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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Chamber of Commerce

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State House 1 Gerald Bennett Republican 73%
MT State House 5 Keith Regier Republican 98%
MT State House 9 Scott Reichner Republican 96%
MT State House 10 Mark Blasdel Republican 96%
MT State House 13 Pat Ingraham Republican 98%
MT State House 15 Forrestina Calf Boss Ribs Democratic 21%
MT State House 18 Jesse O'Hara Republican 98%
MT State House 23 Carlie Boland Democratic 20%
MT State House 24 Brian Hoven Republican 85%
MT State House 26 Robert Mehlhoff Democratic 38%
MT State House 28 Roy Hollandsworth Republican 88%
MT State House 34 Wendy Warburton Republican 91%
MT State House 39 Lee Randall Republican 91%
MT State House 40 Bill McChesney Democratic 50%
MT State House 42 Carolyn Pease-Lopez Democratic 30%
MT State House 43 Duane Ankney Republican 98%
MT State House 45 Tom Berry Republican 98%
MT State House 54 Margie MacDonald Democratic 18%
MT State House 55 Cary Smith Republican 96%
MT State House 58 Krayton Kerns Republican 87%
MT State House 60 David Howard Republican 85%
MT State House 63 Franke Wilmer Democratic 12%
MT State House 66 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic 15%
MT State House 67 Gordon Vance Republican 98%
MT State House 69 Ted Washburn Republican 88%
MT State House 72 Jeffrey Welborn Republican 98%
MT State House 73 Pat Noonan Democratic 24%
MT State House 75 Edith McClafferty Democratic 24%
MT State House 79 Chuck Hunter Democratic 58%
MT State House 81 Galen Hollenbaugh Democratic 8%
MT State House 84 Mike Miller Republican 93%
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic 24%
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 100%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 98%
MT State Senate 3 Bruce Tutvedt Republican 100%
MT State Senate 4 Jon Sonju Republican 98%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 100%
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican 96%
MT State Senate 8 Shannon Augare Democratic 31%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 82%
MT State Senate 10 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Democratic 65%
MT State Senate 11 Anders Blewett Democratic 11%
MT State Senate 12 Mitch Tropila Democratic 37%
MT State Senate 14 Llewelyn Jones Republican 100%
MT State Senate 15 Jim Peterson Republican 100%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 48%
MT State Senate 18 John Brenden Republican 97%
MT State Senate 21 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic 29%
MT State Senate 22 Taylor Brown Republican 98%
MT State Senate 25 Kendall Van Dyk Democratic 10%
MT State Senate 26 Robyn Driscoll Democratic 22%
MT State Senate 27 Elsie Arntzen Republican 98%
MT State Senate 28 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 100%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 38%
MT State Senate 33 Mike Phillips Democratic 17%
MT State Senate 34 Scott Sales Republican 95%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 97%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 23%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 41%
MT State Senate 39 Terry Murphy Republican 100%
MT State Senate 40 Mary Caferro Democratic 7%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 98%
MT State Senate 46 Sue Malek Democratic 26%
MT State Senate 47 Dick Barrett Democratic 9%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 21%
MT State Senate 50 Clifford Larsen Democratic 38%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa Democratic 30%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 100%
Keith Bales 100%
Joe Balyeat 98%
Gregory Barkus 100%
Russell Bean 98%
Paul Beck 53%
William Beck, Sr. 100%
Arlene Becker 17%
Tony Belcourt 37%
Bob Bergren 13%
Jerry Black 100%
Joel Boniek 95%
Gary Branae 25%
Roy Brown 100%
John Brueggeman 89%
Edward Butcher 100%
Margarett Campbell 30%
Jill Cohenour 11%
Mike Cooney 24%
Aubyn Curtiss 93%
Sue Dickenson 12%
Robert Ebinger, Jr. 60%
Ron Erickson 8%
John Esp 87%
John Fleming 44%
Julie French 32%
Tim Furey 32%
Steven Gallus 45%
Kelly Gebhardt 94%
Dennis Getz 53%
Kim Gillan 31%
William Glaser 75%
Wanda Grinde 24%
Robin Hamilton 27%
Betsy Hands 17%
Kenneth Hansen 29%
Ray Hawk 85%
Robert Hawks 17%
Gordon Hendrick 98%
Teresa Henry 13%
Dennis Himmelberger 100%
Cynthia Hiner 45%
Greg Hinkle 100%
Mike Jopek 20%
Carol Juneau 15%
Dave Kasten 95%
Harry Klock 98%
Deborah Kottel 27%
Richard Laible 97%
Jesse Laslovich 43%
Gary MacLaren 100%
Dave McAlpin 5%
Daniel McGee 93%
Tom McGillvray 93%
Walter McNutt 100%
Mike Menahan 16%
Scott Mendenhall 100%
Mike Milburn 94%
Michael More 80%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 85%
Lynda Moss 16%
Art Noonan 20%
Bill Nooney 98%
Gary Perry 100%
Kenneth Peterson 64%
Michele Reinhart 12%
Donald Roberts 83%
J. Roundstone 31%
Diane Sands 28%
Trudi Schmidt 21%
Jim Shockley 75%
Wayne Stahl 86%
Cheryl Steenson 65%
Donald Steinbeisser 100%
Ronald Stoker 96%
Robert Story, Jr. 94%
Joseph Tropila 46%
Bob Wagner 83%
Carol Williams 29%
Bill Wilson 29%
Brady Wiseman 30%
Ryan Zinke 92%

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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