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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 29%
OR State House 58 Bob Jenson Republican 33%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 14%
OR State Senate 4 Floyd Prozanski, Jr. Democratic 86%
OR State Senate 6 Lee Beyer Democratic 86%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 71%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 100%
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 57%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 14%
OR Secretary of State Kate Brown Democratic 100%
OR Commissioner At-Large Leslie Lewis 0%
Brady Adams 0%
Ron Adams 29%
Ken Baker 29%
Chris Beck 100%
Roger Beyer 0%
Jo Ann Bowman 86%
Tom Brian 14%
Neil Bryant 17%
Chuck Carpenter 33%
Margaret Carter 86%
Susan Castillo 100%
Tony Corcoran 71%
Ryan Deckert 43%
Gene Derfler 14%
Joan Dukes 43%
Verne Duncan 14%
Bill Dwyer 100%
Randall Edwards 71%
George Eighmey 100%
Mike Fahey 86%
Bill Fisher 14%
Dan Gardner 100%
Gary George 14%
Avel Louise Gordly 86%
Jeannette Hamby 43%
Lenn Hannon 17%
Steven Harper 0%
Thomas Hartung 33%
Jim Hill 57%
Eldon Johnson 50%
Bryan Johnston 83%
D.E. Jones 0%
Timothy Josi 71%
Bob Kintigh 0%
Mike Lehman 100%
Randy Leonard 83%
John Lim 43%
Jane Lokan 0%
Dennis Luke 0%
Lynn Lundquist 14%
Bill Markham 0%
Kenneth Messerle 0%
Randy Miller 0%
Patricia Milne 0%
John Minnis 0%
Bob Montgomery 14%
David Nelson 14%
Carolyn Oakley 0%
Catherine Piercy 100%
Eileen Qutub 0%
Anitra Kitts Rasmussen 100%
Lonnie Roberts 14%
Barbara Ross 100%
Marylin Linfoot Shannon 0%
Lane Shetterly 17%
Frank Shields 50%
Mark Simmons 0%
Lynn Snodgrass 0%
Larry Sowa 0%
Charles Starr 0%
Ken Strobeck 17%
Shirley Stull 0%
Ron Sunseri 0%
Veral Tarno 14%
Jacqueline Taylor 100%
Terry Thompson 57%
Eugene Timms 14%
Clifford Trow 100%
Judith Uherbelau 100%
Liz VanLeeuwen 0%
John Watt 14%
Larry Wells 0%
Jim Welsh 0%
Bernard Westlund II 29%
Tom Whelan 71%
Thomas Andrew Wilde 86%
Cynthia Wooten 86%
Mae Yih 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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