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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Suzanne Bassi 82%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 55%
Robert Biggins 64%
William Black 50%
Michael Boland 38%
Larry Bomke 80%
Evelyn Bowles 40%
Richard Bradley 9%
James Brosnahan 36%
Joel Brunsvold 27%
Robert Bugielski 9%
J. Burzynski 100%
Ralph Capparelli 18%
Elizabeth Coulson 50%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 82%
Julie Curry 27%
Lee Daniels 64%
Thomas Dart 9%
Steve Davis 0%
James DeLeo 40%
Miguel Del Valle 25%
Vince Demuzio 40%
Kirk Dillard 83%
Laura Kent Donahue 83%
Walter Dudycz 67%
Judy Erwin 11%
James Fowler 27%
Susan Garrett 27%
Lauren Beth Gash 27%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 67%
Michael Giglio 9%
Calvin Giles 22%
Kurt Granberg 18%
Debbie Halvorson 33%
Julie Hamos 9%
Gary Hannig 9%
Charles Hartke 22%
Brent Hassert 55%
Carl Hawkinson 67%
Rickey Hendon 33%
Douglas Hoeft 64%
Thomas Holbrook 9%
Constance Howard 9%
Dennis Jacobs 40%
Thomas Lee Johnson 75%
Tim Johnson 64%
Emil Jones, Jr. 25%
John Jones 82%
Lovana Jones 0%
Shirley Jones 18%
Wendell Jones 100%
Doris Karpiel 67%
Howard Kenner 18%
Dick Klemm 67%
Gwenn Klingler 56%
Carolyn Krause 60%
I. Ronald Lawfer 91%
Patricia Lindner 44%
Edgar Lopez 9%
Eileen Lyons 80%
Joseph Lyons 18%
Robert Madigan 100%
William Mahar 67%
John Maitland, Jr. 67%
Sidney Mathias 50%
Kevin McCarthy 27%
John McGuire 9%
Larry McKeon 9%
James Meyer 40%
Gerald Mitchell 91%
Robert Molaro 20%
Andrea Moore 60%
Charles Morrow III 11%
Rosemary Mulligan 40%
Harold Murphy 10%
Judith Myers 100%
Richard Myers 91%
N. Duane Noland 100%
John Philip Novak 18%
Mary O'Brien 27%
William A O'Connor 50%
William O'Daniel 50%
Patrick O'Malley 100%
Timothy Osmond 78%
Carole Pankau 60%
Terry Parke 91%
Kathleen Parker 67%
Vincent Persico 38%
William Peterson 60%
Edward Petka 100%
James Philip 67%
Steven Rauschenberger 100%
Dan Reitz 27%
Tom Ryder 64%
Skip Saviano 20%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 10%
Douglas Scott 27%
George Scully, Jr. 27%
George Shadid 40%
Wanda J Sharp 10%
William Shaw 25%
Todd Sieben 67%
Sonia Silva 9%
Cal Skinner 89%
Ricca Slone 9%
Margaret Smith 40%
Michael Smith 9%
Ron Stephens 80%
Todd Stroger 20%
Dave Sullivan 100%
Arthur Tenhouse 64%
Arthur Turner 0%
John Turner 100%
Louis Viverito 40%
Ronald Wait 89%
Lawrence Walsh 60%
Thomas Walsh 67%
Frank Watson 83%
Stanley Blake Weaver 67%
Patrick Welch 60%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 64%
David Winters 82%
David Wirsing 82%
Kathleen Wojcik 73%
Larry Woolard 18%
Wyvetter Younge 9%
Anne Zickus 90%
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 9%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 9%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 25%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 27%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 40%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 9%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 10%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 9%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 10%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 10%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 45%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 10%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 9%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 18%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 25%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 67%
IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan Democratic 60%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 9%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 45%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 40%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 40%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 40%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 40%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 82%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 70%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 100%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 67%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 55%
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 43%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 91%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 73%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 100%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 64%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 100%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 45%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 50%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 55%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 60%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 100%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 82%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 73%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 91%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 91%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 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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