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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Planned Parenthood Illinois Action

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 29%
Jay Ackerman 0%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 100%
Robert Bergman 0%
Arthur Berman 100%
Judy Biggert 86%
Robert Biggins 0%
William Black 0%
Michael Boland 57%
Larry Bomke 0%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 0%
Evelyn Bowles 25%
Richard Bradley 100%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 0%
James Brosnahan 0%
Michael Brown 100%
Joel Brunsvold 29%
Robert Bugielski 29%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 100%
J. Burzynski 0%
Martin Butler 25%
Ralph Capparelli 14%
Howard Carroll 100%
Robert Churchill 0%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 25%
Verna Clayton 100%
IL Commissioner 1 Earlean Collins Democratic 50%
Elizabeth Coulson 86%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 0%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 0%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 71%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 57%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 100%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 100%
Julie Curry 71%
Lee Daniels 0%
Thomas Dart 86%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 100%
Steve Davis 71%
James DeLeo 25%
Miguel Del Valle 100%
Vince Demuzio 0%
Suzanne Louise Deuchler 100%
IL State Senate 24 Kirk Dillard Republican 0%
Laura Kent Donahue 0%
Walter Dudycz 0%
IL State House 82 James Durkin Republican 14%
Judy Erwin 100%
Arline Fantin 86%
Bruce Farley 75%
Beverly Fawell 0%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 100%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 100%
IL Commissioner 7 Jesus Garcia Democratic 100%
Lauren Beth Gash 100%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 25%
Michael Giglio 100%
Calvin Giles 57%
Kurt Granberg 14%
Debbie Halvorson 25%
Gary Hannig 29%
Charles Hartke 0%
Brent Hassert 43%
Carl Hawkinson 0%
Rickey Hendon 50%
Douglas Hoeft 29%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 0%
Thomas Holbrook 0%
Constance Howard 100%
Dennis Jacobs 50%
Thomas Lee Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
Emil Jones, Jr. 50%
John Jones 0%
Lovana Jones 100%
Shirley Jones 86%
Doris Karpiel 0%
Kevin Kehoe 0%
Howard Kenner 100%
Dick Klemm 25%
Gwenn Klingler 86%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 29%
Carolyn Krause 71%
Jack Kubik 0%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 100%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 0%
I. Ronald Lawfer 0%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 0%
Patricia Lindner 71%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 100%
Edgar Lopez 100%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 0%
Eileen Lyons 0%
Joseph Lyons 14%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 14%
Robert Madigan 0%
William Mahar 0%
John Maitland, Jr. 0%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 43%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 0%
Kevin McCarthy 0%
John McGuire 14%
Larry McKeon 100%
James Meyer 14%
Gerald Mitchell 43%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 0%
Robert Molaro 50%
Andrea Moore 71%
Gene Moore 100%
Charles Morrow III 100%
Rosemary Mulligan 100%
Harold Murphy 100%
Judith Myers 0%
Richard Myers 0%
N. Duane Noland 0%
John Philip Novak 14%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
Mary O'Brien 43%
William O'Daniel 0%
Patrick O'Malley 0%
Carole Pankau 0%
Terry Parke 0%
Kathleen Parker 50%
Vincent Persico 43%
William Peterson 0%
Edward Petka 0%
David Phelps 14%
James Philip 0%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 0%
Coy Pugh 100%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 25%
Steven Rauschenberger 0%
James Rea 0%
Dan Reitz 0%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 0%
Carol Ronen 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 0%
Tom Ryder 0%
Miguel Santiago 86%
Skip Saviano 29%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 100%
Douglas Scott 100%
George Scully, Jr. 57%
George Shadid 25%
William Shaw 100%
Todd Sieben 0%
Sonia Silva 86%
Cal Skinner 0%
Ricca Slone 100%
Margaret Smith 50%
Michael Smith 43%
Ron Stephens 0%
Todd Stroger 100%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 0%
Arthur Tenhouse 0%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 100%
Arthur Turner 86%
John Turner 0%
Louis Viverito 0%
Ronald Wait 0%
Lawrence Walsh 0%
Thomas Walsh 0%
Frank Watson 0%
Stanley Blake Weaver 0%
Patrick Welch 25%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 0%
David Winters 14%
David Wirsing 0%
Kathleen Wojcik 0%
Corinne Wood 86%
Larry Woolard 29%
Wyvetter Younge 100%
Anne Zickus 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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