Rating Group: Wisconsin Voters for Companion Animals

2009-2010 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House-2 Mark Pocan D 100
WI U.S. House-6 Glenn Grothman R 13
WI State Assembly-3 Alvin Ott R 80
WI State Assembly-6 Gary Tauchen R 10
WI State Assembly-9 Josh Zepnick D 90
WI State Assembly-12 Frederick Kessler D 30
WI State Assembly-16 Leon Young D 50
WI State Assembly-20 Christine Sinicki D 100
WI State Assembly-23 Jim Ott R 50
WI State Assembly-24 Dan Knodl R 10
WI State Assembly-29 John Murtha R 20
WI State Assembly-36 Jeffrey Mursau R 20
WI State Assembly-38 Joel Kleefisch R 10
WI State Assembly-40 Kevin Petersen R 20
WI State Assembly-41 Joan Ballweg R 20
WI State Assembly-42 Keith Ripp R 20
WI State Assembly-43 Andy Jorgensen D 50
WI State Assembly-46 Gary Hebl D 70
WI State Assembly-50 Ed Brooks R 40
WI State Assembly-54 Gordon Hintz D 50
WI State Assembly-61 Samantha Kerkman R 20
WI State Assembly-63 Robin Vos R 20
WI State Assembly-64 Peter Barca D 50
WI State Assembly-66 Cory Mason D 70
WI State Assembly-73 Nick Milroy D 100
WI State Assembly-77 Terese Berceau D 100
WI State Assembly-80 Sondy Pope D 90
WI State Assembly-89 John Nygren R 20
WI State Assembly-92 Chris Danou D 30
WI State Assembly-96 Lee Nerison R 20
WI State Senate-2 Robert Cowles R 38
WI State Senate-3 Timothy Carpenter D 100
WI State Senate-4 Lena Taylor D 63
WI State Senate-5 Leah Vukmir R 10
WI State Senate-8 Alberta Darling R 100
WI State Senate-10 Sheila Harsdorf R 13
WI State Senate-11 Stephen Nass R 20
WI State Senate-13 Scott Fitzgerald R 63
WI State Senate-14 Luther Olsen R 38
WI State Senate-16 Mark Miller D 63
WI State Senate-19 Roger Roth, Jr. R 10
WI State Senate-22 Robert Wirch D 38
WI State Senate-24 Julie Lassa D 88
WI State Senate-26 Fred Risser D 100
WI State Senate-27 Jon Erpenbach D 38
WI State Senate-28 Mary Lazich R 13
WI State Senate-29 Jerry Petrowski R 20
WI State Senate-30 Dave Hansen D 100
WI State Senate-31 Kathleen Vinehout D 13
WI State Senate-32 Jennifer Shilling D 50
WI Public Service Commissioner Michael Huebsch 20
WI Public Service Commissioner Phil Montgomery 40
WI Railroad Commissioner Jeffrey Plale D 100
WI Secretary of Transportation Mark Gottlieb R 40
Chuck Benedict 90
Penny Bernard Schaber 50
Garey Bies 60
Spencer Black 70
Fred Clark 30
G. Spencer Coggs 38
Pedro Colon 50
David Cullen 50
Brett Davis 30
Russell Decker 13
Kristen Dexter 50
Michael Ellis 13
Jason Fields 70
Jeff Fitzgerald 20
Donald Friske 20
Phil Garthwaite 30
Tamara Grigsby 50
Scott Gunderson 10
Mark Gundrum 10
Steve Hilgenberg 50
Kim Hixson 50
Jim Holperin 38
Mark Honadel 60
Randy Hopper 38
Ann Hraychuck 30
Mary Hubler 30
Robert Jauch 75
Theodore Kanavas 38
Dan Kapanke 38
Dean Kaufert 10
Neal Kedzie 13
Steven Kestell 30
Bill Kramer 10
Pat Kreitlow 75
Margaret Krusick 30
Alan Lasee 38
John Lehman 38
Joseph Leibham 38
Daniel LeMahieu 10
Thomas Lothian 60
Dan Meyer 20
Louis Molepske, Jr. 40
Tom Nelson 30
Scott Newcomer 10
Joseph Parisi 50
Sandra Pasch 100
Don Pridemore 30
Mark Radcliffe 20
Kitty Rhoades 20
Jon Richards 50
Judith Robson 0
Kelda Roys 50
Marlin Schneider 40
Dale Schultz 63
Donna Seidel 50
Mike Sheridan 30
Gary Sherman 50
Jeffrey Smith 100
James Soletski 50
Richard Spanbauer 60
Tony Staskunas 50
John Steinbrink 50
Jeffrey Stone 40
Pat Strachota 10
Scott Suder 20
Jim Sullivan 38
Barbara Toles 30
John Townsend 20
Robert Turner 50
Terry Van Akkeren 50
Karl Van Roy 60
Amy Vruwink 30
Annette Williams 80
Mary Williams 20
Jeffrey Wood 40
Robert Ziegelbauer 30
Ted Zigmunt 50
Rich Zipperer 30

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