Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Conservation Minnesota

2005 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 13%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 14%
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 0%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 13%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 0%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 0%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 0%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 0%
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 63%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 0%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 0%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 13%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 13%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 88%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 13%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 38%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 13%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 0%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 25%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 13%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
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 63%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
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 88%
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 75%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
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 13%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 0%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 43%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 0%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 14%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 13%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 17%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 14%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 25%
MN State Senate 32 Sean Nienow Republican 43%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 29%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 29%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 43%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 13%
Ron Abrams 63%
Ellen Anderson 71%
Irv Anderson 25%
William Belanger, Jr. 57%
Linda Berglin 71%
Donald Betzold 57%
Greg Blaine 0%
Francis Bradley 0%
Laura Brod 0%
Mark Buesgens 13%
Mike Charron 13%
Satveer Chaudhary 71%
Ray Cox 75%
Lloyd Cybart 0%
Richard Day 14%
Chris DeLaForest 25%
Randy Demmer 0%
Jerry Dempsey 0%
Stephen Dille 14%
Denise Dittrich 88%
Dan Dorman 0%
John Dorn 63%
Robert Eastlund 0%
Tom Emmer 13%
Matt Entenza 100%
Brad Finstad 0%
Leo Foley 57%
Dennis Frederickson 57%
David Gaither 29%
Chris Gerlach 57%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Bud Heidgerken 0%
Linda Higgins 57%
Bill Hilty 63%
Larry Hosch 25%
John Hottinger 57%
Larry Howes 13%
Mike Jaros 75%
Dean Elton Johnson 43%
Debbie Johnson 14%
Ruth Johnson 75%
Al Juhnke 25%
Michael Jungbauer 29%
Steve Kelley 57%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Bob Kierlin 14%
Sheila Kiscaden 29%
Dave Kleis 29%
Karen Klinzing 13%
Jim Knoblach 0%
Paul Koering 0%
Paul Kohls 13%
Philip Krinkie 13%
Gary Kubly 43%
Keith Langseth 29%
Morrie Lanning 0%
Cal Larson 29%
Dan Larson 75%
Brian LeClair 14%
Bernard Lieder 50%
Becky Lourey 57%
Doug Magnus 0%
Sharon Marko 43%
Mike McGinn 57%
Doug Meslow 50%
Geoff Michel 57%
Frank Moe 38%
Mee Moua 71%
Steve Murphy 29%
Peter Nelson 0%
Thomas Neuville 43%
Gen Olson 43%
Mark Olson 25%
Joe Opatz 75%
Mary Otremba 38%
Mark Ourada 29%
Dennis Ozment 13%
Patricia Pariseau 0%
Maxine Penas 0%
Aaron Peterson 75%
Neil Peterson 13%
Sandra Peterson 88%
Lawrence Pogemiller 57%
Duke Powell 13%
Jane Ranum 57%
Madelyn Reiter 29%
Claire Robling 43%
Tom Rukavina 25%
Connie Ruth 0%
Maria Ruud 88%
Brita Sailer 63%
Dallas Sams 29%
Char Samuelson 13%
Linda Scheid 29%
Marty Seifert 0%
Anthony Sertich 25%
Daniel Severson 0%
Dean Simpson 0%
Wesley Skoglund 57%
Nora Slawik 75%
Steve Smith 13%
Judy Soderstrom 0%
Loren Solberg 25%
Steven Sviggum 0%
Barbara Sykora 13%
Cy Thao 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 38%
Ray Vandeveer 13%
James Vickerman 29%
Neva Walker 100%
Lynn Wardlow 0%
Andy Welti 50%
Betsy Wergin 0%
Andrew Westerberg 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.

Skip to top
Back to top