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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: North Dakota AFL-CIO

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Dennis Bercier 100%
Joel Curtis Heitkamp 100%
ND State House 26 Jerome Kelsh Democratic-NPL 100%
Aaron Krauter 100%
Elroy Lindaas 100%
Deb Mathern 100%
ND State Senate 11 Tim Mathern Democratic-NPL 100%
ND State Senate 21 Carolyn Nelson Democratic-NPL 100%
ND State Senate 6 David O'Connell Democratic-NPL 100%
Steven Tomac 100%
Ole Aarsvold 92%
Audrey Cleary 92%
Carol Niemeier 92%
Lonny Winrich 92%
ND Commissioner At-Large Merle Boucher Democratic-NPL 91%
ND State Senate 24 Larry Robinson Democratic-NPL 89%
Harvey Tallackson 88%
April Fairfield 85%
ND State House 18 Eliot Glassheim Democratic-NPL 85%
Howard Grumbo 85%
Pam Gulleson 85%
ND State House 11 Scot Kelsh Democratic-NPL 85%
Arlo Schmidt 82%
Kenneth Kroeplin 78%
ND State House 43 Lois Delmore Democratic-NPL 77%
Lyle Hanson 77%
James Kerzman 77%
Joe Kroeber 77%
Sally Sandvig 77%
Elwood Thorpe 77%
Doug Lemieux 75%
John Mahoney 75%
ND State House 3 Andrew Maragos Republican 75%
Dorvan Solberg 73%
Robert Huether 70%
Mary Ekstrom 69%
ND State Senate 4 John Warner Democratic-NPL 69%
Meyer Kinnoin 67%
Rod Froelich 64%
Ralph Metcalf 62%
Phillip Mueller 62%
ND State Senate 17 Ray Holmberg Republican 56%
Bruce Eckre 54%
Roxanne Jensen 46%
ND State House 35 Bob Martinson Republican 46%
ND State Senate 34 Dwight Cook Republican 44%
ND State Senate 47 Ralph Kilzer Republican 44%
ND State Senate 14 Jerry Klein Republican 44%
ND State Senate 40 Karen Krebsbach Republican 44%
Edroy Kringstad 44%
ND State Senate 13 Judy Lee Republican 44%
ND State Senate 1 Stanley Lyson Republican 44%
Gary Nelson 44%
Russell Thane 44%
ND State Senate 37 Rich Wardner Republican 44%
ND State Senate 12 Dave Nething Republican 43%
John Traynor 43%
Rachael Disrud 38%
Herbert Urlacher 38%
ND State Senate 2 John Andrist Republican 33%
ND Public Service Commissioner Randel Christmann Republican 33%
ND State Senate 44 Tim Flakoll Republican 33%
ND State Senate 8 Layton Freborg Republican 33%
ND State Senate 41 Tony Grindberg Republican 33%
ND State House 46 Kathy Hawken Republican 33%
Duane Mutch 33%
Randy Schobinger 33%
Bob Stenehjem 33%
Darlene Watne 33%
Darrell Nottestad 31%
Eugene Nicholas 27%
Tom Fischer 25%
ND State House 13 Kim Koppelman Republican 25%
ND State Senate 29 Terry Wanzek Republican 25%
ND State House 22 Wesley Belter Republican 23%
LeRoy Bernstein 23%
James Boehm 23%
Pat Galvin 23%
G. Jane Gunter 23%
C.B. Haas 23%
RaeAnn Kelsch 23%
ND State House 47 Larry Klemin Republican 23%
Dale Severson 23%
Laurel Thoreson 23%
Amy N Kliniske Warnke 23%
ND State Senate 39 Bill Bowman Republican 22%
Kenneth Solberg 22%
Earl Rennerfeldt 18%
ND State House 14 Robin Weisz Republican 18%
Duane Lee DeKrey 17%
ND State House 39 Keith Kempenich Republican 17%
ND State House 10 David Monson Republican 17%
ND State House 29 Chet Pollert Republican 17%
Francis Wald 17%
Ray Wikenheiser 17%
Rick Berg 15%
ND State House 28 Michael Don Brandenburg Republican 15%
Rex Byerly 15%
ND State Senate 30 Ron Carlisle Republican 15%
Byron Clark 15%
ND State House 8 Jeff Delzer Republican 15%
ND State House 23 Bill Devlin Republican 15%
ND State House 39 David Drovdal Republican 15%
ND State House 4 Glen Froseth Republican 15%
ND State House 41 Bette Grande Republican 15%
Michael Grosz 15%
Gil Herbel 15%
ND State House 15 Dennis Johnson Republican 15%
ND State House 37 Nancy Johnson Republican 15%
ND State House 47 George Keiser Republican 15%
ND State House 40 Matthew Klein Republican 15%
Myron Koppang 15%
Ed Lloyd 15%
ND State House 14 Jon Nelson Republican 15%
ND State House 34 Todd Porter Republican 15%
Clara Sue Price 15%
Dennis Renner 15%
Ken Svedjan 15%
ND State House 44 Blair Thoreson Republican 15%
Janet Wentz 15%
Curtis Brekke 8%
Thomas Brusegaard 8%
ND State House 41 Al Carlson Republican 8%
Mike Timm 8%

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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