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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois National Federation of Independent Business

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 17%
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 8%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 8%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 8%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 42%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 8%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 8%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 17%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 8%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 50%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 100%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 62%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 31%
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 67%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 54%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 73%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 73%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 36%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 50%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 50%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 100%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 100%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 92%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 50%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 100%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 23%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 8%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 92%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 100%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 100%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 85%
Robert Biggins 77%
William Black 58%
Michael Boland 8%
Larry Bomke 100%
Evelyn Bowles 71%
Richard Bradley 9%
James Brosnahan 15%
Joel Brunsvold 31%
Robert Bugielski 8%
J. Burzynski 100%
Ralph Capparelli 17%
Elizabeth Coulson 67%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 77%
Julie Curry 8%
Lee Daniels 77%
Thomas Dart 8%
Steve Davis 15%
James DeLeo 60%
Miguel Del Valle 60%
Vince Demuzio 57%
Kirk Dillard 100%
Laura Kent Donahue 100%
Walter Dudycz 100%
Judy Erwin 9%
Beverly Fawell 100%
Lauren Beth Gash 8%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 100%
Michael Giglio 15%
Calvin Giles 15%
Kurt Granberg 15%
Debbie Halvorson 57%
Gary Hannig 25%
Charles Hartke 8%
Brent Hassert 83%
Carl Hawkinson 100%
Rickey Hendon 20%
Douglas Hoeft 77%
Thomas Holbrook 8%
Constance Howard 8%
Dennis Jacobs 83%
Thomas Lee Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 58%
Emil Jones, Jr. 43%
John Jones 50%
Lovana Jones 18%
Shirley Jones 13%
Doris Karpiel 100%
Howard Kenner 8%
Dick Klemm 100%
Gwenn Klingler 50%
Carolyn Krause 55%
I. Ronald Lawfer 100%
Patricia Lindner 73%
Edgar Lopez 8%
Eileen Lyons 55%
Joseph Lyons 15%
Robert Madigan 100%
William Mahar 100%
John Maitland, Jr. 100%
Kevin McCarthy 23%
John McGuire 8%
Larry McKeon 8%
James Meyer 77%
Gerald Mitchell 73%
Andrea Moore 69%
Charles Morrow III 8%
Rosemary Mulligan 50%
Harold Murphy 11%
Judith Myers 100%
Richard Myers 75%
N. Duane Noland 77%
John Philip Novak 8%
Mary O'Brien 15%
William O'Daniel 100%
Patrick O'Malley 100%
Carole Pankau 77%
Terry Parke 91%
Kathleen Parker 100%
Vincent Persico 85%
William Peterson 100%
Edward Petka 100%
James Philip 100%
Coy Pugh 8%
Steven Rauschenberger 100%
Carol Ronen 8%
Tom Ryder 69%
Skip Saviano 33%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 8%
Douglas Scott 8%
George Scully, Jr. 15%
George Shadid 67%
Todd Sieben 100%
Sonia Silva 9%
Cal Skinner 100%
Ricca Slone 8%
Michael Smith 8%
Ron Stephens 58%
Todd Stroger 8%
Arthur Tenhouse 92%
Arthur Turner 15%
John Turner 92%
Louis Viverito 100%
Ronald Wait 80%
Lawrence Walsh 100%
Thomas Walsh 100%
Frank Watson 100%
Stanley Blake Weaver 100%
Patrick Welch 80%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 67%
David Winters 91%
David Wirsing 83%
Kathleen Wojcik 83%
Larry Woolard 15%
Wyvetter Younge 8%
Anne Zickus 82%

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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