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Rating Group: Illinois Public Interest Research Group

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 100%
IL State House 39 Maria Berrios Democratic 100%
Robert Biggins 100%
Richard Bradley 100%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 100%
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 100%
Michelle Chavez 100%
Annazette Collins 100%
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Coulson 100%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 100%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 100%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 100%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 100%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 100%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 100%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 100%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 100%
Calvin Giles 100%
IL Alderman Ward 29 Deborah Graham Democratic 100%
Julie Hamos 100%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 100%
Constance Howard 100%
IL State House 103 Naomi Jakobsson Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100%
Carolyn Krause 100%
Joseph Lyons 100%
Karen May 100%
Susana Mendoza 100%
David Miller 100%
Robert Molaro 100%
Rosemary Mulligan 100%
IL State House 57 Elaine Nekritz Democratic 100%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 100%
IL State House 48 Sandra Pihos Republican 100%
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 100%
Kathleen Ryg 100%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 100%
Eddie Washington 100%
Miguel Del Valle 92%
Deanna Demuzio 92%
Kirk Dillard 92%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 92%
IL State Senate 13 Kwame Raoul Democratic 92%
Carol Ronen 92%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 92%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 92%
A.J. Wilhelmi 92%
Patricia Bailey 91%
IL State House 111 Dan Beiser Democratic 91%
James Brosnahan 91%
Marlow Colvin 91%
IL State House 15 John D'Amico Democratic 91%
IL State House 30 William Davis Democratic 91%
IL Director of Department of Agriculture Robert Flider Democratic 91%
Paul Froehlich 91%
Careen Gordon 91%
Charles Jefferson 91%
Roger Jenisch 91%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 91%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 91%
Patricia Lindner 91%
Sidney Mathias 91%
Kevin McCarthy 91%
John McGuire 91%
James Meyer 91%
Ruth Munson 91%
JoAnn Osmond 91%
Milton Patterson 91%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 91%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 91%
George Scully, Jr. 91%
IL State House 66 Michael Tryon Republican 91%
IL State House 72 Patrick Verschoore Democratic 91%
David Winters 91%
Wyvetter Younge 91%
Lisa Dugan 90%
Lovana Jones 90%
Karen Yarbrough 90%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 89%
Kevin Joyce 89%
IL State Senate 32 Pamela Althoff Republican 83%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 83%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 83%
James DeLeo 83%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 83%
IL State Senate 56 William Haine Democratic 83%
Debbie Halvorson 83%
Rickey Hendon 83%
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 83%
Emil Jones, Jr. 83%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 83%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 83%
Edward Maloney 83%
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 83%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 83%
Carole Pankau 83%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 83%
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 83%
George Shadid 83%
Dave Sullivan 83%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 83%
Louis Viverito 83%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 83%
Suzanne Bassi 82%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 82%
IL State House 117 John Bradley Democratic 82%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 82%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 82%
IL State House 5 Kenneth Dunkin Democratic 82%
Kurt Granberg 82%
Gary Hannig 82%
Thomas Holbrook 82%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 82%
Eileen Lyons 82%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 82%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 82%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 82%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 82%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 82%
Richard Myers 82%
Terry Parke 82%
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 82%
IL State House 70 Robert Pritchard Republican 82%
IL State House 109 David Reis Republican 82%
Dan Reitz 82%
Skip Saviano 82%
Michael Smith 82%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 82%
Arthur Turner 82%
Ronald Wait 82%
Brent Hassert 80%
Lee Daniels 78%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 78%
Arthur Tenhouse 78%
Larry Bomke 75%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 75%
Gary Dahl 75%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 75%
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 75%
IL State Senate 36 Michael Jacobs Democratic 75%
John Jones 75%
Wendell Jones 75%
William Peterson 75%
Dale Risinger 75%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 75%
Todd Sieben 75%
IL State Senate 47 John Sullivan Democratic 75%
Frank Watson 75%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 73%
Robert Churchill 73%
Joe Dunn 73%
Roger Eddy 73%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 73%
Gerald Mitchell 73%
Jim Sacia 73%
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 73%
James Watson 73%
William Black 71%
Michael Boland 70%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 70%
J. Burzynski 67%
Susan Garrett 67%
James Meeks 67%
Edward Petka 67%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 67%
IL State House 87 Rich Brauer Republican 64%
Shane Cultra 64%
Ron Stephens 60%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 58%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 58%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 50%
Steven Rauschenberger 42%

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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