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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alaska State Chamber of Commerce

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK State House 11 Bill Stoltze Republican 80%
AK State House 14 Max Gruenberg, Jr. Democratic 70%
AK State House 18 Les Gara Democratic 44%
AK State House 23 Bob Lynn Republican 90%
AK State House 27 Mike Hawker Republican 100%
AK State House 28 Mike Chenault Republican 80%
AK State House 30 Paul Seaton Republican 100%
AK State House 33 Peggy Wilson Republican 100%
AK State House 38 David Guttenberg Democratic 70%
AK State Senate A John Coghill, Jr. Republican 100%
AK State Senate F Fred Dyson Republican 80%
AK State Senate I Johnny Ellis Democratic 13%
AK State Senate J Hollis French II Democratic 70%
AK State Senate K Lesil McGuire Republican 100%
AK State Senate L Kevin Meyer Republican 90%
AK State Senate Q Bert Stedman Republican 100%
AK State Senate R Gary Stevens Republican 100%
AK State Senate S Lyman Hoffman Democratic 33%
AK State Senate T Donald Olson Democratic 40%
AK Mayor At-Large Reggie Joule Democratic 67%
Tom Anderson 100%
Ethan Berkowitz 50%
Con Bunde 100%
Sharon Cissna 56%
John Cowdery 90%
Harry Crawford, Jr. 60%
Eric Croft 50%
Nancy Dahlstrom 80%
Bettye Davis 25%
Kim Elton 40%
Richard Foster 100%
Carl Gatto 100%
Lyda Green 90%
Gretchen Guess 38%
John Harris 89%
James Holm 100%
Beth Kerttula 60%
Vic Kohring 70%
Pete Kott 100%
Carl Moses 86%
Mary Nelson 75%
Norman Rokeberg 100%
Ralph Samuels 100%
Ralph Seekins 100%
Ben Stevens 90%
Gene Therriault 100%
Thomas Wagoner 80%
Bruce Weyhrauch 90%
Gary Wilken 90%

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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