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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Oregon AFL-CIO

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 43%
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic 100%
OR State House 3 Carl Wilson Republican 0%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 0%
OR State Senate 6 Lee Beyer Democratic 100%
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 17%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 100%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 100%
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 100%
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican 14%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 0%
OR Commissioner At-Large Deborah Kafoury 100%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 0%
Jason Atkinson 0%
Victor Backlund 14%
Chris Beck 71%
Roger Beyer 0%
R. Thomas Butler 0%
Susan Castillo 100%
Betsy Close 0%
Tony Corcoran 100%
Ryan Deckert 83%
Gene Derfler 0%
Joan Dukes 100%
Verne Duncan 86%
Bill Fisher 0%
Dan Gardner 100%
Gary George 0%
Avel Louise Gordly 100%
Lenn Hannon 71%
Gary Hansen 100%
Steven Harper 0%
Thomas Hartung 100%
Jim Hill 43%
Elaine Hopson 86%
Bob Jenson 57%
Al King 100%
Jeffrey Kropf 0%
Jerry Krummel 33%
Randy Leonard 100%
Kathy Lowe 100%
Kenneth Messerle 0%
Rick Metsger 100%
Randy Miller 14%
Karen Minnis 14%
William Morrisette 100%
David Nelson 0%
Rob Patridge 14%
Diane Rosenbaum 100%
Lane Shetterly 43%
Frank Shields 100%
Mark Simmons 0%
Bruce Starr 14%
Charles Starr 0%
Clifford Trow 100%
Vicki Walker 86%
Bernard Westlund II 14%
Max Williams 14%
William Witt 0%
Mae Yih 14%

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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