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Rating Group: Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota

2006 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Ellen Anderson 100%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
MN State Senate 44 Terri Bonoff Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Tarryl Clark 100%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Denise Dittrich 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Matt Entenza 100%
Leo Foley 100%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Mindy Greiling 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Larry Haws 100%
MN Commissioner 2 Linda Higgins 100%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Bill Hilty 100%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
John Hottinger 100%
Thomas Huntley 100%
Mike Jaros 100%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Dan Larson 100%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Becky Lourey 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Sharon Marko 100%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Mee Moua 100%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Michael Paymar 100%
Aaron Peterson 100%
Sandra Peterson 100%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Prettner Solon 100%
Jane Ranum 100%
Maria Ruud 100%
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Secretary of State Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
MN Mayor At-Large Nora Slawik 100%
Cy Thao 100%
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Neva Walker 100%
Patti Fritz 91%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
Ruth Johnson 91%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
Bernard Lieder 91%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
Frank Moe 91%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
Linda Berglin 90%
Gary Kubly 90%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
Dean Elton Johnson 89%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
Jim Abeler II 82%
Ray Cox 82%
John Dorn 82%
Brita Sailer 82%
Ron Abrams 80%
Linda Scheid 80%
James Vickerman 80%
Sheila Kiscaden 78%
Steve Murphy 78%
Larry Hosch 73%
Mary Otremba 73%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
Loren Solberg 73%
William Belanger, Jr. 70%
Thomas Neuville 70%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
Keith Langseth 67%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
Anthony Sertich 64%
Kathy Tingelstad 64%
Andy Welti 64%
Stephen Dille 63%
Dennis Frederickson 60%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
Mike McGinn 60%
Geoff Michel 60%
MN State Senate 32 Sean Nienow Republican 60%
Dallas Sams 60%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 56%
Gen Olson 56%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 56%
David Dill 55%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
Doug Meslow 55%
Dennis Ozment 55%
Char Samuelson 55%
Steve Smith 55%
Irv Anderson 50%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 50%
MN Commissioner 7 Chris Gerlach Republican 50%
Michael Jungbauer 50%
Patricia Pariseau 50%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 50%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Lloyd Cybart 45%
Robert Eastlund 45%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 45%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 45%
Duke Powell 45%
MN Commissioner 4 Tom Rukavina 45%
Barbara Sykora 45%
Claire Robling 44%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 44%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 43%
Richard Day 40%
Dan Dorman 40%
Brad Finstad 40%
Paul Koering 40%
Cal Larson 40%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 40%
Madelyn Reiter 40%
Betsy Wergin 40%
MN Commissioner 3 Michael Beard 36%
Greg Blaine 36%
Francis Bradley 36%
Laura Brod 36%
Mike Charron 36%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 36%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 36%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 36%
Chris DeLaForest 36%
Randy Demmer 36%
Jerry Dempsey 36%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 36%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 36%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 36%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 36%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 36%
Larry Howes 36%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson 36%
Al Juhnke 36%
Paul Kohls 36%
Peter Nelson 36%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 36%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 36%
Maxine Penas 36%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 36%
Neil Peterson 36%
Dean Simpson 36%
Lynn Wardlow 36%
Andrew Westerberg 36%
Tim Wilkin 36%
Kurt Zellers 36%
Michele Bachmann 33%
Amy Koch 33%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 30%
Debbie Johnson 30%
Bob Kierlin 30%
Brian LeClair 30%
Doug Magnus 29%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 27%
MN State House 14B Jim Knoblach Republican 27%
Philip Krinkie 27%
Morrie Lanning 27%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
Connie Ruth 27%
Marty Seifert 27%
Daniel Severson 27%
Steven Sviggum 27%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 27%
Ray Vandeveer 27%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 27%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 25%
Mark Olson 20%
Mark Buesgens 18%
MN U.S. House 6 Tom Emmer Republican 18%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 18%
Bud Heidgerken 18%
Karen Klinzing 18%

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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