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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Family Council-Minnesota Family Institute

2007 Positions on Conservative Values

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 100
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 100
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 100
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 100
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 100
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 100
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 100
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 100
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 94
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 100
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 86
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 94
MN State House 39A Robert Dettmer Republican 100
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 94
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 88
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 88
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 100
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 100
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 94
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 100
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 100
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 100
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 100
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 87
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 100
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 100
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 100
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
Ellen Anderson 0
Linda Berglin 0
John Berns 81
Donald Betzold 0
Karla Bigham 6
Laura Brod 100
Robin Brown 13
Mark Buesgens 100
Julie Bunn 44
Satveer Chaudhary 0
Tarryl Clark 0
Richard Day 100
Chris DeLaForest 94
Randy Demmer 94
Stephen Dille 83
Denise Dittrich 25
John Doll 20
Willie Dominguez 0
Al Doty 44
Robert Eastlund 92
Tom Emmer 100
Sharon Erickson Ropes 0
Brad Finstad 100
Leo Foley 0
Dennis Frederickson 93
Paul Gardner 13
Chris Gerlach 100
Joseph Gimse 100
Steve Gottwalt 100
Mindy Greiling 0
Larry Haws 56
Bud Heidgerken 100
Linda Higgins 0
Bill Hilty 0
Larry Hosch 60
Larry Howes 93
Mike Jaros 0
Debbie Johnson 93
Al Juhnke 38
Michael Jungbauer 100
Jeremy Kalin 6
Margaret Kelliher 0
Katherine Knuth 6
Amy Koch 100
Paul Koering 62
Paul Kohls 94
Scott Kranz 6
Gary Kubly 33
Keith Langseth 13
Morrie Lanning 81
Dan Larson 0
Bernard Lieder 13
Ann Lynch 20
Shelley Madore 6
Doug Magnus 100
Carol McFarlane 64
Geoff Michel 47
Frank Moe 6
Terence Morrow 6
Mee Moua 0
Steve Murphy 0
Thomas Neuville 100
David Olin 38
Rick Olseen 7
Gen Olson 100
Mark Olson 100
Mary Olson 13
Mary Otremba 50
Dennis Ozment 100
Patricia Pariseau 100
Aaron Peterson 13
Neil Peterson 50
Sandra Peterson 13
Lawrence Pogemiller 0
Claire Robling 100
Tom Rukavina 0
Sandy Rummel 20
Connie Ruth 94
Maria Ruud 13
Brita Sailer 13
Kathy Saltzman 40
Linda Scheid 7
Marty Seifert 100
Anthony Sertich 0
Daniel Severson 100
Ron Shimanski 100
Dean Simpson 94
Dan Skogen 53
Nora Slawik 7
Steve Smith 88
Loren Solberg 7
Steven Sviggum 100
Marsha Swails 31
Cy Thao 0
Tom Tillberry 6
Kathy Tingelstad 81
Ken Tschumper 6
Ray Vandeveer 100
James Vickerman 73
Neva Walker 0
Lynn Wardlow 88
Andy Welti 31
Betsy Wergin 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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