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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Stockgrowers Association

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 80%
MT Public Service Commissioner 3 Roger Koopman Republican 89%
MT State Senate 5 Bob Keenan Republican 100%
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 100%
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican 100%
MT State Senate 10 Rick Ripley Republican 100%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 10%
MT State Senate 25 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 30%
MT State Senate 26 Elsie Arntzen Republican 90%
MT State Senate 35 Scott Sales Republican 89%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 100%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 40%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 60%
MT State Senate 40 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 10%
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic 40%
MT State Senate 50 Tom Facey Democratic 20%
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 80%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
MT Council Member Ward 1 Brent Cromley Democratic 50%
MT Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 2 Mike Wheat Non-partisan 40%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 100%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 60%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 50%
Joan Andersen 100%
Keith Bales 100%
Joe Balyeat 90%
John Balyeat 100%
Gregory Barkus 90%
Arlene Becker 20%
Bob Bergren 60%
Norma Bixby 0%
Jerry Black 80%
Gary Branae 20%
Roy Brown 90%
John Brueggeman 90%
Edward Butcher 90%
Rosalie Buzzas 10%
Terrence Callahan 20%
Margarett Campbell 30%
Paul Clark 20%
John Cobb 78%
Vicki Cocchiarella 60%
Mike Cooney 50%
Aubyn Curtiss 100%
Sue Dickenson 20%
Tim Dowell 10%
Emelie Kay Eaton 10%
Jon Ellingson 50%
Jim Elliott 70%
John Esp 80%
George Loren Everett 100%
Eve Franklin 30%
Kevin Furey 30%
David Gallik 10%
Steven Gallus 70%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 20%
Kelly Gebhardt 80%
Kim Gillan 50%
William Glaser 90%
George Golie 40%
Duane Grimes 90%
Wanda Grinde 0%
George Groesbeck 30%
Gail Gutsche 0%
Robin Hamilton 10%
Kenneth Hansen 60%
Dan Harrington 50%
Christopher Kirk Harris 0%
Ray Hawk 90%
Robert Hawks 40%
Ralph Heinert, Jr. 90%
Gordon Hendrick 80%
Teresa Henry 20%
Dennis Himmelberger 90%
Cynthia Hiner 50%
Verdell Jackson 90%
Hal Jacobson 10%
Joey Jayne 0%
Larry Jent 30%
Bill Jones 60%
Mike Jopek 0%
Carol Juneau 0%
Sam Kitzenberg 60%
Harry Klock 100%
Richard Laible 80%
Carol Lambert 100%
Michael Lange 100%
Lane Larson 40%
Jesse Laslovich 50%
Ralph Lenhart 50%
Dave Lewis 90%
Greg Lind 40%
Gary MacLaren 70%
Rick Maedje 80%
Bruce Malcolm 100%
Jeff Mangan 50%
Gary Matthews 80%
Dave McAlpin 20%
Daniel McGee 100%
Tom McGillvray 90%
Joe McKenney 90%
Walter McNutt 100%
Scott Mendenhall 90%
Mike Milburn 100%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 90%
Lynda Moss 20%
John Musgrove 40%
Mark Noennig 80%
Art Noonan 30%
Alan Olson 100%
Bernie Olson 90%
Jerry O'Neil 90%
John Parker 20%
Gerald Pease 60%
Gary Perry 90%
Jim Peterson 100%
Holly Raser 10%
Diane Rice 100%
Donald Roberts 90%
John Ross 100%
Glenn Roush 70%
Don Ryan 70%
Trudi Schmidt 40%
Jim Shockley 90%
John Sinrud 90%
Veronica Small-Eastman 29%
Frank Smith 70%
Jon Sonju 90%
Carolyn Squires 40%
Wayne Stahl 90%
Corey Stapleton 90%
Donald Steinbeisser 100%
Ronald Stoker 100%
Robert Story, Jr. 90%
Bill Tash 100%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 40%
Joseph Tropila 60%
Pat Wagman 90%
Karl Waitschies 100%
David Wanzenried 30%
John Ward 100%
Bill Warden 80%
Dan Weinberg 50%
Jack Wells 80%
Carol Williams 40%
Bill Wilson 30%
Jeanne Windham 30%
Brady Wiseman 20%
John Witt 100%

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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