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Rating Group: Iowa Family Policy Center

2007 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 100
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 100
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 67
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 67
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 0
IA State House 11 Gary Worthan Republican 100
IA State House 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 100
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 100
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 100
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 100
IA State House 22 Greg Forristall Republican 83
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 100
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 0
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 0
IA State House 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 0
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 0
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 0
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 0
IA State House 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 100
IA State House 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 100
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 100
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 0
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 0
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 0
IA State House 65 Tyler Olson Democratic 0
IA State House 66 Art Staed Democratic 0
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 100
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 0
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 0
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 0
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 33
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 0
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 83
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 0
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 0
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 0
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 100
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 0
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 0
IA State House 92 Frank Wood Democratic 17
IA State House 94 Linda Miller Republican 50
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 67
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 0
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 100
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 0
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 0
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 100
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 83
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 0
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 0
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 0
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 0
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 83
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 0
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 0
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 100
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 0
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 0
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 0
IA State Senate 32 Brian Schoenjahn Democratic 33
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 0
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 0
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 0
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 100
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 0
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 0
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 17
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 0
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 83
Richard Anderson 100
Jeff Angelo 67
Staci Appel 0
Rich Arnold 100
McKinley Bailey 0
Paul Bell 0
Carmine Boal 100
Polly Bukta 0
Royd Chambers 100
Dan Clute 50
Michael Connolly 0
Swati Dandekar 0
Mark Davitt 0
Betty De Boef 83
Romaine Foege 0
Wayne Ford 0
Eugene Fraise 0
Marcella Frevert 0
E. Thurman Gaskill 33
Elesha Gayman 0
Polly Granzow 100
Jim Hahn 100
Tom Hancock 67
David Hartsuch 100
Bill Heckroth 17
Clarence Hoffman 83
Lance Horbach 33
Geri Huser 17
Libby Jacobs 67
Jeff Kaufmann 83
Doris Kelley 0
Steve Kettering 100
John Kibbie 0
Keith Kreiman 0
Mark Kuhn 0
Steven Lukan 100
Mary Lundby 67
Mike May 100
Kevin McCarthy 0
Larry McKibben 100
Paul McKinley 100
Dolores Mertz 67
Dave Mulder 100
Larry Noble 100
Rich Olive 17
Donovan Olson 0
Eric Palmer 0
John Putney 83
Brian Quirk 50
Scott Raecker 83
Christopher Rants 100
Daniel Rasmussen 100
Michael Reasoner 17
Nathan Reichert 0
Thomas Rielly 17
Rod Roberts 100
Bill Schickel 67
Becky Schmitz 0
Thomas Schueller 0
James Seymour 100
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 0
Roger Stewart 0
Doug Struyk 67
Kurt Swaim 0
Rich Taylor 0
Dave Tjepkes 100
Walt Tomenga 83
Jodi Tymeson 100
James Van Engelenhoven 100
James Van Fossen 100
Pat Ward 67
Steven Warnstadt 0
Roger Wendt 0
Andrew Wenthe 0
John Whitaker 0
Wesley Whitead 0
Ron Wieck 100
Tami Wiencek 67
Philip Wise 0
Mark Zieman 100
Ray Zirkelbach 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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