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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois Family Institute

2002 Positions

Issues: Religion , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 25%
Suzanne Bassi 0%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 40%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 100%
Tom Berns 100%
Robert Biggins 80%
William Black 100%
Michael Boland 33%
Larry Bomke 100%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 88%
Richard Bradley 25%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 100%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 100%
James Brosnahan 100%
Joel Brunsvold 25%
Robert Bugielski 67%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 25%
J. Burzynski 83%
Ralph Capparelli 75%
Robert Churchill 100%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 33%
Annazette Collins 63%
Elizabeth Coulson 25%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 100%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 25%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 67%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 40%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 0%
Julie Curry 33%
Lee Daniels 75%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 63%
Steve Davis 0%
James DeLeo 80%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 25%
Miguel Del Valle 75%
Vince Demuzio 60%
Kirk Dillard 100%
Laura Kent Donahue 88%
Joe Dunn 100%
Roger Eddy 71%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 0%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 25%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 100%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 75%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 25%
Susan Garrett 25%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 83%
Calvin Giles 0%
Kurt Granberg 25%
Debbie Halvorson 33%
Julie Hamos 0%
Gary Hannig 71%
Charles Hartke 75%
Brent Hassert 67%
Rickey Hendon 50%
Douglas Hoeft 75%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 50%
Thomas Holbrook 75%
Constance Howard 0%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 100%
Dennis Jacobs 40%
Charles Jefferson 75%
Emil Jones, Jr. 33%
John Jones 88%
Lovana Jones 0%
Wendell Jones 75%
Doris Karpiel 67%
Howard Kenner 0%
Dick Klemm 67%
Gwenn Klingler 25%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 75%
Carolyn Krause 25%
Rosemary Kurtz 88%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 0%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 100%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 100%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 50%
Patricia Lindner 25%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 60%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 83%
Eileen Lyons 100%
Joseph Lyons 67%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 67%
William Mahar 100%
Edward Maloney 100%
Sidney Mathias 33%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 50%
Karen May 0%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 75%
Kevin McCarthy 88%
John McGuire 50%
Larry McKeon 50%
Susana Mendoza 0%
James Meyer 75%
David Miller 0%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 100%
Gerald Mitchell 75%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 75%
Robert Molaro 75%
Charles Morrow III 0%
Rosemary Mulligan 33%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 83%
Harold Murphy 0%
Judith Myers 88%
Richard Myers 88%
John Philip Novak 63%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 50%
Mary O'Brien 50%
William O'Daniel 83%
Timothy Osmond 75%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 0%
Carole Pankau 75%
Terry Parke 100%
Kathleen Parker 83%
William Peterson 88%
Edward Petka 83%
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 88%
James Philip 100%
IL State House 48 Sandra Pihos Republican 71%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 100%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 100%
Steven Rauschenberger 83%
Dan Reitz 80%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 83%
Dale Risinger 86%
Carol Ronen 33%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 75%
Jim Sacia 88%
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 88%
Skip Saviano 50%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 80%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 0%
George Scully, Jr. 25%
George Shadid 75%
William Shaw 25%
Todd Sieben 83%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 40%
Ricca Slone 40%
Margaret Smith 0%
Michael Smith 0%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 100%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 0%
Ron Stephens 100%
Dave Sullivan 100%
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 63%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 100%
Arthur Tenhouse 80%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 25%
Arthur Turner 0%
Louis Viverito 80%
Ronald Wait 100%
Lawrence Walsh 83%
Thomas Walsh 88%
Frank Watson 88%
James Watson 88%
Patrick Welch 50%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 100%
David Winters 100%
David Wirsing 75%
Kathleen Wojcik 100%
Larry Woolard 100%
Karen Yarbrough 0%
Wyvetter Younge 0%
Anne Zickus 100%

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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