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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Education Association-Montana Federation of Teachers

2009 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State House 1 Gerald Bennett Republican 0%
MT State House 5 Keith Regier Republican 10%
MT State House 9 Scott Reichner Republican 18%
MT State House 10 Mark Blasdel Republican 10%
MT State House 13 Pat Ingraham Republican 0%
MT State House 15 Forrestina Calf Boss Ribs Democratic 100%
MT State House 18 Jesse O'Hara Republican 58%
MT State House 23 Carlie Boland Democratic 100%
MT State House 24 Brian Hoven Republican 64%
MT State House 26 Robert Mehlhoff Democratic 100%
MT State House 28 Roy Hollandsworth Republican 70%
MT State House 34 Wendy Warburton Republican 20%
MT State House 39 Lee Randall Republican 0%
MT State House 40 Bill McChesney Democratic 100%
MT State House 42 Carolyn Pease-Lopez Democratic 100%
MT State House 43 Duane Ankney Republican 70%
MT State House 45 Tom Berry Republican 70%
MT State House 54 Margie MacDonald Democratic 100%
MT State House 55 Cary Smith Republican 0%
MT State House 58 Krayton Kerns Republican 0%
MT State House 60 David Howard Republican 11%
MT State House 63 Franke Wilmer Democratic 89%
MT State House 66 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic 100%
MT State House 67 Gordon Vance Republican 0%
MT State House 69 Ted Washburn Republican 11%
MT State House 72 Jeffrey Welborn Republican 55%
MT State House 73 Pat Noonan Democratic 100%
MT State House 75 Edith McClafferty Democratic 100%
MT State House 79 Chuck Hunter Democratic 100%
MT State House 81 Galen Hollenbaugh Democratic 100%
MT State House 84 Mike Miller Republican 0%
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 40%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 21%
MT State Senate 3 Bruce Tutvedt Republican 36%
MT State Senate 4 Jon Sonju Republican 14%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 0%
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 7%
MT State Senate 8 Shannon Augare Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 36%
MT State Senate 10 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 11 Anders Blewett Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 12 Mitch Tropila Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 14 Llewelyn Jones Republican 70%
MT State Senate 15 Jim Peterson Republican 18%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 81%
MT State Senate 18 John Brenden Republican 0%
MT State Senate 21 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic 91%
MT State Senate 22 Taylor Brown Republican 36%
MT State Senate 25 Kendall Van Dyk Democratic 85%
MT State Senate 26 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 27 Elsie Arntzen Republican 55%
MT State Senate 28 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 8%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 33 Mike Phillips Democratic 83%
MT State Senate 34 Scott Sales Republican 0%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 18%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 90%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 39 Terry Murphy Republican 73%
MT State Senate 40 Mary Caferro Democratic 85%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 45%
MT State Senate 46 Sue Malek Democratic 89%
MT State Senate 47 Dick Barrett Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 20%
MT State Senate 50 Clifford Larsen Democratic 100%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 100%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 5%
Keith Bales 9%
Joe Balyeat 0%
Gregory Barkus 9%
Russell Bean 16%
Paul Beck 100%
William Beck, Sr. 18%
Arlene Becker 100%
Tony Belcourt 92%
Bob Bergren 100%
Jerry Black 27%
Joel Boniek 0%
Gary Branae 100%
Roy Brown 8%
John Brueggeman 64%
Edward Butcher 10%
Margarett Campbell 100%
Jill Cohenour 100%
Mike Cooney 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 18%
Sue Dickenson 100%
Robert Ebinger, Jr. 100%
Ron Erickson 100%
John Esp 9%
John Fleming 100%
Julie French 90%
Tim Furey 100%
Steven Gallus 100%
Kelly Gebhardt 9%
Dennis Getz 90%
Kim Gillan 100%
William Glaser 80%
Wanda Grinde 100%
Robin Hamilton 100%
Betsy Hands 85%
Kenneth Hansen 100%
Ray Hawk 10%
Robert Hawks 100%
Gordon Hendrick 15%
Teresa Henry 100%
Dennis Himmelberger 31%
Cynthia Hiner 89%
Greg Hinkle 0%
Mike Jopek 100%
Carol Juneau 100%
Dave Kasten 0%
Harry Klock 64%
Deborah Kottel 100%
Richard Laible 30%
Jesse Laslovich 100%
Gary MacLaren 31%
Dave McAlpin 100%
Daniel McGee 0%
Tom McGillvray 0%
Walter McNutt 70%
Mike Menahan 100%
Scott Mendenhall 10%
Mike Milburn 18%
Michael More 0%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 20%
Lynda Moss 100%
Art Noonan 100%
Bill Nooney 60%
Gary Perry 27%
Kenneth Peterson 10%
Michele Reinhart 100%
Donald Roberts 50%
J. Roundstone 100%
Diane Sands 100%
Trudi Schmidt 100%
Jim Shockley 0%
Wayne Stahl 0%
Cheryl Steenson 100%
Donald Steinbeisser 25%
Ronald Stoker 20%
Robert Story, Jr. 9%
Joseph Tropila 91%
Bob Wagner 0%
Carol Williams 100%
Bill Wilson 100%
Brady Wiseman 100%
Ryan Zinke 73%

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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