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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV)

2001 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 73%
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic 92%
OR State House 3 Carl Wilson Republican 12%
OR State House 11 Phil Barnhart Democratic 100%
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 6%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 6%
OR State Senate 6 Lee Beyer Democratic 42%
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican 18%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 85%
OR State Senate 14 Mark Hass Democratic 76%
OR State Senate 16 Betsy Johnson Democratic 76%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 91%
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic 76%
OR State Senate 25 Laurie Monnes Anderson Democratic 82%
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican 12%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 15%
OR Commissioner At-Large Janet Carlson Republican 24%
OR Commissioner At-Large Deborah Kafoury 94%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 13%
OR Commissioner At-Large Tootie Smith 12%
OR Commissioner At-Large Cherryl Walker Republican 6%
Robert Ackerman 71%
Jason Atkinson 15%
Victor Backlund 12%
Alan Bates 82%
Chris Beck 100%
Roger Beyer 0%
Alan Brown 13%
R. Thomas Butler 0%
Margaret Carter 91%
Susan Castillo 92%
Bev Clarno 15%
Betsy Close 0%
Tony Corcoran 83%
Ryan Deckert 83%
Gene Derfler 8%
Jackie Dingfelder 100%
Dan Doyle 12%
Joan Dukes 69%
Verne Duncan 45%
Bill Fisher 0%
Dan Gardner 87%
William Garrard 12%
Gary George 15%
Avel Louise Gordly 45%
Lenn Hannon 11%
Gary Hansen 82%
Steven Harper 9%
Thomas Hartung 31%
Cedric Lee Hayden 0%
Jim Hill 19%
Elaine Hopson 73%
Bob Jenson 6%
Al King 47%
Wayne Krieger 12%
Jeffrey Kropf 6%
Jerry Krummel 18%
Jan Lee 29%
Randy Leonard 88%
Kathy Lowe 69%
Steve March 88%
Kenneth Messerle 23%
Rick Metsger 92%
Randy Miller 31%
John Minnis 15%
Karen Minnis 13%
William Morrisette 75%
David Nelson 15%
Donna Nelson 24%
Mary Nolan 94%
Rob Patridge 12%
Charlie Ringo 94%
Diane Rosenbaum 100%
Lane Shetterly 40%
Frank Shields 91%
Mark Simmons 13%
Patti Smith 6%
Bruce Starr 14%
Charles Starr 15%
Carolyn Tomei 88%
Clifford Trow 100%
Joanne Verger 47%
Vicki Walker 82%
Bernard Westlund II 13%
Max Williams 27%
Kelley Wirth 88%
William Witt 71%
Mae Yih 25%
Cliff Zauner 6%

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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