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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Oregon Industries

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 57%
OR State House 1 Wayne Krieger Republican 80%
OR State House 4 Dennis Richardson Republican 82%
OR State House 11 Phil Barnhart Democratic 50%
OR State House 20 Vicki Berger Republican 70%
OR State House 28 Jeff Barker Democratic 66%
OR State House 33 Mitch Greenlick Democratic 44%
OR State House 41 Carolyn Tomei Democratic 44%
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 76%
OR State House 58 Bob Jenson Republican 68%
OR State Senate 3 Alan Bates Democratic 51%
OR State Senate 8 Betsy Close Republican 78%
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 86%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 65%
OR State Senate 14 Mark Hass Democratic 58%
OR State Senate 15 Bruce Starr Republican 83%
OR State Senate 16 Elizabeth Johnson Democratic 57%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 61%
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 59%
OR State Senate 21 Diane Rosenbaum Democratic 39%
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican 83%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 83%
OR Secretary of State Kate Brown Democratic 60%
OR Commissioner of Labor and Industries Brad Avakian Democratic 48%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 69%
OR Councilor Ward 6 Pat Farr 67%
Robert Ackerman 44%
Gordon Anderson 88%
Jason Atkinson 85%
Victor Backlund 77%
Elizabeth Beyer 48%
Roger Beyer 94%
Alan Brown 86%
R. Thomas Butler 83%
Margaret Carter 48%
Billy Dalto 72%
Ryan Deckert 64%
Jackie Dingfelder 43%
Dan Doyle 85%
Joan Dukes 68%
Bill Fisher 88%
Linda Flores 93%
Mary Gallegos 76%
William Garrard 82%
Gary George 87%
George Gilman 81%
Avel Louise Gordly 52%
Gary Hansen 39%
Steven Harper 94%
Elaine Hopson 65%
Dave Hunt 66%
Derrick Kitts 82%
Jeffrey Kropf 88%
Jerry Krummel 75%
Greg Macpherson 51%
Steve March 38%
Kenneth Messerle 91%
Rick Metsger 60%
Randy Miller 74%
Karen Minnis 84%
William Morrisette 44%
Frank Morse 91%
David Nelson 78%
Donna Nelson 75%
Mary Nolan 49%
Rob Patridge 76%
Charlie Ringo 61%
Michael Schaufler 49%
Wayne Scott 92%
Frank Shields 44%
Patti Smith 84%
Tootie Smith 72%
Charles Starr 80%
Joanne Verger 68%
Vicki Walker 53%
Bernard Westlund II 57%
Kelley Wirth 41%
Cliff Zauner 83%

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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