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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Race Forward

2007-2008 Positions on Racial Justice

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 67
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 55
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 85
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 81
IL State House 3 Luis Arroyo Democratic 85
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 91
IL State House 5 Kenneth Dunkin Democratic 71
IL State House 6 Esther Golar Democratic 93
IL State House 8 La Shawn Ford Democratic 87
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 88
IL State House 13 Greg Harris Democratic 90
IL State House 15 John D'Amico Democratic 76
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 83
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 68
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 81
IL State House 24 Elizabeth Hernandez Democratic 79
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 91
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 92
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 83
IL State House 30 William Davis Democratic 83
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 78
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 49
IL State House 38 Al Riley Democratic 92
IL State House 39 Maria Berrios Democratic 83
IL State House 44 Fred Crespo Democratic 69
IL State House 45 Dennis Reboletti Republican 62
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 61
IL State House 48 Sandra Pihos Republican 60
IL State House 49 Mike Fortner Republican 54
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 48
IL State House 57 Elaine Nekritz Democratic 83
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 65
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 55
IL State House 66 Michael Tryon Republican 59
IL State House 70 Robert Pritchard Republican 55
IL State House 72 Patrick Verschoore Democratic 76
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 62
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 62
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 69
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 70
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 73
IL State House 87 Rich Brauer Republican 62
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 55
IL State House 94 Jil Tracy Republican 59
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 62
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 67
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 48
IL State House 103 Naomi Jakobsson Democratic 83
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 54
IL State House 109 David Reis Republican 48
IL State House 111 Dan Beiser Democratic 69
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 80
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 52
IL State House 117 John Bradley Democratic 73
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 66
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 79
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 102
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 106
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 87
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 106
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 70
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 93
IL State Senate 13 Kwame Raoul Democratic 82
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 111
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 88
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 106
IL State Senate 22 Michael Noland Democratic 86
IL State Senate 27 Matt Murphy Republican 65
IL State Senate 28 Dan Kotowski Democratic 78
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 101
IL State Senate 32 Pamela Althoff Republican 63
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 59
IL State Senate 36 Michael Jacobs Democratic 74
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 86
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 67
IL State Senate 42 Linda Holmes Democratic 82
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 54
IL State Senate 46 David Koehler Democratic 82
IL State Senate 47 John Sullivan Democratic 74
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 48
IL State Senate 52 Michael Frerichs Democratic 78
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 55
IL State Senate 56 William Haine Democratic 74
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 62
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 63
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 74
IL Director of Department of Agriculture Robert Flider Democratic 69
IL Village President At-Large Franco Coladipietro Republican 62
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 91
IL Supervisor At-Large Al Riley Democratic 92
IL Alderman Ward 29 Deborah Graham Democratic 85
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 83
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 87
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 63
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 51
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 58
Suzanne Bassi 66
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 69
Robert Biggins 59
William Black 47
Michael Boland 76
Larry Bomke 67
Michael Bond 82
Richard Bradley 80
James Brosnahan 76
J. Burzynski 51
Sandy Cole 66
Annazette Collins 91
Marlow Colvin 83
Elizabeth Coulson 73
Shane Cultra 54
Gary Dahl 55
James DeLeo 78
Deanna Demuzio 78
Kirk Dillard 58
Lisa Dugan 76
Joe Dunn 58
Roger Eddy 55
Paul Froehlich 78
Susan Garrett 86
Careen Gordon 76
Kurt Granberg 78
Debbie Halvorson 82
Julie Hamos 78
Gary Hannig 76
Brent Hassert 54
Rickey Hendon 91
Thomas Holbrook 73
Constance Howard 92
Elga Jefferies 96
Charles Jefferson 90
Emil Jones, Jr. 74
John Jones 63
Kevin Joyce 72
Carolyn Krause 69
Patricia Lindner 69
Joseph Lyons 76
Edward Maloney 82
Sidney Mathias 72
Karen May 87
Kevin McCarthy 80
John McGuire 80
James Meeks 87
Susana Mendoza 78
James Meyer 62
David Miller 93
John Millner 74
Gerald Mitchell 52
Robert Molaro 86
Rosemary Mulligan 76
Ruth Munson 73
Richard Myers 55
JoAnn Osmond 58
Carole Pankau 74
Milton Patterson 51
William Peterson 74
Randy Ramey, Jr. 52
Dan Reitz 69
Dale Risinger 55
Carol Ronen 74
Kathleen Ryg 83
Jim Sacia 47
Skip Saviano 69
Jeffrey Schoenberg 82
George Scully, Jr. 79
Todd Sieben 63
Michael Smith 73
Ron Stephens 48
Arthur Turner 95
Louis Viverito 78
Ronald Wait 62
Eddie Washington 87
Frank Watson 63
James Watson 55
A.J. Wilhelmi 82
David Winters 54
Karen Yarbrough 92
Wyvetter Younge 92

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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