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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Dakota National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
SD Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels Republican 71%
SD State House 11 Mark Willadsen Republican 100%
SD State House 18 Jean Hunhoff Republican 86%
SD State House 21 Julie Bartling Democratic 89%
SD State House 24 Tim Rounds Republican 86%
SD State House 29 Thomas Brunner Republican 100%
SD State House 29 Larry Rhoden Republican 71%
SD State House 31 Charles Turbiville Republican 100%
SD State Senate 2 Brock Greenfield Republican 100%
SD State Senate 3 Al Novstrup Republican 100%
SD State Senate 7 Larry Tidemann Republican 86%
SD State Senate 9 Deb Peters Republican 86%
SD Secretary of State Shantel Krebs Republican 100%
SD Commissioner 3 Tom Hansen 89%
SD Commissioner At-Large Dick Kelly 100%
SD Commissioner At-Large Jim Lintz 75%
SD Commissioner At-Large Duane Sutton 89%
Gene Abdallah 100%
Stanford Adelstein 88%
Jerry Apa 100%
Eric Bogue 89%
Jamie Boomgarden 100%
James Bradford 100%
Bernard Michael Broderick, Jr. 67%
Michael Buckingham 100%
Joni Cutler 86%
Justin Davis 100%
Thomas Deadrick 100%
Thomas Dempster 67%
H. Dennert 100%
Jay Duenwald 88%
J.P. Duniphan 89%
Joel Dykstra 67%
William Earley 78%
Burt Elliott 100%
Bob Faehn 100%
Larry Frost 100%
Arthur Fryslie 100%
Jason Gant 100%
Cooper Garnos 100%
David Gassman 100%
Margaret Gillespie 100%
Mary Glenski 100%
Thomas Glover 100%
Bob Gray 100%
Tom Hackl 86%
Patrick Haley 100%
Clayton Halverson 100%
Alan Hanks 86%
Gary Hanson 78%
Dale Hargens 100%
Jeffrey Haverly 100%
Phyllis Heineman 100%
Thomas Hennies 86%
Thomas Hills 100%
Gordon Howie 100%
James Hundstad 89%
Roger Hunt 100%
Barry Jensen 100%
Gary Jerke 100%
Ted Klaudt 86%
Frank Kloucek 88%
David Knudson 67%
Gilbert Koetzle 89%
Al Koistinen 83%
Clarence Kooistra 75%
John Koskan 100%
Elizabeth Kraus 100%
Michael Kroger 100%
Gerald Lange 100%
Alice Lucille McCoy 86%
Royal McCracken 100%
Ed McLaughlin 100%
Kenneth McNenny 89%
Kathleen Miles 100%
Garry Allen Moore 78%
Casey Murschel 100%
William Napoli 100%
Paul Nelson 100%
Benjamin Nesselhuf 89%
Sean O'Brien 100%
Edwin Olson, Jr. 88%
Ryan Olson 100%
Gordon Pederson 100%
Jim Peterson 78%
J.E. Putnam 80%
Valentine Rausch 86%
Tim Rave 100%
Elaine Roberts 100%
Donna Schafer 100%
Lee Anton Schoenbeck 89%
Louis Sebert 100%
David Sigdestad 100%
Orville Smidt 60%
Steve Street 100%
Daniel Sutton 89%
William Thompson 100%
R. Shawn Tornow 71%
Paul Valandra 100%
Donald Van Etten 100%
Thomas Van Norman 67%
Mike Vehle 86%
Keri Weems 100%
Hal Wick 71%

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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