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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Conservation Minnesota

2007 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 40
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 40
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 20
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 50
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 30
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 40
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 70
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 10
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 20
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 20
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 50
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 20
MN State House 39A Robert Dettmer Republican 20
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 50
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 40
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 60
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 20
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 0
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 40
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler 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 100
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
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 57
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 57
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 40
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 86
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70
MN State Senate 19 Kathy Sheran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 86
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 86
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 57
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 43
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 43
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71
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 71
Ellen Anderson 100
Linda Berglin 100
John Berns 50
Donald Betzold 86
Karla Bigham 100
Laura Brod 30
Robin Brown 90
Mark Buesgens 0
Julie Bunn 80
Satveer Chaudhary 86
Tarryl Clark 100
Richard Day 71
Chris DeLaForest 10
Randy Demmer 50
Stephen Dille 57
Denise Dittrich 80
John Doll 86
Willie Dominguez 100
Al Doty 80
Robert Eastlund 20
Tom Emmer 0
Sharon Erickson Ropes 86
Brad Finstad 10
Leo Foley 100
Dennis Frederickson 100
Paul Gardner 90
Chris Gerlach 43
Joseph Gimse 100
Steve Gottwalt 20
Mindy Greiling 90
Larry Haws 90
Bud Heidgerken 50
Linda Higgins 100
Bill Hilty 80
Larry Hosch 70
Larry Howes 50
Mike Jaros 90
Debbie Johnson 57
Al Juhnke 80
Michael Jungbauer 86
Jeremy Kalin 80
Margaret Kelliher 100
Katherine Knuth 100
Amy Koch 71
Paul Koering 57
Paul Kohls 10
Scott Kranz 70
Gary Kubly 100
Keith Langseth 71
Morrie Lanning 60
Dan Larson 86
Bernard Lieder 100
Ann Lynch 86
Shelley Madore 100
Doug Magnus 40
Carol McFarlane 60
Geoff Michel 86
Frank Moe 100
Terence Morrow 90
Mee Moua 100
Steve Murphy 71
Thomas Neuville 43
David Olin 70
Rick Olseen 86
Gen Olson 86
Mark Olson 0
Mary Olson 100
Mary Otremba 60
Dennis Ozment 70
Patricia Pariseau 71
Aaron Peterson 100
Neil Peterson 70
Sandra Peterson 100
Lawrence Pogemiller 100
Claire Robling 86
Tom Rukavina 50
Sandy Rummel 86
Connie Ruth 30
Maria Ruud 90
Brita Sailer 80
Kathy Saltzman 86
Linda Scheid 100
Marty Seifert 20
Anthony Sertich 80
Daniel Severson 30
Ron Shimanski 20
Dean Simpson 40
Dan Skogen 86
Nora Slawik 100
Steve Smith 60
Loren Solberg 80
Steven Sviggum 10
Marsha Swails 90
Cy Thao 90
Tom Tillberry 80
Kathy Tingelstad 80
Ken Tschumper 90
Ray Vandeveer 29
James Vickerman 100
Neva Walker 100
Lynn Wardlow 50
Andy Welti 80
Betsy Wergin 86

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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