Rating Group: The Family Leader

2007 Positions on Conservative Issues

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