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Rating Group: Minnesota Association of Professional Employees

2015 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 1A Dan Fabian Republican 26
MN State House 1B Deb Kiel Republican 32
MN State House 2B Steve Green Republican 35
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95
MN State House 4A Ben Lien Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State House 5A John Persell Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 7A Jennifer Schultz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 74
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 34
MN State House 8B Mary Franson Republican 28
MN State House 9B Ron Kresha Republican 41
MN State House 10A Josh Heintzeman Republican 53
MN State House 10B Dale Lueck Republican 50
MN State House 11A Mike Sundin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 12A Jeff Backer Republican 53
MN State House 12B Paul Anderson Republican 32
MN State House 13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican 30
MN State House 14A Tama Theis Republican 43
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 22
MN State House 16A Chris Swedzinski Republican 30
MN State House 16B Paul Torkelson Republican 31
MN State House 17A Tim Miller Republican 53
MN State House 17B Dave Baker Republican 56
MN State House 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 39
MN State House 18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican 18
MN State House 19B Jack Considine, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84
MN State House 20A Bob Vogel Republican 53
MN State House 21B Steve Drazkowski Republican 15
MN State House 22A Joe Schomacker Republican 38
MN State House 22B Rod Hamilton Republican 37
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 36
MN State House 24A John Petersburg Republican 43
MN State House 24B Brian Daniels Republican 53
MN State House 25A Duane Quam Republican 18
MN State House 26A Tina Liebling Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
MN State House 26B Nels Pierson Republican 53
MN State House 27A Peggy Bennett Republican 53
MN State House 27B Jeanne Poppe Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 36
MN State House 29A Joe McDonald Republican 21
MN State House 29B Marion O'Neill Republican 35
MN State House 30A Nick Zerwas Republican 35
MN State House 30B Eric Lucero Republican 42
MN State House 31A Kurt Daudt Republican 25
MN State House 32A Brian Johnson Republican 36
MN State House 33A Jerry Hertaus Republican 33
MN State House 35B Peggy Scott Republican 21
MN State House 36B Melissa Hortman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98
MN State House 38A Linda Runbeck Republican 25
MN State House 39A Bob Dettmer Republican 23
MN State House 40A Michael Nelson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 43A Peter Fischer Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 43B Leon Lillie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98
MN State House 45B Mike Freiberg Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 46A Ryan Winkler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 46B Cheryl Youakim Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State House 47A Jim Nash Republican 47
MN State House 51A Sandra Masin Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 51B Laurie Halverson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
MN State House 52A Rick Hansen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 55B Tony Albright Republican 33
MN State House 58A Jon Koznick Republican 47
MN State House 58B Patrick Garofalo Republican 26
MN State House 59B Raymond Dehn Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 60A Diane Loeffler Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 61A Frank Hornstein Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State House 64B Dave Pinto Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78
MN State House 65A Rena Moran Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95
MN State House 66B John Lesch Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93
MN State Senate 4 Kent Eken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State Senate 6 David Tomassoni Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State Senate 7 Erik Simonson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93
MN State Senate 8 Bill Ingebrigtsen Republican 30
MN State Senate 9 Paul Gazelka Republican 22
MN State Senate 10 Carrie Ruud Republican 37
MN State Senate 11 Jason Rarick Republican 53
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 29
MN State Senate 13 Jeff Howe Republican 35
MN State Senate 16 Gary Dahms Republican 29
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 25
MN State Senate 22 Bill Weber Republican 42
MN State Senate 23 Julie Rosen Republican 37
MN State Senate 25 David Senjem Republican 32
MN State Senate 26 Carla Nelson Republican 38
MN State Senate 27 Dan Sparks Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88
MN State Senate 28 Jeremy Miller Republican 44
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 15
MN State Senate 30 Mary Kiffmeyer Republican 21
MN State Senate 31 Michelle Benson Republican 20
MN State Senate 33 David Osmek Republican 20
MN State Senate 34 Warren Limmer Republican 24
MN State Senate 36 John Hoffman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
MN State Senate 37 Jerry Newton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State Senate 38 Roger Chamberlain Republican 20
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 40
MN State Senate 40 Chris Eaton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95
MN State Senate 41 Carolyn Laine Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95
MN State Senate 42 Jason Isaacson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98
MN State Senate 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94
MN State Senate 45 Ann Rest Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88
MN State Senate 46 Ronald Latz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93
MN State Senate 49 Melisa Franzen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88
MN State Senate 50 Melissa Wiklund Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91
MN State Senate 51 Jim Carlson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93
MN State Senate 53 Susan Kent Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87
MN State Senate 55 Eric Pratt Republican 40
MN State Senate 56 Dan Hall Republican 20
MN State Senate 57 Greg Clausen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93
MN State Senate 59 Bobby Joe Champion Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90
MN State Senate 60 Kari Dziedzic Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96
MN State Senate 62 Jeff Hayden Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
MN State Senate 63 Patricia Torres Ray Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95
MN State Senate 64 Richard Cohen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93
MN State Senate 65 Sandra Pappas Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98
MN State Senate 66 John Marty Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93
MN State Senate 67 Foung Hawj Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93
MN Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Thissen Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92
Susan Allen 94
Mark Anderson 19
Sarah Anderson 22
Tom Anzelc 96
Jon Applebaum 100
Joseph Atkins 96
Bob Barrett 27
David Bly 94
Terri Bonoff 89
Dave Brown 16
Drew Christensen 47
Karen Clark 98
Tony Cornish 46
Kevin Dahle 92
Matt Dean 25
David Dill 94
Ron Erhardt 94
Kelly Fenton 53
Michelle Fischbach 37
Barbara Goodwin 95
Tom Hackbarth 17
David Hancock 53
David Hann 23
Debra Hilstrom 96
Joe Hoppe 27
Vicki Jensen 85
Alice Johnson 93
Clark Johnson 96
Sheldon Johnson 97
Phyllis Kahn 97
Tim Kelly 27
Jim Knoblach 50
Lyle Koenen 92
Ann Lenczewski 91
Kathy Lohmer 27
Jenifer Loon 28
Bob Loonan 56
Tony Lourey 94
Tara Mack 23
Denny McNamara 40
Carly Melin 96
Jason Metsa 98
Jim Metzen 90
Joe Mullery 96
Erin Murphy 97
Jim Newberger 24
Sean Nienow 26
Kim Norton 90
Julianne Ortman 23
John Pederson 36
Joyce Peppin 17
Branden Petersen 24
Roz Peterson 53
Cindy Pugh 33
Roger Reinert 82
Paul Rosenthal 90
Tim Sanders 38
Tom Saxhaug 94
Bev Scalze 92
Matt Schmit 91
Dan Schoen 94
Yvonne Selcer 91
Kathy Sheran 92
Katie Sieben 94
Rod Skoe 94
Linda Slocum 95
Dennis Smith 53
LeRoy Stumpf 93
Dave Thompson 20
Mark Uglem 45
Joann Ward 92
Abigail Whelan 53
Anna Wills 37

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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