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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Independent Voters of Illinois

2003-2004 Positions

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

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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