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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: OutFront Minnesota

1993-2005 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Tom Emmer Republican 0%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 0%
MN State House 14B Jim Knoblach 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 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 53%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 0%
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 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, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN State House 47B Joe Hoppe Republican 0%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 0%
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 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 89%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
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 0%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 0%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 0%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 14%
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 0%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 0%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 0%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz 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 Secretary of State Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Mayor At-Large Nora Slawik 89%
MN Commissioner 2 Linda Higgins 100%
MN Commissioner 3 Michael Beard 0%
MN Commissioner 4 Tom Rukavina 100%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 0%
MN Commissioner 7 Chris Gerlach Republican 0%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson 0%
Ron Abrams 14%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 80%
Joseph Atkins 100%
Michele Bachmann 0%
William Belanger, Jr. 13%
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 43%
Lloyd Cybart 0%
Richard Day 7%
Chris DeLaForest 0%
Randy Demmer 0%
Jerry Dempsey 0%
David Dill 33%
Stephen Dille 13%
Denise Dittrich 50%
Dan Dorman 22%
John Dorn 87%
Robert Eastlund 0%
Matt Entenza 100%
Ron Erhardt 44%
Brad Finstad 0%
Leo Foley 92%
Dennis Frederickson 0%
Patti Fritz 0%
David Gaither 14%
Barbara Goodwin 100%
Mindy Greiling 94%
Tom Hackbarth 0%
David Hann 0%
Bud Heidgerken 0%
Bill Hilty 100%
Larry Hosch 50%
John Hottinger 100%
Larry Howes 0%
Thomas Huntley 94%
Mike Jaros 100%
Dean Elton Johnson 44%
Debbie Johnson 0%
Ruth Johnson 100%
Al Juhnke 45%
Michael Jungbauer 17%
Phyllis Kahn 100%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Bob Kierlin 13%
Sheila Kiscaden 46%
Dave Kleis 0%
Karen Klinzing 0%
Lyle Koenen 0%
Paul Koering 33%
Paul Kohls 0%
Philip Krinkie 0%
Gary Kubly 45%
Keith Langseth 50%
Morrie Lanning 0%
Cal Larson 0%
Dan Larson 78%
Brian LeClair 0%
Ann Lenczewski 56%
Bernard Lieder 63%
Becky Lourey 100%
Doug Magnus 0%
Sharon Marko 93%
Mike McGinn 0%
Denny McNamara 14%
Doug Meslow 33%
Jim Metzen 88%
Geoff Michel 14%
Frank Moe 100%
Mee Moua 100%
Joe Mullery 90%
Steve Murphy 75%
Peter Nelson 0%
Thomas Neuville 0%
Sean Nienow 14%
Gen Olson 0%
Mark Olson 0%
Joe Opatz 86%
Julianne Ortman 0%
Mary Otremba 0%
Mark Ourada 7%
Dennis Ozment 0%
Patricia Pariseau 0%
Michael Paymar 100%
Maxine Penas 0%
Aaron Peterson 14%
Neil Peterson 0%
Sandra Peterson 100%
Lawrence Pogemiller 100%
Duke Powell 0%
Prettner Solon 100%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 0%
Claire Robling 0%
Connie Ruth 0%
Maria Ruud 100%
Brita Sailer 100%
Dallas Sams 33%
Char Samuelson 0%
Tom Saxhaug 71%
Bev Scalze 50%
Linda Scheid 92%
Marty Seifert 0%
Anthony Sertich 100%
Daniel Severson 0%
Katie Sieben 100%
Dean Simpson 0%
Rod Skoe 56%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Steve Smith 0%
Judy Soderstrom 0%
Loren Solberg 94%
LeRoy Stumpf 36%
Steven Sviggum 0%
Barbara Sykora 0%
Cy Thao 100%
Kathy Tingelstad 0%
Ray Vandeveer 0%
James Vickerman 29%
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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