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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon

2008 Positions on Civil Rights Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 0
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 100
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 0
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic 50
OR State House 1 Wayne Krieger Republican 0
OR State House 5 Peter Buckley Democratic 50
OR State House 6 Sal Esquivel Republican 0
OR State House 8 Paul Holvey Democratic 50
OR State House 11 Phil Barnhart Democratic 100
OR State House 13 Nancy Nathanson Democratic 50
OR State House 15 Andy Olson Republican 0
OR State House 17 Sherrie Sprenger Republican 0
OR State House 18 Vic Gilliam Republican 0
OR State House 21 Brian Clem Democratic 0
OR State House 22 Betty Komp Democratic 0
OR State House 27 Tobias Read Democratic 0
OR State House 28 Jeff Barker Democratic 0
OR State House 31 Bradley Witt Democratic 0
OR State House 32 Deborah Boone Democratic 0
OR State House 33 Mitch Greenlick Democratic 50
OR State House 44 Tina Kotek Democratic 100
OR State House 53 Gene Whisnant Republican 0
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 0
OR State House 59 John Huffman Republican 0
OR State House 60 Cliff Bentz Republican 0
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 50
OR State Senate 3 Alan Bates Democratic 50
OR State Senate 4 Floyd Prozanski, Jr. Democratic 0
OR State Senate 5 Arnold Roblan Democratic 0
OR State Senate 7 Chris Edwards Democratic 0
OR State Senate 8 Sara Gelser Democratic, Working Families 100
OR State Senate 9 Fred Girod Republican 0
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 0
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 0
OR State Senate 12 Brian Boquist Republican 0
OR State Senate 13 Kim Thatcher Republican, Independent, Libertarian 0
OR State Senate 14 Mark Hass Democratic 0
OR State Senate 15 Chuck Riley Democratic 0
OR State Senate 16 Betsy Johnson Democratic 0
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 100
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 0
OR State Senate 21 Diane Rosenbaum Democratic 50
OR State Senate 22 William Shields Democratic 100
OR State Senate 24 Rod Monroe Democratic 50
OR State Senate 25 Laurie Monnes Anderson Democratic 0
OR State Senate 28 Doug Whitsett Republican 50
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 0
OR Commissioner of Labor and Industries Brad Avakian Democratic 50
OR Commissioner At-Large Kevin Cameron Republican 0
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 0
Jason Atkinson 0
Vicki Berger 0
Elizabeth Beyer 0
Scott Bruun 0
Chuck Burley 50
Ben Cannon 100
Margaret Carter 50
Jean Cowan 0
Jackie Dingfelder 50
David Edwards 50
Linda Flores 0
Larry Galizio 0
William Garrard 50
Gary George 50
Larry George 0
George Gilman 50
Avel Louise Gordly 50
Bruce Hanna 0
Dave Hunt 0
Bob Jenson 50
Jerry Krummel 0
John Lim 0
Greg Macpherson 50
Ron Maurer 0
Rick Metsger 50
Karen Minnis 0
William Morrisette 0
Frank Morse 0
David Nelson 0
Donna Nelson 0
Mary Nolan 100
Dennis Richardson 50
Michael Schaufler 0
Wayne Scott 0
Patti Smith 50
Bruce Starr 0
Carolyn Tomei 100
Joanne Verger 0
Vicki Walker 50
Bernard Westlund II 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.

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