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Robert W. Wirch

Robert W. Wirch's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Robert W. Wirch
Current Office: State Senate - District 22, Democratic
First Elected: 1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016

Business and Consumers

2011-2012 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 38%
2011-2012 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 23%
2010 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Lifetime Score 27%
2010 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 36%
2009-2010 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 0%
2009 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 9%
2007-2008 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 22%
2007-2008 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions on Economic Growth and Jobs 25
2007-2008 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 21%
2007-2008 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 17
2005-2006 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 21
2005-2006 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions 19%
2005-2006 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 19%
2005-2006 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17%
2003-2004 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 40%
2003-2004 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions 41%
2003-2004 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 41%
2003-2004 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10%
2001-2002 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 30%
2001-2002 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
1999-2000 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 25%
1999-2000 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
1997-1998 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%

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