Rating Group: Grass Roots

2009 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
UT State House-3 Jack Draxler R 50%
UT State House-5 Curt Webb R 63%
UT State House-8 Gage Froerer R 65%
UT State House-11 Brad Dee R 59%
UT State House-13 Paul Ray R 67%
UT State House-14 Curtis Oda R 76%
UT State House-20 Becky Edwards R 58%
UT State House-22 Susan Duckworth D 28%
UT State House-24 Rebecca Chavez-Houck D 11%
UT State House-28 Brian King D 28%
UT State House-35 Mark Wheatley D 21%
UT State House-37 Carol Spackman Moss D 28%
UT State House-38 Eric Hutchings R 59%
UT State House-39 James Dunnigan R 68%
UT State House-46 Marie Poulson D 50%
UT State House-51 Gregory Hughes R 79%
UT State House-53 Melvin Brown R 61%
UT State House-54 Kraig Powell R 58%
UT State House-60 Brad Daw R 74%
UT State House-61 Keith Grover R 89%
UT State House-65 Francis Gibson R 67%
UT State House-70 Kay McIff R 38%
UT State House-71 Bradley Last R 71%
UT State House-73 Michael Noel R 83%
UT State House-75 Don Ipson R 63%
UT State Senate-1 Luz Escamilla D 32%
UT State Senate-3 Gene Davis D 33%
UT State Senate-5 Karen Mayne D 55%
UT State Senate-6 Wayne Harper R 69%
UT State Senate-9 Wayne Niederhauser R 68%
UT State Senate-11 Howard Stephenson R 77%
UT State Senate-13 Mark Madsen R 85%
UT State Senate-15 Margaret Dayton R 86%
UT State Senate-16 Curt Bramble R 65%
UT State Senate-17 Peter Knudson R 62%
UT State Senate-19 Allen Christensen R 67%
UT State Senate-20 Scott Jenkins R 68%
UT State Senate-24 Ralph Okerlund R 59%
UT State Senate-25 Lyle Hillyard R 63%
UT State Senate-26 Kevin Van Tassell R 52%
UT State Senate-27 David Hinkins R 71%
UT State Senate-28 Evan Vickers R 56%
UT State Senate-29 Stephen Urquhart R 64%
UT Auditor John Dougall R 88%
UT Chairman of the Tax Commission John Valentine 67%
UT Commissioner of Insurance Todd Kiser R 61%
UT Mayor-At-Large Ron Bigelow 42%
UT Commissioner-At-Large Kerry Gibson R 78%
Doug Aagard 71%
Sheryl Allen 61%
Roger Barrus 63%
Trisha Beck 53%
Gregory Bell 50%
Jim Bird 63%
Jackie Biskupski 17%
Laura Black 26%
D. Chris Buttars 65%
David Clark 60%
Stephen Clark 61%
Tim Cosgrove 39%
Ben Ferry 71%
Janice Fisher 50%
Julie Fisher 63%
Lorie Fowlke 69%
Craig Frank 71%
Kevin Garn 72%
Brent Goodfellow 42%
James Gowans 17%
Richard Greenwood 83%
Jon Greiner 71%
Neil Hansen 25%
Lynn Hemingway 33%
Neal Hendrickson 33%
Christopher Herrod 83%
Kory Holdaway 56%
Fred Hunsaker 58%
Christine Johnson 16%
Patricia Jones 43%
Sheldon Killpack 70%
Dan Liljenquist 50%
David Litvack 22%
Becky Lockhart 74%
Steven Mascaro 67%
John Mathis 83%
Scott McCoy 27%
Ronda Menlove 59%
Karen Morgan 41%
Michael Morley 94%
Merlynn Newbold 83%
Patrick Painter 76%
Phil Riesen 17%
Ross Romero 27%
Stephen Sandstrom 82%
F. Jay Seegmiller 56%
Jennifer Seelig 33%
Dennis Stowell 68%
Kenneth Sumsion 95%
Michael Waddoups 86%
Brent Wallis 63%
Chris Watkins 28%
Ryan Wilcox 78%
Larry Wiley 33%
Carl Wimmer 94%
Bradley Winn 68%

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