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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Education Association-Montana Federation of Teachers

2001 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
ID State Senate 2 Steve Vick Republican 14%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 20%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 38%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 24%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 52%
MT State Senate 17 Greg Jergeson Democratic 88%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 71%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 95%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 29%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 24%
MT State Senate 45 Fred Thomas Republican 56%
MT State Senate 48 Tom Facey Democratic 95%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 95%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 95%
Darrel Adams 14%
Joan Andersen 29%
Keith Bales 14%
Joe Balyeat 5%
Tom Beck 63%
Al Bishop 33%
Rodney Bitney 29%
Norma Bixby 95%
John Bohlinger 81%
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke 60%
Gary Branae 95%
Roy Brown 33%
John Brueggeman 33%
Edward Butcher 56%
Rosalie Buzzas 95%
Terrence Callahan 95%
Eileen Carney 95%
B. F. Christiaens 100%
Gilda Clancy 29%
Edith Clark 33%
Paul Clark 95%
John Cobb 53%
Vicki Cocchiarella 81%
Mack Cole 60%
William Crismore 60%
Aubyn Curtiss 24%
Larry Cyr 100%
Richard Dale 25%
Bob Davies 10%
Thomas Dell 80%
Robert DePratu 50%
Ronald Devlin 29%
Steve Doherty 100%
Bill Eggers 85%
E. P. Ekegren 43%
Jon Ellingson 100%
Jim Elliott 87%
Alvin Ellis, Jr. 56%
Ron Erickson 95%
John Esp 33%
Stanley Fisher 29%
Gary Forrester 86%
Eve Franklin 100%
Nancy Rice Fritz 95%
Daniel Clint Fuchs 37%
David Gallik 100%
Steven Gallus 95%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 95%
Kim Gillan 90%
William Glaser 40%
George Golie 95%
Duane Grimes 50%
Lorents Grosfield 63%
Gail Gutsche 95%
Richard Haines 62%
Mike Halligan 100%
Don Hargrove 38%
Dan Harrington 87%
Christopher Kirk Harris 100%
Donald Hedges 33%
Dennis Himmelberger 24%
Linda Holden 48%
Ric Holden 38%
Joan Hurdle 95%
Hal Jacobson 100%
Joey Jayne 95%
Royal Johnson 38%
Carol Juneau 86%
Dave Kasten 10%
Bob Keenan 19%
Sam Kitzenberg 100%
Richard Laible 14%
Jesse Laslovich 95%
Jeff Laszloffy 24%
Bob Lawson 67%
Michelle Lee 95%
Larry Lehman 57%
Ralph Lenhart 95%
Dale Mahlum 60%
Jeff Mangan 90%
Gay Ann Masolo 62%
Gary Matthews 90%
Matt McCann 52%
Bea McCarthy 88%
Daniel McGee 14%
Joe McKenney 38%
Walter McNutt 56%
Ken Miller 27%
Arnie Mohl 31%
Doug Mood 33%
John Musgrove 95%
Linda Nelson 100%
Brad Newman 95%
Mark Noennig 76%
Jeffrey Pattison 10%
Gerald Pease 93%
Arthur Peterson 43%
Kenneth Peterson 29%
William Price 57%
Holly Raser 95%
Diane Rice 24%
N. Allen Rome 33%
Glenn Roush 88%
Don Ryan 94%
Trudi Schmidt 95%
Clarice Schrumpf 43%
Debbie Bowman Shea 93%
Jim Shockley 29%
Elaine Sliter 29%
Frank Smith 95%
Roger Somerville 29%
Mike Sprague 40%
Corey Stapleton 43%
Donald Steinbeisser 19%
Emily Stonington 93%
Robert Story, Jr. 10%
Bill Tash 63%
Mike Taylor 47%
William Thomas 48%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 94%
Brett Tramelli 95%
Joseph Tropila 95%
Durward Waddill 75%
Karl Waitschies 19%
Allan Walters 33%
Mignon Waterman 94%
Jack Wells 23%
James Whitaker 38%
John Witt 29%
Merlin Wolery 62%
Cindy Younkin 67%
Tom Zook 53%

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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