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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Grass Roots

1997 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
UT State House 36 Patrice Arent Democratic 32%
UT State House 53 Melvin Brown Republican 61%
UT State Senate 3 Gene Davis Democratic 26%
UT State Senate 6 Wayne Harper Republican 50%
UT State Senate 11 Howard Stephenson Republican 53%
UT State Senate 14 John Valentine Republican 44%
UT State Senate 15 Margaret Dayton Republican 71%
UT State Senate 17 Peter Knudson Republican 21%
UT State Senate 25 Lyle Hillyard Republican 43%
UT Mayor At-Large Ralph Becker 15%
UT Council Member At-Large David Ure Republican 69%
UT Council Member North Craig Buttars Republican 47%
UT Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food Leonard Blackham 21%
Gerry Adair 50%
Jeff Alexander 67%
Sheryl Allen 37%
Eli Anderson 20%
Loretta Baca 32%
Lane Beattie 29%
Trisha Beck 26%
Ron Bigelow 35%
Duane Bourdeaux 35%
DeMar Bowman 22%
Afton Bradshaw 42%
Katherine Bryson 63%
Perry Buckner 15%
Judy Ann Buffmire 32%
Don Bush 50%
Mary Carlson 22%
Blake Chard 56%
David Cox 41%
Gary Cox 16%
Greg Curtis 41%
Marda Dillree 28%
Mike Dmitrich 27%
Beverly Ann Evans 30%
R. Mont Evans 33%
Lloyd Frandsen 15%
Kevin Garn 47%
David Gladwell 47%
Brent Goodfellow 26%
James Gowans 39%
Thomas Hatch 55%
Neal Hendrickson 37%
John Hickman 69%
Dave Hogue 45%
Bryan Holladay 20%
Scott Howell 17%
Joseph Hull 25%
Dennis Iverson 59%
Bradley Johnson 50%
Keele Johnson 32%
David Jones 13%
Lorin Jones 33%
Brad King 21%
Susan Koehn 17%
L. Alma Mansell 31%
Ed Mayne 27%
Robert Montgomery 29%
Robert Muhlestein 29%
Joseph Murray 25%
Lowell Allen Nelson 44%
Howard Nielson 29%
Evan Olsen 74%
Millie Peterson 13%
L. Steven Poulton 47%
Carl Saunders 35%
Jack Seitz 37%
Raymond Short 27%
Richard Siddoway 33%
David Steele 21%
Martin Stephens 67%
Nora Thurgood Stephens 80%
Michael Styler 33%
Pete Suazo 31%
John Swallow 61%
Jordan Tanner 22%
A. Lamont Tyler 15%
Michael Waddoups 35%
Richard Walsh 60%
Glenn Way 65%
Bill Wright 83%
David Zolman, Sr. 35%

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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