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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 16%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 6%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 53%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 41%
Kay Alexander 33%
Norma Anderson 67%
John Andrews 78%
Ken Arnold 58%
Bob Bacon 24%
Gayle Berry 24%
Alice Borodkin 6%
Betty Boyd 22%
Bill Cadman 76%
Bruce Cairns 85%
Nolbert Chavez 13%
Ken Chlouber 37%
Lauri Clapp 63%
Mark Alan Cloer 53%
Fran Coleman 24%
Bill Crane 47%
Kelley Daniel 24%
Douglas Allen Dean 38%
Richard Decker 47%
F. Jim Dyer 63%
Lewis Entz 37%
Mary Ellen Epps 47%
John Evans 44%
Rob Fairbank 56%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 9%
Timothy Fritz 44%
Michael Garcia 12%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 5%
Peter Groff 12%
Daniel Grossman 12%
Bob Hagedorn 16%
Deanna Hanna 11%
Ted Harvey 50%
Lynn Christian Hefley 47%
Robert Michael Hernandez 6%
Mark Hillman 68%
Mary Hodge 12%
Diane Hoppe 39%
James Isgar 11%
Bryan Jameson 12%
Kenneth Kester 42%
Mark Larson 28%
Joyce Lawrence 29%
Don Lee 67%
Douglas Linkhart 6%
Frana Araujo Mace 12%
Alice Madden 24%
Rosemary Marshall 12%
Stanley Matsunaka 6%
Ronny May 83%
Andrew McElhany 76%
Carl Miller 25%
Shawn Mitchell 71%
Marilyn Musgrave 57%
Alice Nichol 19%
David Owen 53%
Mark Paschall 93%
Pat Pascoe 16%
Terry Phillips 14%
Tom Plant 22%
Ann Ragsdale 5%
Peggy Reeves 16%
Pamela Rhodes 55%
Gregg Rippy 29%
Andrew Romanoff 16%
Todd Saliman 13%
David Schultheis 50%
Glenn Scott 53%
William Sinclair 41%
Matt Smith 47%
Jim Snook 29%
Nancy Spence 29%
Lola Spradley 50%
Debbie Stafford 42%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 41%
William Swenson 47%
Stephanie Takis 19%
Abel Tapia 12%
Penfield Tate III 16%
Jack Taylor 38%
Ronald Teck 42%
Bill Thiebaut, Jr. 11%
Lois Tochtrop 21%
Ron Tupa 20%
Jennifer Veiga 13%
Valentin Vigil 6%
William Webster 39%
Frank Weddig 16%
Albert White 28%
Suzanne Williams 6%
Tambor Williams 35%
Sue Windels 10%
John Witwer 58%
Bradley Young 35%

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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