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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Mackinac - Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

2003-2006 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Brater 100%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Gilda Jacobs 100%
MI State Senate 23 Gretchen Whitmer Democratic 100%
Deborah Cherry 92%
Michael Prusi 92%
Mark Schauer 92%
Robert Emerson 85%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 85%
Dennis Olshove 85%
Samuel Thomas III 85%
Virg Bernero 83%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 83%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 69%
Mickey Switalski 54%
James Barcia 38%
Bruce Patterson 38%
MI Council Member At-Large Laura M. Toy 23%
Ron Jelinek 15%
Alan Sanborn 15%
Patricia Birkholz 8%
Tom George 8%
Gerald Van Woerkom 8%
Jason Allen 0%
Michael Bishop 0%
Cameron Brown 0%
Nancy Cassis 0%
Alan Cropsey 0%
Valdemar Garcia 0%
Judson Gilbert II 0%
Michael Goschka 0%
Beverly Hammerstrom 0%
Bill Hardiman 0%
R. Shirley Johnson 0%
Wayne Kuipers 0%
Michelle McManus 0%
Kenneth Sikkema 0%
Tony Stamas 0%

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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