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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Missouri National Education Association

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 46%
MO Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder Republican 51%
MO Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Ryan McKenna Democratic 100%
MO Commissioner At-Large John Griesheimer Republican 44%
Mark Abel 99%
Charlie Ballard 34%
Rex Barnett 49%
Joan Barry 100%
Linda Bartelsmeyer 46%
Matt Bartle 54%
Roseann Bentley 72%
Sam Berkowitz 75%
Judith Berkstresser 40%
Lanie Black III 51%
Mary Groves Bland 97%
Matt Boatright 31%
Dennis James Bonner 89%
Bill Boucher 91%
Amber Boykins 82%
Joan Bray 84%
Philip Britt 79%
Sharon Sanders Brooks 100%
Gary Burton 42%
Marsha Campbell 82%
Paula Carter 100%
Harold Caskey 87%
Norma Champion 48%
Doyle Childers 93%
Connie Cierpiot 48%
Robert Morrison Clayton III 94%
Shannon Cooper 48%
Larry Crawford 45%
Wayne Crump 94%
Melba Curls 89%
Dahlman Davis 85%
Ronnie DePasco 68%
Jonathan Dolan 51%
Catherine Enz 57%
Ted Farnen 94%
James Michael Foley 96%
Louis Ford 91%
Richard Franklin 91%
Barbara Fraser 93%
James Froelker 51%
Derio Gambaro 97%
Sam Gaskill 43%
Thomas George 100%
Wayne Goode 79%
Charles Graham 93%
William Gratz 79%
Timothy Green 90%
Mary Hagan-Harrell 97%
Mark Hampton 81%
Catherine Hanaway 29%
Timothy Cochran Harlan 100%
Edwin Hartzler 63%
Dan Hegeman 47%
Carl Hendrickson 65%
John Hickey 94%
Robert Hilgemann 93%
Martin Hohulin 20%
Roy Holand 40%
Katherine Hollingsworth 99%
Thomas Hoppe 91%
William Craig Hosmer 90%
Ted Clint House 93%
Kenneth Jacob 82%
Sidney Johnson 92%
Patrick Kelley 60%
Glenda Kelly 82%
Harry Kennedy 98%
William Patrick Kenney 45%
Jerry King 50%
David Klarich 57%
Don Koller 73%
Jim Kreider 94%
Maurice Lawson 85%
Kenneth Legan 56%
David Levin 61%
topher A. Liese 94%
William Carl Linton 20%
Don Lograsso 43%
Beth Long 46%
William Luetkenhaus 96%
Gary Marble 43%
James Mathewson 95%
Bob May 94%
Carol Jean Mays 100%
Denny Merideth III 75%
Ronnie Miller 54%
Ralph Monaco II 84%
Jim Murphy 22%
Peter Myers, Jr. 48%
Patrick Naeger 43%
Charles Nordwald 50%
Patrick O'Connor 100%
Cindy Ostmann 67%
James O'Toole 94%
Francis Overschmidt 91%
Susan Phillips 46%
Chuck Purgason 40%
Edward Quick 74%
Bill Ransdall 79%
Michael Reid 54%
Annie Reinhart 52%
Randall Relford 99%
David Lawrence Reynolds 96%
Mark Richardson 43%
Luann Ridgeway 34%
Henry Rizzo 93%
Estel Boyd Robirds 46%
Larry Rohrbach 59%
Carson Ross 63%
John Russell 85%
May Scheve 82%
John Durbin Schneider 49%
David Schwab 54%
Delbert Scott 48%
John Scott 61%
Patricia Secrest 45%
James Seigfreid 74%
Harold Selby 100%
O.L. Shelton 100%
Charles Shields 60%
Betty Sims 76%
Marvin Singleton 74%
Bill Skaggs 100%
Danny Staples 68%
Sarah Steelman 42%
Stephen Stoll 94%
Chuck Surface 40%
Betty Thompson 89%
Merrill Townley 43%
Joseph Treadway 100%
Charles Quincy Troupe 92%
Tim Van Zandt 97%
Carl Vogel 54%
Wes Wagner 100%
Dan Ward 94%
Morris Westfall 88%
Gary Wiggins 88%
Harry Wiggins 64%
Deleta Williams 90%
Vicky Riback Wilson 93%
Yvonne Wilson 100%
Mark Wright 29%
Anita Yeckel 54%

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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