Rating Group: Minnesota Family Council-Minnesota Family Institute

2007 Positions on Conservative Values

State Office Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 100
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon DFL 0
MN State House-3A David Dill DFL 31
MN State House-3B Mary Murphy DFL 38
MN State House-4B Paul Marquart DFL 31
MN State House-5B Tom Anzelc DFL 0
MN State House-7A Thomas Huntley DFL 0
MN State House-8A Bud Nornes R 100
MN State House-10A John Ward DFL 38
MN State House-11B Tim Faust DFL 20
MN State House-15A Sondra Erickson R 100
MN State House-18A Dean Urdahl R 100
MN State House-19B Kathy Brynaert DFL 0
MN State House-20B David Bly DFL 6
MN State House-22B Rod Hamilton R 100
MN State House-23A Bob Gunther R 100
MN State House-23B Tony Cornish R 100
MN State House-24B Patti Fritz DFL 44
MN State House-25B Kim Norton DFL 13
MN State House-26A Tina Liebling DFL 6
MN State House-27B Jeanne Poppe DFL 6
MN State House-28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 56
MN State House-31B Tom Hackbarth R 100
MN State House-34A Joyce Peppin R 94
MN State House-34B Kurt Zellers R 100
MN State House-35A Jim Abeler II R 86
MN State House-36B Melissa Hortman DFL 13
MN State House-38B Matt Dean R 94
MN State House-39A Bob Dettmer R 100
MN State House-40A Michael Nelson DFL 6
MN State House-40B Debra Hilstrom DFL 0
MN State House-41B Carolyn Laine DFL 6
MN State House-43B Leon Lillie DFL 6
MN State House-44A Sarah Anderson R 94
MN State House-44B John Benson DFL 19
MN State House-45A Lyndon Carlson DFL 0
MN State House-46A Ryan Winkler DFL 6
MN State House-46B Steve Simon DFL 6
MN State House-47B Joe Hoppe R 88
MN State House-49A Ron Erhardt DFL 6
MN State House-50A Linda Slocum DFL 6
MN State House-50B Ann Lenczewski DFL 56
MN State House-51A Sandra Masin DFL 6
MN State House-52A Rick Hansen DFL 13
MN State House-52B Joseph Atkins DFL 6
MN State House-54B Denny McNamara R 88
MN State House-55A Michael Beard R 100
MN State House-56B William Morgan DFL 31
MN State House-58A Mary Holberg R 100
MN State House-58B Patrick Garofalo R 94
MN State House-59A Joe Mullery DFL 0
MN State House-60A Diane Loeffler DFL 0
MN State House-60B Phyllis Kahn DFL 0
MN State House-61A Frank Hornstein DFL 0
MN State House-61B Paul Thissen DFL 6
MN State House-62A Karen Clark DFL 0
MN State House-63A Jim Davnie DFL 0
MN State House-63B Jean Wagenius DFL 0
MN State House-64A Erin Murphy DFL 6
MN State House-64B Michael Paymar DFL 6
MN State House-65B Carlos Mariani DFL 0
MN State House-66A Alice Hausman DFL 0
MN State House-66B John Lesch DFL 0
MN State House-67A Tim Mahoney DFL 6
MN State House-67B Sheldon Johnson DFL 0
MN State Senate-1 LeRoy Stumpf DFL 30
MN State Senate-2 Rod Skoe DFL 14
MN State Senate-3 Thomas Bakk DFL 0
MN State Senate-4 Kent Eken DFL 50
MN State Senate-5 Tom Saxhaug DFL 7
MN State Senate-6 David Tomassoni DFL 0
MN State Senate-8 Bill Ingebrigtsen R 100
MN State Senate-11 Tony Lourey DFL 0
MN State Senate-12 Torrey Westrom R 100
MN State Senate-13 Michelle Fischbach R 100
MN State Senate-17 Lyle Koenen DFL 50
MN State Senate-19 Kathy Sheran DFL 20
MN State Senate-23 Julie Rosen R 100
MN State Senate-25 David Senjem R 87
MN State Senate-27 Daniel Sparks DFL 27
MN State Senate-29 Bruce Anderson R 100
MN State Senate-34 Warren Limmer R 100
MN State Senate-42 Bev Scalze DFL 13
MN State Senate-43 Charles Wiger DFL 0
MN State Senate-44 Terri Bonoff DFL 20
MN State Senate-45 Ann Rest DFL 20
MN State Senate-46 Ronald Latz DFL 0
MN State Senate-47 Julianne Ortman R 100
MN State Senate-48 David Hann R 100
MN State Senate-51 Jim Carlson DFL 7
MN State Senate-52 James Metzen DFL 0
MN State Senate-54 Katie Sieben DFL 0
MN State Senate-61 D. Scott Dibble DFL 0
MN State Senate-63 Patricia Torres Ray DFL 0
MN State Senate-64 Richard Cohen DFL 0
MN State Senate-65 Sandra Pappas DFL 0
MN State Senate-66 John Marty DFL 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
Sandra Wollschlager 6

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