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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: North Dakota National Federation of Independent Business

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
ND Governor Jack Dalrymple Republican 100%
ND State House 2 Robert Skarphol Republican 100%
ND State House 3 Andrew Maragos Republican 38%
ND State House 4 Glen Froseth Republican 100%
ND State House 8 Jeff Delzer Republican 75%
ND State House 10 David Monson Republican 100%
ND State House 11 Scot Kelsh Democratic-NPL 25%
ND State House 13 Kim Koppelman Republican 100%
ND State House 14 Jon Nelson Republican 100%
ND State House 14 Robin Weisz Republican 88%
ND State House 15 Dennis Johnson Republican 88%
ND State House 18 Eliot Glassheim Democratic-NPL 38%
ND State House 22 Wesley Belter Republican 100%
ND State House 23 Bill Devlin Republican 88%
ND State House 26 Jerome Kelsh Democratic-NPL 29%
ND State House 28 Michael Don Brandenburg Republican 29%
ND State House 28 William Kretschmar Republican 63%
ND State House 39 David Drovdal Republican 88%
ND State House 39 Keith Kempenich Republican 88%
ND State House 40 Matthew Klein Republican 100%
ND State House 41 Al Carlson Republican 100%
ND State House 41 Bette Grande Republican 100%
ND State House 43 Lois Delmore Democratic-NPL 50%
ND State House 46 Kathy Hawken Republican 100%
ND State House 47 George Keiser Republican 88%
ND State Senate 2 John Andrist Republican 100%
ND State Senate 4 John Warner Democratic-NPL 38%
ND State Senate 6 David O'Connell Democratic-NPL 50%
ND State Senate 8 Layton Freborg Republican 88%
ND State Senate 11 Tim Mathern Democratic-NPL 33%
ND State Senate 12 Dave Nething Republican 100%
ND State Senate 13 Judy Lee Republican 100%
ND State Senate 14 Jerry Klein Republican 100%
ND State Senate 17 Ray Holmberg Republican 100%
ND State Senate 21 Carolyn Nelson Democratic-NPL 38%
ND State Senate 24 Larry Robinson Democratic-NPL 63%
ND State Senate 29 Terry Wanzek Republican 100%
ND State Senate 30 Ron Carlisle Republican 100%
ND State Senate 34 Dwight Cook Republican 88%
ND State Senate 37 Rich Wardner Republican 100%
ND State Senate 39 Bill Bowman Republican 67%
ND State Senate 40 Karen Krebsbach Republican 100%
ND State Senate 41 Tony Grindberg Republican 100%
ND State Senate 47 Ralph Kilzer Republican 88%
ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Republican 75%
ND Public Service Commissioner Randel Christmann Republican 100%
ND Commissioner At-Large Merle Boucher Democratic-NPL 29%
Ole Aarsvold 43%
Charles Axtman 100%
Rick Berg 100%
LeRoy Bernstein 100%
James Boehm 100%
Grant Brown 75%
Thomas Brusegaard 100%
Rex Byerly 100%
Mike Callahan 38%
Linda Christenson 25%
Chris Christopherson 100%
James Oliver Coats 38%
Duane Lee DeKrey 71%
Judy DeMers 38%
John Dorso 100%
April Fairfield 38%
Tom Fischer 100%
Pat Galvin 88%
Gereld Gerntholz 88%
William Gorder 67%
Albert Grosz 100%
Howard Grumbo 38%
Pam Gulleson 29%
G. Jane Gunter 100%
Lyle Hanson 50%
Roy Hausauer 86%
Joel Curtis Heitkamp 29%
Dale Henegar 100%
Robert Huether 63%
Leonard Jacobs 100%
Roxanne Jensen 88%
Connie Johnsen 100%
RaeAnn Kelsch 88%
James Kerzman 25%
Meyer Kinnoin 75%
Aaron Krauter 38%
Edroy Kringstad 100%
Kenneth Kroeplin 43%
Richard Kunkel 88%
Les LaFountain 38%
Elroy Lindaas 25%
Evan Lips 100%
Ed Lloyd 67%
John Mahoney 43%
Stacey Mickelson 100%
Paul Murphy 75%
Duane Mutch 100%
Marv Mutzenberger 38%
L.L. Naaden 100%
Donna Nalewaja 100%
Gary Nelson 100%
Eugene Nicholas 86%
Ronald Nichols 63%
Carol Niemeier 38%
Darrell Nottestad 88%
Bill Oban 29%
Alice Olson 88%
James Alan Poolman 100%
Clara Sue Price 88%
Rolland Redlin 75%
Dennis Renner 88%
Earl Rennerfeldt 80%
Wanda Rose 38%
Leland Sabby 88%
Harvey Sand 100%
Sally Sandvig 25%
Arlo Schmidt 50%
Randy Schobinger 100%
Kenneth Solberg 88%
Al Soukup 100%
Rod St. Aubyn 88%
Allan Stenehjem 100%
Bob Stenehjem 100%
Ken Svedjan 100%
Gerald Orlando Sveen 100%
Harvey Tallackson 50%
Russell Thane 88%
Lynn Thompson 75%
Vern Thompson 43%
Laurel Thoreson 88%
Elwood Thorpe 25%
Mike Timm 100%
Ben Tollefson 86%
Steven Tomac 50%
James Torgeson 88%
John Traynor 83%
Herbert Urlacher 100%
Francis Wald 100%
Amy N Kliniske Warnke 100%
Darlene Watne 88%
Janet Wentz 63%
Gerry Wilkie 63%
Daniel Wogsland 38%
Jim Yockim 43%

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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