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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Association of Professional Employees

2008 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 67
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 5B Tom Anzelc Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 54
MN State House 10A John Ward Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 11B Tim Faust Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 31
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 46
MN State House 19B Kathy Brynaert Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 23
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 54
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 54
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 46
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 25B Kim Norton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 23
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 23
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 38
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 85
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 25
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 31
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 41B Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 38
MN State House 44B John Benson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 33
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 46
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 42
MN State House 56B William Morgan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 23
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 31
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler 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 100
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 64A Erin Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 46
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 15
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85
John Berns 31
Karla Bigham 92
Laura Brod 23
Robin Brown 92
Mark Buesgens 0
Julie Bunn 85
Chris DeLaForest 31
Randy Demmer 54
Denise Dittrich 77
Willie Dominguez 92
Al Doty 77
Robert Eastlund 38
Tom Emmer 0
Brad Finstad 8
Paul Gardner 92
Steve Gottwalt 46
Mindy Greiling 100
Larry Haws 85
Bud Heidgerken 46
Bill Hilty 100
Larry Hosch 92
Larry Howes 75
Mike Jaros 92
Al Juhnke 85
Jeremy Kalin 92
Margaret Kelliher 100
Katherine Knuth 100
Paul Kohls 31
Scott Kranz 90
Morrie Lanning 46
Bernard Lieder 83
Shelley Madore 83
Doug Magnus 46
Carol McFarlane 54
Frank Moe 100
Terence Morrow 92
David Olin 85
Mark Olson 0
Mary Otremba 85
Dennis Ozment 75
Aaron Peterson 92
Neil Peterson 58
Sandra Peterson 85
Tom Rukavina 92
Connie Ruth 54
Maria Ruud 100
Brita Sailer 92
Marty Seifert 46
Anthony Sertich 92
Daniel Severson 54
Ron Shimanski 38
Dean Simpson 38
Nora Slawik 92
Steve Smith 62
Loren Solberg 92
Marsha Swails 92
Cy Thao 100
Tom Tillberry 100
Kathy Tingelstad 85
Ken Tschumper 100
Neva Walker 100
Lynn Wardlow 46
Andy Welti 92
Sandra Wollschlager 85

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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