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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 50%
OR State House 1 Wayne Krieger Republican 0%
OR State House 4 Dennis Richardson Republican 0%
OR State House 11 Phil Barnhart Democratic 80%
OR State House 20 Vicki Berger Republican 33%
OR State House 28 Jeff Barker Democratic 50%
OR State House 33 Mitch Greenlick Democratic 83%
OR State House 41 Carolyn Tomei Democratic 83%
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 17%
OR State House 58 Bob Jenson Republican 0%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 0%
OR State Senate 3 Alan Bates Democratic 50%
OR State Senate 4 Floyd Prozanski, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR State Senate 8 Betsy Close Republican 0%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 100%
OR State Senate 14 Mark Hass Democratic 50%
OR State Senate 15 Bruce Starr Republican 0%
OR State Senate 16 Betsy Johnson Democratic 50%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 50%
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 0%
OR State Senate 21 Diane Rosenbaum Democratic 83%
OR State Senate 25 Laurie Monnes Anderson Democratic 50%
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican 0%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 50%
OR Secretary of State Kate Brown Democratic 100%
OR Commissioner of Labor and Industries Brad Avakian Democratic 75%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 0%
OR Chair of County Board 1 Deborah Kafoury Democratic 83%
OR Councilor Ward 6 Pat Farr 33%
Robert Ackerman 33%
Gordon Anderson 0%
Jason Atkinson 50%
Victor Backlund 0%
Elizabeth Beyer 67%
Roger Beyer 0%
Alan Brown 0%
R. Thomas Butler 0%
Margaret Carter 50%
Billy Dalto 0%
Ryan Deckert 50%
Jackie Dingfelder 100%
Dan Doyle 0%
Joan Dukes 0%
Bill Fisher 50%
Linda Flores 0%
Mary Gallegos 17%
William Garrard 0%
Gary George 100%
George Gilman 0%
Avel Louise Gordly 100%
Lenn Hannon 100%
Gary Hansen 83%
Steven Harper 0%
Elaine Hopson 33%
Dave Hunt 40%
Derrick Kitts 17%
Jeffrey Kropf 0%
Jerry Krummel 0%
John Mabrey 0%
Greg Macpherson 67%
Steve March 100%
Kenneth Messerle 0%
Rick Metsger 100%
Randy Miller 0%
John Minnis 50%
Karen Minnis 0%
William Morrisette 100%
Frank Morse 50%
David Nelson 50%
Donna Nelson 50%
Mary Nolan 80%
Rob Patridge 0%
Charlie Ringo 50%
Michael Schaufler 67%
Wayne Scott 0%
Lane Shetterly 50%
Frank Shields 100%
Patti Smith 33%
Tootie Smith 17%
Charles Starr 0%
Vicki Walker 100%
Bernard Westlund II 50%
Max Williams 17%
Kelley Wirth 100%

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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