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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Independent Voters of Illinois

2005-2006 Positions

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

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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