Rating Group: National School Boards Association

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Rob Andrews 90%
Brian Baird 90%
Marion Berry 90%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
Calvin Dooley 90%
Baron Hill 90%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 90%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 90%
Denise Majette 90%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 90%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
Ike Skelton 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 90%
Charles Stenholm 90%
James Turner 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 80%
Thomas Allen 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 80%
Chris Bell 80%
Howard Berman 80%
Judy Biggert 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 80%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 80%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 80%
Edward Case 80%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 80%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 80%
Jerry Costello 80%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 80%
James Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 80%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 80%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80%
Bill Delahunt 80%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
Peter Deutsch 80%
Norm Dicks 80%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
Chet Edwards 80%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 80%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 80%
Jonas Frost III 80%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 80%
Jane Harman 80%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 80%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 80%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
William Jefferson 80%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 80%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 80%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 80%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 80%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 80%
Jim Marshall 80%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 80%
Robert Matsui 80%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 80%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 80%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 80%
Martin Meehan 80%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 80%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 80%
Brad Miller 80%
Dennis Moore 80%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 80%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 80%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 80%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 80%
Mike Ross 80%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 80%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 80%
Martin Olav Sabo 80%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 80%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 80%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 80%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 80%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 80%
Hilda Solis 80%
Pete Stark 80%
Ted Strickland 80%
Bart Stupak 80%
John Tanner 80%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 80%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 80%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 80%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 80%
Diane Watson 80%
Mel Watt 80%
David Wu 80%
Rodney Alexander 70%
Shelley Berkley 70%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 70%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 70%
Rick Boucher 70%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 70%
Brad Carson 70%
Julia Carson 70%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 70%
Robert Cramer 70%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 70%
Artur Davis 70%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 70%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 70%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 70%
Bob Filner 70%
Barney Frank 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 70%
Bart Gordon 70%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 70%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 70%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 70%
Thomas Holden 70%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 70%
Darlene Hooley 70%
Tim Johnson 70%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 70%
Nicholas Lampson 70%
Tom Lantos 70%
James Leach 70%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 70%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 70%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 70%
John McHugh 70%
Michael McNulty 70%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 70%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 70%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 70%
Robert William Ney 70%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 70%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 70%
Donald Payne 70%
Todd Platts 70%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 70%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 70%
James Ramstad 70%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Steve Rothman 70%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 70%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 70%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 70%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 70%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 70%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 70%
Anthony Weiner 70%
Robert Wexler 70%
Albert Wynn 70%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 60%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 60%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 60%
Philip English 60%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 60%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 60%
Christopher John 60%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 60%
Karen McCarthy 60%
Thomas William Osborne 60%
Ron Paul 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 60%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 60%
Jim Saxton 60%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 60%
Vic Snyder 60%
Gene Taylor 60%
Ed Towns 60%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 60%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 60%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
Major Owens 50%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 50%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 50%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 50%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 40%
Mike Castle 40%
Thomas Davis III 40%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Kenny Hulshof 40%
Nancy Johnson 40%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 40%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Steve LaTourette 40%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 40%
Doug Ose 40%
Jack Quinn 40%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 40%
Ralph Regula 40%
Denny Rehberg 40%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 40%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 40%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 40%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 40%
Heather Wilson 40%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 33%
J. Gresham Barrett 30%
Charlie Bass 30%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 30%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 30%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 30%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 30%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 30%
Michael Collins 30%
Christopher Cox 30%
Philip Crane 30%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 30%
James DeMint 30%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 30%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 30%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Mark Green 30%
James Greenwood 30%
Gilbert Gutknecht 30%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 30%
Joel Hefley 30%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 30%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 30%
Sue Kelly 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 30%
Jerry Lewis 30%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 30%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 30%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 30%
Marilyn Musgrave 30%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 30%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 30%
Deborah Pryce 30%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 30%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 30%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 30%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 30%
Jim Ryun 30%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 30%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 30%
John Shadegg 30%
Christopher Shays 30%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 30%
Cliff Stearns 30%
John Sweeney 30%
Tom Tancredo 30%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 30%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
Todd Akin 20%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
Bob Beauprez 20%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 20%
Henry Bonilla 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 20%
Max Burns 20%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 20%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 20%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 20%
Chris Cannon 20%
Eric Cantor 20%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 20%
Chris Chocola 20%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 20%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 20%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 20%
Barbara Cubin 20%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Jo Ann Davis 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 20%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 20%
John Doolittle 20%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Terry Everett 20%
Tom Feeney 20%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Mark Foley 20%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 20%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
Elton Gallegly 20%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 20%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Paul Gillmor 20%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
Porter Goss 20%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
Katherine Harris 20%
Melissa Hart 20%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 20%
Robert Hayes 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Duncan Hunter 20%
Henry Hyde 20%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 20%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Ric Keller 20%
Mark Kennedy 20%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 20%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 20%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 20%
James Kolbe 20%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 20%
Ron Lewis 20%
John Linder 20%
William Lipinski 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 20%
Don Manzullo 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
James McCrery III 20%
Scott McInnis 20%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 20%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 20%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 20%
Sue Myrick 20%
Anne Northup 20%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 20%
James Nussle 20%
Michael Oxley 20%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 20%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 20%
John Peterson 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 20%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 20%
Richard Pombo 20%
Jon Porter, Sr. 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 20%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 20%
George Radanovich 20%
Richard Renzi 20%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 20%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
Edward Schrock 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Donald Sherwood 20%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 20%
Nick Smith 20%
Mark Souder 20%
John Sullivan 20%
William Tauzin 20%
Charles Taylor 20%
William Thomas 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 20%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 20%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 20%
David Weldon 20%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 20%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 20%
Bill Young 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 10%
David Dreier 10%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 10%
Ray LaHood 10%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 10%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 10%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%

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