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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Dakota Resource Council

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Aaron Krauter 100%
ND State Senate 18 Constance Triplett Democratic-NPL 100%
ND State House 31 Jim Schmidt Republican 80%
ND State Senate 2 John Andrist Republican 75%
Arthur Behm 75%
ND Public Service Commissioner Randel Christmann Republican 75%
ND State Senate 26 Jim Dotzenrod Democratic-NPL 75%
Tom Fiebiger 75%
Robert Horne 75%
ND State Senate 11 Tim Mathern Democratic-NPL 75%
ND State Senate 10 Joe Miller Republican 75%
Tracy Potter 75%
ND State Senate 24 Larry Robinson Democratic-NPL 75%
Ryan Taylor 75%
ND State Senate 4 John Warner Democratic-NPL 75%
ND State House 26 Bill Amerman Democratic-NPL 70%
ND Commissioner At-Large Merle Boucher Democratic-NPL 70%
Kari Lee Conrad 70%
Lee Kaldor 70%
ND State House 26 Jerome Kelsh Democratic-NPL 70%
Ben Vig 70%
ND State House 18 Eliot Glassheim Democratic-NPL 67%
ND State House 45 Ed Gruchalla Democratic-NPL 67%
ND State House 11 Scot Kelsh Democratic-NPL 67%
Elroy Lindaas 67%
Ralph Metcalf 67%
ND State Senate 21 Carolyn Nelson Democratic-NPL 67%
James Kerzman 63%
Chris Griffin 60%
Joe Kroeber 60%
ND State House 42 Corey Mock Democratic-NPL 60%
Phillip Mueller 60%
Lee Myxter 60%
ND State House 14 Jon Nelson Republican 60%
ND State House 4 Kenton Onstad Democratic-NPL 60%
Louis Pinkerton 60%
Jasper Schneider 60%
Elwood Thorpe 60%
Lonny Winrich 60%
Lisa Wolf 60%
ND State House 43 Lois Delmore Democratic-NPL 56%
Mary Ekstrom 56%
ND State House 21 Steven Zaiser Democratic-NPL 56%
Arden Anderson 50%
JoNell Bakke 50%
ND State Senate 39 Bill Bowman Republican 50%
Tom Conklin 50%
ND State Senate 32 Dick Dever Republican 50%
ND State Senate 28 Robert Erbele Republican 50%
Tom Fischer 50%
Layton Freborg 50%
ND State Senate 41 Tony Grindberg Republican 50%
Lyle Hanson 50%
ND State Senate 23 Joan Heckaman Democratic-NPL 50%
ND State Senate 38 David Hogue Republican 50%
ND State House 20 Rick Holman Democratic-NPL 50%
ND State Senate 17 Ray Holmberg Republican 50%
ND State House 6 Bob Hunskor Democratic-NPL 50%
ND State Senate 14 Jerry Klein Republican 50%
ND State Senate 40 Karen Krebsbach Republican 50%
ND State Senate 13 Judy Lee Republican 50%
ND State Senate 1 Stanley Lyson Republican 50%
George Nodland 50%
ND State Senate 15 Dave Oehlke Republican 50%
Curtis Olafson 50%
Jim Pomeroy 50%
Louise Potter 50%
ND State Senate 42 Mac Schneider Democratic-NPL 50%
Tom Seymour 50%
ND State House 46 Kathy Hawken Republican 44%
Shirley Meyer 44%
Duane Lee DeKrey 40%
Robert Kilichowski 40%
ND State House 2 David Rust Republican 40%
ND State House 37 Nancy Johnson Republican 33%
ND State House 39 Keith Kempenich Republican 33%
ND State Senate 9 Richard Marcellais Democratic-NPL 33%
ND State House 22 Wesley Belter Republican 30%
ND State House 39 David Drovdal Republican 30%
ND State House 4 Glen Froseth Republican 30%
ND State House 1 Patrick Hatlestad Republican 30%
Vonnie Pietsch 30%
ND State House 36 Mike Schatz Republican 30%
ND State House 2 Robert Skarphol Republican 30%
ND State House 14 Robin Weisz Republican 30%
ND State Senate 34 Dwight Cook Republican 25%
ND State Senate 44 Tim Flakoll Republican 25%
ND State Senate 47 Ralph Kilzer Republican 25%
ND State Senate 22 Gary Lee Republican 25%
Dave Nething 25%
ND State Senate 6 David O'Connell Democratic-NPL 25%
Bob Stenehjem 25%
Ken Svedjan 25%
ND State Senate 29 Terry Wanzek Republican 25%
ND State Senate 37 Rich Wardner Republican 25%
ND State House 33 Brenda Heller Republican 22%
ND State House 15 Dennis Johnson Republican 22%
Joyce Kingsbury 22%
Dwight Wrangham 22%
ND State House 10 Charles Damschen Republican 20%
ND State House 8 Jeff Delzer Republican 20%
ND State House 32 Mark Dosch Republican 20%
ND State House 29 Craig Headland Republican 20%
ND State House 40 Matthew Klein Republican 20%
ND State House 32 Lisa Meier Republican 20%
ND State House 29 Chet Pollert Republican 20%
Gerald Uglem 20%
Francis Wald 20%
ND State House 25 Clark Williams Democratic-NPL 20%
ND State House 13 Alon Wieland Republican 11%
ND State House 38 Larry Bellew Republican 10%
ND State House 28 Michael Don Brandenburg Republican 10%
ND State House 40 Robert Frantsvog Republican 10%
ND State House 15 Curt Hofstad Republican 10%
ND State House 46 James Kasper Republican 10%
ND State House 47 George Keiser Republican 10%
ND State House 47 Larry Klemin Republican 10%
ND State House 33 Gary Kreidt Republican 10%
ND State House 28 William Kretschmar Republican 10%
ND State House 10 David Monson Republican 10%
ND State House 30 Mike Nathe Republican 10%
ND State House 34 Todd Porter Republican 10%
ND State House 38 Dan Ruby Republican 10%
ND State House 1 Gary Sukut Republican 10%
ND State House 44 Blair Thoreson Republican 10%
ND State House 25 John Wall Republican 10%
Dave Weiler 10%
Rick Berg 0%
ND State House 27 Randy Boehning Republican 0%
ND State House 41 Al Carlson Republican 0%
Donald Clark 0%
Stacey Dahl 0%
ND State House 41 Bette Grande Republican 0%
ND State House 35 Karen Karls Republican 0%
RaeAnn Kelsch 0%
ND State House 13 Kim Koppelman Republican 0%
ND State House 35 Bob Martinson Republican 0%
Darrell Nottestad 0%
ND State House 23 Don Vigesaa Republican 0%

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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