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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
Penn Pfiffner 95%
Phillip Pankey 89%
Ken Arnold 88%
Jim Congrove 88%
Barry Arrington 85%
Mark Paschall 85%
Vickie Lyn Agler 84%
Marilyn Musgrave 84%
Chuck Berry 79%
Mary Ellen Epps 79%
Andrew McElhany 79%
Charles Duke 76%
MaryAnne Tebedo 76%
Charles Thomas Blickensderfer 75%
CO Director of the Public Utilities Commission Douglas Allen Dean 75%
Mike Salaz 74%
William Swenson 74%
Jack Taylor 74%
Bradley Young 74%
Ray Powers 72%
Gayle Berry 68%
David Owen 68%
Tambor Williams 68%
Matt Smith 67%
Jeanne Ryan Faatz 65%
Jeanne Marsae Adkins 63%
Martha Hill Kruetz 63%
Gary McPherson 63%
Tom Edmond Norton 63%
Larry Jack Schwarz 63%
Shirleen Tucker 63%
Ken Chlouber 60%
Richard Mutzebaugh 60%
Bryan Sterling Sullivant 60%
Anthony Grampsas 58%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 58%
Ronny May 58%
Marcy Morrison 58%
Ginette Dennis 56%
Elsie Lacy 54%
Jeffery Wells 54%
Kay Alexander 53%
Deborah Colleen Allen 53%
Joyce Lawrence 53%
Paul Daniel Schauer 53%
William Sinclair 53%
Stephen Tool 53%
Donald Douglas Ament 50%
Norma Anderson 50%
Lewis Entz 50%
Ben Lewis Alexander 47%
Russell Lloyd George 47%
Dorothy Gotlieb 47%
William Schroeder, Jr. 47%
Dave Wattenberg 46%
Sally Hopper 44%
Tilman Bishop 43%
Carl Miller 42%
James Thomas Rizzuto 38%
Dorothy Wham 38%
William Kaufman 37%
Joan Johnson 33%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 31%
E. Jim Dyer 26%
Gloria Leyba 26%
Jeannie Reeser 26%
Ron Tupa 25%
Stanley Matsunaka 21%
Michael Francis Feeley 20%
Robert Martinez 19%
Gloria Travis Tanner 19%
Bob Hagedorn 16%
Maryanne Keller 16%
Alice Nichol 16%
Carol Snyder 16%
Douglas Linkhart 13%
Peggy Reeves 13%
Dorothy Rupert 13%
Bill Thiebaut, Jr. 13%
Daniel Grossman 11%
Viola June 11%
Pat Pascoe 11%
Gilbert Romero 11%
Stephanie Takis 11%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 11%
Frank Weddig 11%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 10%
Todd Saliman 10%
Robert Michael Hernandez 6%
Terry Phillips 6%
Suzanne Williams 6%
Frana Araujo Mace 5%
Paul A. Zimmerman 5%
Bob Bacon 0%
Nolbert Chavez 0%
Benjamin Clarke 0%
Penfield Tate III 0%
Jennifer Veiga 0%

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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