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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota

1997-1998 Positions on Reproductive Rights

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
SD U.S. Senate Jr Mike Rounds Republican 0%
SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Republican 0%
SD State Senate 24 Jeff Monroe Republican 0%
SD Council Member At-Large Kermit Staggers 0%
SD Commissioner 3 Paul Symens 0%
SD Commissioner 4 Alan Aker 0%
SD Commissioner 5 Roger Lee 0%
SD Commissioner At-Large Duane Sutton 50%
Kenneth Albers 0%
Jerry Apa 0%
Linda Barker 100%
Richard Belatti 0%
Robert Benson 100%
Eric Bogue 0%
Bernard Michael Broderick, Jr. 0%
Roger Brooks 0%
Don Brosz 0%
Arnold Brown 0%
Jarvis Brown 0%
Quinten Burg 100%
William Cerny, Jr. 0%
Roland Chicoine 0%
Judy Clark 100%
Caitlin Collier 100%
Kevin Crisp 0%
Steve Cutler 100%
Kay Davis 0%
Patricia de Hueck 50%
Michael DeMersseman 0%
H. Dennert 0%
Michael Derby 0%
Larry Diedrich 0%
Elmer Diedtrich 0%
Robert Drake 0%
Jay Duenwald 0%
J.P. Duniphan 0%
James Dunn 0%
Rebecca Dunn 0%
Robert Duxbury 0%
Scott Eccarius 0%
H. Junior Engbrecht 0%
Barbara Everist 100%
Kristie Fiegen 0%
Deb Fischer-Clemens 0%
Carol Fitzgerald 0%
Charles Flowers 0%
Randall Frederick 0%
Arthur Fryslie 50%
Larry Gabriel 0%
David Gleason 0%
Richard Hagen 100%
Rexford Hagg 0%
Richard Hainje 0%
Patrick Haley 0%
Harold Halverson 0%
Arlene Ham-Burr 0%
Gary Hanson 100%
Helena Hassard 0%
Bernie Hunhoff 0%
Roger Hunt 0%
James Hutmacher 0%
Mike Jaspers 0%
Douglas Johnson 100%
William Johnson 0%
Kay Jorgensen 100%
Kent Juhnke 0%
Douglas Kazmerzak 0%
Marguerite Kleven 0%
Frank Kloucek 0%
Gilbert Koetzle 0%
Claire Konold 100%
Clarence Kooistra 0%
John Koskan 0%
Kenneth Kredit 0%
Gerald Lange 0%
James Lawler 0%
Joanne Lockner 100%
Larry Lucas 0%
Cheryl Madden 0%
Dan Matthews 0%
Alice Lucille McCoy 0%
Kenneth McNenny 0%
Garry Allen Moore 0%
JoAnn Morford-Burg 100%
David Munson 0%
Donald Munson 0%
William Napoli 0%
Mel Olson 0%
Keith Paisley 100%
Mary Patterson 100%
Gordon Pederson 0%
Willard Pummel 50%
J.E. Putnam 0%
John Reedy 0%
Mitchell Richter 100%
Robert Roe 0%
Judith Flynn Rost 0%
Craig D. Schaunaman 100%
Dean Schrempp 0%
Louis Sebert 0%
Jerry Shoener 0%
Orville Smidt 0%
Gary Sokolow 0%
James Sperry 50%
Jim Thompson 0%
Paul Valandra 100%
Bill Van Gerpen 0%
Drue Vitter 0%
Ron Volesky 0%
Alfred Waltman 0%
Robert Weber 0%
Kenneth Wetz 0%
Fred Cavanaugh Whiting 0%
Hal Wick 0%
Mike Wilson 0%
Dana Windhorst 100%
Mark Young 50%

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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