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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Education Association-Montana Federation of Teachers

2003 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
MT State House 3 Jerry O'Neil Republican 8%
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic 92%
MT State Senate 2 Dee Brown Republican 55%
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 33%
MT State Senate 9 Rick Ripley Republican 58%
MT State Senate 15 Jim Peterson Republican 30%
MT State Senate 16 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 92%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 67%
MT State Senate 32 Larry Jent Democratic 92%
MT State Senate 34 Scott Sales Republican 33%
MT State Senate 36 Debby Barrett Republican 50%
MT State Senate 38 Jim Keane Democratic 83%
MT State Senate 41 Christine Kaufmann Democratic 100%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 58%
MT State Senate 45 Fred Thomas Republican 9%
MT State Senate 48 Tom Facey Democratic 83%
MT State Senate 49 David Wanzenried Democratic 83%
MT Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 2 Mike Wheat Non-partisan 92%
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic 92%
MT Council Member Ward 1 Brent Cromley Democratic 100%
MT Public Service Commission Vice Chair Bob Lake Republican 42%
Joan Andersen 50%
Sherm Anderson 17%
Keith Bales 8%
Norman Ballantyne 92%
Joe Balyeat 8%
Gregory Barkus 0%
Arlene Becker 100%
Bob Bergren 90%
Rodney Bitney 50%
Norma Bixby 92%
Jerry Black 9%
John Bohlinger 25%
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke 36%
Gary Branae 92%
Roy Brown 50%
John Brueggeman 67%
Edward Butcher 0%
Rosalie Buzzas 75%
Terrence Callahan 75%
Eileen Carney 92%
Edith Clark 50%
Paul Clark 92%
John Cobb 50%
Vicki Cocchiarella 92%
Jill Cohenour 100%
Mike Cooney 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 0%
Larry Cyr 75%
Robert DePratu 0%
Ronald Devlin 50%
Sue Dickenson 75%
Tim Dowell 83%
Jon Ellingson 92%
Jim Elliott 91%
Ron Erickson 83%
John Esp 8%
George Loren Everett 17%
Stanley Fisher 25%
Gary Forrester 92%
Eve Franklin 83%
Nancy Rice Fritz 75%
Daniel Clint Fuchs 50%
David Gallik 83%
Steven Gallus 100%
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 73%
Kelly Gebhardt 25%
Carol Gibson 92%
Kim Gillan 83%
William Glaser 8%
George Golie 75%
Duane Grimes 17%
Gail Gutsche 75%
Richard Haines 45%
Kenneth Hansen 100%
Dan Harrington 90%
Christopher Kirk Harris 83%
Ray Hawk 17%
Donald Hedges 50%
Daniel Hurwitz 42%
Hal Jacobson 100%
Joey Jayne 75%
Royal Johnson 25%
Carol Juneau 83%
Dave Kasten 17%
Bob Keenan 8%
Sam Kitzenberg 100%
Richard Laible 8%
Carol Lambert 67%
Michael Lange 55%
Jesse Laslovich 92%
Jeff Laszloffy 27%
Bob Lawson 83%
Larry Lehman 67%
Ralph Lenhart 75%
Rick Maedje 33%
Dale Mahlum 25%
Bruce Malcolm 42%
Jeff Mangan 100%
Gary Matthews 92%
Bea McCarthy 100%
Daniel McGee 8%
Joe McKenney 33%
Walter McNutt 17%
Scott Mendenhall 33%
Doug Mood 58%
Penny Armstrong Morgan 25%
John Musgrove 83%
Linda Nelson 100%
Brad Newman 92%
Mark Noennig 58%
Bernie Olson 83%
John Parker 75%
Jeffrey Pattison 33%
Gerald Pease 100%
Gary Perry 8%
Holly Raser 83%
Diane Rice 25%
Donald Roberts 42%
N. Allen Rome 50%
John Ross 58%
Glenn Roush 100%
Brennan Ryan 83%
Don Ryan 100%
Trudi Schmidt 100%
Clarice Schrumpf 58%
Debbie Bowman Shea 100%
Jim Shockley 42%
John Sinrud 25%
Veronica Small-Eastman 75%
Frank Smith 83%
Mike Sprague 0%
Corey Stapleton 17%
Donald Steinbeisser 50%
Ronald Stoker 42%
Emily Stonington 92%
Robert Story, Jr. 8%
Bill Tash 8%
Mike Taylor 0%
William Thomas 58%
Kenneth Toole, Jr. 100%
Joseph Tropila 92%
Pat Wagman 25%
Karl Waitschies 42%
Sandy Weiss 91%
Bill Wilson 75%
John Witt 50%
Cindy Younkin 50%
Tom Zook 8%

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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