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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bill Cadman 88%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 88%
Pamela Rhodes 83%
David Schultheis 83%
Don Lee 78%
Shawn Mitchell 78%
Ted Harvey 71%
Greg Brophy 70%
Lauri Clapp 67%
Mark Alan Cloer 67%
Bill Crane 67%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 67%
Richard Decker 63%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 59%
Andrew McElhany 59%
Lynn Christian Hefley 58%
Ronny May 57%
Mark Hillman 55%
Ed Jones 55%
William Sinclair 54%
Peter Groff 53%
Mark Larson 50%
Tom Wiens 50%
Bruce Cairns 48%
Rob Fairbank 46%
Raymond Rose 46%
Nancy Spence 46%
Albert White 46%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 45%
David Owen 45%
Ronald Teck 45%
John Andrews 43%
Ken Arnold 43%
John Evans 43%
James Isgar 43%
Alice Nichol 43%
Debbie Stafford 43%
Jack Taylor 43%
Bradley Young 43%
Timothy Fritz 42%
Douglas Linkhart 42%
Angie Paccione 42%
Lola Spradley 42%
F. Jim Dyer 41%
Daniel Grossman 41%
Michael May 41%
Desiree Sanchez 40%
Terrance Carroll 39%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 39%
Bob Briggs 38%
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 38%
Bob Hagedorn 38%
Dale Hall 38%
Diane Hoppe 38%
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 38%
Carl Miller 38%
Gregg Rippy 38%
Ron Tupa 38%
Paul Weissmann 38%
Ken Chlouber 36%
Norma Anderson 33%
Gayle Berry 33%
Fran Coleman 33%
Michael Garcia 33%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 33%
Ann Ragsdale 33%
Matt Smith 33%
Tambor Williams 33%
Sue Windels 33%
John Witwer 33%
Kenneth Kester 32%
Abel Tapia 32%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 29%
Deanna Hanna 29%
CO Council Member Ward 1 Ramey Johnson No Party Affiliation 29%
Lois Tochtrop 29%
Rosemary Marshall 27%
Stephanie Takis 27%
Terry Phillips 26%
Alice Borodkin 25%
K. Jerry Frangas 25%
Mary Hodge 25%
Alice Madden 25%
John Salazar 25%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 24%
Peggy Reeves 23%
Jennifer Veiga 22%
Betty Boyd 21%
Dorothy Butcher 21%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 21%
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 21%
Valentin Vigil 21%
Suzanne Williams 21%
Michael Cerbo 20%
Lewis Entz 20%
Maryanne Keller 18%
Tom Plant 17%
John Pommer 17%
Andrew Romanoff 17%
Penfield Tate III 14%
Frank Weddig 14%
Joel Judd 13%

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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