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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Oregon Education Association

2003 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 55%
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic 82%
OR State House 11 Phil Barnhart Democratic 82%
OR State House 28 Jeff Barker Democratic 64%
OR State House 33 Mitch Greenlick Democratic 100%
OR State House 57 Greg Smith Republican 64%
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican 10%
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic 73%
OR State Senate 14 Mark Hass Democratic 73%
OR State Senate 16 Betsy Johnson Democratic 73%
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic 70%
OR State Senate 25 Laurie Monnes Anderson Democratic 82%
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican 36%
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican 27%
OR Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Republican 30%
OR Commissioner At-Large Deborah Kafoury 82%
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican 56%
OR Commissioner At-Large Tootie Smith 27%
OR Commissioner North Eugene Pat Farr 36%
Robert Ackerman 82%
Gordon Anderson 18%
Jason Atkinson 27%
Brad Avakian 82%
Victor Backlund 45%
Alan Bates 67%
Vicki Berger 64%
Elizabeth Beyer 90%
Roger Beyer 18%
Alan Brown 30%
R. Thomas Butler 18%
Margaret Carter 89%
Betsy Close 9%
Billy Dalto 45%
Ryan Deckert 64%
Richard Devlin 73%
Jackie Dingfelder 82%
Dan Doyle 9%
Joan Dukes 82%
Bill Fisher 27%
Linda Flores 10%
Mary Gallegos 45%
William Garrard 9%
Gary George 20%
George Gilman 36%
Avel Louise Gordly 91%
Lenn Hannon 73%
Gary Hansen 91%
Steven Harper 18%
Elaine Hopson 73%
Dave Hunt 82%
Bob Jenson 67%
Derrick Kitts 36%
Wayne Krieger 36%
Jeffrey Kropf 9%
Jerry Krummel 36%
John Mabrey 45%
Greg Macpherson 82%
Steve March 100%
Kenneth Messerle 40%
Rick Metsger 73%
Randy Miller 11%
John Minnis 36%
Karen Minnis 33%
William Morrisette 90%
Frank Morse 55%
David Nelson 60%
Donna Nelson 40%
Mary Nolan 100%
Rob Patridge 40%
Charlie Ringo 67%
Diane Rosenbaum 91%
Michael Schaufler 91%
Wayne Scott 20%
Lane Shetterly 55%
Frank Shields 90%
Patti Smith 27%
Bruce Starr 33%
Charles Starr 38%
Carolyn Tomei 100%
Joanne Verger 73%
Vicki Walker 91%
Bernard Westlund II 100%
Max Williams 36%
Kelley Wirth 100%

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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