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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Teachers - Kansas

2001 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican A+
KS State House 6 Jene Vickrey Republican A
KS State House 33 Tom Burroughs Democratic A
KS State House 34 Valdenia Winn Democratic A
KS State House 35 Broderick Henderson Democratic A
KS State House 44 Barbara Ballard Democratic A
KS State House 45 Tom Sloan Republican B
KS State House 55 Annie Kuether Democratic A
KS State House 90 Steve Huebert Republican C
KS State House 105 Brenda Landwehr Republican B
KS State House 106 Clay Aurand Republican C
KS State House 111 Eber Phelps Democratic A
KS State Senate 1 Dennis Pyle Republican A
KS State Senate 4 David Haley Democratic A
KS State Senate 10 Mary Pilcher-Cook Republican F
KS State Senate 19 Anthony Hensley Democratic A
KS State Senate 30 Susan Wagle Republican B
KS Attorney General Derek Schmidt Republican B
KS State Board of Education 6 Deena Horst Republican A
Jerry Aday B
David Adkins A
Richard Alldritt A
Barbara Allen B
John Dennis Ballou F
Patricia Barbieri-Lightner B
Melany Barnes A
Jim Barnett A
James Barone A
Carol Edward Beggs B
Lisa Benlon B
Bob Bethell B
Garry Boston B
Karin Brownlee B
Pete Brungardt A
Larry Campbell B
Stan Clark B
Mary Compton B
David Corbin B
Ray Cox B
Marti Crow A
Donald Dahl B
Willa DeCastro C
Nile Dillmore A
Karen DiVita-Johnson B
Les Donovan, Sr. B
Christine Downey A
Stanley Dreher, Jr. B
John Edmonds C
Jay Scott Emler B
John Faber B
Paul Feleciano, Jr. A+
Bill Feuerborn A
Troy Findley A
Geraldine Flaharty A
Vaughn Flora A+
Joann Lee Freeborn B
Jim Garner A
Doug Gatewood A
Ruby Gilbert A
Mark Gilstrap A
Kent Glasscock B
U. L. Gooch A
Greta Goodwin A
Lana Gordon A
Bob Grant A
Nancey Harrington B
Gary Hayzlett B
Jerry Henry A
Cindy Hermes A
Carl Holmes B
Andrew Howell A
Tim Huelskamp C
David Huff, Sr. B
Joe Humerickhouse B
Becky Hutchins A
Bonnie Huy B
Dave Jackson A
Dan Johnson B
Nick Jordan B
Mary Kauffman B
Dave Kerr C
Nancy Allison Kirk A+
Thomas Klein A
Carl Krehbiel B
Al Lane B
Bruce Larkin A
Janis Lee A
William Levinson A
William Light B
Kathe Lloyd B
Judith Loganbill A
Margaret Long A
Ward Loyd B
Bob Lyon B
William Mason C
Peggy Mast C
Carlos Mayans A
Doug Mays A
Laura Lee McClure A
Billie McCreary B
Dennis McKinney A
Joe McLeland C
Ray Merrick B
Frank Miller A
Melvin Minor A
Stephen Morris A
James Morrison B
Judy Morrison B
Don Myers C
Melvin Neufeld C
Dean Newton B
Rocky Nichols A+
Todd Novascone B
Eugene O'Brien A
Kay O'Connor C
Lana Oleen A
Michael O'Neal D
Verlyn Osborne C
Ralph Ostmeyer C
Peggy Palmer C
Doug Patterson B
Janice Pauls A
Ethel Peterson A
Jeff Peterson B
Joann Pottorff B
Anthony Powell B
Larry Powell B
Ted Powers A
Sandy Praeger A
Edward Pugh B
Gerry Ray B
William Reardon A
Rick Rehorn A
L. Candy Ruff A
Larry Salmans A
Jean Schodorf B
Sharon Schwartz B
Bonnie Sharp A
Judy Showalter A
Joe Shriver A
Clark Shultz B
Doug Spangler A
Chris Steineger A
Lloyd Stone A
Sue Storm A
Dale Swenson A
Mark Taddiken B
Lee Tafanelli A
Ralph Tanner B
Ruth Teichman B
Daniel Thimesch A
Dixie Toelkes A
Robert Marky Tomlinson A+
John Toplikar B
Robert Tyson C
Dwayne Umbarger B
John Vratil B
Sharon Jean Weber C
Jonathan Wells A
Gwen Welshimer A
Kenny Wilk B
Daniel Williams C
Jerry Williams A
R. J. Wilson A

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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