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Rating Group: Minnesota Family Council-Minnesota Family Institute

2018 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 5 Ilhan Omar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 83
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 83
MN State House 2A Matthew Grossell Republican 100
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican 100
MN State House 3A Rob Ecklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67
MN State House 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67
MN State House 5B Sandy Layman Republican 100
MN State House 6A Julie Sandstede Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67
MN State House 7A Jennifer Schultz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 7B Liz Olson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 83
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 100
MN State House 9A John Poston Republican 100
MN State House 9B Ron Kresha Republican 83
MN State House 10A Josh Heintzeman Republican 100
MN State House 10B Dale Lueck Republican 83
MN State House 11A Mike Sundin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 12A Jeff Backer Republican 100
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 100
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 83
MN State House 14A Tama Theis Republican 83
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 83
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 83
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 83
MN State House 17A Tim Miller Republican 100
MN State House 17B Dave Baker Republican 83
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 83
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 83
MN State House 19B Jack Considine, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 20A Bob Vogel Republican 100
MN State House 21A Barb Haley Republican 83
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 100
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 83
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 83
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 83
MN State House 23B Jeremy Munson Republican 100
MN State House 24A John Petersburg Republican 83
MN State House 24B Brian Daniels Republican 83
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 100
MN State House 25B Duane Sauke Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 26B Nels Pierson Republican 83
MN State House 27A Peggy Bennett Republican 83
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 83
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 75
MN State House 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 83
MN State House 30A Nick Zerwas Republican 100
MN State House 30B Eric Lucero Republican 100
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 83
MN State House 31B Cal Bahr Republican 100
MN State House 32A Brian Johnson Republican 100
MN State House 32B Anne Neu Republican 100
MN State House 33A Jerry Hertaus Republican 100
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 100
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 37A Erin Koegel Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 37B Nolan West Republican 83
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 100
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 100
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 41B Mary Kunesh-Podein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 42B Jamie Becker-Finn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 43A Peter Fischer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN State House 46B Cheryl Youakim Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 47A Jim Nash Republican 100
MN State House 48A Laurie Pryor Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 50B Andrew Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 54B Tony Jurgens Republican 83
MN State House 55B Tony Albright Republican 83
MN State House 58A Jon Koznick Republican 100
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 83
MN State House 59A Fue Lee Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 59B Raymond Dehn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 64B Dave Pinto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MN State Senate 1 Mark Johnson Republican 100
MN State Senate 2 Paul Utke Republican 100
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
MN State Senate 5 Justin Eichorn Republican 100
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN State Senate 7 Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 100
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 100
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 100
MN State Senate 11 Jason Rarick Republican 83
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 100
MN State Senate 13 Jeff Howe Republican 83
MN State Senate 14 Jerry Relph Republican 100
MN State Senate 15 Andrew Matthews Republican 100
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 100
MN State Senate 17 Andrew Lang Republican 100
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 100
MN State Senate 19 Nick Frentz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 20 Rich Draheim Republican 100
MN State Senate 21 Mike Goggin Republican 100
MN State Senate 22 Bill Weber Republican 100
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 100
MN State Senate 24 John Jasinski Republican 100
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 100
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 100
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 100
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 100
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 100
MN State Senate 32 Mark Koran Republican 100
MN State Senate 33 David Osmek Republican 100
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 100
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 100
MN State Senate 36 John Hoffman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40
MN State Senate 37 Jerry Newton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 100
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 100
MN State Senate 40 Chris Eaton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 42 Jason Isaacson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 44 Paul Anderson Republican 100
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 47 Scott Jensen Republican 100
MN State Senate 48 Steve Cwodzinski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 49 Melisa Franzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 50 Melissa Wiklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 52 Matt Klein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 53 Susan Kent Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 54 Karla Bigham Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 55 Eric Pratt Republican 100
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 100
MN State Senate 57 Greg Clausen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 58 Matt Little Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 60 Kari Dziedzic Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN State Senate 67 Foung Hawj Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN Commissioner 4 Karla Bigham 0
Susan Allen 0
Sarah Anderson 80
Dario Anselmo 33
Jon Applebaum 0
Regina Barr 100
Matt Bliss 80
David Bly 17
Drew Christensen 83
Karen Clark 17
Matt Dean 100
Kelly Fenton 83
Michelle Fischbach 100
Keith Franke 83
Debra Hilstrom 0
Joe Hoppe 83
Randy Jessup 100
Clark Johnson 17
Sheldon Johnson 0
Jim Knoblach 83
Kathy Lohmer 100
Jenifer Loon 83
Bob Loonan 100
Tony Lourey 0
Erin Maye-Quade 0
Jason Metsa 0
Erin Murphy 0
Jim Newberger 100
Joyce Peppin 83
Roz Peterson 83
Cindy Pugh 100
Paul Rosenthal 17
Dan Schoen 0
Linda Slocum 0
Dennis Smith 83
Mark Uglem 100
Joann Ward 20

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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