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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Oregon AFL-CIO

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 75%
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic 81%
OR State House 3 Carl Wilson Republican 50%
OR State House 11 Phil Barnhart Democratic 100%
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 53%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 56%
OR State Senate 6 Lee Beyer Democratic 88%
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 56%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 94%
OR State Senate 14 Mark Hass Democratic 84%
OR State Senate 16 Betsy Johnson Democratic 72%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 83%
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican 58%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 61%
OR Commissioner At-Large Janet Carlson Republican 58%
OR Commissioner At-Large Deborah Kafoury 95%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 44%
OR Commissioner At-Large Tootie Smith 47%
OR Commissioner At-Large Cherryl Walker Republican 47%
Robert Ackerman 94%
Jason Atkinson 33%
Victor Backlund 53%
Alan Bates 84%
Chris Beck 94%
Roger Beyer 44%
Alan Brown 53%
R. Thomas Butler 50%
Margaret Carter 71%
Susan Castillo 100%
Bev Clarno 40%
Betsy Close 27%
Tony Corcoran 100%
Ryan Deckert 71%
Gene Derfler 44%
Richard Devlin 83%
Jackie Dingfelder 100%
Dan Doyle 42%
Joan Dukes 94%
Verne Duncan 67%
Bill Fisher 44%
Dan Gardner 94%
William Garrard 41%
Gary George 40%
Avel Louise Gordly 80%
Lenn Hannon 62%
Gary Hansen 95%
Steven Harper 39%
Thomas Hartung 47%
Cedric Lee Hayden 53%
Jim Hill 53%
Elaine Hopson 84%
Bob Jenson 47%
Al King 83%
Wayne Krieger 53%
Jeffrey Kropf 50%
Jerry Krummel 50%
Jan Lee 50%
Randy Leonard 95%
Kathy Lowe 76%
Steve March 100%
Kenneth Messerle 50%
Rick Metsger 83%
Randy Miller 47%
John Minnis 56%
Karen Minnis 53%
William Morrisette 100%
David Nelson 44%
Donna Nelson 58%
Mary Nolan 100%
Rob Patridge 47%
Charlie Ringo 89%
Diane Rosenbaum 100%
Lane Shetterly 56%
Frank Shields 100%
Mark Simmons 43%
Patti Smith 53%
Bruce Starr 47%
Charles Starr 44%
Carolyn Tomei 95%
Clifford Trow 94%
Joanne Verger 89%
Vicki Walker 94%
Bernard Westlund II 43%
Max Williams 50%
Kelley Wirth 100%
William Witt 44%
Mae Yih 59%
Cliff Zauner 58%

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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