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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Utah Progressive Network Education Fund

1998 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
UT State House 36 Patrice Arent Democratic 94%
UT State House 53 Melvin Brown Republican 60%
UT State Senate 3 Gene Davis Democratic 94%
UT State Senate 6 Wayne Harper Republican 65%
UT State Senate 11 Howard Stephenson Republican 55%
UT State Senate 14 John Valentine Republican 73%
UT State Senate 15 Margaret Dayton Republican 53%
UT State Senate 17 Peter Knudson Republican 65%
UT State Senate 25 Lyle Hillyard Republican 55%
UT Mayor At-Large Ralph Becker 94%
UT Council Member At-Large David Ure Republican 65%
UT Council Member North Craig Buttars Republican 59%
UT Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food Leonard Blackham 47%
Gerry Adair 69%
Jeff Alexander 47%
Brian Allen 60%
Sheryl Allen 80%
Eli Anderson 65%
John Arrington 63%
Loretta Baca 93%
Steve Barth 93%
Lane Beattie 50%
Trisha Beck 88%
Ron Bigelow 80%
Duane Bourdeaux 94%
DeMar Bowman 69%
Afton Bradshaw 93%
Katherine Bryson 59%
Perry Buckner 88%
Judy Ann Buffmire 94%
David Buhler 73%
Don Bush 69%
Mary Carlson 94%
Orville Carnahan 69%
Blake Chard 76%
Gary Cox 94%
Greg Curtis 75%
Marda Dillree 69%
Mike Dmitrich 77%
Beverly Ann Evans 65%
R. Mont Evans 72%
Christine Fox-Finlinson 67%
Lloyd Frandsen 69%
Kevin Garn 67%
David Gladwell 80%
Brent Goodfellow 94%
James Gowans 57%
Thomas Hatch 54%
J. Brent Haymond 69%
Neal Hendrickson 94%
John Hickman 58%
Dave Hogue 59%
Bryan Holladay 69%
John Holmgren 55%
Scott Howell 100%
Joseph Hull 81%
Dennis Iverson 50%
Bradley Johnson 54%
Keele Johnson 63%
David Jones 93%
Lorin Jones 60%
Robert H.M. Killpack 60%
Brad King 82%
Susan Koehn 67%
Patricia Larson 100%
L. Alma Mansell 67%
George Mantes 89%
Ed Mayne 85%
LeRay McAllister 59%
Robert Montgomery 57%
Robert Muhlestein 59%
Joseph Murray 80%
Alarik Myrin 55%
Lowell Allen Nelson 79%
Swen Nielsen 69%
Howard Nielson 68%
Evan Olsen 44%
Loraine Pace 69%
Craig Peterson 57%
Millie Peterson 95%
L. Steven Poulton 53%
Tammy Rowan 63%
Carl Saunders 71%
Jack Seitz 65%
Raymond Short 69%
Richard Siddoway 71%
David Steele 67%
Robert Steiner 100%
Martin Stephens 67%
Nora Thurgood Stephens 59%
Michael Styler 63%
Pete Suazo 85%
John Swallow 63%
Jordan Tanner 88%
Nathan Tanner 68%
Craig Taylor 50%
Daniel Tuttle 87%
A. Lamont Tyler 88%
Michael Waddoups 50%
Richard Walsh 65%
Glenn Way 53%
Blaze Wharton 80%
Bill Wright 60%
David Zolman, Sr. 59%

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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