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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: AFSCME Council 5

2008 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 6 Tom Emmer Republican 0
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 40
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 40
MN State House 20B David Bly Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 0
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 40
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 20
MN State House 23B Tony Cornish Republican 20
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 34A Joyce Peppin Republican 0
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 38B Matt Dean Republican 0
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer 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 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 44A Sarah Anderson Republican 0
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 0
MN State House 50A Linda Slocum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 20
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler 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 64A Erin Murphy 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 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 0
MN State Senate 11 Tony Lourey Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 40
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 40
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 60
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 20
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 20
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 0
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 60
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray 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 60
MN Secretary of State Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN Mayor At-Large Nora Slawik 100
MN Commissioner 1 Ron Shimanski 20
MN Commissioner 2 Linda Higgins 100
MN Commissioner 3 Michael Beard 20
MN Commissioner 4 Karla Bigham 100
MN Commissioner 4 Tom Rukavina 100
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 0
MN Commissioner 7 Chris Gerlach Republican 0
Ellen Anderson 100
Tom Anzelc 100
Joseph Atkins 100
John Benson 80
Linda Berglin 100
Donald Betzold 80
Terri Bonoff 80
Laura Brod 0
Robin Brown 100
Kathy Brynaert 100
Mark Buesgens 0
Julie Bunn 80
Satveer Chaudhary 100
Tarryl Clark 100
Kevin Dahle 100
Richard Day 40
Randy Demmer 0
David Dill 100
Stephen Dille 60
Denise Dittrich 80
John Doll 80
Al Doty 100
Robert Eastlund 20
Sharon Erickson Ropes 80
Tim Faust 80
Leo Foley 80
Dennis Frederickson 60
Patti Fritz 100
Paul Gardner 100
Joseph Gimse 20
Steve Gottwalt 40
Mindy Greiling 100
Tom Hackbarth 20
David Hann 0
Larry Haws 100
Bill Hilty 100
Larry Hosch 100
Larry Howes 40
Thomas Huntley 80
Debbie Johnson 0
Al Juhnke 100
Michael Jungbauer 0
Phyllis Kahn 100
Jeremy Kalin 100
Margaret Kelliher 100
Katherine Knuth 100
Amy Koch 20
Lyle Koenen 100
Paul Koering 40
Paul Kohls 0
Gary Kubly 60
Keith Langseth 100
Morrie Lanning 20
Ann Lenczewski 100
Bernard Lieder 100
Ann Lynch 100
Doug Magnus 20
Carol McFarlane 0
Denny McNamara 20
Jim Metzen 100
Geoff Michel 60
William Morgan 100
Terence Morrow 100
Mee Moua 80
Joe Mullery 100
Steve Murphy 100
Kim Norton 100
David Olin 100
Rick Olseen 100
Gen Olson 20
Mary Olson 80
Julianne Ortman 0
Mary Otremba 100
Patricia Pariseau 20
Michael Paymar 100
Sandra Peterson 80
Lawrence Pogemiller 100
Prettner Solon 100
Claire Robling 0
Sandy Rummel 40
Maria Ruud 100
Brita Sailer 100
Kathy Saltzman 80
Tom Saxhaug 100
Bev Scalze 80
Linda Scheid 80
Marty Seifert 0
Anthony Sertich 100
Daniel Severson 0
Kathy Sheran 100
Katie Sieben 100
Rod Skoe 100
Dan Skogen 80
Steve Smith 20
Loren Solberg 100
LeRoy Stumpf 60
Marsha Swails 100
Cy Thao 100
Tom Tillberry 100
Ray Vandeveer 0
James Vickerman 80
John Ward 100
Andy Welti 100
Ryan Winkler 100
Kurt Zellers 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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