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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Independent Voters of Illinois

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Cheryl Axley 69%
Suzanne Bassi 40%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 43%
Robert Biggins 31%
William Black 26%
Michael Boland 57%
Larry Bomke 28%
Richard Bradley 71%
James Brosnahan 74%
J. Burzynski 16%
Michelle Chavez 74%
Robert Churchill 29%
Annazette Collins 80%
Marlow Colvin 86%
Elizabeth Coulson 60%
Shane Cultra 23%
Gary Dahl 20%
Lee Daniels 46%
James DeLeo 80%
Miguel Del Valle 92%
Deanna Demuzio 64%
Lisa Dugan 60%
Joe Dunn 23%
Roger Eddy 23%
Paul Froehlich 60%
Susan Garrett 80%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 68%
Calvin Giles 63%
Careen Gordon 60%
Kurt Granberg 54%
Debbie Halvorson 76%
Julie Hamos 91%
Gary Hannig 71%
Brent Hassert 34%
Rickey Hendon 84%
Thomas Holbrook 54%
Constance Howard 80%
Roger Jenisch 31%
Emil Jones, Jr. 80%
John Jones 12%
Wendell Jones 28%
Kevin Joyce 69%
Carolyn Krause 69%
Patricia Lindner 46%
Joseph Lyons 80%
Edward Maloney 76%
Sidney Mathias 49%
Karen May 86%
Kevin McCarthy 60%
John McGuire 83%
Larry McKeon 46%
James Meeks 72%
Susana Mendoza 83%
James Meyer 43%
David Miller 80%
Gerald Mitchell 46%
Robert Molaro 77%
Rosemary Mulligan 71%
Ruth Munson 60%
Richard Myers 26%
Carole Pankau 48%
Terry Parke 34%
Milton Patterson 49%
William Peterson 32%
Edward Petka 16%
Randy Ramey, Jr. 22%
Steven Rauschenberger 24%
Dan Reitz 63%
Dale Risinger 40%
Carol Ronen 88%
Kathleen Ryg 86%
Jim Sacia 31%
Skip Saviano 60%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 92%
George Scully, Jr. 69%
George Shadid 64%
Todd Sieben 20%
Michael Smith 60%
Ron Stephens 11%
Arthur Tenhouse 23%
Arthur Turner 74%
Louis Viverito 80%
Ronald Wait 40%
Eddie Washington 83%
Frank Watson 4%
James Watson 29%
A.J. Wilhelmi 72%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 48%
David Winters 29%
Karen Yarbrough 83%
Wyvetter Younge 71%
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 74%
IL State House 111 Dan Beiser Democratic 46%
IL State House 39 Maria Berrios Democratic 77%
IL State House 117 John Bradley Democratic 54%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 74%
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 57%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 72%
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 88%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 88%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 96%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 83%
IL State House 15 John D'Amico Democratic 77%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 86%
IL State House 30 William Davis Democratic 83%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 74%
IL State House 5 Kenneth Dunkin Democratic 77%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 83%
IL Director of Department of Agriculture Robert Flider Democratic 57%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 83%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 64%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 57%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 80%
IL State House 6 Esther Golar Democratic 78%
IL Alderman Ward 29 Deborah Graham Democratic 86%
IL State Senate 56 William Haine Democratic 56%
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 88%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 74%
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 92%
IL State Senate 36 Michael Jacobs Democratic 68%
IL State House 103 Naomi Jakobsson Democratic 74%
IL State House 67 Charles Jefferson Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 83%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 77%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 80%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 84%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 66%
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 80%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 51%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 80%
IL State House 57 Elaine Nekritz Democratic 89%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 86%
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 49%
IL State Senate 13 Kwame Raoul Democratic 88%
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 80%
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 88%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 88%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 80%
IL State Senate 47 John Sullivan Democratic 68%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 80%
IL State House 72 Patrick Verschoore Democratic 46%
IL State Senate 32 Pamela Althoff Republican 48%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 57%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 20%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 49%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 8%
IL State House 87 Rich Brauer Republican 29%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 52%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 31%
IL State Senate 24 Kirk Dillard Republican 40%
IL State House 82 James Durkin Republican 47%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 34%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 23%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 28%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 26%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 32%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 54%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 26%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 51%
IL State House 61 JoAnn Osmond Republican 37%
IL State House 48 Sandra Pihos Republican 51%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 31%
IL State House 70 Robert Pritchard Republican 34%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 44%
IL State House 109 David Reis Republican 14%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 12%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 28%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 20%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 29%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 20%
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 26%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 20%
IL State House 66 Michael Tryon Republican 46%

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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