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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc.

2009 Lifetime Score

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 35%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 39%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State House 5A John Persell Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State Senate 7 Roger Reinert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 63%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 61%
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 66%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 56%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 64%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 61%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 17A Andrew Falk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 55%
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State Senate 20 Kevin Dahle Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 21A Tim Kelly Republican 44%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 93%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 57%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 47%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 61%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 59%
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 55%
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 34%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 61%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 92%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 67%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 72%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 82%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 82%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 82%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 48%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 83%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN State House 37B Tim Sanders Republican 67%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 82%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 80%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 68%
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 1%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 67%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 75%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 74%
MN State House 48B Jenifer Loon Republican 44%
MN State House 49B Paul Rosenthal Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 48%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 66%
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 57A Tara Mack Republican 42%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 88%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 65%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
Ellen Anderson 7%
Linda Berglin 12%
Donald Betzold 8%
Karla Bigham 2%
Laura Brod 64%
Robin Brown 7%
Mark Buesgens 92%
Julie Bunn 14%
Satveer Chaudhary 11%
Tarryl Clark 2%
Richard Day 61%
Randy Demmer 62%
Stephen Dille 54%
Denise Dittrich 20%
Connie Doepke 61%
John Doll 6%
Al Doty 19%
Keith Downey 50%
Robert Eastlund 74%
Tom Emmer 94%
Sharon Erickson Ropes 6%
Lisa Fobbe 18%
Leo Foley 15%
Dennis Frederickson 53%
Paul Gardner 3%
Chris Gerlach 80%
Joseph Gimse 40%
Steve Gottwalt 60%
Mindy Greiling 17%
Larry Haws 16%
Linda Higgins 7%
Bill Hilty 14%
Larry Hosch 29%
Larry Howes 55%
Gail Kulick Jackson 6%
Debbie Johnson 62%
Al Juhnke 33%
Michael Jungbauer 64%
Jeremy Kalin 9%
Kory Kath 22%
Kenneth Kelash 5%
Margaret Kelliher 13%
Katherine Knuth 0%
Amy Koch 67%
Paul Koering 51%
Paul Kohls 80%
Gary Kubly 15%
Keith Langseth 29%
Morrie Lanning 51%
Bernard Lieder 27%
Ann Lynch 10%
Doug Magnus 63%
Carol McFarlane 41%
Geoff Michel 53%
Terence Morrow 0%
Mee Moua 9%
Mark Murdock 51%
Steve Murphy 15%
Gerald Newton 0%
Mike Obermueller 6%
David Olin 20%
Rick Olseen 11%
Gen Olson 72%
Mary Olson 10%
Mary Otremba 45%
Patricia Pariseau 67%
Sandra Peterson 8%
Lawrence Pogemiller 6%
Claire Robling 60%
Tom Rukavina 16%
Sandy Rummel 4%
Maria Ruud 13%
Brita Sailer 18%
Kathy Saltzman 4%
Linda Scheid 13%
Marty Seifert 78%
Anthony Sertich 21%
Daniel Severson 70%
Ron Shimanski 91%
Dan Skogen 24%
Nora Slawik 18%
Steve Smith 74%
Loren Solberg 20%
Phillip Sterner 11%
Marsha Swails 8%
Cy Thao 5%
Tom Tillberry 0%
Ray Vandeveer 80%
James Vickerman 36%

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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