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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montanans for Multiple Use

2007 Positions on Public Land Access

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 100%
MT State House 10 Mark Blasdel Republican 100%
MT State House 13 Pat Ingraham Republican 100%
MT State House 18 Jesse O'Hara Republican 100%
MT State House 40 Bill McChesney Democratic 43%
MT State House 43 Duane Ankney Republican 100%
MT State House 58 Krayton Kerns Republican 100%
MT State House 63 Franke Wilmer Democratic 0%
MT State House 66 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic 0%
MT State House 81 Galen Hollenbaugh Democratic 0%
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 100%
MT State Senate 4 Jon Sonju Republican 100%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 100%
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 100%
MT State Senate 8 Shannon Augare Democratic 14%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 100%
MT State Senate 12 Mitch Tropila Democratic 17%
MT State Senate 14 Llewelyn Jones Republican 83%
MT State Senate 15 Jim Peterson Republican 83%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 14%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 86%
MT State Senate 25 Kendall Van Dyk Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 26 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 27 Elsie Arntzen Republican 100%
MT State Senate 28 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 83%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 33 Mike Phillips Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 34 Scott Sales Republican 100%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 100%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 14%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 43%
MT State Senate 39 Terry Murphy Republican 83%
MT State Senate 40 Mary Caferro Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 83%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 0%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 14%
MT Public Service Commissioner 3 Roger Koopman Republican 100%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 100%
Keith Bales 100%
Joe Balyeat 100%
Gregory Barkus 100%
William Beck, Sr. 100%
Arlene Becker 14%
Bob Bergren 29%
Norma Bixby 0%
Jerry Black 83%
Scott Boggio 100%
Gary Branae 0%
Roy Brown 100%
John Brueggeman 67%
Edward Butcher 100%
Terrence Callahan 0%
Margarett Campbell 0%
Edith Clark 83%
John Cobb 83%
Vicki Cocchiarella 17%
Jill Cohenour 0%
Mike Cooney 0%
Douglas Cordier 14%
Aubyn Curtiss 100%
Sue Dickenson 0%
Ernie Dutton 86%
Robert Ebinger, Jr. 14%
Jim Elliott 0%
Ron Erickson 0%
John Esp 100%
George Loren Everett 100%
Eve Franklin 0%
Julie French 14%
Tim Furey 0%
David Gallik 0%
Steven Gallus 0%
Kelly Gebhardt 100%
Kim Gillan 0%
William Glaser 86%
Wanda Grinde 0%
George Groesbeck 57%
Robin Hamilton 0%
Betsy Hands 0%
Kenneth Hansen 17%
Dan Harrington 0%
Ray Hawk 100%
Robert Hawks 0%
Ralph Heinert, Jr. 100%
Gordon Hendrick 100%
Teresa Henry 0%
Edward Hilbert 100%
Dennis Himmelberger 100%
Cynthia Hiner 43%
Hal Jacobson 0%
Joey Jayne 14%
Bill Jones 86%
Mike Jopek 0%
Rick Jore 100%
Carol Juneau 0%
Dave Kasten 100%
Sam Kitzenberg 33%
Harry Klock 100%
Deborah Kottel 17%
Richard Laible 67%
Carol Lambert 100%
Michael Lange 100%
Lane Larson 17%
Jesse Laslovich 0%
Greg Lind 0%
Gary MacLaren 86%
Bruce Malcolm 100%
Dave McAlpin 0%
Daniel McGee 83%
Tom McGillvray 100%
Walter McNutt 86%
Scott Mendenhall 100%
Mike Milburn 100%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 100%
Lynda Moss 0%
John Musgrove 14%
Art Noonan 14%
Bill Nooney 100%
John Parker 0%
Gerald Pease 17%
Gary Perry 83%
Kenneth Peterson 100%
Holly Raser 17%
Michele Reinhart 0%
Diane Rice 100%
John Ross 100%
Don Ryan 17%
Diane Sands 14%
Trudi Schmidt 0%
Jim Shockley 67%
John Sinrud 100%
Veronica Small-Eastman 43%
Frank Smith 17%
Wayne Stahl 100%
Corey Stapleton 83%
Donald Steinbeisser 100%
Ronald Stoker 100%
Robert Story, Jr. 100%
Bill Tash 100%
William Thomas 29%
Joseph Tropila 33%
John Ward 100%
Dan Weinberg 0%
Jack Wells 100%
Carol Williams 0%
Bill Wilson 0%
Brady Wiseman 0%
Craig Witte 100%

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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