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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: AFSCME Joint Councils 6, 14, 65, & 96, AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 20%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 0%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 20%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 0%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 20%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 0%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 0%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 0%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 0%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 0%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 20%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 0%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 0%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery 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 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 20%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 0%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 0%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 0%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 0%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 20%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 32 Sean Nienow Republican 0%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 0%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 0%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 0%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
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 100%
MN Auditor Rebecca Otto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 0%
Ron Abrams 20%
Peter Adolphson 0%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 100%
Jeff Anderson 80%
William Belanger, Jr. 0%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 100%
Greg Blaine 0%
Dick Borrell 0%
Lynda Boudreau 0%
Francis Bradley 0%
Laura Brod 40%
Mark Buesgens 0%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
Ray Cox 20%
Richard Day 0%
Chris DeLaForest 0%
Randy Demmer 0%
Jerry Dempsey 0%
Stephen Dille 0%
Dan Dorman 40%
John Dorn 100%
Robert Eastlund 0%
Matt Entenza 100%
Brad Finstad 0%
Leo Foley 100%
Dennis Frederickson 20%
Douglas Fuller 0%
David Gaither 0%
Chris Gerlach 0%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Bill Haas 0%
Elaine Harder 0%
Bud Heidgerken 20%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 100%
John Hottinger 100%
Larry Howes 25%
Carl Jacobson 0%
Mike Jaros 100%
Dean Elton Johnson 100%
Debbie Johnson 0%
Al Juhnke 100%
Michael Jungbauer 0%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 80%
Bob Kierlin 0%
Sheila Kiscaden 25%
Dave Kleis 0%
Karen Klinzing 0%
Jim Knoblach 0%
Paul Koering 0%
Paul Kohls 0%
Philip Krinkie 20%
Gary Kubly 100%
Bill Kuisle 0%
Keith Langseth 100%
Morrie Lanning 0%
Cal Larson 0%
Dan Larson 100%
Brian LeClair 0%
Bernard Lieder 100%
Doug Lindgren 0%
Arlon Lindner 0%
Eric Lipman 0%
Becky Lourey 100%
Doug Magnus 0%
Sharon Marko 100%
Mike McGinn 20%
Doug Meslow 0%
Geoff Michel 0%
Mee Moua 100%
Steve Murphy 100%
Peter Nelson 0%
Thomas Neuville 0%
Stephanie Olsen 20%
Gen Olson 0%
Mark Olson 20%
Joe Opatz 100%
Lynne Osterman 20%
Mary Otremba 100%
Mark Ourada 0%
Dennis Ozment 0%
Patricia Pariseau 0%
Maxine Penas 0%
Aaron Peterson 100%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Duke Powell 0%
Thomas Pugh 100%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 0%
Jim Rhodes 60%
Claire Robling 0%
Tom Rukavina 100%
Connie Ruth 0%
Dallas Sams 100%
Char Samuelson 0%
Linda Scheid 100%
Marty Seifert 0%
Anthony Sertich 100%
Daniel Severson 20%
Dean Simpson 0%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Nora Slawik 100%
Steve Smith 20%
Judy Soderstrom 0%
Loren Solberg 100%
Doug Stang 0%
Steve Strachan 0%
Steven Sviggum 0%
Howard Swenson 0%
Barbara Sykora 0%
Cy Thao 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 0%
Ray Vandeveer 20%
James Vickerman 100%
Neva Walker 100%
Dale Walz 20%
Lynn Wardlow 0%
Scott Wasiluk 100%
Betsy Wergin 0%
Andrew Westerberg 0%
Tim Wilkin 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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