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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 15%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 11%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 53%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 35%
Kay Alexander 45%
Norma Anderson 43%
John Andrews 92%
Ken Arnold 64%
Bob Bacon 30%
Gayle Berry 35%
Alice Borodkin 10%
Betty Boyd 15%
Bill Cadman 89%
Bruce Cairns 93%
Nolbert Chavez 19%
Ken Chlouber 21%
Lauri Clapp 55%
Mark Alan Cloer 69%
Fran Coleman 17%
Bill Crane 70%
Kelley Daniel 17%
Douglas Allen Dean 75%
Richard Decker 45%
Ginette Dennis 0%
F. Jim Dyer 54%
Lewis Entz 25%
Mary Ellen Epps 69%
John Evans 62%
Rob Fairbank 45%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 7%
Timothy Fritz 65%
Michael Garcia 15%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 0%
Peter Groff 20%
Daniel Grossman 15%
Bob Hagedorn 8%
Deanna Hanna 0%
Lynn Christian Hefley 65%
Mark Hillman 77%
Mary Hodge 10%
Diane Hoppe 37%
Bryan Jameson 20%
Kenneth Kester 35%
Mark Larson 25%
Joyce Lawrence 30%
Don Lee 65%
Douglas Linkhart 0%
Frana Araujo Mace 7%
Alice Madden 11%
Rosemary Marshall 15%
Ronny May 93%
Andrew McElhany 100%
Carl Miller 20%
Shawn Mitchell 69%
Marilyn Musgrave 77%
Alice Nichol 13%
Joe Nunez 85%
David Owen 77%
Mark Paschall 79%
Pat Pascoe 0%
Terry Phillips 0%
Tom Plant 17%
Ann Ragsdale 10%
Peggy Reeves 14%
Pamela Rhodes 70%
Gregg Rippy 35%
Andrew Romanoff 20%
Todd Saliman 13%
Desiree Sanchez 15%
David Schultheis 83%
Glenn Scott 50%
William Sinclair 56%
Matt Smith 30%
Jim Snook 35%
Nancy Spence 47%
Lola Spradley 70%
Debbie Stafford 60%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 50%
William Swenson 35%
Stephanie Takis 7%
Abel Tapia 13%
Penfield Tate III 14%
Jack Taylor 31%
Ronald Teck 13%
Bill Thiebaut, Jr. 0%
Lois Tochtrop 25%
Ron Tupa 13%
Jennifer Veiga 10%
Valentin Vigil 5%
William Webster 32%
Frank Weddig 10%
Albert White 40%
Suzanne Williams 15%
Tambor Williams 40%
Sue Windels 7%
John Witwer 45%
Bradley Young 60%

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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