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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Nurses Association

2013 Positions on Nursing, Health Care, and Workforce Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 5%
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 18%
MN State House 2A Roger Erickson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican 5%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 5A John Persell Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 6A Carly Melin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 6B Jason Metsa Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 7B Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 9%
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 9%
MN State House 9A Mark Anderson Republican 5%
MN State House 9B Ron Kresha Republican 5%
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 10B Joe Radinovich Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 11A Mike Sundin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 12A Jay McNamar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 5%
MN State House 13A Jeff Howe Republican 5%
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 5%
MN State House 14A Tama Theis Republican 9%
MN State House 14B Zach Dorholt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 5%
MN State House 15B Jim Newberger Republican 5%
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 5%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 5%
MN State House 17A Andrew Falk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN State House 17B Mary Sawatzky Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 14%
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 5%
MN State House 19A Clark Johnson Democratic 68%
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 20A Kelby Woodard Republican 5%
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 21A Tim Kelly Republican 9%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 9%
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 5%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 18%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 14%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 9%
MN State House 24A John Petersburg Republican 9%
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 5%
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 59%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 26B Mike Benson Republican 5%
MN State House 27A Shannon Savick Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 59%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 18%
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 5%
MN State House 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 5%
MN State House 30A Nick Zerwas Republican 5%
MN State House 30B David FitzSimmons Republican 5%
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 5%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 5%
MN State House 32A Brian Johnson Republican 5%
MN State House 32B Bob Barrett Republican 9%
MN State House 33A Jerry Hertaus Republican 5%
MN State House 33B Cindy Pugh Republican 5%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 5%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 9%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 27%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 5%
MN State House 36A Mark Uglem Republican 0%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 37A Jerry Newton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 37B Tim Sanders Republican 5%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 0%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 0%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 5%
MN State House 39B Kathy Lohmer Republican 0%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN State House 42A Barb Yarusso Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 42B Jason Isaacson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN State House 43A Peter Fischer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 5%
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 47A Ernie Leidiger Republican 5%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 5%
MN State House 48A Yvonne Selcer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 48B Jenifer Loon Republican 5%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 59%
MN State House 49B Paul Rosenthal Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 59%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 53A Joann Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 53B Andrea Kieffer Republican 5%
MN State House 54A Dan Schoen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 23%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 5%
MN State House 55B Tony Albright Republican 5%
MN State House 56A Pam Myhra Republican 5%
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 57A Tara Mack Republican 5%
MN State House 57B Anna Wills Republican 5%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 5%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 5%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 59B Raymond Dehn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 62B Susan Allen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 7 Roger Reinert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 9%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 0%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 9%
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 9%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 27%
MN State Senate 14 John Pederson Republican 36%
MN State Senate 15 Dave Brown Republican 18%
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 14%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 0%
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 20 Kevin Dahle Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 21 Matt Schmit Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State Senate 22 Bill Weber Republican 27%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 27%
MN State Senate 24 Vicki Jensen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 18%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 36%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 36%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 23%
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 18%
MN State Senate 32 Sean Nienow Republican 9%
MN State Senate 33 David Osmek Republican 0%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 5%
MN State Senate 35 Branden Petersen Republican 0%
MN State Senate 36 John Hoffman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 37 Alice Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 0%
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 18%
MN State Senate 40 Chris Eaton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 5%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 9%
MN State Senate 49 Melisa Franzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State Senate 50 Melissa Wiklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN State Senate 53 Susan Kent Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 55 Eric Pratt Republican 18%
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 0%
MN State Senate 57 Greg Clausen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 58 Dave Thompson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 60 Kari Dziedzic Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%

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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