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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 5A John Persell Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 67%
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 67%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 67%
MN State House 17A Andrew Falk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 100%
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 21A Tim Kelly Republican 67%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 50%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 67%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 67%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 75%
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 67%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 67%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 67%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 67%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 100%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 67%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 37B Tim Sanders Republican 67%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 67%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 67%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 67%
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 67%
MN State House 48B Jenifer Loon Republican 67%
MN State House 49B Paul Rosenthal Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 100%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 67%
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 67%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State Senate 7 Roger Reinert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 34%
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 67%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 60%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 20 Kevin Dahle Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 80%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 80%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 50%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 67%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 80%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 50%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 60%
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 80%
Karla Bigham 67%
Laura Brod 67%
Robin Brown 67%
Mark Buesgens 67%
Julie Bunn 100%
Satveer Chaudhary 51%
Tarryl Clark 60%
Randy Demmer 67%
Stephen Dille 34%
Connie Doepke 67%
John Doll 80%
Al Doty 100%
Keith Downey 67%
Robert Eastlund 67%
Sharon Erickson Ropes 68%
Lisa Fobbe 68%
Leo Foley 80%
Dennis Frederickson 80%
Paul Gardner 100%
Chris Gerlach 40%
Joseph Gimse 51%
Steve Gottwalt 67%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Larry Haws 100%
Linda Higgins 60%
Bill Hilty 100%
Larry Hosch 100%
Larry Howes 67%
Gail Kulick Jackson 100%
Debbie Johnson 50%
Al Juhnke 67%
Michael Jungbauer 20%
Jeremy Kalin 67%
Kory Kath 75%
Kenneth Kelash 60%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Katherine Knuth 100%
Amy Koch 50%
Paul Koering 60%
Paul Kohls 50%
Gary Kubly 51%
Keith Langseth 68%
Bernard Lieder 67%
Ann Lynch 60%
Carol McFarlane 67%
Geoff Michel 80%
Terence Morrow 100%
Mee Moua 60%
Mark Murdock 67%
Steve Murphy 68%
Gerald Newton 100%
Mike Obermueller 67%
David Olin 75%
Rick Olseen 60%
Gen Olson 80%
Mary Olson 40%
Mary Otremba 67%
Patricia Pariseau 60%
Sandra Peterson 67%
Lawrence Pogemiller 60%
Claire Robling 40%
Tom Rukavina 67%
Sandy Rummel 80%
Maria Ruud 100%
Brita Sailer 67%
Kathy Saltzman 60%
Linda Scheid 60%
Marty Seifert 67%
Anthony Sertich 100%
Ron Shimanski 50%
Dan Skogen 51%
Nora Slawik 67%
Steve Smith 67%
Loren Solberg 100%
Phillip Sterner 67%
Marsha Swails 75%
Cy Thao 100%
Tom Tillberry 100%
Ray Vandeveer 40%
James Vickerman 51%
Andy Welti 67%

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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