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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

2001 Positions (Energy Policy)

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN State House 3B Mary Murphy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 8A Bud Nornes Republican 100%
MN State House 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 100%
MN State House 23A Bob Gunther Republican 100%
MN State House 28A Pelowski, Jr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House 28B Greg Davids Republican 100%
MN State House 41A Connie Bernardy Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 45A Lyndon Carlson, Sr. Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State House 63A Jim Davnie Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 63B Jean Wagenius Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 65B Carlos Mariani Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 66A Alice Hausman Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN State House 67A Tim Mahoney Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN State Senate 3 Thomas Bakk Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 100%
MN State Senate 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100%
MN State Senate 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 67%
MN State Senate 61 D. Scott Dibble Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Mayor At-Large Nora Slawik 33%
MN Commissioner 2 Mary Jo McGuire 0%
MN Commissioner 2 Tom Workman 100%
MN Commissioner 4 Tom Rukavina 33%
MN Commissioner 6 Mary Holberg 100%
MN Commissioner 7 Chris Gerlach Republican 100%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson 100%
Ron Abrams 100%
Irv Anderson 67%
Len Biernat 0%
Dave Bishop 100%
Lynda Boudreau 100%
Francis Bradley 100%
Mark Buesgens 100%
George Cassell 100%
James Clark 100%
Karen Clark 0%
Roxann Daggett 100%
Andy Dawkins 0%
Steve Dehler 100%
Jerry Dempsey 100%
Dan Dorman 100%
John Dorn 33%
Robert Eastlund 100%
Matt Entenza 0%
Ron Erhardt 100%
Geri Evans 0%
Tim Finseth 100%
Betty Folliard 0%
Douglas Fuller 100%
Mark Gleason 0%
Kevin Goodno 100%
Barbara Goodwin 0%
Gregory Gray 0%
Mindy Greiling 0%
Bill Haas 100%
Tom Hackbarth 100%
Elaine Harder 100%
Debra Hilstrom 0%
Bill Hilty 0%
Mark Holsten 100%
Larry Howes 100%
Thomas Huntley 33%
Carl Jacobson 100%
Mike Jaros 0%
Loren Jennings 100%
Ruth Johnson 33%
Sheldon Johnson 0%
Al Juhnke 33%
Phyllis Kahn 0%
Henry Kalis 33%
Margaret Kelliher 0%
Tony Kielkucki 100%
Jim Knoblach 100%
Luanne Koskinen 0%
Philip Krinkie 100%
Gary Kubly 33%
Bill Kuisle 100%
Dan Larson 33%
Robert Leighton, Jr. 0%
Ann Lenczewski 33%
Peggy Leppik 100%
Bernard Lieder 33%
Arlon Lindner 100%
Eric Lipman 67%
Darlene Luther 33%
Harry Mares 100%
Sharon Marko 33%
Dan McElroy 100%
Bob Milbert 50%
Carol Molnau 100%
Richard Mulder 100%
Joe Mullery 0%
Robert Ness 100%
Mark Olson 100%
Joe Opatz 33%
Mike Osskopp 100%
Tom Osthoff 50%
Mary Otremba 0%
Dennis Ozment 100%
Erik Paulsen 100%
Tim Pawlenty 100%
Michael Paymar 0%
Maxine Penas 100%
Doug Peterson 33%
Thomas Pugh 0%
Jim Rhodes 100%
Michelle Rifenberg 100%
Connie Ruth 100%
Leslie Schumacher 33%
Alice Seagren 100%
Marty Seifert 100%
Anthony Sertich 33%
Rod Skoe 33%
Wesley Skoglund 0%
Steve Smith 100%
Loren Solberg 33%
Richard Stanek 100%
Doug Stang 100%
Steven Sviggum 100%
Dale Swapinski 0%
Howard Swenson 100%
Barbara Sykora 100%
Mark Thompson 33%
Kathy Tingelstad 100%
John Tuma 67%
Ray Vandeveer 100%
Neva Walker 0%
Dale Walz 100%
Scott Wasiluk 0%
Stephen Wenzel 33%
Andrew Westerberg 33%
Tim Wilkin 100%
Ted Winter 0%
Ken Wolf 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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