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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana AFL-CIO

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
IN State House 1 Linda Lawson Democratic 80%
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 79%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 74%
IN State House 6 Pat Bauer Democratic 73%
IN State House 9 Scott Pelath Democratic 77%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 71%
IN State House 18 David Wolkins Republican 54%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 67%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 71%
IN State House 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 61%
IN State House 29 Kathy Richardson Republican 55%
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 55%
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 58%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 52%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 58%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 77%
IN State House 53 Bob Cherry Republican 65%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 68%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 58%
IN State House 66 Terry Goodin Democratic 73%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 62%
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 52%
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 48%
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 77%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 73%
IN State Senate 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 81%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 76%
IN State Senate 6 Sue Landske Republican 76%
IN State Senate 7 Brandt Hershman Republican 69%
IN State Senate 10 John Broden Democratic 76%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 66%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 55%
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 63%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 69%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 66%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 58%
IN State Senate 22 Ron Alting Republican 68%
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 83%
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 79%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 66%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 59%
IN State Senate 35 Michael Young Republican 66%
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 68%
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 72%
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 65%
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 79%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 65%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 66%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 68%
Kent Adams 62%
R. Tiny Adams 74%
John Aguilera, Jr. 77%
Robert Alderman 58%
William Alexa 68%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 79%
James Atterholt 61%
Dennis Avery 74%
Ralph Donald Ayres 77%
Jeb Bardon 80%
Robert Bischoff 68%
Mark Blade 79%
Richard Bodiker, Sr. 72%
Lawrence Borst 63%
James Bottorff 68%
Anita Bowser 76%
Richard Bray 59%
Billie Breaux 79%
Mary Kay Budak 61%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 57%
Duane Cheney 81%
J. Murray Clark 61%
William Cochran 75%
Gary Cook 62%
William Crawford 79%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 76%
David Crooks 77%
Susan Crosby 68%
John Day 67%
Jerry Denbo 75%
Mae Dickinson 68%
Gary Dillon 58%
Chester Dobis 73%
Daniel Dumezich 61%
Cleo Duncan 61%
Michael Dvorak 73%
Jeffrey Espich 55%
Ralph Foley 62%
David Ford 62%
John Gregory Frenz 68%
Craig Fry 83%
Beverly Gard 66%
Robert Garton 62%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 74%
John Gregg 44%
Dale Grubb 70%
Joseph Harrison 55%
Brian Hasler 70%
C. Michael Herndon 48%
Ron Herrell 71%
Phillip Hinkle 54%
Robert Hoffman 60%
Glenn Howard 74%
Robert Jackman 72%
Steven Johnson 66%
Thomas Kromkowski 69%
Mark Kruzan 68%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 71%
Claire Leuck 71%
James Lewis, Jr. 79%
Ronald Liggett 77%
Teresa Lubbers 59%
Larry Lutz 79%
Markt Lance Lytle 73%
Edmund Mahern 69%
Richard Mangus 71%
Richard McClain 65%
Charles B. Meeks 70%
Robert Meeks 76%
Dean Mock 77%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 73%
Bruce Munson 54%
Michael Murphy 67%
Cindy Noe 58%
Dennie Oxley II 81%
Phyllis Pond 58%
Marvin Riegsecker 62%
Michael Ripley 52%
Paul Robertson 67%
William Ruppel 0%
Sue Scholer 67%
Gregory Dale Server 72%
Vi Simpson 76%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 78%
Becky Skillman 62%
Michael Smith 63%
Samuel Smith, Jr. 79%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 74%
Russell Stilwell 79%
W. Dale Sturtz 77%
Vern Tincher 74%
John Ulmer 64%
Thomas Weatherwax 66%
Jonathan David Weinzapfel 73%
Peggy Welch 68%
Harold Wheeler 75%
Dean Young 48%
David Yount, Sr. 57%

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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