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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Northern Plains Resource Council

2005 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 92%
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 33%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 20%
MT State Senate 5 Bob Keenan Republican 8%
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 10%
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican 30%
MT State Senate 10 Rick Ripley Republican 0%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 90%
MT State Senate 25 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 90%
MT State Senate 26 Elsie Arntzen Republican 20%
MT State Senate 35 Scott Sales Republican 20%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 20%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 60%
MT State Senate 40 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 50 Tom Facey Democratic 100%
MT Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 2 Mike Wheat Non-partisan 100%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 90%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 100%
MT Council Member Ward 1 Brent Cromley 100%
MT Public Service Commissioner 3 Roger Koopman Republican 10%
MT Commissioner 1 Ray Hawk 0%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake 10%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 10%
Joan Andersen 0%
Keith Bales 8%
Joe Balyeat 8%
John Balyeat 10%
Gregory Barkus 25%
Arlene Becker 100%
Bob Bergren 100%
Norma Bixby 100%
Jerry Black 25%
Gary Branae 90%
Roy Brown 10%
John Brueggeman 33%
Edward Butcher 20%
Rosalie Buzzas 100%
Terrence Callahan 100%
Margarett Campbell 90%
Paul Clark 90%
John Cobb 75%
Vicki Cocchiarella 67%
Mike Cooney 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 8%
Sue Dickenson 100%
Tim Dowell 100%
Emelie Kay Eaton 100%
Jon Ellingson 100%
Jim Elliott 92%
John Esp 17%
George Loren Everett 10%
Eve Franklin 100%
Kevin Furey 100%
David Gallik 90%
Steven Gallus 83%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 90%
Kelly Gebhardt 25%
Kim Gillan 83%
William Glaser 30%
George Golie 80%
Duane Grimes 25%
Wanda Grinde 90%
George Groesbeck 90%
Gail Gutsche 100%
Robin Hamilton 100%
Kenneth Hansen 92%
Dan Harrington 100%
Christopher Kirk Harris 100%
Robert Hawks 100%
Ralph Heinert, Jr. 20%
Gordon Hendrick 30%
Teresa Henry 100%
Dennis Himmelberger 0%
Cynthia Hiner 90%
Verdell Jackson 10%
Hal Jacobson 100%
Joey Jayne 70%
Larry Jent 90%
Bill Jones 20%
Mike Jopek 100%
Carol Juneau 100%
Sam Kitzenberg 67%
Harry Klock 30%
Richard Laible 33%
Carol Lambert 30%
Michael Lange 20%
Lane Larson 83%
Jesse Laslovich 92%
Ralph Lenhart 90%
Dave Lewis 58%
Greg Lind 100%
Gary MacLaren 40%
Rick Maedje 30%
Bruce Malcolm 20%
Jeff Mangan 75%
Gary Matthews 70%
Dave McAlpin 100%
Daniel McGee 25%
Tom McGillvray 10%
Joe McKenney 20%
Walter McNutt 20%
Scott Mendenhall 20%
Mike Milburn 20%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 10%
Lynda Moss 100%
John Musgrove 90%
Mark Noennig 50%
Art Noonan 90%
Alan Olson 20%
Bernie Olson 30%
Jerry O'Neil 8%
John Parker 100%
Gerald Pease 100%
Gary Perry 25%
Jim Peterson 30%
Holly Raser 90%
Diane Rice 20%
Donald Roberts 11%
John Ross 30%
Glenn Roush 75%
Don Ryan 100%
Trudi Schmidt 92%
Jim Shockley 33%
John Sinrud 20%
Veronica Small-Eastman 90%
Frank Smith 75%
Jon Sonju 20%
Carolyn Squires 100%
Wayne Stahl 40%
Corey Stapleton 36%
Donald Steinbeisser 17%
Ronald Stoker 10%
Robert Story, Jr. 25%
Bill Tash 17%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 100%
Joseph Tropila 100%
Pat Wagman 20%
Karl Waitschies 20%
David Wanzenried 90%
John Ward 10%
Bill Warden 30%
Dan Weinberg 100%
Jack Wells 20%
Carol Williams 100%
Bill Wilson 80%
Jeanne Windham 90%
Brady Wiseman 100%
John Witt 10%

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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