Rating Group: National School Boards Association

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 40%
Gary Ackerman 60%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 60%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 33%
Rodney Alexander 40%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 33%
Thomas Allen 60%
Rob Andrews 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 60%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 40%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 40%
Charlie Bass 40%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 40%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 60%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 60%
Marion Berry 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 67%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 40%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 60%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 40%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 40%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 40%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 40%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 40%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 40%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 40%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 60%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 40%
Jim Bunning 33%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 40%
Conrad Burns 33%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
Dan Burton 40%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 67%
Steve Buyer 40%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 40%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 40%
Chris Cannon 20%
Eric Cantor 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 67%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 40%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 80%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 60%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
Julia Carson 60%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 40%
Edward Case 80%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 60%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 33%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Chris Chocola 40%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 40%
Hillary Clinton 67%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 60%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 40%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 60%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 33%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 80%
Christopher Cox 60%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 40%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 60%
Barbara Cubin 40%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 40%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 40%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Artur Davis 60%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 60%
James Davis 60%
Jo Ann Davis 60%
Lincoln Davis 60%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 60%
Thomas Davis III 40%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 60%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 60%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 80%
Bill Delahunt 60%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 60%
Thomas DeLay 40%
James DeMint 60%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 40%
Norm Dicks 80%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 40%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 67%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 60%
David Dreier 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 40%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 40%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 67%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 60%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 60%
Terry Everett 40%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 60%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 60%
Tom Feeney 20%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 20%
Mark Foley 40%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Barney Frank 60%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 60%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
William Frist 33%
Elton Gallegly 40%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 40%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 40%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 40%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 40%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 40%
Bart Gordon 60%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 40%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 40%
Mark Green 60%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 60%
Judd Gregg 33%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 60%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 67%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 60%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 67%
Jane Harman 80%
Katherine Harris 40%
Melissa Hart 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 40%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 40%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
Robert Hayes 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 40%
Joel Hefley 60%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 40%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 60%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 60%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 60%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 60%
Darlene Hooley 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 60%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 60%
Kenny Hulshof 40%
Duncan Hunter 40%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 40%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 67%
Daniel Inouye 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 40%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 80%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 60%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 60%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 60%
Nancy Johnson 40%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
Tim Johnson 40%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 33%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 60%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 40%
Ric Keller 40%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 40%
Patrick Kennedy 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 33%
Dale Kildee 60%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 60%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 40%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 40%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 40%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Jon Kyl 67%
Ray LaHood 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 67%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 60%
Tom Lantos 40%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 60%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 40%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 40%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 60%
Jerry Lewis 40%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 40%
Ron Lewis 40%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 67%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 60%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 40%
Dick Lugar 33%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 60%
Don Manzullo 40%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 80%
Jim Marshall 80%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 60%
Robert Matsui 40%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 67%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 40%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 80%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
James McCrery III 40%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 40%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 40%
John McHugh 40%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 80%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 40%
Michael McNulty 60%
Martin Meehan 40%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 60%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 40%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 60%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 67%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 20%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 40%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 20%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 60%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 40%
Brad Miller 60%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 80%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 40%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 67%
Jack Murtha 40%
Marilyn Musgrave 20%
Sue Myrick 40%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 60%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 40%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 60%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 25%
Robert William Ney 40%
Anne Northup 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 40%
James Nussle 40%
Jim Oberstar 40%
Dave Obey 60%
John Olver 60%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Thomas William Osborne 40%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 40%
Major Owens 60%
Michael Oxley 40%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 60%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 80%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 60%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 60%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 40%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 60%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 40%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
John Peterson 40%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 40%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 60%
Todd Platts 60%
Richard Pombo 40%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 40%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 60%
Deborah Pryce 40%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 67%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 40%
George Radanovich 40%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 40%
James Ramstad 40%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 40%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 40%
Denny Rehberg 40%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 33%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 40%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 33%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 40%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 40%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 40%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 60%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 20%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 60%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 60%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 60%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 60%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 60%
Jim Ryun 40%
Martin Olav Sabo 80%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 60%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 40%
Rick Santorum 33%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 20%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 80%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 60%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 67%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 60%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 60%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 40%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 67%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 40%
John Shadegg 60%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 60%
Donald Sherwood 40%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 40%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 40%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 80%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 40%
Ike Skelton 80%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 60%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
Gordon Smith 33%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 40%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 60%
Hilda Solis 60%
Mark Souder 40%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 67%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 40%
Ted Stevens 33%
Ted Strickland 60%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sullivan 40%
John Sununu 33%
John Sweeney 40%
James Talent 33%
Tom Tancredo 60%
John Tanner 80%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
Charles Taylor 40%
Gene Taylor 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 60%
Craig Thomas 33%
William Thomas 40%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 60%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 60%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 40%
Todd Tiahrt 40%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 40%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 60%
Ed Towns 20%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 40%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 40%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 40%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 60%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 40%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 60%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 40%
George Voinovich 33%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 40%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 40%
John Warner 33%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 40%
Diane Watson 60%
Mel Watt 60%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 60%
Anthony Weiner 40%
David Weldon 40%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 20%
Robert Wexler 40%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 40%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 40%
Heather Wilson 40%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 40%
Lynn Woolsey 60%
David Wu 80%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
Albert Wynn 40%
Bill Young 40%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20%

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.

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