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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection

2011-2012 Positions on Animal Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 34%
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 50%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 34%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 34%
MN State House 6A Carly Melin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 34%
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 34%
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 50%
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 34%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 67%
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 25%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 24%
MN State House 17A Andrew Falk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 34%
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 0%
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 20A Kelby Woodard Republican 34%
MN State House 21A Tim Kelly Republican 34%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 34%
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 67%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 50%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 67%
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 67%
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 26B Mike Benson Republican 34%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 34%
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 67%
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 34%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 0%
MN State House 32B Bob Barrett Republican 34%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 34%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 34%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 34%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 34%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 37B Tim Sanders Republican 34%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 67%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 34%
MN State House 39B Kathy Lohmer Republican 67%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 34%
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 47A Ernie Leidiger Republican 67%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 34%
MN State House 48B Jenifer Loon Republican 34%
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 53B Andrea Kieffer Republican 34%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 34%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 34%
MN State House 57A Tara Mack Republican 34%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 67%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 34%
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 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
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 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
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 50%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 34%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 0%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 34%
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 34%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 67%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 34%
MN State Senate 14 John Pederson Republican 34%
MN State Senate 15 Dave Brown Republican 50%
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 50%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 34%
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 50%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 67%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 100%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 50%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 34%
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 25%
MN State Senate 32 Sean Nienow Republican 100%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 67%
MN State Senate 35 Branden Petersen Republican 34%
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 34%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 34%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 100%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 67%
MN State Senate 58 Dave Thompson Republican 34%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Diane Anderson 34%
King Banaian 34%
Kurt Bills 67%
John Carlson 34%
Roger Crawford 0%
Theodore Daley 67%
Al DeKruif 34%
Denise Dittrich 67%
Connie Doepke 34%
Keith Downey 67%
Kerry Gauthier 100%
Chris Gerlach 67%
Joseph Gimse 34%
Steve Gottwalt 34%
Marion Greene 100%
Mindy Greiling 67%
David Hancock 34%
John Harrington 100%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 100%
Gretchen Hoffman 34%
Larry Hosch 67%
John Howe 34%
Larry Howes 67%
Michael Jungbauer 34%
Kory Kath 100%
Kenneth Kelash 75%
Katherine Knuth 100%
Amy Koch 34%
John Kriesel 34%
Benjamin Kruse 34%
Keith Langseth 34%
Morrie Lanning 34%
Mike LeMieur 34%
Ted Lillie 34%
Doug Magnus 50%
Pat Mazorol 34%
Carolyn McElfatrick 34%
Carol McFarlane 67%
Terence Morrow 100%
Mark Murdock 34%
Rich Murray 34%
Gen Olson 34%
Claire Robling 34%
Tom Rukavina 34%
Ron Shimanski 34%
Nora Slawik 100%
Steve Smith 34%
Kirk Stensrud 34%
Tom Tillberry 100%
Ray Vandeveer 34%
Doug Wardlow 67%
Pam Wolf 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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