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Rating Group: Conservation Minnesota

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 20%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 0%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 20%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 10%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 30%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 20%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 20%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 10%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 80%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 50%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 40%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 0%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 10%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 17%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 30%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 0%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 17%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 33%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 40%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 20%
MN State Senate 32 Sean Nienow Republican 33%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 0%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 33%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 17%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Auditor Rebecca Otto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 20%
Ron Abrams 50%
Peter Adolphson 0%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 80%
Jeff Anderson 10%
William Belanger, Jr. 17%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 100%
Greg Blaine 10%
Dick Borrell 10%
Lynda Boudreau 10%
Francis Bradley 10%
Laura Brod 20%
Mark Buesgens 0%
Satveer Chaudhary 83%
Ray Cox 60%
Richard Day 0%
Chris DeLaForest 20%
Randy Demmer 20%
Jerry Dempsey 30%
Stephen Dille 0%
Dan Dorman 40%
John Dorn 70%
Robert Eastlund 10%
Matt Entenza 90%
Brad Finstad 10%
Leo Foley 100%
Dennis Frederickson 67%
Douglas Fuller 0%
David Gaither 17%
Chris Gerlach 20%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Bill Haas 10%
Elaine Harder 10%
Bud Heidgerken 20%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 90%
John Hottinger 67%
Larry Howes 10%
Carl Jacobson 10%
Mike Jaros 90%
Dean Elton Johnson 33%
Debbie Johnson 33%
Al Juhnke 80%
Michael Jungbauer 0%
Steve Kelley 83%
Bob Kierlin 17%
Sheila Kiscaden 50%
Dave Kleis 17%
Karen Klinzing 20%
Jim Knoblach 20%
Paul Koering 0%
Paul Kohls 10%
Philip Krinkie 0%
Gary Kubly 83%
Bill Kuisle 10%
Keith Langseth 33%
Morrie Lanning 20%
Cal Larson 17%
Dan Larson 100%
Brian LeClair 0%
Bernard Lieder 80%
Doug Lindgren 10%
Arlon Lindner 10%
Eric Lipman 20%
Becky Lourey 100%
Doug Magnus 10%
Sharon Marko 50%
Mike McGinn 33%
Doug Meslow 60%
Geoff Michel 17%
Mee Moua 83%
Steve Murphy 17%
Peter Nelson 10%
Thomas Neuville 83%
Stephanie Olsen 20%
Gen Olson 33%
Mark Olson 0%
Joe Opatz 80%
Lynne Osterman 50%
Mary Otremba 20%
Mark Ourada 17%
Dennis Ozment 20%
Patricia Pariseau 17%
Maxine Penas 20%
Aaron Peterson 80%
Lawrence Pogemiller 67%
Duke Powell 10%
Thomas Pugh 80%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 17%
Jim Rhodes 80%
Claire Robling 50%
Tom Rukavina 80%
Connie Ruth 30%
Dallas Sams 33%
Char Samuelson 20%
Linda Scheid 50%
Marty Seifert 20%
Anthony Sertich 80%
Daniel Severson 10%
Dean Simpson 10%
Wesley Skoglund 83%
Nora Slawik 100%
Steve Smith 20%
Judy Soderstrom 20%
Loren Solberg 80%
Doug Stang 10%
Steve Strachan 30%
Steven Sviggum 10%
Howard Swenson 20%
Barbara Sykora 20%
Cy Thao 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 40%
Ray Vandeveer 40%
James Vickerman 33%
Neva Walker 80%
Dale Walz 10%
Lynn Wardlow 10%
Scott Wasiluk 80%
Betsy Wergin 0%
Andrew Westerberg 10%
Tim Wilkin 20%

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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