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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: 1000 Friends Action Fund

1999 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 81%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 69%
OR State House 58 Bob Jenson Republican 38%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 6%
OR State Senate 4 Floyd Prozanski, Jr. Democratic 94%
OR State Senate 6 Lee Beyer Democratic 48%
OR State Senate 8 Betsy Close Republican 12%
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 33%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 73%
OR State Senate 15 Bruce Starr Republican 7%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 79%
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 47%
OR State Senate 21 Diane Rosenbaum Democratic 88%
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican 12%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 5%
OR Secretary of State Kate Brown Democratic 95%
OR Commissioner At-Large Leslie Lewis 7%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 18%
OR Chair of County Board 1 Deborah Kafoury Democratic 82%
Brady Adams 5%
Jason Atkinson 6%
Victor Backlund 27%
Chris Beck 100%
Roger Beyer 13%
Jo Ann Bowman 88%
Neil Bryant 4%
R. Thomas Butler 18%
Susan Castillo 96%
Tony Corcoran 68%
Ryan Deckert 69%
Gene Derfler 4%
Joan Dukes 75%
Verne Duncan 43%
Randall Edwards 63%
Bill Fisher 5%
Dan Gardner 53%
Gary George 9%
Juley Gianella 6%
Avel Louise Gordly 75%
Lenn Hannon 29%
Gary Hansen 71%
Steven Harper 6%
Thomas Hartung 9%
Jim Hill 13%
Elaine Hopson 47%
Al King 65%
Jeffrey Kropf 12%
Jerry Krummel 6%
Mike Lehman 69%
Randy Leonard 67%
John Lim 25%
Jane Lokan 13%
Kathy Lowe 69%
Lynn Lundquist 13%
Kevin Mannix 6%
Kenneth Messerle 12%
Rick Metsger 54%
Randy Miller 13%
Karen Minnis 14%
Bob Montgomery 12%
William Morrisette 80%
David Nelson 30%
Rob Patridge 7%
Catherine Piercy 88%
Eileen Qutub 4%
Anitra Kitts Rasmussen 94%
Barbara Ross 93%
Marylin Linfoot Shannon 23%
Lane Shetterly 35%
Frank Shields 91%
Mark Simmons 7%
Lynn Snodgrass 8%
Charles Starr 4%
Ken Strobeck 24%
Ron Sunseri 6%
Veral Tarno 4%
Jacqueline Taylor 88%
Terry Thompson 56%
Eugene Timms 5%
Clifford Trow 88%
Judith Uherbelau 71%
Vicki Walker 94%
Larry Wells 63%
Jim Welsh 0%
Bernard Westlund II 6%
Thomas Andrew Wilde 9%
Max Williams 7%
Carl Wilson 13%
William Witt 18%
Mae Yih 45%

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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