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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Public Employees Association

2007 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney Democratic 100%
MT State House 18 Llewelyn Jones Republican 66%
MT State House 32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 100%
MT State House 73 Jim Keane Democratic 100%
MT State House 81 Mary Caferro Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 4 Mark Blasdel Republican 0%
MT State Senate 16 Frank Smith Democratic 91%
MT State Senate 20 Duane Ankney Republican 42%
MT State Senate 30 John Esp Republican 0%
MT State Senate 31 Mike Phillips Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 33 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 35 Scott Sales Republican 0%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 45 Dick Barrett Democratic 42%
MT State Senate 49 Diane Sands Democratic 100%
MT Secretary of State Corey Stapleton Republican 0%
MT Commissioner 1 Ray Hawk 0%
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen Republican 42%
Shannon Augare 100%
Keith Bales 42%
Joe Balyeat 0%
Gregory Barkus 17%
William Beck, Sr. 42%
Arlene Becker 100%
Bob Bergren 100%
Norma Bixby 100%
Jerry Black 42%
Scott Boggio 17%
Gary Branae 100%
Roy Brown 17%
John Brueggeman 91%
Edward Butcher 17%
Terrence Callahan 91%
Margarett Campbell 100%
Edith Clark 42%
John Cobb 42%
Vicki Cocchiarella 91%
Douglas Cordier 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 17%
Sue Dickenson 100%
Robyn Driscoll 100%
Ernie Dutton 17%
Robert Ebinger, Jr. 100%
Jim Elliott 91%
Ron Erickson 100%
Jeffrey Essmann 42%
George Loren Everett 0%
Eve Franklin 100%
Julie French 100%
Tim Furey 100%
David Gallik 91%
Steven Gallus 91%
Kelly Gebhardt 17%
Kim Gillan 100%
William Glaser 42%
Wanda Grinde 100%
George Groesbeck 100%
Robin Hamilton 100%
Betsy Hands 100%
Kenneth Hansen 91%
Dan Harrington 100%
Robert Hawks 91%
Ralph Heinert, Jr. 17%
Gordon Hendrick 42%
Teresa Henry 100%
Edward Hilbert 42%
Dennis Himmelberger 0%
Cynthia Hiner 100%
Galen Hollenbaugh 100%
Pat Ingraham 17%
Verdell Jackson 17%
Hal Jacobson 100%
Joey Jayne 91%
Larry Jent 100%
Bill Jones 42%
Mike Jopek 100%
Rick Jore 0%
Carol Juneau 100%
Dave Kasten 0%
Christine Kaufmann 66%
Krayton Kerns 0%
Sam Kitzenberg 100%
Harry Klock 66%
Roger Koopman 0%
Deborah Kottel 100%
Richard Laible 42%
Bob Lake 0%
Carol Lambert 42%
Michael Lange 42%
Lane Larson 100%
Jesse Laslovich 100%
Dave Lewis 91%
Greg Lind 100%
Gary MacLaren 66%
Bruce Malcolm 42%
Dave McAlpin 100%
Bill McChesney 100%
Daniel McGee 0%
Tom McGillvray 17%
Walter McNutt 66%
Scott Mendenhall 0%
Mike Milburn 17%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 17%
Lynda Moss 100%
Terry Murphy 91%
John Musgrove 100%
Art Noonan 100%
Bill Nooney 0%
Jesse O'Hara 66%
Alan Olson 42%
Jerry O'Neil 0%
John Parker 100%
Gerald Pease 100%
Gary Perry 17%
Jim Peterson 42%
Kenneth Peterson 17%
Holly Raser 91%
Michele Reinhart 100%
Diane Rice 0%
Rick Ripley 17%
John Ross 17%
Don Ryan 100%
Trudi Schmidt 100%
Jim Shockley 66%
John Sinrud 0%
Veronica Small-Eastman 100%
Jon Sonju 0%
Carolyn Squires 100%
Wayne Stahl 17%
Donald Steinbeisser 17%
Ronald Stoker 17%
Robert Story, Jr. 17%
Bill Tash 42%
Janna Taylor 0%
William Thomas 100%
Joseph Tropila 100%
Mitch Tropila 100%
Kendall Van Dyk 91%
Dan Villa 91%
Chas Vincent 17%
David Wanzenried 100%
John Ward 66%
Dan Weinberg 100%
Jack Wells 0%
Carol Williams 100%
Franke Wilmer 100%
Bill Wilson 100%
Brady Wiseman 100%
Craig Witte 0%

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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