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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: North Dakota AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Bill Amerman 100%
Dennis Bercier 100%
ND Commissioner At-Large Merle Boucher 100%
Linda Christenson 100%
ND State House 43 Lois Delmore Democratic-NPL 100%
Michael Every 100%
April Fairfield 100%
Eliot Glassheim 100%
Pam Gulleson 100%
Joel Curtis Heitkamp 100%
Bob Hunskor 100%
Scot Kelsh 100%
Aaron Krauter 100%
Elroy Lindaas 100%
ND State Senate 11 Tim Mathern Democratic-NPL 100%
Ralph Metcalf 100%
ND State Senate 21 Carolyn Nelson Democratic-NPL 100%
David O'Connell 100%
Kenton Onstad 100%
Michael Polovitz 100%
ND State Senate 24 Larry Robinson Democratic-NPL 100%
Sally Sandvig 100%
Arlo Schmidt 100%
Elwood Thorpe 100%
John Warner 100%
Clark Williams 100%
Lonny Winrich 100%
Ryan Taylor 92%
Ronald Nichols 91%
Ole Aarsvold 88%
Lyle Hanson 88%
Joe Kroeber 88%
Phillip Mueller 88%
Carol Niemeier 88%
Louise Potter 88%
Dorvan Solberg 88%
Steven Zaiser 88%
Mary Ekstrom 86%
Rod Froelich 86%
James Kerzman 86%
Tom Seymour 83%
Harvey Tallackson 83%
ND State House 9 Tracy Boe Democratic-NPL 75%
Bruce Eckre 63%
ND State House 3 Andrew Maragos Republican 63%
ND State House 14 Jon Nelson Republican 57%
Wesley Belter 50%
Thomas Brusegaard 50%
ND State House 23 Bill Devlin Republican 50%
C.B. Haas 50%
Darrell Nottestad 50%
Earl Rennerfeldt 50%
Dale Severson 50%
ND State House 38 Larry Bellew Republican 43%
Frank Klein 43%
Ken Svedjan 43%
Janet Wentz 43%
ND State Senate 34 Dwight Cook Republican 42%
Dave Nething 42%
John Syverson 42%
Rick Berg 38%
LeRoy Bernstein 38%
ND State House 27 Randy Boehning Republican 38%
ND State House 41 Al Carlson Republican 38%
Duane Lee DeKrey 38%
Glen Froseth 38%
Pat Galvin 38%
Michael Grosz 38%
Kathy Hawken 38%
ND State House 29 Craig Headland Republican 38%
Ron Iverson 38%
ND State House 15 Dennis Johnson Republican 38%
Nancy Johnson 38%
RaeAnn Kelsch 38%
Joyce Kingsbury 38%
ND State House 33 Gary Kreidt Republican 38%
William Kretschmar 38%
ND State House 35 Bob Martinson Republican 38%
Mike Norland 38%
Vonnie Pietsch 38%
ND State House 29 Chet Pollert Republican 38%
Clara Sue Price 38%
Margaret Sitte 38%
Mike Timm 38%
Gerald Uglem 38%
Francis Wald 38%
Amy N Kliniske Warnke 38%
Ray Wikenheiser 38%
Dwight Wrangham 38%
Duaine Espegard 33%
Layton Freborg 33%
ND State Senate 17 Ray Holmberg Republican 33%
ND State House 40 Randy Schobinger Republican 33%
ND State Senate 28 Robert Erbele Republican 30%
Gil Herbel 29%
ND State House 13 Kim Koppelman Republican 29%
ND State House 14 Robin Weisz Republican 29%
ND State Senate 39 Bill Bowman Republican 25%
Ron Carlisle 25%
Randel Christmann 25%
Byron Clark 25%
ND State House 8 Jeff Delzer Republican 25%
ND State Senate 32 Dick Dever Republican 25%
David Drovdal 25%
ND State House 46 James Kasper Republican 25%
ND State House 47 George Keiser Republican 25%
ND State House 39 Keith Kempenich Republican 25%
ND State Senate 47 Ralph Kilzer Republican 25%
ND State Senate 22 Gary Lee Republican 25%
ND State House 10 David Monson Republican 25%
Eugene Nicholas 25%
ND State House 34 Todd Porter Republican 25%
ND State House 38 Dan Ruby Republican 25%
Robert Skarphol 25%
Bob Stenehjem 25%
Russell Thane 25%
Blair Thoreson 25%
Wayne Tieman 25%
Alon Wieland 25%
Tony Grindberg 22%
John Andrist 18%
Tim Flakoll 18%
ND State Senate 14 Jerry Klein Republican 18%
Herbert Urlacher 18%
Richard Brown 17%
Tom Fischer 17%
ND State Senate 40 Karen Krebsbach Republican 17%
Edroy Kringstad 17%
ND State Senate 13 Judy Lee Republican 17%
Stanley Lyson 17%
Duane Mutch 17%
Ben Tollefson 17%
ND State Senate 37 Rich Wardner Republican 17%
Bette Grande 14%
Mark Dosch 13%
Matthew Klein 13%
ND State House 47 Lawrence Klemin Republican 13%
ND State House 32 Lisa Meier Republican 13%
John Traynor 13%
Dave Weiler 13%
Thomas Trenbeath 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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