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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Conservation Minnesota

2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 38%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 25%
MN State House 14B Jim Knoblach Republican 50%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 13%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 13%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 13%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 63%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 13%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 50%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 13%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 50%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 88%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Mayor At-Large Nora Slawik 100%
MN Commissioner 2 Linda Higgins 80%
MN Commissioner 4 Tom Rukavina 63%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 13%
MN Commissioner 7 Chris Gerlach Republican 25%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson 38%
Ron Abrams 63%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 63%
Michele Bachmann 70%
William Belanger, Jr. 50%
Linda Berglin 100%
Donald Betzold 100%
Len Biernat 100%
Greg Blaine 25%
Lynda Boudreau 25%
Francis Bradley 25%
Mark Buesgens 13%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
Richard Day 20%
Jerry Dempsey 25%
Stephen Dille 50%
Dan Dorman 13%
John Dorn 88%
Robert Eastlund 13%
Matt Entenza 100%
Ron Erhardt 38%
Leo Foley 100%
Dennis Frederickson 40%
Douglas Fuller 38%
Barbara Goodwin 100%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Bill Haas 38%
Tom Hackbarth 25%
Elaine Harder 13%
Bill Hilty 100%
John Hottinger 90%
Larry Howes 25%
Thomas Huntley 100%
Carl Jacobson 63%
Mike Jaros 100%
Dean Elton Johnson 60%
Debbie Johnson 40%
Al Juhnke 63%
Phyllis Kahn 100%
Steve Kelley 100%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Bob Kierlin 40%
Sheila Kiscaden 30%
Dave Kleis 70%
Philip Krinkie 13%
Gary Kubly 63%
Bill Kuisle 0%
Keith Langseth 50%
Cal Larson 20%
Dan Larson 100%
Ann Lenczewski 88%
Bernard Lieder 75%
Arlon Lindner 25%
Eric Lipman 38%
Becky Lourey 100%
Sharon Marko 100%
Jim Metzen 80%
Mee Moua 90%
Joe Mullery 100%
Steve Murphy 40%
Thomas Neuville 30%
Gen Olson 30%
Mark Olson 13%
Joe Opatz 75%
Mary Otremba 75%
Mark Ourada 50%
Dennis Ozment 38%
Patricia Pariseau 30%
Michael Paymar 100%
Maxine Penas 13%
Aaron Peterson 63%
Lawrence Pogemiller 90%
Thomas Pugh 100%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 10%
Jim Rhodes 75%
Claire Robling 50%
Connie Ruth 25%
Dallas Sams 50%
Linda Scheid 60%
Marty Seifert 13%
Anthony Sertich 88%
Rod Skoe 50%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Steve Smith 38%
Loren Solberg 88%
Doug Stang 38%
LeRoy Stumpf 50%
Steven Sviggum 13%
Howard Swenson 13%
Barbara Sykora 38%
Kathy Tingelstad 75%
Ray Vandeveer 38%
James Vickerman 50%
Neva Walker 88%
Dale Walz 25%
Scott Wasiluk 100%
Andrew Westerberg 75%
Tim Wilkin 25%

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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