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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sutherland Institute

2013 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
UT Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox Republican 47%
UT State House 4 Edward Redd Republican 33%
UT State House 5 Curt Webb Republican 60%
UT State House 8 Gage Froerer Republican 67%
UT State House 9 Jeremy Peterson Republican 73%
UT State House 10 Dixon Pitcher Republican 73%
UT State House 13 Paul Ray Republican 36%
UT State House 16 Steve Handy Republican 47%
UT State House 17 Stewart Barlow Republican 60%
UT State House 20 Becky Edwards Republican 43%
UT State House 21 Douglas Sagers Republican 85%
UT State House 22 Susan Duckworth Democratic 27%
UT State House 24 Rebecca Chavez-Houck Democratic 29%
UT State House 25 Joel Briscoe Democratic 27%
UT State House 26 Angela Romero Democratic 7%
UT State House 27 Michael Kennedy Republican 87%
UT State House 29 Lee Perry Republican 47%
UT State House 32 LaVar Christensen Republican 80%
UT State House 33 Craig Hall Republican 40%
UT State House 35 Mark Wheatley Democratic 7%
UT State House 36 Patrice Arent Democratic 15%
UT State House 38 Eric Hutchings Republican 62%
UT State House 39 James Dunnigan Republican 57%
UT State House 40 Lynn Hemingway Democratic 14%
UT State House 41 Dan McCay Republican 69%
UT State House 45 Steve Eliason Republican 80%
UT State House 46 Marie Poulson Democratic 27%
UT State House 47 Ken Ivory Republican 86%
UT State House 48 Keven Stratton Republican 80%
UT State House 51 Gregory Hughes Republican 82%
UT State House 52 John Knotwell Republican 71%
UT State House 56 Kay Christofferson Republican 73%
UT State House 57 Brian Greene Republican 73%
UT State House 59 Val Peterson Republican 73%
UT State House 61 Keith Grover Republican 100%
UT State House 62 Jon Stanard Republican 73%
UT State House 63 Dean Sanpei Republican 73%
UT State House 65 Francis Gibson Republican 53%
UT State House 66 Mike McKell Republican 67%
UT State House 67 Marc Roberts Republican 77%
UT State House 68 Merrill Nelson Republican 53%
UT State House 71 Bradley Last Republican 62%
UT State House 72 John Westwood Republican 60%
UT State House 73 Michael Noel Republican 80%
UT State House 74 V. Lowry Snow Republican 77%
UT State Senate 1 Luz Escamilla Democratic 58%
UT State Senate 2 Jim Dabakis Democratic 43%
UT State Senate 3 Gene Davis Democratic 46%
UT State Senate 5 Karen Mayne Democratic 62%
UT State Senate 6 Wayne Harper Republican 79%
UT State Senate 7 Deidre Henderson Republican 93%
UT State Senate 8 Brian Shiozawa Republican 57%
UT State Senate 9 Wayne Niederhauser Republican 92%
UT State Senate 11 Howard Stephenson Republican 100%
UT State Senate 12 Daniel Thatcher Republican 80%
UT State Senate 13 Jacob Anderegg Republican 73%
UT State Senate 15 Margaret Dayton Republican 100%
UT State Senate 16 Curt Bramble Republican 86%
UT State Senate 17 Peter Knudson Republican 85%
UT State Senate 19 Allen Christensen Republican 69%
UT State Senate 21 Jerry Stevenson Republican 82%
UT State Senate 22 Stuart Adams Republican 92%
UT State Senate 23 Todd Weiler Republican 86%
UT State Senate 24 Ralph Okerlund Republican 67%
UT State Senate 25 Lyle Hillyard Republican 80%
UT State Senate 26 Kevin Van Tassell Republican 79%
UT State Senate 27 David Hinkins Republican 91%
UT State Senate 28 Evan Vickers Republican 77%
UT State Senate 29 Don Ipson Republican 79%
UT Chairman of the Tax Commission John Valentine 86%
Jerry Anderson 60%
Johnny Anderson 40%
Roger Barrus 73%
Jim Bird 46%
Derek Brown 53%
Melvin Brown 80%
Tim Cosgrove 21%
Rich Cunningham 47%
Brad Dee 53%
Jack Draxler 47%
Julie Fisher 25%
Richard Greenwood 80%
Scott Jenkins 100%
Patricia Jones 64%
Brad King 29%
Dana Layton 73%
David Lifferth 79%
Becky Lockhart 82%
Mark Madsen 100%
John Mathis 73%
Kay McIff 79%
Ronda Menlove 47%
Jim Nielson 53%
Curtis Oda 87%
Aaron Osmond 80%
Kraig Powell 47%
Stuart Reid 80%
Jennifer Seelig 13%
Earl Tanner 79%
Stephen Urquhart 77%
Ryan Wilcox 86%
Larry Wiley 27%
Brad Wilson 71%

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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