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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Independent Voters of Illinois

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 79%
IL State Senate 32 Pamela Althoff Republican 45%
Patricia Bailey 79%
Suzanne Bassi 46%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 60%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 44%
IL State House 39 Maria Berrios Democratic 81%
Robert Biggins 40%
William Black 25%
Michael Boland 79%
Larry Bomke 54%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 33%
IL State House 117 John Bradley Democratic 50%
Richard Bradley 77%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 44%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 33%
IL State House 87 Rich Brauer Republican 48%
James Brosnahan 75%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 83%
J. Burzynski 28%
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 73%
Robert Churchill 27%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 77%
Annazette Collins 88%
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 90%
Marlow Colvin 81%
Elizabeth Coulson 79%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 38%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 46%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 82%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 90%
Shane Cultra 21%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 94%
Lee Daniels 44%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 85%
IL State House 30 William Davis Democratic 85%
James DeLeo 82%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 81%
Miguel Del Valle 87%
Deanna Demuzio 67%
IL State Senate 24 Kirk Dillard Republican 41%
Lisa Dugan 41%
IL State House 5 Kenneth Dunkin Democratic 77%
Joe Dunn 33%
Roger Eddy 25%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 90%
IL Director of Department of Agriculture Robert Flider Democratic 63%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 79%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 60%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 67%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 79%
Paul Froehlich 50%
Susan Garrett 90%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 46%
Calvin Giles 75%
Careen Gordon 47%
IL Alderman Ward 29 Deborah Graham Democratic 90%
Kurt Granberg 63%
IL State Senate 56 William Haine Democratic 79%
Debbie Halvorson 79%
Julie Hamos 88%
Gary Hannig 75%
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 90%
Brent Hassert 44%
Rickey Hendon 82%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 75%
Thomas Holbrook 71%
Constance Howard 79%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 31%
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 82%
IL State House 103 Naomi Jakobsson Democratic 85%
IL State House 67 Charles Jefferson Democratic 81%
Emil Jones, Jr. 85%
John Jones 38%
Lovana Jones 81%
Wendell Jones 23%
Kevin Joyce 65%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 79%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 21%
Carolyn Krause 69%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 79%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 28%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 31%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 87%
Patricia Lindner 58%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 90%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 33%
Eileen Lyons 48%
Joseph Lyons 73%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 69%
Edward Maloney 85%
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 87%
Sidney Mathias 52%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 65%
Karen May 81%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 46%
Kevin McCarthy 67%
John McGuire 79%
Larry McKeon 92%
James Meeks 82%
Susana Mendoza 79%
James Meyer 50%
David Miller 90%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 44%
Gerald Mitchell 33%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 46%
Robert Molaro 81%
Rosemary Mulligan 71%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 82%
Ruth Munson 58%
Richard Myers 33%
IL State House 57 Elaine Nekritz Democratic 83%
IL State House 61 JoAnn Osmond Republican 46%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 92%
Terry Parke 33%
William Peterson 38%
Edward Petka 31%
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 60%
IL State House 48 Sandra Pihos Republican 42%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 50%
IL State House 70 Robert Pritchard Republican 40%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 44%
Steven Rauschenberger 33%
Dan Reitz 71%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 31%
Dale Risinger 41%
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 79%
Carol Ronen 95%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 38%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 38%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 38%
Kathleen Ryg 81%
Jim Sacia 33%
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 82%
Skip Saviano 65%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 40%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 87%
George Scully, Jr. 77%
George Shadid 74%
Todd Sieben 31%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 90%
Michael Smith 75%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 21%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 83%
Ron Stephens 33%
Dave Sullivan 51%
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 40%
IL State Senate 47 John Sullivan Democratic 74%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 33%
Arthur Tenhouse 29%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 82%
Arthur Turner 79%
IL State House 72 Patrick Verschoore Democratic 60%
Louis Viverito 79%
Ronald Wait 44%
Eddie Washington 83%
Frank Watson 33%
James Watson 42%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 41%
David Winters 42%
Kathleen Wojcik 26%
Karen Yarbrough 88%
Wyvetter Younge 79%

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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