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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Family Foundation

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State House 2 Mike Cuffe Republican 90%
MT State House 8 Steve Lavin Republican 100%
MT State House 9 Randy Brodehl Republican 100%
MT State House 11 Derek Skees Republican 90%
MT State House 18 Rob Cook Republican 80%
MT State House 23 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Democratic 10%
MT State House 24 Jean Price Democratic 0%
MT State House 32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic 40%
MT State House 34 Austin Knudsen Republican 90%
MT State House 37 Bill Harris Republican 100%
MT State House 42 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic 10%
MT State House 50 Virginia Court Democratic 0%
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican 100%
MT State House 67 Tom Burnett Republican 100%
MT State House 70 Kelly Flynn Republican 100%
MT State House 73 Jim Keane Democratic 0%
MT State House 77 Kathy Swanson Democratic 0%
MT State House 86 Ron Ehli Republican 100%
MT State House 88 Edward Greef Republican 100%
MT State House 91 Bryce Bennett Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican 90%
MT State Senate 3 Keith Regier Republican 100%
MT State Senate 4 Mark Blasdel Republican 100%
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican 100%
MT State Senate 10 Steve Fitzpatrick Republican 80%
MT State Senate 11 Ed Buttrey Republican 90%
MT State Senate 12 Carlie Boland Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 13 Brian Hoven Republican 80%
MT State Senate 15 Ryan Osmundson Republican 100%
MT State Senate 16 Frank Smith Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 19 Eric Moore Republican 90%
MT State Senate 20 Duane Ankney Republican 90%
MT State Senate 22 Douglas Kary Republican 100%
MT State Senate 24 Mary McNally Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 26 Margie MacDonald Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 27 Cary Smith Republican 100%
MT State Senate 29 David Howard Republican 100%
MT State Senate 31 Mike Phillips Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 34 Gordon Vance Republican 100%
MT State Senate 36 Jeffrey Welborn Republican 90%
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 38 Edith McClafferty Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 39 Gene Vuckovich Democratic 20%
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 43 Pat Connell Republican 100%
MT State Senate 45 Dick Barrett Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 46 Sue Malek Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 47 Dan Salomon Republican 100%
MT State Senate 49 Diane Sands Democratic 0%
MT State Senate 50 Tom Facey Democratic 0%
MT Auditor Matt Rosendale Republican 100%
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Republican 90%
Ron Arthun 100%
Shannon Augare 10%
Joe Balyeat 100%
Liz Bangerter 100%
Debby Barrett 90%
William Beck, Sr. 100%
Tony Belcourt 0%
Gerald Bennett 100%
Tom Berry 90%
Anders Blewett 0%
Joanne Blyton 100%
Gary Branae 10%
John Brenden 100%
Taylor Brown 100%
Christy Clark 100%
Robyn Driscoll 0%
Champ Edmunds, Jr. 100%
Ron Erickson 0%
John Esp 100%
Lila Evans 87%
Tim Furey 0%
Steven Gallus 0%
Steve Gibson 60%
Kim Gillan 20%
Alan Hale 80%
Betsy Hands 0%
Kristin Hansen 100%
Robert Hawks 0%
Gordon Hendrick 87%
Ellie Hill 0%
Cynthia Hiner 11%
Greg Hinkle 100%
Roy Hollandsworth 90%
Galen Hollenbaugh 0%
Chuck Hunter 0%
Rowlie Hutton 100%
Pat Ingraham 100%
Verdell Jackson 100%
Larry Jent 20%
Christine Kaufmann 0%
Dan Kennedy 100%
Krayton Kerns 100%
Harry Klock 90%
James Knox 100%
Bob Lake 100%
Clifford Larsen 0%
Dave Lewis 100%
Cleve Loney 100%
Gary MacLaren 100%
Bill McChesney 20%
Tom McGillvray 100%
Jonathan McNiven 100%
Walter McNutt 75%
Robert Mehlhoff 20%
Mike Menahan 0%
Mike Milburn 100%
Mike Miller 70%
Michael More 100%
Lynda Moss 0%
Carmine Mowbray 80%
Terry Murphy 70%
Pat Noonan 0%
Jesse O'Hara 100%
Alan Olson 90%
Jerry O'Neil 90%
Carolyn Pease-Lopez 11%
Jim Peterson 90%
Kenneth Peterson 100%
Jason Priest 90%
Lee Randall 100%
Joe Read 100%
Scott Reichner 100%
Michele Reinhart 0%
Rick Ripley 100%
Donald Roberts 100%
Trudi Schmidt 0%
Jim Shockley 90%
Dan Skattum 100%
Sterling Small 90%
Jon Sonju 100%
Carolyn Squires 0%
Wayne Stahl 100%
Donald Steinbeisser 100%
Janna Taylor 100%
Mitch Tropila 0%
Bruce Tutvedt 80%
Kendall Van Dyk 0%
Bob Wagner 100%
Edward Walker 100%
David Wanzenried 0%
Wendy Warburton 100%
Ted Washburn 100%
Carol Williams 0%
Kathleen Williams 0%
Franke Wilmer 0%
Art Wittich 90%
Max Yates 70%

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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