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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Association of Professional Employees

2004 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 40%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 10%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 40%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 40%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 40%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 20%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 40%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 20%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 40%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
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 20%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 30%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 20%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 30%
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 80%
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 90%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 20%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 20%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 30%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 20%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Auditor Rebecca Otto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 20%
Ron Abrams 40%
Peter Adolphson 0%
Irv Anderson 100%
Jeff Anderson 70%
Len Biernat 70%
Greg Blaine 20%
Dick Borrell 20%
Lynda Boudreau 40%
Francis Bradley 20%
Laura Brod 20%
Mark Buesgens 30%
Ray Cox 30%
Chris DeLaForest 20%
Randy Demmer 20%
Jerry Dempsey 40%
Dan Dorman 40%
John Dorn 100%
Robert Eastlund 20%
Matt Entenza 100%
Brad Finstad 20%
Douglas Fuller 30%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Bill Haas 20%
Elaine Harder 30%
Bud Heidgerken 30%
Bill Hilty 100%
Larry Howes 80%
Carl Jacobson 20%
Mike Jaros 100%
Al Juhnke 100%
Karen Klinzing 20%
Jim Knoblach 20%
Paul Kohls 20%
Philip Krinkie 30%
Bill Kuisle 20%
Morrie Lanning 30%
Dan Larson 80%
Bernard Lieder 100%
Doug Lindgren 30%
Arlon Lindner 20%
Eric Lipman 20%
Doug Magnus 20%
Doug Meslow 50%
Peter Nelson 20%
Stephanie Olsen 20%
Mark Olson 30%
Joe Opatz 80%
Lynne Osterman 50%
Mary Otremba 100%
Dennis Ozment 40%
Maxine Penas 20%
Aaron Peterson 90%
Duke Powell 20%
Thomas Pugh 100%
Jim Rhodes 90%
Tom Rukavina 100%
Connie Ruth 30%
Char Samuelson 30%
Marty Seifert 20%
Anthony Sertich 100%
Daniel Severson 0%
Dean Simpson 20%
Nora Slawik 100%
Steve Smith 80%
Judy Soderstrom 20%
Loren Solberg 100%
Doug Stang 20%
Steve Strachan 40%
Steven Sviggum 20%
Howard Swenson 30%
Barbara Sykora 20%
Cy Thao 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 50%
Ray Vandeveer 30%
Neva Walker 100%
Dale Walz 30%
Lynn Wardlow 20%
Scott Wasiluk 100%
Andrew Westerberg 20%
Tim Wilkin 20%

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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