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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: AFSCME Council 5

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 3A David Dill Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 0%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 0%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 0%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 0%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 0%
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 0%
MN State House 24B Patti Fritz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 28B Gregory Davids Republican 0%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 0%
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 0%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 0%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 40%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 0%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 0%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 52B Joseph Atkins Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 54B Denny McNamara Republican 20%
MN State House 55A Michael Beard Republican 0%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 0%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 20%
MN State House 59A Joe Mullery Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 61B Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 5 Tom Saxhaug Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 0%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 0%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 0%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 40%
MN State Senate 17 Lyle Koenen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 0%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 0%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 0%
MN State Senate 27 Daniel Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 32 Sean Nienow Republican 20%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 0%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 42 Bev Scalze Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 47 Julianne Ortman Republican 0%
MN State Senate 48 David Hann Republican 0%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 54 Katie Sieben Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 0%
Ron Abrams 20%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 100%
William Belanger, Jr. 0%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Greg Blaine 0%
Francis Bradley 0%
Laura Brod 0%
Mark Buesgens 0%
Mike Charron 0%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
Ray Cox 20%
Lloyd Cybart 0%
Richard Day 0%
Chris DeLaForest 0%
Randy Demmer 0%
Jerry Dempsey 20%
Stephen Dille 40%
Denise Dittrich 80%
Dan Dorman 60%
John Dorn 100%
Robert Eastlund 0%
Tom Emmer 0%
Matt Entenza 100%
Brad Finstad 0%
Leo Foley 100%
Dennis Frederickson 20%
Chris Gerlach 20%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Bud Heidgerken 0%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 100%
Larry Hosch 60%
John Hottinger 100%
Larry Howes 20%
Mike Jaros 100%
Dean Elton Johnson 100%
Debbie Johnson 0%
Ruth Johnson 100%
Al Juhnke 100%
Michael Jungbauer 0%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Bob Kierlin 20%
Sheila Kiscaden 100%
Dave Kleis 20%
Karen Klinzing 0%
Jim Knoblach 20%
Paul Koering 20%
Paul Kohls 0%
Philip Krinkie 0%
Gary Kubly 100%
Keith Langseth 100%
Morrie Lanning 0%
Cal Larson 0%
Dan Larson 80%
Brian LeClair 20%
Bernard Lieder 100%
Becky Lourey 100%
Doug Magnus 0%
Sharon Marko 80%
Mike McGinn 0%
Doug Meslow 25%
Geoff Michel 0%
Frank Moe 80%
Mee Moua 100%
Steve Murphy 80%
Peter Nelson 0%
Thomas Neuville 0%
Gen Olson 0%
Mark Olson 0%
Mary Otremba 60%
Mark Ourada 0%
Dennis Ozment 20%
Patricia Pariseau 0%
Maxine Penas 0%
Aaron Peterson 100%
Neil Peterson 20%
Sandra Peterson 100%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Duke Powell 0%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 0%
Claire Robling 0%
Tom Rukavina 100%
Connie Ruth 0%
Maria Ruud 100%
Brita Sailer 100%
Dallas Sams 100%
Char Samuelson 20%
Linda Scheid 80%
Marty Seifert 0%
Anthony Sertich 100%
Daniel Severson 0%
Dean Simpson 0%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Nora Slawik 100%
Steve Smith 20%
Judy Soderstrom 0%
Loren Solberg 100%
Steven Sviggum 0%
Barbara Sykora 0%
Cy Thao 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 40%
Ray Vandeveer 0%
James Vickerman 100%
Neva Walker 100%
Lynn Wardlow 0%
Andy Welti 100%
Betsy Wergin 0%
Andrew Westerberg 0%
Tim Wilkin 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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