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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Contractors' Association

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State House 2 Mike Cuffe Republican 85%
MT State House 8 Steve Lavin Republican 93%
MT State House 9 Randy Brodehl Republican 76%
MT State House 11 Derek Skees Republican 67%
MT State House 18 Rob Cook Republican 100%
MT State House 23 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Democratic 59%
MT State House 24 Jean Price Democratic 42%
MT State House 26 Mitch Tropila Democratic 37%
MT State House 32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 32%
MT State House 34 Austin Knudsen Republican 73%
MT State House 37 Bill Harris Republican 78%
MT State House 37 Lee Randall Republican 67%
MT State House 42 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic 28%
MT State House 50 Virginia Court Democratic 33%
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 80%
MT State House 67 Tom Burnett Republican 76%
MT State House 70 Kelly Flynn Republican 71%
MT State House 73 Jim Keane Democratic 68%
MT State House 77 Kathy Swanson Democratic 48%
MT State House 86 Ron Ehli Republican 85%
MT State House 88 Edward Greef Republican 90%
MT State House 91 Bryce Bennett Democratic 32%
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 81%
MT State Senate 3 Keith Regier Republican 80%
MT State Senate 4 Mark Blasdel Republican 67%
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican 77%
MT State Senate 10 Steve Fitzpatrick Republican 98%
MT State Senate 11 Ed Buttrey Republican 92%
MT State Senate 12 Carlie Boland Democratic 43%
MT State Senate 13 Brian Hoven Republican 86%
MT State Senate 14 Kristin Hansen Republican 83%
MT State Senate 15 Ryan Osmundson Republican 80%
MT State Senate 16 Frank Smith Democratic 42%
MT State Senate 19 Eric Moore Republican 77%
MT State Senate 20 Duane Ankney Republican 88%
MT State Senate 22 Douglas Kary Republican 85%
MT State Senate 24 Mary McNally Democratic 42%
MT State Senate 26 Margie MacDonald Democratic 33%
MT State Senate 27 Cary Smith Republican 77%
MT State Senate 29 David Howard Republican 80%
MT State Senate 31 Mike Phillips Democratic 40%
MT State Senate 34 Gordon Vance Republican 81%
MT State Senate 36 Jeffrey Welborn Republican 72%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 36%
MT State Senate 38 Edith McClafferty Democratic 36%
MT State Senate 39 Gene Vuckovich Democratic 52%
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic 42%
MT State Senate 43 Pat Connell Republican 92%
MT State Senate 45 Dick Barrett Democratic 27%
MT State Senate 46 Sue Malek Democratic 29%
MT State Senate 47 Dan Salomon Republican 94%
MT State Senate 49 Diane Sands Democratic 29%
MT State Senate 50 Tom Facey Democratic 43%
MT Auditor Matt Rosendale Republican 79%
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen Republican 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Republican 64%
Ron Arthun 75%
Shannon Augare 47%
Joe Balyeat 65%
Liz Bangerter 100%
Debby Barrett 78%
William Beck, Sr. 85%
Tony Belcourt 61%
Gerald Bennett 76%
Tom Berry 94%
Anders Blewett 42%
Joanne Blyton 76%
Gary Branae 41%
John Brenden 76%
Taylor Brown 81%
Christy Clark 86%
Robyn Driscoll 42%
Champ Edmunds, Jr. 76%
Ron Erickson 31%
John Esp 76%
Lila Evans 76%
Tim Furey 33%
Steven Gallus 52%
Steve Gibson 79%
Kim Gillan 43%
Alan Hale 65%
Betsy Hands 41%
Robert Hawks 41%
Gordon Hendrick 79%
Ellie Hill 32%
Cynthia Hiner 69%
Greg Hinkle 66%
Roy Hollandsworth 94%
Galen Hollenbaugh 45%
Chuck Hunter 39%
Rowlie Hutton 88%
Pat Ingraham 80%
Verdell Jackson 82%
Larry Jent 48%
Christine Kaufmann 31%
Dan Kennedy 70%
Krayton Kerns 54%
Harry Klock 97%
James Knox 76%
Bob Lake 92%
Clifford Larsen 41%
Dave Lewis 98%
Cleve Loney 89%
Gary MacLaren 94%
Bill McChesney 65%
Tom McGillvray 82%
Jonathan McNiven 81%
Walter McNutt 98%
Robert Mehlhoff 52%
Mike Menahan 42%
Mike Milburn 88%
Mike Miller 80%
Michael More 55%
Lynda Moss 31%
Carmine Mowbray 95%
Terry Murphy 72%
Pat Noonan 38%
Jesse O'Hara 94%
Alan Olson 100%
Jerry O'Neil 57%
Carolyn Pease-Lopez 27%
Jim Peterson 98%
Kenneth Peterson 97%
Jason Priest 66%
Joe Read 91%
Scott Reichner 88%
Michele Reinhart 33%
Rick Ripley 85%
Donald Roberts 89%
Trudi Schmidt 38%
Jim Shockley 100%
Dan Skattum 71%
Sterling Small 90%
Jon Sonju 65%
Carolyn Squires 39%
Wayne Stahl 85%
Donald Steinbeisser 83%
Janna Taylor 80%
Bruce Tutvedt 100%
Kendall Van Dyk 43%
Bob Wagner 61%
Edward Walker 78%
David Wanzenried 33%
Wendy Warburton 93%
Ted Washburn 85%
Carol Williams 40%
Kathleen Williams 33%
Franke Wilmer 38%
Art Wittich 45%
Max Yates 65%

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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