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Rating Group: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

2007 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 90
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 92
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 92
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 83
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 100
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 83
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 92
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 91
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 91
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 92
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 56
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 75
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 92
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 92
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 92
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 100
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 83
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 92
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 92
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 86
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 92
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 86
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 80
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 86
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 90
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 86
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 86
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 86
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14
Ellen Anderson 14
Linda Berglin 14
John Berns 83
Donald Betzold 14
Karla Bigham 8
Laura Brod 90
Robin Brown 25
Mark Buesgens 92
Julie Bunn 33
Satveer Chaudhary 14
Tarryl Clark 14
Richard Day 86
Chris DeLaForest 92
Randy Demmer 92
Stephen Dille 71
Denise Dittrich 8
John Doll 43
Willie Dominguez 9
Al Doty 0
Robert Eastlund 91
Tom Emmer 92
Sharon Erickson Ropes 14
Brad Finstad 92
Leo Foley 14
Dennis Frederickson 71
Paul Gardner 25
Chris Gerlach 83
Joseph Gimse 71
Steve Gottwalt 91
Mindy Greiling 8
Larry Haws 17
Bud Heidgerken 83
Linda Higgins 17
Bill Hilty 8
Larry Hosch 10
Larry Howes 75
Mike Jaros 8
Debbie Johnson 83
Al Juhnke 17
Michael Jungbauer 71
Jeremy Kalin 17
Margaret Kelliher 8
Katherine Knuth 8
Amy Koch 86
Paul Koering 86
Paul Kohls 83
Scott Kranz 8
Gary Kubly 14
Keith Langseth 14
Morrie Lanning 83
Dan Larson 29
Bernard Lieder 8
Ann Lynch 43
Shelley Madore 8
Doug Magnus 92
Carol McFarlane 92
Geoff Michel 100
Frank Moe 8
Terence Morrow 8
Mee Moua 14
Steve Murphy 14
David Olin 8
Rick Olseen 14
Gen Olson 83
Mark Olson 91
Mary Olson 29
Mary Otremba 25
Dennis Ozment 67
Patricia Pariseau 86
Aaron Peterson 8
Neil Peterson 50
Sandra Peterson 8
Lawrence Pogemiller 14
Claire Robling 86
Tom Rukavina 25
Sandy Rummel 57
Connie Ruth 92
Maria Ruud 33
Brita Sailer 0
Kathy Saltzman 57
Linda Scheid 50
Marty Seifert 92
Anthony Sertich 8
Daniel Severson 92
Ron Shimanski 92
Dean Simpson 92
Dan Skogen 57
Nora Slawik 8
Steve Smith 92
Loren Solberg 8
Marsha Swails 33
Cy Thao 8
Tom Tillberry 8
Kathy Tingelstad 50
Ken Tschumper 8
Ray Vandeveer 86
James Vickerman 14
Neva Walker 9
Lynn Wardlow 90
Andy Welti 33
Betsy Wergin 86
Sandra Wollschlager 17

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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