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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Conservation Voters

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 71%
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 6%
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 0%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 0%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 0%
MT State Senate 15 Jim Peterson Republican 0%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 0%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 34 Scott Sales Republican 21%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 0%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 71%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 7%
MT State Senate 45 Fred Thomas Republican 0%
MT State Senate 48 Tom Facey Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 100%
MT Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 2 Mike Wheat Non-partisan 94%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 86%
MT Council Member Ward 1 Brent Cromley Democratic 81%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 0%
Joan Andersen 7%
Sherm Anderson 0%
Keith Bales 0%
Norman Ballantyne 71%
Joe Balyeat 15%
Gregory Barkus 6%
Arlene Becker 100%
Bob Bergren 57%
Rodney Bitney 0%
Norma Bixby 100%
Jerry Black 13%
John Bohlinger 69%
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke 0%
Gary Branae 92%
Roy Brown 7%
John Brueggeman 0%
Edward Butcher 13%
Rosalie Buzzas 100%
Terrence Callahan 100%
Eileen Carney 100%
Edith Clark 0%
Paul Clark 100%
John Cobb 81%
Vicki Cocchiarella 69%
Jill Cohenour 93%
Mike Cooney 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 0%
Larry Cyr 93%
Robert DePratu 6%
Ronald Devlin 0%
Sue Dickenson 100%
Tim Dowell 100%
Jon Ellingson 100%
Jim Elliott 88%
Ron Erickson 100%
John Esp 6%
George Loren Everett 0%
Stanley Fisher 0%
Gary Forrester 50%
Eve Franklin 86%
Daniel Clint Fuchs 0%
David Gallik 86%
Steven Gallus 64%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 86%
Kelly Gebhardt 0%
Carol Gibson 100%
Kim Gillan 86%
William Glaser 0%
George Golie 93%
Duane Grimes 6%
Gail Gutsche 100%
Richard Haines 14%
Kenneth Hansen 88%
Dan Harrington 67%
Christopher Kirk Harris 100%
Ray Hawk 0%
Donald Hedges 0%
Daniel Hurwitz 7%
Hal Jacobson 93%
Joey Jayne 100%
Royal Johnson 53%
Carol Juneau 100%
Dave Kasten 7%
Bob Keenan 6%
Sam Kitzenberg 44%
Richard Laible 0%
Carol Lambert 0%
Michael Lange 7%
Jesse Laslovich 79%
Jeff Laszloffy 7%
Bob Lawson 29%
Larry Lehman 0%
Ralph Lenhart 64%
Rick Maedje 0%
Dale Mahlum 19%
Bruce Malcolm 7%
Jeff Mangan 50%
Gary Matthews 21%
Bea McCarthy 60%
Daniel McGee 0%
Joe McKenney 7%
Walter McNutt 6%
Scott Mendenhall 7%
Doug Mood 0%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 0%
John Musgrove 79%
Linda Nelson 50%
Brad Newman 79%
Mark Noennig 36%
Bernie Olson 0%
John Parker 100%
Jeffrey Pattison 7%
Gerald Pease 87%
Gary Perry 6%
Holly Raser 100%
Diane Rice 0%
Donald Roberts 0%
N. Allen Rome 0%
John Ross 7%
Glenn Roush 38%
Brennan Ryan 50%
Don Ryan 88%
Trudi Schmidt 93%
Clarice Schrumpf 0%
Debbie Bowman Shea 31%
Jim Shockley 36%
John Sinrud 0%
Veronica Small-Eastman 93%
Frank Smith 86%
Mike Sprague 19%
Corey Stapleton 0%
Donald Steinbeisser 7%
Ronald Stoker 0%
Emily Stonington 81%
Robert Story, Jr. 6%
Bill Tash 0%
Mike Taylor 0%
William Thomas 0%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 100%
Joseph Tropila 94%
Pat Wagman 0%
Karl Waitschies 0%
Sandy Weiss 100%
Bill Wilson 100%
John Witt 14%
Cindy Younkin 7%
Tom Zook 0%

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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