Becker 100%
UT Council Member At-Large David Ure Republican 33%
UT Council Member North Craig Buttars Republican 56%
UT Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food Leonard Blackham 56%
Gerry Adair 67%
Jeff Alexander 33%
Brian Allen 78%
Sheryl Allen 89%
Eli Anderson 89%
John Arrington 89%
Loretta Baca 89%
Steve Barth 78%
Lane Beattie 89%
Trisha Beck 89%
Ron Bigelow 67%
Duane Bourdeaux 100%
DeMar Bowman 56%
Afton Bradshaw 89%
Katherine Bryson 22%
Perry Buckner 100%
Judy Ann Buffmire 89%
David Buhler 100%
Don Bush 67%
Mary Carlson 78%
Orville Carnahan 78%
Blake Chard 44%
Gary Cox 100%
Greg Curtis 67%
Marda Dillree 56%
Mike Dmitrich 89%
Beverly Ann Evans 78%
R. Mont Evans 44%
Christine Fox-Finlinson 67%
Lloyd Frandsen 89%
Kevin Garn 67%
David Gladwell 89%
Brent Goodfellow 100%
James Gowans 67%
Thomas Hatch 56%
J. Brent Haymond 78%
Neal Hendrickson 89%
John Hickman 33%
Dave Hogue 89%
Bryan Holladay 100%
John Holmgren 89%
Scott Howell 100%
Joseph Hull 78%
Dennis Iverson 11%
Bradley Johnson 44%
Keele Johnson 56%
David Jones 100%
Lorin Jones 89%
Robert H.M. Killpack 67%
Brad King 89%
Susan Koehn 78%
Patricia Larson 78%
L. Alma Mansell 89%
George Mantes 89%
Ed Mayne 89%
LeRay McAllister 89%
Robert Montgomery 89%
Robert Muhlestein 78%
Joseph Murray 78%
Alarik Myrin 89%
Lowell Allen Nelson 56%
Swen Nielsen 56%
Howard Nielson 78%
Evan Olsen 44%
Loraine Pace 67%
Craig Peterson 89%
Millie Peterson 89%
L. Steven Poulton 78%
Tammy Rowan 44%
Carl Saunders 89%
Jack Seitz 67%
Raymond Short 67%
Richard Siddoway 100%
David Steele 100%
Robert Steiner 67%
Martin Stephens 44%
Nora Thurgood Stephens 56%
Michael Styler 89%
Pete Suazo 78%
John Swallow 33%
Jordan Tanner 89%
Nathan Tanner 44%
Craig Taylor 22%
Daniel Tuttle 100%
A. Lamont Tyler 100%
Michael Waddoups 100%
Richard Walsh 56%
Glenn Way 44%
Blaze Wharton 78%
Bill Wright 44%
David Zolman, Sr. 56%

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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