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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Parents for Choice in Education

2009 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
UT State House 5 Curt Webb Republican 70%
UT State House 8 Gage Froerer Republican 80%
UT State House 13 Paul Ray Republican 78%
UT State House 20 Becky Edwards Republican 55%
UT State House 22 Susan Duckworth Democratic 33%
UT State House 24 Rebecca Chavez-Houck Democratic 10%
UT State House 28 Brian King Democratic 30%
UT State House 35 Mark Wheatley Democratic 9%
UT State House 38 Eric Hutchings Republican 80%
UT State House 39 James Dunnigan Republican 67%
UT State House 40 Lynn Hemingway Democratic 30%
UT State House 46 Marie Poulson Democratic 18%
UT State House 51 Gregory Hughes Republican 100%
UT State House 60 Brad Daw Republican 100%
UT State House 61 Keith Grover Republican 100%
UT State House 65 Francis Gibson Republican 90%
UT State House 69 Christine Watkins Republican 10%
UT State House 71 Bradley Last Republican 75%
UT State House 73 Michael Noel Republican 100%
UT State Senate 1 Luz Escamilla Democratic 45%
UT State Senate 3 Gene Davis Democratic 40%
UT State Senate 5 Karen Mayne Democratic 45%
UT State Senate 6 Wayne Harper Republican 78%
UT State Senate 9 Wayne Niederhauser Republican 100%
UT State Senate 11 Howard Stephenson Republican 100%
UT State Senate 15 Margaret Dayton Republican 100%
UT State Senate 16 Curt Bramble Republican 100%
UT State Senate 17 Peter Knudson Republican 100%
UT State Senate 19 Allen Christensen Republican 100%
UT State Senate 24 Ralph Okerlund Republican 82%
UT State Senate 25 Lyle Hillyard Republican 78%
UT State Senate 26 Kevin Van Tassell Republican 67%
UT State Senate 27 David Hinkins Republican 45%
UT State Senate 28 Evan Vickers Republican 63%
UT State Senate 29 Don Ipson Republican 64%
UT Auditor John Dougall Republican 100%
UT Chairman of the Tax Commission John Valentine 100%
UT Mayor At-Large Ron Bigelow 60%
UT Mayor Jackie Biskupski Democratic 10%
UT Commissioner At-Large Kerry Gibson Republican 67%
Doug Aagard 89%
Sheryl Allen 60%
Roger Barrus 100%
Trisha Beck 30%
Gregory Bell 80%
Jim Bird 50%
Laura Black 9%
Melvin Brown 67%
D. Chris Buttars 100%
David Clark 90%
Stephen Clark 100%
Tim Cosgrove 40%
Brad Dee 88%
Jack Draxler 80%
Ben Ferry 67%
Janice Fisher 33%
Julie Fisher 60%
Lorie Fowlke 100%
Craig Frank 100%
Kevin Garn 86%
Brent Goodfellow 40%
James Gowans 20%
Richard Greenwood 60%
Jon Greiner 70%
Neil Hansen 11%
Neal Hendrickson 20%
Christopher Herrod 100%
Kory Holdaway 40%
Fred Hunsaker 50%
Scott Jenkins 100%
Christine Johnson 20%
Patricia Jones 45%
Sheldon Killpack 100%
Todd Kiser 70%
Dan Liljenquist 82%
David Litvack 44%
Becky Lockhart 100%
Mark Madsen 100%
Steven Mascaro 70%
John Mathis 100%
Scott McCoy 45%
Kay McIff 60%
Ronda Menlove 60%
Karen Morgan 36%
Michael Morley 100%
Merlynn Newbold 90%
Curtis Oda 100%
Patrick Painter 100%
Kraig Powell 73%
Phil Riesen 30%
Ross Romero 18%
Stephen Sandstrom 80%
F. Jay Seegmiller 30%
Jennifer Seelig 30%
Carol Spackman Moss 27%
Dennis Stowell 82%
Kenneth Sumsion 100%
Stephen Urquhart 100%
Michael Waddoups 100%
Brent Wallis 60%
Ryan Wilcox 80%
Larry Wiley 30%
Carl Wimmer 90%
Bradley Winn 80%

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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