State Office Name Party Rating
MT Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney D 33%
MT State House-32 Jonathan Windy Boy D 44%
MT State House-54 Jeffrey Essmann R 89%
MT State Senate-1 Chas Vincent R 89%
MT State Senate-4 Mark Blasdel R 100%
MT State Senate-9 Llewelyn Jones R 78%
MT State Senate-20 Duane Ankney R 78%
MT State Senate-31 Mike Phillips D 33%
MT State Senate-33 Jennifer Pomnichowski D 44%
MT State Senate-35 Scott Sales R 100%
MT State Senate-37 Jon Sesso D 44%
MT State Senate-41 Mary Caferro D 33%
MT State Senate-42 Jill Cohenour D 11%
MT State Senate-49 Diane Sands D 33%
MT Budget Director Dan Villa D 33%
MT Commissioner-1 Ray Hawk 100%
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen R 78%
Shannon Augare 33%
Keith Bales 89%
Joe Balyeat 89%
Gregory Barkus 89%
William Beck, Sr. 89%
Arlene Becker 22%
Bob Bergren 44%
Jerry Black 86%
Roy Brown 89%
John Brueggeman 78%
Edward Butcher 100%
Margarett Campbell 44%
Aubyn Curtiss 89%
Sue Dickenson 22%
Robyn Driscoll 33%
Robert Ebinger, Jr. 44%
John Esp 89%
Julie French 44%
Tim Furey 44%
Steven Gallus 33%
Kelly Gebhardt 78%
Kim Gillan 56%
William Glaser 78%
Wanda Grinde 33%
Robin Hamilton 33%
Betsy Hands 11%
Kenneth Hansen 44%
Robert Hawks 33%
Gordon Hendrick 78%
Teresa Henry 33%
Dennis Himmelberger 100%
Cynthia Hiner 44%
Galen Hollenbaugh 33%
Pat Ingraham 100%
Verdell Jackson 89%
Larry Jent 33%
Mike Jopek 44%
Carol Juneau 33%
Dave Kasten 100%
Christine Kaufmann 44%
Krayton Kerns 89%
Harry Klock 89%
Deborah Kottel 44%
Richard Laible 78%
Bob Lake 100%
Jesse Laslovich 33%
Dave Lewis 78%
Gary MacLaren 78%
Dave McAlpin 22%
Bill McChesney 56%
Daniel McGee 71%
Tom McGillvray 100%
Walter McNutt 78%
Scott Mendenhall 100%
Mike Milburn 78%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 89%
Lynda Moss 33%
Terry Murphy 89%
Art Noonan 44%
Bill Nooney 78%
Jesse O'Hara 89%
Gary Perry 89%
Jim Peterson 89%
Kenneth Peterson 44%
Michele Reinhart 33%
Trudi Schmidt 33%
Jim Shockley 56%
Jon Sonju 89%
Carolyn Squires 33%
Wayne Stahl 67%
Donald Steinbeisser 89%
Ronald Stoker 89%
Robert Story, Jr. 89%
Janna Taylor 100%
Joseph Tropila 33%
Mitch Tropila 33%
Kendall Van Dyk 33%
David Wanzenried 33%
Carol Williams 33%
Franke Wilmer 33%
Bill Wilson 22%
Brady Wiseman 22%

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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