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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: MinnCAN

2014 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 89%
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 100%
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican 89%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
MN State House 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 5A John Persell Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 100%
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 78%
MN State House 9B Ron Kresha Republican 100%
MN State House 11A Mike Sundin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 89%
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 89%
MN State House 14A Tama Theis Republican 89%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 93%
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 89%
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 78%
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 93%
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 93%
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 93%
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 89%
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 89%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 67%
MN State House 24A John Petersburg Republican 89%
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 100%
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 48%
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 44%
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 56%
MN State House 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 78%
MN State House 30A Nick Zerwas Republican 67%
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 78%
MN State House 32A Brian Johnson Republican 89%
MN State House 33A Jerry Hertaus Republican 78%
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 56%
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 78%
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 89%
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 43A Peter Fischer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
MN State House 55B Tony Albright Republican 78%
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 93%
MN State House 59B Raymond Dehn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 48%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 48%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN State Senate 7 Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 57%
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 71%
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 71%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 57%
MN State Senate 13 Jeff Howe Republican 100%
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 72%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 86%
MN State Senate 22 Bill Weber Republican 71%
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 58%
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 72%
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 100%
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 72%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 71%
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 71%
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 71%
MN State Senate 33 David Osmek Republican 71%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 43%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 71%
MN State Senate 36 John Hoffman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State Senate 37 Jerry Newton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 86%
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 71%
MN State Senate 40 Chris Eaton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State Senate 42 Jason Isaacson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 49 Melisa Franzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State Senate 50 Melissa Wiklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State Senate 53 Susan Kent Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
MN State Senate 55 Eric Pratt Republican 86%
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 71%
MN State Senate 57 Greg Clausen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State Senate 60 Kari Dziedzic Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN State Senate 67 Foung Hawj Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN Secretary of State Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
MN Commissioner 3 Michael Beard 78%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 89%
MN Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
Susan Allen 37%
Mark Anderson 78%
Sarah Anderson 89%
Tom Anzelc 37%
Joseph Atkins 26%
Bob Barrett 100%
John Benson 37%
Mike Benson 71%
David Bly 37%
Terri Bonoff 100%
Dave Brown 43%
Kathy Brynaert 37%
Karen Clark 37%
Tony Cornish 56%
Kevin Dahle 44%
Matt Dean 89%
David Dill 11%
Zach Dorholt 37%
Ron Erhardt 22%
Roger Erickson 37%
Andrew Falk 37%
Tim Faust 48%
Michelle Fischbach 71%
David FitzSimmons 78%
Patti Fritz 37%
Barbara Goodwin 14%
Tom Hackbarth 78%
David Hann 71%
Debra Hilstrom 37%
Joe Hoppe 89%
Thomas Huntley 37%
Vicki Jensen 44%
Alice Johnson 44%
Clark Johnson 37%
Sheldon Johnson 37%
Phyllis Kahn 37%
Tim Kelly 89%
Andrea Kieffer 93%
Lyle Koenen 14%
Ernie Leidiger 78%
Ann Lenczewski 33%
Kathy Lohmer 78%
Jenifer Loon 93%
Tony Lourey 29%
Tara Mack 67%
Jay McNamar 37%
Denny McNamara 89%
Carly Melin 37%
Jason Metsa 37%
Jim Metzen 44%
William Morgan 37%
Joe Mullery 37%
Erin Murphy 37%
Pam Myhra 100%
Jim Newberger 67%
Sean Nienow 86%
Kim Norton 59%
Julianne Ortman 71%
Michael Paymar 37%
John Pederson 72%
Joyce Peppin 78%
Branden Petersen 100%
Cindy Pugh 89%
Joe Radinovich 37%
Roger Reinert 29%
Paul Rosenthal 59%
Tim Sanders 89%
Shannon Savick 37%
Mary Sawatzky 37%
Tom Saxhaug 29%
Bev Scalze 29%
Matt Schmit 44%
Dan Schoen 37%
Yvonne Selcer 59%
Kathy Sheran 44%
Katie Sieben 44%
Rod Skoe 29%
Linda Slocum 37%
LeRoy Stumpf 15%
Dave Thompson 86%
Mark Uglem 100%
Joann Ward 37%
John Ward 37%
Anna Wills 100%
Kelby Woodard 93%
Barb Yarusso 37%

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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