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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 26%
MN Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach Republican 33%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 13%
MN State House 14B Jim Knoblach Republican 22%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 9%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 9%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 9%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 9%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 33%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 9%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 30%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 61%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Mayor At-Large Nora Slawik 96%
MN Commissioner 2 Linda Higgins 100%
MN Commissioner 4 Tom Rukavina 70%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 0%
MN Commissioner 7 Chris Gerlach Republican 13%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson 22%
Ron Abrams 26%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 59%
Michele Bachmann 55%
William Belanger, Jr. 42%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 96%
Greg Blaine 13%
Lynda Boudreau 17%
Francis Bradley 17%
Mark Buesgens 4%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
Richard Day 10%
Jerry Dempsey 17%
Stephen Dille 33%
Dan Dorman 17%
John Dorn 91%
Robert Eastlund 13%
Matt Entenza 96%
Ron Erhardt 22%
Leo Foley 100%
Dennis Frederickson 43%
Douglas Fuller 17%
Barbara Goodwin 100%
Mindy Greiling 96%
Bill Haas 17%
Tom Hackbarth 13%
Elaine Harder 13%
Bill Hilty 91%
John Hottinger 92%
Larry Howes 13%
Thomas Huntley 87%
Carl Jacobson 35%
Mike Jaros 96%
Dean Elton Johnson 58%
Debbie Johnson 25%
Al Juhnke 61%
Phyllis Kahn 100%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 96%
Tony Kielkucki 4%
Bob Kierlin 25%
Sheila Kiscaden 11%
Dave Kleis 55%
David Knutson 33%
Philip Krinkie 4%
Bill Kuisle 4%
Keith Langseth 58%
Cal Larson 9%
Dan Larson 96%
Ann Lenczewski 95%
Bernard Lieder 83%
Arlon Lindner 9%
Eric Lipman 35%
Becky Lourey 100%
Sharon Marko 95%
Jim Metzen 83%
Mee Moua 100%
Joe Mullery 96%
Steve Murphy 55%
Thomas Neuville 18%
Gen Olson 9%
Mark Olson 13%
Joe Opatz 91%
Mary Otremba 77%
Mark Ourada 40%
Dennis Ozment 22%
Patricia Pariseau 9%
Michael Paymar 100%
Maxine Penas 9%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Prettner Solon 100%
Thomas Pugh 91%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 25%
Jim Rhodes 35%
Claire Robling 36%
Connie Ruth 17%
Dallas Sams 58%
Linda Scheid 82%
Alice Seagren 22%
Marty Seifert 4%
Anthony Sertich 74%
Rod Skoe 65%
Wesley Skoglund 96%
Steve Smith 22%
Loren Solberg 71%
Doug Stang 17%
LeRoy Stumpf 55%
Steven Sviggum 9%
Howard Swenson 9%
Barbara Sykora 22%
Kathy Tingelstad 30%
Ray Vandeveer 23%
James Vickerman 58%
Neva Walker 100%
Dale Walz 9%
Scott Wasiluk 96%
Andrew Westerberg 68%
Tim Wilkin 13%

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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