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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ACLU of Colorado

2009 Positions on Workplace Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
Peter Groff 100
CO State House 3 Daniel Kagan Democratic 100
Bob Bacon 92
Debbie Benefield 92
Betty Boyd 92
CO State Senate 29 Morgan Carroll Democratic 92
Terrance Carroll 92
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 92
Joyce Foster 92
CO Commissioner At-Large Dan Gibbs 92
CO State Senate 18 Rollie Heath II Democratic 92
Evie Hudak 92
CO State House 10 Dickey Lee Hullinghorst Democratic 92
Claire Levy 92
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 92
Sal Pace 92
Chris Romer 92
Brandon Shaffer 92
Abel Tapia 92
Suzanne Williams 92
Jennifer Veiga 91
Paul Weissmann 90
CO State Senate 25 Mary Hodge Democratic 85
Maryanne Keller 85
CO State Senate 26 Linda Newell Democratic 85
Gail Schwartz 85
CO State House 6 Lois Court Democratic 83
Mark Ferrandino 83
Randy Fischer 83
Gwyn Green 83
Joel Judd 83
CO State Senate 14 John Kefalas Democratic 83
CO State Senate 22 Andy Kerr Democratic 83
Jeanne Labuda 83
CO State House 8 Beth McCann Democratic 83
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 83
Cherylin Peniston 83
John Pommer 83
CO State House 33 Dianne Primavera Democratic 83
Joe Rice 83
CO State House 36 Su Ryden Democratic 83
Christine Scanlan 83
Sue Schafer 83
Judy Solano 83
CO State House 62 Ed Vigil Democratic 83
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 82
James Isgar 77
John Morse 77
Dennis Apuan 75
K. Jerry Frangas 75
Karen Middleton 75
Joe Miklosi 75
James Riesberg 75
Sara Gagliardi 73
Kenneth Kester 69
Edward Casso 67
Kathleen Curry 67
Wes McKinley 67
Lois Tochtrop 67
Albert White 62
Thomas Massey, Jr. 58
CO State Senate 6 Ellen Roberts Republican 58
John Soper 58
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 46
Don Marostica 42
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 38
Scott Renfroe 38
Cheri Gerou 33
Joshua Penry 33
Greg Brophy 31
CO State Senate 4 Mark Scheffel Republican 31
Michael May 25
Nancy Spence 25
Kenneth Guy Summers 25
Spencer Swalm 25
Ted Harvey 23
Mike Kopp 23
David Balmer 17
CO State Senate 12 Bill Cadman Republican 17
Frank McNulty 17
Carole Murray 17
CO State House 56 Kevin Priola Republican 17
CO State Senate 1 Jerry Sonnenberg Republican 17
Amy Stephens 17
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 17
Glenn Vaad 17
David Schultheis 15
Shawn Mitchell 14
Cindy Acree 8
CO State Senate 8 Randy Baumgardner Republican 8
Bob Gardner 8
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 8
James Kerr 8
Steven King 8
Marsha Looper 8
B.J. Nikkel 8
CO Commissioner 2 Mark Waller Republican 8
Laura Bradford 0
CO State Senate 9 Kent Lambert Republican 0
Larry Liston 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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