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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Grass Roots

1998 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
UT State House 36 Patrice Arent Democratic 18%
UT State Senate 3 Gene Davis Democratic 13%
UT State Senate 6 Wayne Harper Republican 68%
UT State Senate 11 Howard Stephenson Republican 80%
UT State Senate 15 Margaret Dayton Republican 95%
UT State Senate 17 Peter Knudson Republican 38%
UT State Senate 25 Lyle Hillyard Republican 31%
UT Chairman of the Tax Commission John Valentine 67%
UT Mayor At-Large Ron Bigelow 63%
UT Council Member At-Large David Ure 90%
UT Council Member North Craig Buttars Republican 65%
Gerry Adair 41%
Jeff Alexander 95%
Brian Allen 38%
Sheryl Allen 41%
Eli Anderson 30%
John Arrington 36%
Loretta Baca 29%
Steve Barth 14%
Lane Beattie 33%
Trisha Beck 26%
Ralph Becker 9%
Leonard Blackham 45%
Duane Bourdeaux 9%
DeMar Bowman 37%
Afton Bradshaw 29%
Melvin Brown 65%
Katherine Bryson 81%
Perry Buckner 30%
Judy Ann Buffmire 14%
David Buhler 47%
Don Bush 83%
Mary Carlson 5%
Orville Carnahan 38%
Blake Chard 55%
Gary Cox 36%
Greg Curtis 52%
Marda Dillree 42%
Mike Dmitrich 27%
Beverly Ann Evans 32%
R. Mont Evans 59%
Christine Fox-Finlinson 56%
Lloyd Frandsen 27%
Kevin Garn 75%
David Gladwell 61%
Brent Goodfellow 14%
James Gowans 52%
Thomas Hatch 73%
J. Brent Haymond 50%
Neal Hendrickson 43%
John Hickman 83%
Dave Hogue 48%
Bryan Holladay 27%
John Holmgren 35%
Scott Howell 36%
Joseph Hull 25%
Dennis Iverson 75%
Bradley Johnson 62%
Keele Johnson 32%
David Jones 14%
Lorin Jones 53%
Robert H.M. Killpack 56%
Brad King 26%
Susan Koehn 22%
Patricia Larson 13%
L. Alma Mansell 36%
George Mantes 40%
Ed Mayne 33%
LeRay McAllister 33%
Robert Montgomery 38%
Robert Muhlestein 71%
Joseph Murray 28%
Alarik Myrin 35%
Lowell Allen Nelson 63%
Swen Nielsen 45%
Howard Nielson 53%
Evan Olsen 76%
Loraine Pace 55%
Craig Peterson 33%
Millie Peterson 50%
L. Steven Poulton 56%
Tammy Rowan 78%
Carl Saunders 50%
Jack Seitz 50%
Raymond Short 60%
Richard Siddoway 39%
David Steele 29%
Robert Steiner 36%
Martin Stephens 53%
Nora Thurgood Stephens 83%
Michael Styler 48%
Pete Suazo 31%
John Swallow 78%
Jordan Tanner 27%
Nathan Tanner 33%
Craig Taylor 80%
Daniel Tuttle 19%
A. Lamont Tyler 17%
Michael Waddoups 59%
Richard Walsh 69%
Glenn Way 91%
Blaze Wharton 31%
Bill Wright 90%
David Zolman, Sr. 64%

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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