Rating Group: Oregon Education Association

2007 Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues

Issues: Education
State Office Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100
OR U.S. House-1 Suzanne Bonamici Other 100
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 83
OR State House-1 Wayne Krieger R 56
OR State House-4 Dennis Richardson R 56
OR State House-5 Peter Buckley D 100
OR State House-6 Sal Esquivel R 60
OR State House-7 Bruce Hanna R 73
OR State House-8 Paul Holvey D 100
OR State House-11 Phil Barnhart D 100
OR State House-13 Nancy Nathanson D 100
OR State House-15 Andy Olson R 56
OR State House-16 Sara Gelser D 89
OR State House-18 Vic Gilliam R 50
OR State House-19 Kevin Cameron R 64
OR State House-20 Vicki Berger R 67
OR State House-21 Brian Clem D 100
OR State House-22 Betty Komp D 100
OR State House-25 Kim Thatcher R 55
OR State House-27 Tobias Read D 100
OR State House-28 Jeff Barker D 100
OR State House-31 Bradley Witt D 100
OR State House-32 Deborah Boone D 100
OR State House-33 Mitch Greenlick D 100
OR State House-41 Carolyn Tomei D 100
OR State House-44 Tina Kotek D 100
OR State House-53 Gene Whisnant R 78
OR State House-57 Greg Smith R 73
OR State House-58 Bob Jenson R 91
OR State Senate-1 Jeff Kruse R 33
OR State Senate-3 Alan Bates D 100
OR State Senate-4 Floyd Prozanski, Jr. D 100
OR State Senate-5 Arnold Roblan D 100
OR State Senate-7 Chris Edwards D 100
OR State Senate-9 Fred Girod R 64
OR State Senate-10 Jackie Winters R 50
OR State Senate-11 Peter Courtney D 100
OR State Senate-12 Brian Boquist R 89
OR State Senate-13 Larry George R 40
OR State Senate-15 Bruce Starr R 60
OR State Senate-16 Betsy Johnson D 82
OR State Senate-18 Ginny Burdick D 100
OR State Senate-19 Richard Devlin D 100
OR State Senate-21 Diane Rosenbaum D 100
OR State Senate-22 William Shields D 100
OR State Senate-24 Rod Monroe D 100
OR State Senate-25 Laurie Monnes Anderson D 83
OR State Senate-28 Doug Whitsett R 17
OR State Senate-30 Ted Ferrioli R 50
OR Secretary of State Kate Brown D 100
OR Commissioner of Labor and Industries Brad Avakian D 92
OR Commissioner-At-Large Susan Morgan R 63
Jason Atkinson 30
Elizabeth Beyer 100
Roger Beyer 25
Scott Bruun 89
Chuck Burley 75
R. Thomas Butler 44
Ben Cannon 100
Margaret Carter 100
Jean Cowan 90
John Dallum 64
Jackie Dingfelder 100
David Edwards 91
Linda Flores 70
Larry Galizio 100
William Garrard 82
Gary George 36
George Gilman 56
Avel Louise Gordly 89
Dave Hunt 89
Jerry Krummel 60
John Lim 82
Greg Macpherson 100
Ron Maurer 43
Rick Metsger 92
Karen Minnis 63
William Morrisette 92
Frank Morse 67
David Nelson 58
Donna Nelson 55
Mary Nolan 100
Chuck Riley 100
Michael Schaufler 100
Wayne Scott 70
Patti Smith 73
Joanne Verger 91
Vicki Walker 92
Bernard Westlund II 100

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