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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Oregon National Federation of Independent Business

2000-2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 58%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 80%
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic 45%
OR State House 11 Phil Barnhart Democratic 45%
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 100%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 91%
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 91%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 58%
OR State Senate 14 Mark Hass Democratic 67%
OR State Senate 16 Betsy Johnson Democratic 83%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 50%
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 82%
OR State Senate 25 Laurie Monnes Anderson Democratic 91%
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican 100%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 91%
OR Commissioner At-Large Deborah Kafoury 58%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 92%
OR Commissioner At-Large Tootie Smith 100%
Robert Ackerman 58%
Jason Atkinson 92%
Victor Backlund 92%
Alan Bates 55%
Roger Beyer 100%
Alan Brown 100%
R. Thomas Butler 100%
Margaret Carter 18%
Bev Clarno 89%
Betsy Close 100%
Tony Corcoran 42%
Ryan Deckert 75%
Jackie Dingfelder 50%
Dan Doyle 91%
Joan Dukes 58%
Bill Fisher 92%
William Garrard 90%
Gary George 92%
Avel Louise Gordly 36%
Lenn Hannon 63%
Gary Hansen 42%
Steven Harper 100%
Elaine Hopson 75%
Bob Jenson 92%
Wayne Krieger 92%
Jeffrey Kropf 100%
Jerry Krummel 100%
Steve March 50%
Kenneth Messerle 92%
Rick Metsger 67%
Randy Miller 92%
John Minnis 90%
Karen Minnis 92%
William Morrisette 50%
David Nelson 92%
Donna Nelson 100%
Mary Nolan 55%
Rob Patridge 90%
Charlie Ringo 58%
Diane Rosenbaum 33%
Lane Shetterly 91%
Frank Shields 13%
Patti Smith 100%
Bruce Starr 100%
Charles Starr 100%
Carolyn Tomei 64%
Joanne Verger 82%
Vicki Walker 58%
Bernard Westlund II 89%
Max Williams 90%
Kelley Wirth 42%
Cliff Zauner 100%

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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