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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Utah Taxpayers Association

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
UT State House 8 Gage Froerer Republican 81%
UT State House 13 Paul Ray Republican 64%
UT State House 35 Mark Wheatley Democratic 59%
UT State House 38 Eric Hutchings Republican 75%
UT State House 39 James Dunnigan Republican 77%
UT State House 40 Lynn Hemingway Democratic 50%
UT State House 51 Gregory Hughes Republican 80%
UT State House 60 Brad Daw Republican 82%
UT State House 61 Keith Grover Republican 75%
UT State House 71 Bradley Last Republican 88%
UT State House 73 Michael Noel Republican 82%
UT State Senate 3 Gene Davis Democratic 69%
UT State Senate 6 Wayne Harper Republican 100%
UT State Senate 9 Wayne Niederhauser Republican 88%
UT State Senate 11 Howard Stephenson Republican 100%
UT State Senate 15 Margaret Dayton Republican 100%
UT State Senate 16 Curt Bramble Republican 86%
UT State Senate 17 Peter Knudson Republican 82%
UT State Senate 19 Allen Christensen Republican 88%
UT State Senate 25 Lyle Hillyard Republican 92%
UT State Senate 26 Kevin Van Tassell Republican 65%
UT Auditor John Dougall Republican 88%
UT Chairman of the Tax Commission John Valentine 80%
UT Mayor At-Large Ron Bigelow 71%
UT Mayor Jackie Biskupski Democratic 63%
UT Commissioner At-Large Kerry Gibson Republican 75%
Doug Aagard 88%
Sheryl Allen 56%
Sylvia Andersen 82%
Roger Barrus 88%
Ralph Becker 53%
Gregory Bell 94%
Jim Bird 59%
DeMar Bowman 63%
Melvin Brown 53%
D. Chris Buttars 79%
David Buxton 67%
David Clark 82%
Stephen Clark 79%
Tim Cosgrove 53%
Greg Curtis 86%
Brad Dee 80%
Mike Dmitrich 65%
Glenn Donnelson, Jr. 100%
Jack Draxler 77%
Carl Duckworth 53%
Dan Eastman 86%
Ben Ferry 59%
Fred Fife III 65%
Janice Fisher 73%
Lorie Fowlke 71%
Craig Frank 94%
Kevin Garn 75%
Brent Goodfellow 65%
James Gowans 59%
Jon Greiner 75%
Neil Hansen 67%
Neal Hendrickson 50%
Christopher Herrod 80%
John Hickman 73%
Kory Holdaway 77%
Fred Hunsaker 59%
Scott Jenkins 77%
Christine Johnson 63%
Patricia Jones 65%
Sheldon Killpack 87%
Brad King 53%
Todd Kiser 77%
David Litvack 69%
Becky Lockhart 77%
Mark Madsen 93%
Steven Mascaro 60%
John Mathis 65%
Ed Mayne 88%
Scott McCoy 63%
Rosalind McGee 59%
Kay McIff 53%
Ronda Menlove 59%
Karen Morgan 69%
Michael Morley 100%
Paul Neuenschwander 87%
Merlynn Newbold 87%
Curtis Oda 94%
Patrick Painter 100%
Darin Peterson 94%
Phil Riesen 47%
Ross Romero 77%
Stephen Sandstrom 88%
Jennifer Seelig 53%
LaWanna Shurtliff 53%
Gordon Snow 56%
Carol Spackman Moss 56%
Dennis Stowell 82%
Kenneth Sumsion 81%
Aaron Tilton 100%
Stephen Urquhart 82%
Michael Waddoups 88%
Carlene Walker 88%
Mark Walker 87%
Richard Wheeler 85%
Larry Wiley 56%
Carl Wimmer 100%
Scott Wyatt 87%

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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