Rating Group: Minnesota Family Council-Minnesota Family Institute

2008 Positions on Conservative Values

State Office Name Party Rating
Jim Abeler II 77%
Ellen Anderson 0%
Michael Beard 100%
John Benson 15%
Linda Berglin 0%
Donald Betzold 0%
Karla Bigham 0%
Laura Brod 100%
Robin Brown 8%
Kathy Brynaert 0%
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%
Sharon Erickson Ropes 20%
Tim Faust 38%
Leo Foley 0%
Dennis Frederickson 88%
Patti Fritz 38%
Paul Gardner 8%
Chris Gerlach 100%
Joseph Gimse 100%
Steve Gottwalt 100%
Mindy Greiling 8%
Larry Haws 38%
Linda Higgins 0%
Bill Hilty 8%
Mary Holberg 100%
Larry Hosch 38%
Larry Howes 100%
Thomas Huntley 0%
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%
William Morgan 0%
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%
Michael Paymar 0%
Sandra Peterson 0%
Lawrence Pogemiller 0%
Prettner Solon 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%
John Ward 62%
Andy Welti 8%
Kurt Zellers 100%
MN State House-5B Tom Anzelc DFL 9%
MN State House-52B Joseph Atkins DFL 8%
MN State Senate-3 Thomas Bakk DFL 0%
MN State House-20B David Bly DFL 0%
MN State Senate-44 Terri Bonoff DFL 0%
MN State Senate-51 Jim Carlson DFL 0%
MN State House-45A Lyndon Carlson DFL 0%
MN State House-62A Karen Clark DFL 0%
MN State Senate-64 Richard Cohen DFL 0%
MN State Senate-20 Kevin Dahle DFL 0%
MN State House-63A Jim Davnie DFL 0%
MN State Senate-61 D. Scott Dibble DFL 0%
MN State House-3A David Dill DFL 46%
MN State Senate-4 Kent Eken DFL 54%
MN State House-52A Rick Hansen DFL 8%
MN State House-66A Alice Hausman DFL 0%
MN State House-40B Debra Hilstrom DFL 0%
MN State House-61A Frank Hornstein DFL 0%
MN State House-36B Melissa Hortman DFL 0%
MN State House-67B Sheldon Johnson DFL 0%
MN State House-60B Phyllis Kahn DFL 0%
MN State Senate-17 Lyle Koenen DFL 77%
MN State House-41B Carolyn Laine DFL 8%
MN State Senate-46 Ronald Latz DFL 0%
MN State House-50B Ann Lenczewski DFL 23%
MN State House-66B John Lesch DFL 8%
MN State House-26A Tina Liebling DFL 0%
MN State House-43B Leon Lillie DFL 8%
MN State House-60A Diane Loeffler DFL 0%
MN State Senate-11 Tony Lourey DFL 0%
MN State House-67A Tim Mahoney DFL 0%
MN State House-65B Carlos Mariani DFL 8%
MN State House-4B Paul Marquart DFL 38%
MN State Senate-66 John Marty DFL 0%
MN State House-51A Sandra Masin DFL 15%
MN State Senate-52 James Metzen DFL 13%
MN State House-59A Joe Mullery DFL 0%
MN State House-64A Erin Murphy DFL 0%
MN State House-3B Mary Murphy DFL 38%
MN State House-40A Michael Nelson DFL 0%
MN State House-25B Kim Norton DFL 0%
MN State Senate-65 Sandra Pappas DFL 0%
MN State House-28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 46%
MN State House-27B Jeanne Poppe DFL 8%
MN State Senate-45 Ann Rest DFL 13%
MN State Senate-5 Tom Saxhaug DFL 0%
MN State Senate-42 Bev Scalze DFL 10%
MN State Senate-19 Kathy Sheran DFL 25%
MN State Senate-54 Katie Sieben DFL 0%
MN Secretary of State Steve Simon DFL 0%
MN State Senate-2 Rod Skoe DFL 0%
MN State House-50A Linda Slocum DFL 0%
MN State Senate-27 Daniel Sparks DFL 38%
MN State Senate-1 LeRoy Stumpf DFL 25%
MN State House-61B Paul Thissen DFL 0%
MN State Senate-6 David Tomassoni DFL 0%
MN State Senate-63 Patricia Torres Ray DFL 0%
MN State House-63B Jean Wagenius DFL 0%
MN State Senate-43 Charles Wiger DFL 0%
MN State House-46A Ryan Winkler DFL 0%
MN State Senate-29 Bruce Anderson R 100%
MN State House-44A Sarah Anderson R 100%
MN State House-23B Tony Cornish R 100%
MN State House-38B Matt Dean R 100%
MN State House-39A Bob Dettmer R 100%
MN State House-21B Steve Drazkowski R 100%
MN U.S. House-6 Tom Emmer R 100%
MN State Senate-13 Michelle Fischbach R 100%
MN State House-58B Patrick Garofalo R 100%
MN State House-23A Bob Gunther R 100%
MN State House-31B Tom Hackbarth R 100%
MN State House-22B Rod Hamilton R 92%
MN State Senate-48 David Hann R 100%
MN State House-47B Joe Hoppe R 92%
MN State Senate-8 Bill Ingebrigtsen R 100%
MN State Senate-34 Warren Limmer R 100%
MN State House-54B Denny McNamara R 92%
MN State House-8A Bud Nornes R 100%
MN State Senate-47 Julianne Ortman R 100%
MN State House-34A Joyce Peppin R 100%
MN State Senate-23 Julie Rosen R 100%
MN State Senate-25 David Senjem R 100%
MN State House-18A Dean Urdahl R 100%
MN State Senate-12 Torrey Westrom R 100%

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