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Donald Young's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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 issue 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.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

90%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
93%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
87%
2007-2008
81%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
92%
2001-2002
88%
1999-2000
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2017
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
3%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2019
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
71%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
50%
2019-2020
50%
2017-2018
82%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
83%
2011-2012
75%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
75%
2011
66%
2009-2010
54%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
67%
2000
91%
1999
97%
1995-1996
79%
1993-1994
50%
2020
23%
2018
33%
2017
44%
2015-2016
44%
2015-2016
50%
2015
43%
2014
43%
2013-2014
43%
2013-2014
38%
2013
36%
2011-2012
36%
2011-2012
28%
2007-2008
81%
2001-2002
81%
2001-2002
40%
1991-1992
22%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
16%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
20%
2003-2004
43%
2001-2002
43%
2001-2002
63%
1999-2000
63%
1999-2000
67%
1998
100%
1997
46%
1996
30%
1995
67%
1994
67%
1993
50%
2017
50%
2017
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
50%
2014
50%
2014
44%
2013-2014
44%
2013-2014
20%
2011
20%
2011
52%
2007-2008
52%
2007-2008
11%
2005-2006
11%
2005-2006
20%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
6%
2019-2020
21%
2017-2018
21%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
17%
2000
14%
2019-2020
14%
2019-2020
33
2007-2008
33
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
29%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
33%
2020
23%
2018
33%
2017
44%
2015-2016
44%
2015-2016
50%
2015
43%
2014
43%
2013-2014
43%
2013-2014
38%
2013
36%
2011-2012
36%
2011-2012
11%
2020
0%
2019
14%
2018
8%
2017
15%
2015-2016
11%
2015
17%
2013-2014
0%
2013
9%
2011-2012
13%
2011
20%
2009-2010
8%
2009
17%
2007-2008
0%
2007
14%
2005-2006
0%
2005
11%
2004
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
17%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995
13%
1993-1994
48%
2013
48%
2013
52%
2013
52%
2013
48%
2013
48%
2013
41%
2013
41%
2013
76%
2013
76%
2013
52%
2013
52%
2013
24%
2013
24%
2013
50%
2012
50%
2012
49%
2012
49%
2012
49%
2012
49%
2012
50%
2012
50%
2012
46%
2012
46%
2012
51%
2012
51%
2012
51%
2012
51%
2012
52%
2012
52%
2012
52%
2011
52%
2011
70%
2011
70%
2011
44%
2011
44%
2011
49%
2011
49%
2011
48%
2011
48%
2011
30%
2011
30%
2011
56%
2011
56%
2011
51%
2011
51%
2011
38%
2010
38%
2010
37%
2010
37%
2010
39%
2010
39%
2010
38%
2010
38%
2010
63%
2010
63%
2010
61%
2010
61%
2010
61%
2010
61%
2010
62%
2010
62%
2010
35%
2009
35%
2009
26%
2009
26%
2009
0%
2009
69%
2009
69%
2009
74%
2009
74%
2009
31%
2009
31%
2009
75%
2009
75%
2009
65%
2009
65%
2009
31%
2008
31%
2008
60%
2008
60%
2008
40%
2008
40%
2008
69%
2008
69%
2008
39%
2008
39%
2008
37%
2008
37%
2008
61%
2008
61%
2008
63.3%
2008
63.3%
2008
33%
2007
33%
2007
35.8%
2007
35.8%
2007
67%
2007
67%
2007
59%
2007
59%
2007
64.2%
2007
64.2%
2007
33%
2007
33%
2007
66%
2007
66%
2007
41%
2007
41%
2007
73.7%
2006
73.7%
2006
85%
2006
85%
2006
48%
2006
48%
2006
26.3%
2006
26.3%
2006
86%
2006
86%
2006
14%
2006
14%
2006
12%
2006
12%
2006
51%
2006
51%
2006
36%
2005
36%
2005
69%
2005
