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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Teachers-Oregon

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jason Atkinson 37%
Jules Bailey 76%
OR State House 28 Jeff Barker Democratic 77%
OR State House 11 Phil Barnhart Democratic 86%
Alan Bates 65%
OR State House 60 Cliff Bentz Republican 50%
Vicki Berger 47%
Elizabeth Beyer 81%
OR State Senate 6 Lee Beyer Democratic 81%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 86%
OR State House 32 Deborah Boone Democratic 73%
OR State Senate 12 Brian Boquist Republican 18%
Katie Brewer 50%
Peter Buckley 95%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 68%
OR Commissioner At-Large Kevin Cameron 50%
Ben Cannon 77%
OR State House 21 Brian Clem Democratic 76%
Jason Conger 55%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 59%
Jean Cowan 77%
OR State Senate 23 Michael Dembrow Democratic 86%
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 77%
Jackie Dingfelder 86%
OR State House 35 Margaret Doherty Democratic 91%
Chris Edwards 73%
OR State House 6 Sal Esquivel Republican 55%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 48%
OR State Senate 22 Lew Frederick Democratic, Working Families 90%
Tim Freeman 50%
William Garrard 59%
Chris Garrett 76%
OR State Senate 8 Sara Gelser Democratic 95%
Larry George 43%
Vic Gilliam 55%
OR State Senate 9 Fred Girod Republican 55%
OR State House 33 Mitch Greenlick Democratic 73%
Bruce Hanna 48%
Chris Harker 68%
OR State Senate 14 Mark Hass Democratic 68%
Wally Hicks 45%
OR State House 8 Paul Holvey Democratic 95%
Val Hoyle 77%
OR State House 59 John Huffman Republican 59%
Dave Hunt 82%
Bob Jenson 73%
OR State Senate 16 Betsy Johnson Democratic 65%
OR State House 52 Mark Johnson Republican 50%
OR State House 39 Bill Kennemer Republican 59%
Betty Komp 59%
OR State House 44 Tina Kotek Democratic 77%
Wayne Krieger 55%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 64%
Shawn Lindsay 55%
Greg Matthews 82%
OR State House 55 Michael McLane Republican 55%
OR State Senate 25 Laurie Monnes Anderson Democratic 73%
OR State Senate 24 Rod Monroe Democratic 73%
Frank Morse 50%
OR State House 13 Nancy Nathanson Democratic 95%
David Nelson 59%
Mary Nolan 90%
OR State Senate 20 Alan Olsen Republican 55%
OR State House 15 Andy Olson Republican 48%
OR State House 37 Julie Parrish Republican 50%
OR State Senate 4 Floyd Prozanski, Jr. Democratic 86%
Tobias Read 73%
OR Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Republican 48%
OR State Senate 5 Arnie Roblan Democratic 52%
Diane Rosenbaum 73%
Michael Schaufler 82%
Patrick Sheehan 45%
William Shields 91%
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 68%
Jefferson Smith 91%
OR State House 17 Sherrie Sprenger Republican 55%
Bruce Starr 47%
Chris Telfer 50%
OR State Senate 13 Kim Thatcher Republican 50%
Jim Thompson 64%
OR State Senate 26 Charles Thomsen Republican 50%
Carolyn Tomei 90%
Joanne Verger 68%
Matt Wand 45%
Jim Weidner 45%
OR State House 53 Gene Whisnant Republican 55%
Doug Whitsett 59%
Matthew Wingard 50%
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 55%
OR State House 31 Bradley Witt Democratic 86%

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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