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

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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