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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United Property Owners of Montana

2009 Positions on Private Property Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 100+%
Keith Bales 100+%
MT State Senate 17 John Brenden Republican 100+%
MT State House 80 Mike Miller Republican 100+%
Jim Peterson 100+%
Robert Story, Jr. 100+%
MT State Senate 20 Duane Ankney Republican 100%
MT State Senate 26 Elsie Arntzen Republican 100%
Shannon Augare 100%
Gregory Barkus 100%
Russell Bean 100%
William Beck, Sr. 100%
MT State House 1 Gerald Bennett Republican 100%
MT State House 40 Tom Berry Republican 100%
Jerry Black 100%
MT State Senate 4 Mark Blasdel Republican 100%
Roy Brown 100%
MT State Senate 28 Taylor Brown Republican 100%
Edward Butcher 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 100%
John Esp 100%
Kelly Gebhardt 100%
William Glaser 100%
Ray Hawk 100%
Gordon Hendrick 100%
MT State House 27 Roy Hollandsworth Republican 100%
MT State Senate 13 Brian Hoven Republican 100%
MT State Senate 29 David Howard Republican 100%
Pat Ingraham 100%
Verdell Jackson 100%
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican 100%
Dave Kasten 100%
Krayton Kerns 100%
Richard Laible 100%
Dave Lewis 100%
Gary MacLaren 100%
Daniel McGee 100%
Tom McGillvray 100%
Walter McNutt 100%
Scott Mendenhall 100%
Mike Milburn 100%
Michael More 100%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 100%
Terry Murphy 100%
Bill Nooney 100%
Jesse O'Hara 100%
Gary Perry 100%
MT State House 4 Keith Regier Republican 100%
Scott Reichner 100%
MT State Senate 10 Rick Ripley Republican 100%
Donald Roberts 100%
MT State Senate 35 Scott Sales Republican 100%
MT State Senate 27 Cary Smith Republican 100%
Jon Sonju 100%
Wayne Stahl 100%
Donald Steinbeisser 100%
Ronald Stoker 100%
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 100%
MT State Senate 34 Gordon Vance Republican 100%
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 100%
Bob Wagner 100%
Wendy Warburton 100%
MT State House 72 Jeffrey Welborn Republican 100%
Kenneth Peterson 96%
Joe Balyeat 94%
Joel Boniek 94%
Greg Hinkle 94%
Tony Belcourt 93%
John Brueggeman 90%
MT State Senate 3 Bruce Tutvedt Republican 90%
Ted Washburn 90%
MT U.S. House At-Large Ryan Zinke Republican 90%
Harry Klock 89%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 89%
MT State House 37 Lee Randall Republican 89%
Jim Shockley 89%
Dennis Himmelberger 85%
Margarett Campbell 81%
Tim Furey 81%
Dennis Getz 81%
MT State House 83 Chuck Hunter Democratic 81%
Deborah Kottel 81%
Bill McChesney 81%
Bill Wilson 81%
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 80%
Cynthia Hiner 80%
Cheryl Steenson 80%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 74%
John Fleming 74%
Julie French 74%
Teresa Henry 74%
MT State House 51 Margie MacDonald Democratic 74%
MT State House 73 Edith McClafferty Democratic 74%
MT State House 22 Robert Mehlhoff Democratic 74%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 74%
Mike Jopek 70%
MT State Senate 46 Sue Malek Democratic 70%
Anders Blewett 69%
Robert Ebinger, Jr. 69%
Wanda Grinde 69%
Robin Hamilton 69%
MT State Senate 49 Diane Sands Democratic 69%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 67%
MT State Senate 15 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Democratic 64%
J. Roundstone 64%
Arlene Becker 63%
Art Noonan 63%
Kenneth Hansen 62%
Bob Bergren 59%
Sue Dickenson 59%
Mike Menahan 59%
MT State House 74 Pat Noonan Democratic 59%
Franke Wilmer 59%
Brady Wiseman 59%
Paul Beck 56%
Michele Reinhart 56%
Forrestina Calf Boss Ribs 54%
MT State Senate 25 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 53%
MT State House 42 Carolyn Pease-Lopez Democratic 52%
MT State Senate 45 Dick Barrett Democratic 50%
Galen Hollenbaugh 48%
Dave McAlpin 48%
MT State Senate 31 Mike Phillips Democratic 48%
Betsy Hands 47%
Carlie Boland 44%
Kim Gillan 44%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 44%
MT State Senate 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic 42%
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic 41%
Larry Jent 41%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 40%
Joseph Tropila 37%
Gary Branae 36%
Jesse Laslovich 36%
Robert Hawks 34%
MT State Senate 47 Clifford Larsen Democratic 34%
MT State House 26 Mitch Tropila Democratic 34%
MT State Senate 33 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic 33%
Carolyn Squires 31%
Ron Erickson 30%
Mike Cooney 28%
MT State Senate 21 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic 28%
Steven Gallus 24%
Kendall Van Dyk 23%
Carol Juneau 22%
MT State Senate 40 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 22%
Lynda Moss 22%
David Wanzenried 22%
Carol Williams 22%
Trudi Schmidt 20%

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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