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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Conservation Minnesota

2001 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 26%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 16%
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN State House 7A Thomas Huntley Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 20%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 20%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 13%
MN State House 28A Eugene Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
MN State House 28B Gregory Davids Republican 13%
MN State House 31B Tom Hackbarth Republican 20%
MN State House 35A Jim Abeler II Republican 46%
MN State House 40B Debra Hilstrom Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 49A Ron Erhardt Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MN State House 50B Ann Lenczewski Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State House 58A Mary Holberg Republican 0%
MN State House 60B Phyllis Kahn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
MN State House 62A Karen Clark Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 64B Michael Paymar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN State House 67B Sheldon Johnson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 1 LeRoy Stumpf Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 2 Rod Skoe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 13%
MN State Senate 13 Michelle Fischbach Republican 33%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 6%
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 16%
MN State Senate 41 Barbara Goodwin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MN State Senate 52 James Metzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 20%
Ron Abrams 20%
Ellen Anderson 100%
Irv Anderson 53%
William Belanger, Jr. 50%
Linda Berglin 83%
Donald Betzold 100%
Francis Bradley 20%
Mark Buesgens 0%
Satveer Chaudhary 100%
Richard Day 16%
Jerry Dempsey 26%
Stephen Dille 33%
Dan Dorman 26%
John Dorn 86%
Robert Eastlund 26%
Matt Entenza 100%
Leo Foley 100%
Dennis Frederickson 33%
Chris Gerlach 6%
Mindy Greiling 100%
Linda Higgins 100%
Bill Hilty 93%
John Hottinger 83%
Larry Howes 20%
Mike Jaros 93%
Dean Elton Johnson 66%
Debbie Johnson 16%
Ruth Johnson 93%
Al Juhnke 73%
Steve Kelley 83%
Margaret Kelliher 100%
Bob Kierlin 16%
Sheila Kiscaden 16%
Jim Knoblach 13%
Philip Krinkie 0%
Gary Kubly 73%
Keith Langseth 66%
Cal Larson 16%
Dan Larson 86%
Bernard Lieder 80%
Becky Lourey 66%
Sharon Marko 93%
Steve Murphy 50%
Thomas Neuville 16%
Gen Olson 0%
Mark Olson 13%
Mary Otremba 73%
Dennis Ozment 26%
Patricia Pariseau 0%
Maxine Penas 20%
Lawrence Pogemiller 83%
Jane Ranum 100%
Madelyn Reiter 16%
Claire Robling 33%
Tom Rukavina 66%
Connie Ruth 26%
Dallas Sams 66%
Linda Scheid 66%
Marty Seifert 6%
Anthony Sertich 73%
Wesley Skoglund 100%
Nora Slawik 100%
Steve Smith 26%
Loren Solberg 60%
Steven Sviggum 13%
Barbara Sykora 26%
Kathy Tingelstad 20%
Ray Vandeveer 26%
James Vickerman 66%
Neva Walker 80%
Andrew Westerberg 60%
Tim Wilkin 20%

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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