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Rating Group: Minnesota Family Council-Minnesota Family Institute

2008 Positions on Conservative Values

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
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 62%
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
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 0%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 100%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 92%
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 38%
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 100%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 100%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 100%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 77%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 100%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 100%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 100%
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 92%
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 23%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 92%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 100%
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 100%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 100%
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 0%
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 0%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
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 77%
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 20 Kevin Dahle Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 100%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 100%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
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 10%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
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 0%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
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%
Donald Betzold 0%
Karla Bigham 0%
Laura Brod 100%
Robin Brown 8%
Mark Buesgens 100%
Julie Bunn 0%
Satveer Chaudhary 0%
Tarryl Clark 0%
Richard Day 100%
Randy Demmer 100%
Stephen Dille 86%
Denise Dittrich 15%
John Doll 13%
Al Doty 62%
Robert Eastlund 100%
Tom Emmer 100%
Sharon Erickson Ropes 20%
Leo Foley 0%
Dennis Frederickson 88%
Paul Gardner 8%
Chris Gerlach 100%
Joseph Gimse 100%
Steve Gottwalt 100%
Mindy Greiling 8%
Larry Haws 38%
Linda Higgins 0%
Bill Hilty 8%
Larry Hosch 38%
Larry Howes 100%
Debbie Johnson 100%
Al Juhnke 50%
Michael Jungbauer 88%
Jeremy Kalin 0%
Margaret Kelliher 0%
Katherine Knuth 0%
Amy Koch 100%
Paul Koering 83%
Paul Kohls 100%
Gary Kubly 13%
Keith Langseth 0%
Morrie Lanning 100%
Bernard Lieder 31%
Ann Lynch 0%
Doug Magnus 100%
Carol McFarlane 77%
Geoff Michel 88%
Terence Morrow 8%
Mee Moua 0%
Steve Murphy 0%
David Olin 54%
Rick Olseen 0%
Gen Olson 100%
Mary Olson 29%
Mary Otremba 77%
Patricia Pariseau 100%
Sandra Peterson 0%
Lawrence Pogemiller 0%
Claire Robling 100%
Tom Rukavina 8%
Sandy Rummel 0%
Maria Ruud 0%
Brita Sailer 0%
Kathy Saltzman 0%
Linda Scheid 0%
Marty Seifert 100%
Anthony Sertich 0%
Daniel Severson 100%
Ron Shimanski 100%
Dan Skogen 33%
Nora Slawik 0%
Steve Smith 100%
Loren Solberg 23%
Marsha Swails 0%
Cy Thao 0%
Tom Tillberry 0%
Ray Vandeveer 100%
James Vickerman 63%
Andy Welti 8%

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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