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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 13%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 20%
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 13%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 13%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 13%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 63%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 13%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 13%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 25%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 14%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
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 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 13%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 33%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 13%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 33%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 13%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 13%
Ron Abrams 25%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 86%
William Belanger, Jr. 17%
Charles Berg 0%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 100%
Dave Bishop 25%
Lynda Boudreau 13%
Francis Bradley 13%
Mark Buesgens 13%
George Cassell 13%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
James Clark 13%
Roxann Daggett 13%
Andy Dawkins 100%
Richard Day 17%
Steve Dehler 25%
Jerry Dempsey 25%
Stephen Dille 50%
Dan Dorman 13%
John Dorn 100%
Robert Eastlund 13%
Matt Entenza 100%
Geri Evans 100%
Tim Finseth 13%
Leo Foley 100%
Betty Folliard 100%
Chuck Fowler 50%
Dennis Frederickson 50%
Douglas Fuller 13%
Chris Gerlach 13%
Mark Gleason 100%
Kevin Goodno 14%
Gregory Gray 100%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Bill Haas 13%
Elaine Harder 13%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 100%
Mark Holsten 13%
John Hottinger 100%
Larry Howes 25%
Carl Jacobson 13%
Mike Jaros 100%
Loren Jennings 88%
David Johnson 100%
Dean Elton Johnson 100%
Debbie Johnson 17%
Douglas Johnson 83%
Ruth Johnson 100%
John Jordan 33%
Al Juhnke 71%
Henry Kalis 88%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Randy Kelly 100%
Tony Kielkucki 13%
Bob Kierlin 0%
Anthony Kinkel 83%
Sheila Kiscaden 75%
Dave Kleis 50%
Jim Knoblach 13%
David Knutson 33%
Luanne Koskinen 100%
Jane Krentz 100%
Philip Krinkie 25%
Gary Kubly 88%
Bill Kuisle 13%
Keith Langseth 50%
Cal Larson 17%
Dan Larson 75%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 100%
Peggy Leppik 38%
Arlene Lesewski 60%
Bob Lessard 40%
Bernard Lieder 88%
Arlon Lindner 13%
Eric Lipman 13%
Becky Lourey 100%
Darlene Luther 75%
Harry Mares 13%
Sharon Marko 88%
Dan McElroy 13%
Mary Jo McGuire 100%
Bob Milbert 86%
Roger Moe 100%
Carol Molnau 13%
Mee Moua 100%
Richard Mulder 13%
Steve Murphy 100%
Robert Ness 14%
Thomas Neuville 50%
Edward Oliver 33%
Gen Olson 33%
Mark Olson 25%
Joe Opatz 100%
Myron Orfield 100%
Mike Osskopp 25%
Tom Osthoff 88%
Mary Otremba 75%
Mark Ourada 25%
Dennis Ozment 13%
Patricia Pariseau 33%
Tim Pawlenty 13%
Maxine Penas 13%
Doug Peterson 75%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Leonard Price 100%
Thomas Pugh 100%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 0%
Jim Rhodes 38%
Michelle Rifenberg 13%
Twyla Ring 100%
Martha Robertson 67%
Claire Robling 40%
Tom Rukavina 88%
Connie Ruth 13%
Julie Ann Sabo 100%
Dallas Sams 67%
Don Samuelson 67%
Kenric Scheevel 33%
Linda Scheid 100%
Leslie Schumacher 75%
Grace Stabell Schwab 20%
Alice Seagren 13%
Marty Seifert 13%
Anthony Sertich 88%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Nora Slawik 75%
Steve Smith 25%
Loren Solberg 100%
Richard Stanek 13%
Doug Stang 13%
Dan Stevens 0%
Steven Sviggum 13%
Dale Swapinski 100%
Howard Swenson 13%
Barbara Sykora 13%
Roy Terwilliger 80%
Mark Thompson 75%
Kathy Tingelstad 13%
John Tuma 13%
Ray Vandeveer 13%
James Vickerman 67%
Neva Walker 100%
Dale Walz 13%
Scott Wasiluk 88%
Stephen Wenzel 75%
Andrew Westerberg 50%
Deanna Wiener 100%

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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