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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Oregon AFL-CIO

2001-2002 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 72%
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic 79%
OR State House 3 Carl Wilson Republican 50%
OR State House 11 Phil Barnhart Democratic 100%
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 52%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 53%
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 55%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 90%
OR State Senate 14 Mark Hass Democratic 86%
OR State Senate 16 Betsy Johnson Democratic 70%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 87%
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 85%
OR State Senate 25 Laurie Monnes Anderson Democratic 75%
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican 57%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 57%
OR Commissioner At-Large Janet Carlson Republican 57%
OR Commissioner At-Large Deborah Kafoury 95%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 42%
OR Commissioner At-Large Tootie Smith 47%
OR Commissioner At-Large Cherryl Walker Republican 47%
Robert Ackerman 95%
Jason Atkinson 33%
Victor Backlund 53%
Alan Bates 86%
Chris Beck 94%
Roger Beyer 43%
Alan Brown 57%
Ralph Brown 0%
R. Thomas Butler 50%
Margaret Carter 70%
Susan Castillo 100%
Bev Clarno 39%
Betsy Close 31%
Tony Corcoran 100%
Ryan Deckert 75%
Gene Derfler 43%
Jackie Dingfelder 100%
Dan Doyle 43%
Joan Dukes 95%
Verne Duncan 62%
Bill Fisher 43%
Dan Gardner 95%
William Garrard 44%
Gary George 44%
Avel Louise Gordly 83%
Lenn Hannon 63%
Gary Hansen 95%
Steven Harper 38%
Thomas Hartung 45%
Cedric Lee Hayden 50%
Elaine Hopson 81%
Bob Jenson 53%
Al King 85%
Wayne Krieger 53%
Jeffrey Kropf 50%
Jerry Krummel 50%
Jan Lee 50%
Randy Leonard 95%
Kathy Lowe 79%
Steve March 100%
Kenneth Messerle 48%
Rick Metsger 81%
Randy Miller 50%
John Minnis 53%
Karen Minnis 50%
David Nelson 43%
Donna Nelson 57%
Mary Nolan 100%
Rob Patridge 47%
Charlie Ringo 90%
Diane Rosenbaum 100%
Lane Shetterly 56%
Frank Shields 100%
Mark Simmons 40%
Patti Smith 52%
Bruce Starr 47%
Charles Starr 43%
Carolyn Tomei 95%
Clifford Trow 95%
Joanne Verger 86%
Vicki Walker 95%
Bernard Westlund II 40%
Max Williams 50%
Kelley Wirth 100%
William Witt 45%
Mae Yih 55%
Cliff Zauner 57%

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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