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Rating Group: Minnesota Organizing Apprenticeship Project

2007 Positions on Racial Equity

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican D
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican F
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican D
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican D
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican F
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican F
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican F
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican C
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor B
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican D
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor B
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor B
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor B
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor B
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican F
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor B
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican C
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican F
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican C
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor C
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor B
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor A
Ellen Anderson C
Linda Berglin B
Donald Betzold C
Robin Brown C
Mark Buesgens F
Satveer Chaudhary B
Tarryl Clark D
Chris DeLaForest F
Stephen Dille B
Willie Dominguez B
Tom Emmer F
Sharon Erickson Ropes C
Brad Finstad F
Paul Gardner D
Chris Gerlach F
Mindy Greiling A
Larry Haws D
Bud Heidgerken C
Linda Higgins B
Bill Hilty C
Larry Hosch C
Larry Howes C
Al Juhnke C
Michael Jungbauer C
Katherine Knuth D
Paul Koering C
Scott Kranz B
Gary Kubly D
Dan Larson C
Bernard Lieder D
Ann Lynch C
Carol McFarlane D
Geoff Michel C
Frank Moe B
Terence Morrow C
Mee Moua A
Steve Murphy D
Mark Olson F
Mary Olson C
Mary Otremba D
Dennis Ozment C
Patricia Pariseau F
Sandra Peterson D
Lawrence Pogemiller D
Claire Robling D
Tom Rukavina C
Sandy Rummel C
Maria Ruud D
Brita Sailer C
Kathy Saltzman D
Linda Scheid C
Anthony Sertich D
Daniel Severson F
Dan Skogen C
Nora Slawik B
Marsha Swails D
Cy Thao D
Kathy Tingelstad D
Ken Tschumper C
Ray Vandeveer D
James Vickerman C
Neva Walker A
Andy Welti D
Betsy Wergin D
Sandra Wollschlager D

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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