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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union (Michigan State Legislature)

2013 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 4 John Moolenaar Republican 88%
MI State House 4 Rose Mary Robinson Democratic 13%
MI State House 16 Robert Kosowski Democratic 25%
MI State House 25 Henry Yanez Democratic 50%
MI State House 29 Tim Greimel Democratic 25%
MI State House 39 Klint Kesto Republican 63%
MI State House 40 Michael McCready Republican 50%
MI State House 41 Martin Howrylak Republican 63%
MI State House 48 Pam Faris Democratic 38%
MI State House 51 Joseph Graves Republican 75%
MI State House 55 Adam Zemke Democratic 25%
MI State House 67 Tom Cochran Democratic 63%
MI State House 68 Andy Schor Democratic 13%
MI State House 69 Sam Singh Democratic 13%
MI State House 74 Rob VerHeulen Republican 75%
MI State House 76 Winnie Brinks Democratic 50%
MI State House 78 Dave Pagel Republican 63%
MI State House 81 Dan Lauwers Republican 75%
MI State House 88 Roger Victory Republican 75%
MI State House 91 Holly Hughes Republican 58%
MI State House 93 Tom Leonard Republican 88%
MI State House 94 Tim Kelly Republican 88%
MI State House 109 John Kivela Democratic 38%
MI State House 110 Scott Dianda Democratic 88%
MI State Senate 1 Coleman Young II Democratic 6%
MI State Senate 2 Bert Johnson Democratic 6%
MI State Senate 3 Morris Hood III Democratic 6%
MI State Senate 5 David Knezek, Jr. Democratic 25%
MI State Senate 6 Hoon-Yung Hopgood Democratic 6%
MI State Senate 7 Patrick Colbeck Republican 94%
MI State Senate 8 Jack Brandenburg Republican 100%
MI State Senate 9 Steven Bieda Democratic 13%
MI State Senate 10 Tory Rocca Republican 81%
MI State Senate 11 Vincent Gregory Democratic 6%
MI State Senate 12 James Marleau Republican 75%
MI State Senate 13 Martin Knollenberg Republican 83%
MI State Senate 14 Dave Robertson Republican 94%
MI State Senate 15 Mike Kowall Republican 75%
MI State Senate 16 Mike Shirkey Republican 75%
MI State Senate 17 Dale Zorn Republican 60%
MI State Senate 18 Rebekah Warren Democratic 0%
MI State Senate 19 Michael Nofs Republican 69%
MI State Senate 20 Margaret O'Brien Republican 70%
MI State Senate 21 John Proos IV Republican 81%
MI State Senate 22 Joe Hune Republican 100%
MI State Senate 24 Rick Jones Republican 75%
MI State Senate 25 Phil Pavlov Republican 88%
MI State Senate 26 Tonya Schuitmaker Republican 88%
MI State Senate 27 Jim Ananich Democratic 25%
MI State Senate 28 Peter MacGregor Republican 80%
MI State Senate 29 Dave Hildenbrand Republican 81%
MI State Senate 30 Arlan Meekhof Republican 88%
MI State Senate 31 Mike Green Republican 93%
MI State Senate 32 Kenneth Horn Republican 58%
MI State Senate 33 Judy Emmons Republican 75%
MI State Senate 34 Goeff Hansen Republican 69%
MI State Senate 35 Darwin Booher Republican 81%
MI State Senate 36 Jim Stamas Republican 70%
MI State Senate 37 Wayne Schmidt Republican 70%
MI State Senate 38 Tom Casperson Republican 56%
MI Director of the Office of the State Budget Al Pscholka 70%
MI Council Member At-Large Bob Constan 17%
MI Council Member At-Large Mark Meadows Democratic 8%
MI Commissioner 4 Bruce Caswell No Party Affiliation 77%
MI Commissioner 6 Eileen Kowall Republican 70%
MI Commissioner 9 Hugh Crawford Republican 70%
MI Commissioner 12 Glen Anderson 42%
Theresa Abed 50%
Dave Agema 100%
Glenn Anderson 13%
Brian Banks 25%
Vicki Barnett 15%
Joan Bauer 8%
Timothy Bledsoe 10%
Jase Bolger 70%
Terry Brown 30%
Charles Brunner 45%
Jon Bumstead 80%
Barbara Byrum 17%
Michael Callton 65%
Philip Cavanagh 25%
Ed Clemente 20%
Kevin Cotter 80%
Kevin Daley 75%
Kurt Damrow 73%
George Darany 10%
Cynthia Denby 65%
Andy Dillon 35%
Gretchen Driskell 50%
Fred Durhal, Jr. 20%
Stacy Erwin Oakes 45%
Jeff Farrington 80%
Anthony Forlini 60%
Frank Foster 65%
Ray Franz 85%
Douglas Geiss 24%
Bob Genetski 85%
Judson Gilbert II 75%
Ben Glardon 65%
John Gleason 30%
Ken Goike 85%
Gail Haines 82%
Richard Hammel 10%
Harold Haugh 21%
Joseph Haveman 70%
Kurt Heise 80%
Rudy Hobbs 20%
Thomas Hooker 85%
Marcia Hovey-Wright 15%
Lisa Howze 9%
Tupac Hunter 13%
Matt Huuki 83%
Jeff Irwin 15%
Shanelle Jackson 0%
Bradford Jacobsen 70%
Mark Jansen 81%
Nancy Jenkins 75%
Joel Johnson 70%
Roger Kahn 69%
Andrew Kandrevas 15%
Kenneth Kurtz 70%
Andrea LaFontaine 85%
Collene Lamonte 50%
Marilyn Lane 35%
Bill LaVoy 50%
Steven Lindberg 17%
Ellen Lipton 15%
Lesia Liss 25%
Matt Lori 45%
Pete Lund 90%
Lisa Lyons 65%
Greg MacMaster 79%
Ed McBroom 60%
Sean McCann 30%
Tom McMillin 85%
Chuck Moss 75%
Paul Muxlow 75%
David Nathan 32%
Aric Nesbitt 75%
Rick Olson 90%
John Olumba 38%
Paul Opsommer 83%
Mark Ouimet 75%
Rick Outman 70%
John Pappageorge 81%
Peter Pettalia 70%
Earl Poleski 70%
Phil Potvin 70%
Amanda Price 75%
Bruce Rendon 75%
Randy Richardville 75%
Sarah Roberts 13%
Bill Rogers 70%
David Rutledge 15%
Harvey Santana 30%
Roy Schmidt 90%
Kate Segal 30%
Deb Shaughnessy 75%
Dian Slavens 25%
Charles Smiley 45%
Virgil Smith, Jr. 6%
Pat Somerville 85%
Thomas Stallworth III 22%
Woodrow Stanley 20%
Maureen Stapleton 33%
Jonathan Switalski 10%
Alberta Tinsley-Talabi 20%
Rashida Tlaib 15%
Jim Townsend 5%
Sharon Tyler 67%
Howard Walker 75%
John Walsh 70%
Gretchen Whitmer 6%
Jimmy Womack 0%
Ken Yonker 75%

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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