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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Environmental Information Center

2005 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 80%
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 0%
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic 90%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 10%
MT State Senate 4 Jon Sonju Republican 10%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 0%
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 10%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 10%
MT State Senate 14 Llewelyn Jones Republican 0%
MT State Senate 15 Jim Peterson Republican 0%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 90%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 10%
MT State Senate 26 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 90%
MT State Senate 27 Elsie Arntzen Republican 10%
MT State Senate 28 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 0%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 90%
MT State Senate 34 Scott Sales Republican 10%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 10%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 90%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 40%
MT State Senate 40 Mary Caferro Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 20%
MT State Senate 48 Tom Facey Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 100%
MT Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 2 Mike Wheat Non-partisan 100%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 50%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 90%
MT Council Member Ward 1 Brent Cromley Democratic 100%
MT Public Service Commissioner 3 Roger Koopman Republican 11%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 10%
Joan Andersen 0%
Keith Bales 0%
Joe Balyeat 0%
John Balyeat 0%
Gregory Barkus 0%
Arlene Becker 90%
Bob Bergren 70%
Norma Bixby 90%
Jerry Black 0%
Gary Branae 90%
Roy Brown 10%
John Brueggeman 10%
Edward Butcher 0%
Rosalie Buzzas 100%
Terrence Callahan 90%
Margarett Campbell 80%
Paul Clark 90%
John Cobb 40%
Vicki Cocchiarella 40%
Jill Cohenour 100%
Mike Cooney 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 0%
Sue Dickenson 90%
Tim Dowell 90%
Emelie Kay Eaton 80%
Jon Ellingson 100%
Jim Elliott 90%
John Esp 0%
George Loren Everett 10%
Eve Franklin 90%
Kevin Furey 100%
David Gallik 100%
Steven Gallus 80%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 70%
Kelly Gebhardt 0%
Kim Gillan 80%
William Glaser 10%
George Golie 60%
Duane Grimes 0%
Wanda Grinde 90%
George Groesbeck 80%
Gail Gutsche 100%
Robin Hamilton 100%
Kenneth Hansen 80%
Dan Harrington 90%
Christopher Kirk Harris 100%
Ray Hawk 10%
Robert Hawks 100%
Ralph Heinert, Jr. 10%
Gordon Hendrick 10%
Teresa Henry 100%
Dennis Himmelberger 0%
Cynthia Hiner 90%
Hal Jacobson 100%
Joey Jayne 90%
Bill Jones 10%
Mike Jopek 90%
Carol Juneau 90%
Bob Keenan 0%
Sam Kitzenberg 50%
Harry Klock 11%
Richard Laible 0%
Carol Lambert 0%
Michael Lange 10%
Lane Larson 70%
Jesse Laslovich 89%
Ralph Lenhart 60%
Greg Lind 100%
Gary MacLaren 20%
Rick Maedje 30%
Bruce Malcolm 10%
Jeff Mangan 50%
Gary Matthews 50%
Dave McAlpin 90%
Daniel McGee 0%
Tom McGillvray 10%
Joe McKenney 10%
Walter McNutt 10%
Scott Mendenhall 10%
Mike Milburn 0%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 10%
Lynda Moss 100%
John Musgrove 90%
Mark Noennig 40%
Art Noonan 80%
Bernie Olson 20%
John Parker 90%
Gerald Pease 90%
Gary Perry 0%
Holly Raser 100%
Diane Rice 10%
Donald Roberts 10%
John Ross 0%
Glenn Roush 60%
Don Ryan 70%
Trudi Schmidt 90%
Jim Shockley 20%
John Sinrud 10%
Veronica Small-Eastman 90%
Frank Smith 60%
Wayne Stahl 20%
Corey Stapleton 13%
Donald Steinbeisser 0%
Ronald Stoker 20%
Robert Story, Jr. 0%
Bill Tash 0%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 100%
Joseph Tropila 80%
Pat Wagman 10%
Karl Waitschies 10%
John Ward 10%
Bill Warden 10%
Dan Weinberg 90%
Jack Wells 10%
Carol Williams 100%
Bill Wilson 60%
Jeanne Windham 100%
Brady Wiseman 90%
John Witt 10%

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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