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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois National Federation of Independent Business

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jay Ackerman 100%
Bill Balthis 100%
David Barkhausen 86%
Arthur Berman 17%
Judy Biggert 100%
Robert Biggins 100%
William Black 86%
Michael Boland 33%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 100%
Evelyn Bowles 50%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 100%
Joel Brunsvold 50%
Robert Bugielski 33%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 50%
J. Burzynski 100%
Martin Butler 100%
Ralph Capparelli 33%
Howard Carroll 40%
Robert Churchill 86%
Flora Ciarlo 100%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 50%
Verna Clayton 100%
IL Commissioner 1 Earlean Collins Democratic 0%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 83%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 100%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 100%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 0%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 17%
Julie Curry 33%
Lee Daniels 86%
Thomas Dart 33%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 50%
Steve Davis 33%
Aldo DeAngelis 86%
Terry Deering 57%
James DeLeo 40%
Miguel Del Valle 17%
Vince Demuzio 40%
Suzanne Louise Deuchler 86%
IL State Senate 24 Kirk Dillard Republican 100%
Laura Kent Donahue 100%
Walter Dudycz 100%
Thomas Aquinas Dunn 50%
IL State House 82 James Durkin Republican 100%
Judy Erwin 57%
Arline Fantin 33%
Bruce Farley 33%
Beverly Fawell 71%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 50%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 33%
IL Commissioner 7 Jesus Garcia Democratic 17%
Lauren Beth Gash 57%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 100%
Calvin Giles 20%
Kurt Granberg 40%
Gary Hannig 50%
Kevin Hanrahan 100%
Charles Hartke 33%
Brent Hassert 100%
Carl Hawkinson 71%
Rickey Hendon 20%
Douglas Hoeft 100%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 33%
Thomas Holbrook 33%
Constance Howard 33%
Ann Hughes 100%
Dennis Jacobs 57%
Thomas Lee Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 86%
Emil Jones, Jr. 0%
John Jones 100%
Lovana Jones 25%
Shirley Jones 40%
Doris Karpiel 100%
Nancy Kaszak 43%
Howard Kenner 25%
Dick Klemm 100%
Gwenn Klingler 83%
Joseph Kotlarz, Jr. 33%
Carolyn Krause 86%
Jack Kubik 86%
Thomas Fredric Lachner 100%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 33%
William Laurino 50%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 100%
I. Ronald Lawfer 100%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 100%
Patricia Lindner 100%
Edgar Lopez 33%
Eileen Lyons 100%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 29%
Robert Madigan 100%
William Mahar 100%
John Maitland, Jr. 100%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 67%
John McGuire 33%
James Meyer 100%
Gerald Mitchell 100%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 100%
Robert Molaro 0%
Andrea Moore 100%
Gene Moore 33%
Charles Morrow III 25%
Rosemary Mulligan 71%
Harold Murphy 20%
Maureen Murphy 100%
Richard Myers 100%
N. Duane Noland 100%
John Philip Novak 60%
Jack O'Connor 100%
William O'Daniel 100%
Patrick O'Malley 100%
Alice Palmer 0%
Carole Pankau 100%
Terry Parke 100%
Kathleen Parker 86%
Bernard Pedersen 100%
Vincent Persico 86%
William Peterson 100%
Edward Petka 100%
David Phelps 50%
James Philip 100%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 86%
Coy Pugh 33%
Robert Raica 86%
Steven Rauschenberger 86%
James Rea 60%
Carol Ronen 17%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 100%
Tom Ryder 86%
Donald Saltsman 40%
Albert Salvi 83%
Miguel Santiago 33%
Skip Saviano 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 17%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 57%
Douglas Scott 17%
Penny Severns 33%
George Shadid 40%
William Shaw 0%
Todd Sieben 100%
Cal Skinner 100%
Margaret Smith 20%
Michael Smith 50%
Stephen Alan Spangler 100%
Ron Stephens 86%
Todd Stroger 40%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 100%
Arthur Tenhouse 100%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 0%
Arthur Turner 29%
John Turner 100%
Louis Viverito 29%
Ronald Wait 100%
Thomas Walsh 100%
Frank Watson 100%
Michael Weaver 100%
Stanley Blake Weaver 100%
Patrick Welch 17%
Larry Wennlund 100%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 100%
David Winters 100%
David Wirsing 100%
Kathleen Wojcik 86%
Harry Woodyard 100%
Larry Woolard 33%
Wyvetter Younge 17%
Anne Zickus 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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