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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 U.S. House At-Large Ryan Zinke Republican 73%
MT State House 1 Gerald Bennett Republican 0%
MT State House 4 Keith Regier Republican 10%
MT State House 22 Robert Mehlhoff Democratic 100%
MT State House 26 Mitch Tropila Democratic 100%
MT State House 27 Roy Hollandsworth Republican 70%
MT State House 37 Lee Randall Republican 0%
MT State House 40 Tom Berry Republican 70%
MT State House 42 Carolyn Pease-Lopez Democratic 100%
MT State House 51 Margie MacDonald Democratic 100%
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 8%
MT State House 72 Jeffrey Welborn Republican 55%
MT State House 73 Edith McClafferty Democratic 100%
MT State House 74 Pat Noonan Democratic 100%
MT State House 80 Mike Miller Republican 0%
MT State House 83 Chuck Hunter 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 Mark Blasdel Republican 10%
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 7%
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican 70%
MT State Senate 10 Rick Ripley Republican 36%
MT State Senate 13 Brian Hoven Republican 64%
MT State Senate 15 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 81%
MT State Senate 17 John Brenden Republican 0%
MT State Senate 20 Duane Ankney Republican 70%
MT State Senate 21 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic 91%
MT State Senate 25 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 26 Elsie Arntzen Republican 55%
MT State Senate 27 Cary Smith Republican 0%
MT State Senate 28 Taylor Brown Republican 36%
MT State Senate 29 David Howard Republican 11%
MT State Senate 31 Mike Phillips Democratic 83%
MT State Senate 33 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 34 Gordon Vance Republican 0%
MT State Senate 35 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 40 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic 85%
MT State Senate 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 45 Dick Barrett Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 46 Sue Malek Democratic 89%
MT State Senate 47 Clifford Larsen Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 49 Diane Sands Democratic 100%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 100%
MT Commissioner 1 Ray Hawk 10%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake 5%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 5%
Shannon Augare 100%
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%
Anders Blewett 100%
Carlie Boland 100%
Joel Boniek 0%
Gary Branae 100%
Roy Brown 8%
John Brueggeman 64%
Edward Butcher 10%
Forrestina Calf Boss Ribs 100%
Margarett Campbell 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%
Robert Hawks 100%
Gordon Hendrick 15%
Teresa Henry 100%
Dennis Himmelberger 31%
Cynthia Hiner 89%
Greg Hinkle 0%
Galen Hollenbaugh 100%
Pat Ingraham 0%
Verdell Jackson 0%
Larry Jent 100%
Mike Jopek 100%
Carol Juneau 100%
Dave Kasten 0%
Krayton Kerns 0%
Harry Klock 64%
Deborah Kottel 100%
Richard Laible 30%
Jesse Laslovich 100%
Dave Lewis 45%
Gary MacLaren 31%
Dave McAlpin 100%
Bill McChesney 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%
Terry Murphy 73%
Art Noonan 100%
Bill Nooney 60%
Jesse O'Hara 58%
Gary Perry 27%
Jim Peterson 18%
Kenneth Peterson 10%
Scott Reichner 18%
Michele Reinhart 100%
Donald Roberts 50%
J. Roundstone 100%
Trudi Schmidt 100%
Jim Shockley 0%
Jon Sonju 14%
Carolyn Squires 100%
Wayne Stahl 0%
Cheryl Steenson 100%
Donald Steinbeisser 25%
Ronald Stoker 20%
Robert Story, Jr. 9%
Joseph Tropila 91%
Kendall Van Dyk 85%
Bob Wagner 0%
David Wanzenried 20%
Wendy Warburton 20%
Ted Washburn 11%
Carol Williams 100%
Franke Wilmer 89%
Bill Wilson 100%
Brady Wiseman 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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