Rating Group: Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House-2 Mark Pocan D 15%
WI State Assembly-1 Garey Bies R 95%
WI State Assembly-3 Alvin Ott R 100%
WI State Assembly-6 Gary Tauchen R 95%
WI State Assembly-9 Josh Zepnick D 20%
WI State Assembly-12 Frederick Kessler D 5%
WI State Assembly-16 Leon Young D 5%
WI State Assembly-19 Jon Richards D 20%
WI State Assembly-20 Christine Sinicki D 20%
WI State Assembly-22 Don Pridemore R 95%
WI State Assembly-23 Jim Ott R 95%
WI State Assembly-27 Steven Kestell R 95%
WI State Assembly-29 John Murtha R 100%
WI State Assembly-33 Stephen Nass R 95%
WI State Assembly-36 Jeffrey Mursau R 100%
WI State Assembly-38 Joel Kleefisch R 95%
WI State Assembly-40 Kevin Petersen R 95%
WI State Assembly-41 Joan Ballweg R 100%
WI State Assembly-43 Andy Jorgensen D 35%
WI State Assembly-46 Gary Hebl D 10%
WI State Assembly-54 Gordon Hintz D 30%
WI State Assembly-55 Dean Kaufert R 100%
WI State Assembly-58 Pat Strachota R 95%
WI State Assembly-59 Daniel LeMahieu R 95%
WI State Assembly-61 Samantha Kerkman R 95%
WI State Assembly-63 Robin Vos R 95%
WI State Assembly-66 Cory Mason D 40%
WI State Assembly-70 Amy Vruwink D 10%
WI State Assembly-77 Terese Berceau D 25%
WI State Assembly-80 Sondy Pope D 20%
WI State Assembly-87 Mary Williams R 95%
WI State Assembly-89 John Nygren R 95%
WI State Assembly-96 Lee Nerison R 100%
WI State Assembly-97 Bill Kramer R 95%
WI State Senate-2 Robert Cowles R 85%
WI State Senate-3 Timothy Carpenter D 14%
WI State Senate-4 Lena Taylor D 21%
WI State Senate-5 Leah Vukmir R 100%
WI State Senate-8 Alberta Darling R 92%
WI State Senate-9 Joseph Leibham R 92%
WI State Senate-10 Sheila Harsdorf R 85%
WI State Senate-13 Scott Fitzgerald R 100%
WI State Senate-14 Luther Olsen R 85%
WI State Senate-16 Mark Miller D 21%
WI State Senate-17 Dale Schultz R 92%
WI State Senate-19 Michael Ellis R 78%
WI State Senate-20 Glenn Grothman R 92%
WI State Senate-21 John Lehman D 21%
WI State Senate-22 Robert Wirch D 21%
WI State Senate-24 Julie Lassa D 0%
WI State Senate-25 Robert Jauch D 14%
WI State Senate-26 Fred Risser D 21%
WI State Senate-27 Jon Erpenbach D 14%
WI State Senate-28 Mary Lazich R 100%
WI State Senate-29 Jerry Petrowski R 100%
WI State Senate-30 Dave Hansen D 21%
WI State Senate-31 Kathleen Vinehout D 14%
WI State Senate-32 Jennifer Shilling D 35%
WI Public Service Commission Chair Phil Montgomery 95%
WI Railroad Commissioner Jeffrey Plale D 21%
WI Secretary of Transportation Mark Gottlieb R 100%
Chuck Benedict 15%
Spencer Black 25%
G. Spencer Coggs 28%
Pedro Colon 15%
David Cullen 25%
Brett Davis 100%
Russell Decker 21%
Jason Fields 25%
Jeff Fitzgerald 100%
Donald Friske 90%
Phil Garthwaite 35%
Tamara Grigsby 25%
Scott Gunderson 95%
Mark Gundrum 100%
Steve Hilgenberg 20%
Kim Hixson 20%
Mark Honadel 100%
Ann Hraychuck 35%
Mary Hubler 30%
Michael Huebsch 100%
Theodore Kanavas 100%
Dan Kapanke 76%
Neal Kedzie 100%
Pat Kreitlow 21%
Margaret Krusick 40%
Alan Lasee 92%
Thomas Lothian 100%
Dan Meyer 100%
Louis Molepske, Jr. 25%
Tom Nelson 30%
Scott Newcomer 95%
Joseph Parisi 10%
Kitty Rhoades 100%
Judith Robson 15%
Roger Roth, Jr. 100%
Marlin Schneider 10%
Donna Seidel 25%
Mike Sheridan 30%
Gary Sherman 15%
Jeffrey Smith 15%
James Soletski 35%
Tony Staskunas 40%
John Steinbrink 25%
Jeffrey Stone 100%
Scott Suder 100%
Jim Sullivan 21%
Barbara Toles 20%
John Townsend 100%
Robert Turner 20%
Terry Van Akkeren 25%
Karl Van Roy 95%
Annette Williams 5%
Jeffrey Wood 95%
Robert Ziegelbauer 65%
Rich Zipperer 95%

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