Rating Group: Montana Chamber of Commerce

2011 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
MT State House-2 Mike Cuffe R 87%
MT State House-8 Steve Lavin R 100%
MT State House-9 Randy Brodehl R 96%
MT State House-11 Derek Skees R 84%
MT State House-18 Rob Cook R 96%
MT State House-23 Bradley Maxon Hamlett D 68%
MT State House-24 Jean Price D 52%
MT State House-26 Mitch Tropila D 23%
MT State House-32 Jonathan Windy Boy D 21%
MT State House-34 Austin Knudsen R 96%
MT State House-37 Lee Randall R 90%
MT State House-42 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy D 12%
MT State House-50 Virginia Court D 47%
MT State House-54 Jeffrey Essmann R 93%
MT State House-67 Tom Burnett R 96%
MT State House-70 Kelly Flynn R 95%
MT State House-73 Jim Keane D 42%
MT State House-77 Kathy Swanson D 57%
MT State House-86 Ron Ehli R 96%
MT State House-88 Edward Greef R 95%
MT State House-91 Bryce Bennett D 42%
MT State Senate-1 Chas Vincent R 100%
MT State Senate-3 Keith Regier R 100%
MT State Senate-4 Mark Blasdel R 92%
MT State Senate-9 Llewelyn Jones R 89%
MT State Senate-10 Steve Fitzpatrick R 100%
MT State Senate-11 Ed Buttrey R 100%
MT State Senate-12 Carlie Boland D 49%
MT State Senate-13 Brian Hoven R 92%
MT State Senate-14 Kristin Hansen R 90%
MT State Senate-15 Ryan Osmundson R 96%
MT State Senate-16 Frank Smith D 51%
MT State Senate-19 Eric Moore R 90%
MT State Senate-20 Duane Ankney R 90%
MT State Senate-22 Douglas Kary R 99%
MT State Senate-24 Mary McNally D 57%
MT State Senate-26 Margie MacDonald D 52%
MT State Senate-27 Cary Smith R 100%
MT State Senate-29 David Howard R 96%
MT State Senate-31 Mike Phillips D 51%
MT State Senate-34 Gordon Vance R 98%
MT State Senate-36 Jeffrey Welborn R 94%
MT State Senate-37 Jon Sesso D 57%
MT State Senate-38 Edith McClafferty D 56%
MT State Senate-39 Gene Vuckovich D 48%
MT State Senate-41 Mary Caferro D 40%
MT State Senate-43 Pat Connell R 100%
MT State Senate-45 Dick Barrett D 38%
MT State Senate-46 Sue Malek D 40%
MT State Senate-47 Dan Salomon R 95%
MT State Senate-49 Diane Sands D 51%
MT State Senate-50 Tom Facey D 37%
MT Auditor Matt Rosendale R 92%
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen R 98%
NA U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke R 92%
Ron Arthun 86%
Shannon Augare 28%
Joe Balyeat 96%
Liz Bangerter 99%
Debby Barrett 90%
William Beck, Sr. 99%
Tony Belcourt 47%
Gerald Bennett 95%
Tom Berry 100%
Anders Blewett 29%
Joanne Blyton 96%
Gary Branae 28%
John Brenden 91%
Taylor Brown 88%
Christy Clark 89%
Robyn Driscoll 58%
Champ Edmunds, Jr. 74%
Ron Erickson 18%
John Esp 99%
Lila Evans 92%
Tim Furey 47%
Steven Gallus 18%
Steve Gibson 96%
Kim Gillan 31%
Alan Hale 74%
Betsy Hands 52%
Bill Harris 91%
Robert Hawks 43%
Gordon Hendrick 98%
Ellie Hill 45%
Cynthia Hiner 68%
Greg Hinkle 91%
Roy Hollandsworth 100%
Galen Hollenbaugh 48%
Chuck Hunter 61%
Rowlie Hutton 95%
Pat Ingraham 92%
Verdell Jackson 93%
Larry Jent 46%
Christine Kaufmann 5%
Dan Kennedy 78%
Krayton Kerns 58%
Harry Klock 100%
James Knox 92%
Bob Lake 100%
Clifford Larsen 29%
Dave Lewis 100%
Cleve Loney 99%
Gary MacLaren 100%
Bill McChesney 68%
Tom McGillvray 98%
Jonathan McNiven 95%
Walter McNutt 97%
Robert Mehlhoff 62%
Mike Menahan 47%
Mike Milburn 96%
Mike Miller 89%
Michael More 70%
Lynda Moss 21%
Carmine Mowbray 96%
Terry Murphy 99%
Pat Noonan 52%
Jesse O'Hara 100%
Alan Olson 99%
Jerry O'Neil 79%
Carolyn Pease-Lopez 47%
Jim Peterson 97%
Kenneth Peterson 83%
Jason Priest 93%
Joe Read 98%
Scott Reichner 100%
Michele Reinhart 47%
Rick Ripley 94%
Donald Roberts 96%
Trudi Schmidt 48%
Jim Shockley 90%
Dan Skattum 88%
Sterling Small 91%
Jon Sonju 97%
Carolyn Squires 52%
Wayne Stahl 98%
Donald Steinbeisser 94%
Janna Taylor 100%
Bruce Tutvedt 98%
Kendall Van Dyk 31%
Bob Wagner 73%
Edward Walker 93%
David Wanzenried 43%
Wendy Warburton 96%
Ted Washburn 96%
Carol Williams 27%
Kathleen Williams 45%
Franke Wilmer 57%
Art Wittich 88%
Max Yates 77%

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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