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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois Public Interest Research Group

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 100%
Susan Garrett 100%
Elizabeth Coulson 95%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 95%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 95%
IL State House 30 William Davis Democratic 95%
Julie Hamos 95%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 95%
Karen May 95%
Arthur Turner 95%
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 94%
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 94%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 94%
Edward Maloney 94%
Larry McKeon 94%
Carol Ronen 94%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 94%
Patricia Bailey 90%
IL State House 5 Kenneth Dunkin Democratic 90%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 90%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 90%
Deborah Graham 90%
Constance Howard 90%
Lovana Jones 90%
Eileen Lyons 90%
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 90%
Eddie Washington 90%
Karen Yarbrough 90%
Debbie Halvorson 89%
Rickey Hendon 89%
Emil Jones, Jr. 89%
Carolyn Krause 89%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 89%
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 89%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 89%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 89%
IL State Senate 47 John Sullivan Democratic 89%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 89%
Louis Viverito 89%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 88%
Annazette Collins 88%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 88%
Miguel Del Valle 88%
Maria Berrios 85%
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 85%
Paul Froehlich 85%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 85%
Naomi Jakobsson 85%
Joseph Lyons 85%
John McGuire 85%
Susana Mendoza 85%
David Miller 85%
IL State House 57 Elaine Nekritz Democratic 85%
Kathleen Ryg 85%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 85%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 84%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 84%
George Scully, Jr. 84%
Wyvetter Younge 84%
James DeLeo 83%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 83%
IL State Senate 56 William Haine Democratic 83%
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 83%
George Shadid 83%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 82%
Sandra Pihos 82%
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 80%
Michael Boland 80%
James Brosnahan 80%
Marlow Colvin 80%
Kurt Granberg 80%
Charles Jefferson 80%
Robert Molaro 80%
Rosemary Mulligan 80%
Michael Smith 80%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 79%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey 79%
Skip Saviano 79%
James Meeks 78%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 78%
William Peterson 78%
IL State House 72 Patrick Verschoore Democratic 78%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 78%
IL State Senate 32 Pamela Althoff Republican 77%
Larry Bomke 77%
Robert Flider 75%
Gary Hannig 75%
Thomas Holbrook 75%
Patricia Lindner 75%
IL Board Member 20 Sidney Mathias 75%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 75%
Kevin McCarthy 75%
James Meyer 75%
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 75%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 74%
Calvin Giles 74%
Kevin Joyce 74%
Lisa Dugan 73%
Careen Gordon 73%
IL State House 70 Robert Pritchard Republican 73%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin 72%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 72%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 72%
Dave Sullivan 72%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 70%
Richard Bradley 70%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 70%
Robert Churchill 70%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 70%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 70%
Dan Reitz 70%
David Winters 70%
IL State House 117 John Bradley Democratic 69%
Robert Biggins 68%
Lee Daniels 68%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 68%
JoAnn Osmond 68%
John Jones 67%
Dale Risinger 67%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 67%
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 67%
Suzanne Bassi 65%
Rich Brauer 65%
Tom Cross 65%
Brent Hassert 65%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 65%
Gerald Mitchell 65%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 65%
Ruth Munson 65%
Richard Myers 65%
Terry Parke 65%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 65%
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 65%
Ronald Wait 65%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 61%
J. Burzynski 61%
Wendell Jones 61%
Edward Petka 61%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 61%
Dan Rutherford 61%
Timothy Schmitz 61%
Todd Sieben 61%
Frank Watson 61%
Joe Dunn 60%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 60%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 60%
Jim Sacia 60%
Roger Eddy 58%
IL Chairman At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 56%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 56%
Steven Rauschenberger 56%
Renée Kosel 53%
IL U.S. House 12 Mike Bost Republican 50%
Kirk Dillard 50%
Ron Stephens 50%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 50%
Arthur Tenhouse 50%
James Watson 50%
Kathleen Wojcik 50%
Shane Cultra 47%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 45%
William Black 35%

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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