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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 33%
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic 80%
OR State House 3 Carl Wilson Republican 33%
OR State House 11 Phil Barnhart Democratic 100%
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 17%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 17%
OR State Senate 6 Lee Beyer Democratic 80%
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 20%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 60%
OR State Senate 14 Mark Hass Democratic 33%
OR State Senate 16 Betsy Johnson Democratic 40%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 100%
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 33%
OR State Senate 25 Laurie Monnes Anderson Democratic 33%
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican 17%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 20%
OR Commissioner At-Large Janet Carlson Republican 33%
OR Commissioner At-Large Deborah Kafoury 100%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 17%
OR Commissioner At-Large Tootie Smith 20%
OR Commissioner At-Large Cherryl Walker Republican 50%
Robert Ackerman 60%
Jason Atkinson 20%
Victor Backlund 17%
Alan Bates 50%
Chris Beck 80%
Roger Beyer 0%
Alan Brown 17%
R. Thomas Butler 17%
Margaret Carter 80%
Susan Castillo 100%
Bev Clarno 20%
Betsy Close 0%
Tony Corcoran 60%
Ryan Deckert 80%
Gene Derfler 20%
Jackie Dingfelder 80%
Dan Doyle 17%
Joan Dukes 60%
Verne Duncan 60%
Bill Fisher 20%
Dan Gardner 40%
William Garrard 50%
Gary George 20%
Avel Louise Gordly 40%
Lenn Hannon 25%
Gary Hansen 100%
Steven Harper 20%
Thomas Hartung 40%
Cedric Lee Hayden 17%
Jim Hill 50%
Elaine Hopson 33%
Bob Jenson 17%
Al King 33%
Wayne Krieger 17%
Jeffrey Kropf 17%
Jerry Krummel 17%
Jan Lee 20%
Randy Leonard 80%
Kathy Lowe 50%
Steve March 67%
Kenneth Messerle 40%
Rick Metsger 80%
Randy Miller 20%
John Minnis 20%
Karen Minnis 17%
William Morrisette 60%
David Nelson 20%
Donna Nelson 33%
Mary Nolan 100%
Rob Patridge 40%
Charlie Ringo 67%
Diane Rosenbaum 67%
Lane Shetterly 67%
Frank Shields 67%
Mark Simmons 17%
Patti Smith 17%
Bruce Starr 17%
Charles Starr 20%
Carolyn Tomei 60%
Clifford Trow 100%
Joanne Verger 33%
Vicki Walker 67%
Bernard Westlund II 20%
Max Williams 33%
Kelley Wirth 75%
William Witt 33%
Mae Yih 40%
Cliff Zauner 33%

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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