69%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
0%
2005
49%
2005
49%
2005
51%
2005
51%
2005
63%
2005
63%
2005
31%
2005
31%
2005
38%
2004
38%
2004
30%
2004
30%
2004
61%
2004
61%
2004
17%
2004
17%
2004
83%
2004
83%
2004
69%
2004
69%
2004
21%
2003
21%
2003
83%
2003
83%
2003
31%
2003
31%
2003
16%
2003
16%
2003
69%
2003
69%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2003
23%
2003
23%
2003
77%
2003
77%
2003
29%
2002
29%
2002
22%
2002
22%
2002
73%
2002
73%
2002
0%
2002
21%
2002
21%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
71%
2002
71%
2002
78%
2002
78%
2002
80%
2001
80%
2001
20%
2001
20%
2001
80%
2001
80%
2001
69%
2001
69%
2001
20%
2001
20%
2001
20%
2001
20%
2001
67%
2000
67%
2000
29%
2000
29%
2000
33%
2000
33%
2000
33%
2000
33%
2000
70%
2000
70%
2000
67%
2000
67%
2000
73%
1999
73%
1999
24%
1999
24%
1999
23%
1999
23%
1999
79%
1999
79%
1999
75%
1999
75%
1999
16%
1999
16%
1999
67%
1998
67%
1998
68%
1998
68%
1998
53%
1998
53%
1998
47%
1998
47%
1998
32%
1998
32%
1998
27%
1998
27%
1998
0%
1996
79%
1996
79%
1996
10%
1996
10%
1996
33%
1996
33%
1996
64%
1996
64%
1996
86%
1996
86%
1996
0%
2003
25%
2017-2018
70%
2019-2020
70%
2019-2020
82%
2019
69%
2019
69%
2017-2018
69%
2017-2018
91%
2017-2018
91%
2017-2018
86%
2015-2016
86%
2015-2016
65%
2015-2016
65%
2015-2016
55%
2015
71%
2015
51%
2014
25%
2014
53%
2014
20%
2014
44%
2011-2012
44%
2011-2012
53%
2011-2012
53%
2011-2012
76%
2009-2010
76%
2009-2010
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007-2008
63%
2007
0%
2006
50%
2014
50%
2014
91%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
80%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
50
2007
85%
2019-2020
80%
2017-2018
76%
2015-2016
75%
2015
75%
2013-2014
78%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
87%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
62%
2009
100%
2009-2010
88%
2003
88%
2003
92%
2012-2013
96%
2017-2018
98%
2015-2016
92%
2015
95%
2013-2014
88%
2012
82%
2011-2012
73%
2009-2010
65%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
90%
2003-2004
85%
2001-2002
76%
2019-2020
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
60%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
86%
2017-2018
87%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
66%
2011-2012
57%
2011
50%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
77%
2003-2004
77%
2003
100%
2019-2020
20%
2010
20%
2010
44%
2017-2018
44%
2017-2018
44%
2015-2016
44%
2015-2016
40%
2013-2014
40%
2013-2014
6%
2005-2006
6%
2005-2006
23%
2003-2004
23%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
18%
2001-2002
18%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
13%
1999-2000
21%
1997-1998
21%
1997-1998
9%
1997
9%
1997
15%
1995-1996
15%
1995-1996
69%
2003-2004
91%
2019
80%
2018
79%
2018
93%
2017
79%
2017
100%
2016
78%
2016
89%
2015
78%
2015
78%
2014
93%
2014
77%
2013
83%
2013
100%
2012
77%
2012
85%
2011
100%
2010
76%
2010
90%
2009
73%
2008
75%
2008
88%
2007
100%
2006
96%
2005
100%
2004
93%
2003
90%
2002
89%
2001
78%
2000
88%
1999
78%
1998
80%
1997
81%
1996
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
13%
2017
13%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
50%
1997-1998
13%
2015-2016
0%
2004
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
18%
2011
78
2008
50
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
50%
2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
59%
2014
3%
2017-2018
3%
2017-2018
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
0%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
11%
1999-2000
11%
1999-2000
11%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996