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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 29%
CO State Senate 24 Lois Tochtrop Democratic 17%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 83%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 78%
CO Director of the Public Utilities Commission Douglas Allen Dean 94%
Kay Alexander 72%
Deborah Colleen Allen 83%
Norma Anderson 77%
John Andrews 93%
Ken Arnold 77%
Bob Bacon 17%
Gayle Berry 61%
Charles Thomas Blickensderfer 85%
Nolbert Chavez 17%
Ken Chlouber 85%
Lauri Clapp 100%
Benjamin Clarke 6%
Fran Coleman 22%
Jim Congrove 93%
Richard Decker 83%
Ginette Dennis 79%
E. Jim Dyer 40%
Mary Ellen Epps 85%
John Evans 79%
Rob Fairbank 94%
Michael Francis Feeley 15%
Al Gagliardi 11%
Russell Lloyd George 56%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 22%
Dorothy Gotlieb 61%
Daniel Grossman 31%
Bob Hagedorn 44%
Lynn Christian Hefley 83%
Robert Michael Hernandez 23%
Mark Hillman 86%
Diane Hoppe 65%
William Kaufman 56%
Maryanne Keller 28%
Kenneth Kester 78%
Elsie Lacy 77%
Mark Larson 72%
Joyce Lawrence 78%
Don Lee 100%
Gloria Leyba 0%
Douglas Linkhart 14%
Frana Araujo Mace 39%
Robert Martinez 10%
Stanley Matsunaka 25%
Ronny May 89%
Andrew McElhany 94%
Scott McKay 94%
Gary McPherson 89%
Carl Miller 56%
Shawn Mitchell 93%
Marcy Morrison 67%
Marilyn Musgrave 93%
Alice Nichol 21%
Joe Nunez 100%
David Owen 85%
Mark Paschall 94%
Pat Pascoe 7%
Penn Pfiffner 100%
Terry Phillips 31%
Tom Plant 17%
Ray Powers 77%
Ann Ragsdale 11%
Peggy Reeves 23%
Dorothy Rupert 0%
Todd Saliman 6%
Glenn Scott 81%
William Sinclair 89%
Matt Smith 67%
Nancy Spence 83%
Lola Spradley 83%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 83%
Bryan Sterling Sullivant 77%
William Swenson 78%
Stephanie Takis 11%
Gloria Travis Tanner 15%
Abel Tapia 28%
Penfield Tate III 6%
Jack Taylor 72%
MaryAnne Tebedo 87%
Ronald Teck 79%
Bill Thiebaut, Jr. 29%
Stephen Tool 61%
Ron Tupa 11%
Jennifer Veiga 11%
Valentin Vigil 12%
Dave Wattenberg 54%
William Webster 72%
Frank Weddig 14%
Dorothy Wham 54%
Suzanne Williams 39%
Tambor Williams 72%
Sue Windels 28%
John Witwer 71%
Bradley Young 83%
Paul A. Zimmerman 11%

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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