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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union (Iowa State Legislature)

2013 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 82
IA State House 2 Megan Jones Republican 90
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 90
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 90
IA State House 6 Ron Jorgensen Republican 90
IA State House 7 Tedd Gassman Republican 100
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 0
IA State House 11 Gary Worthan Republican 90
IA State House 13 Chris Hall Democratic 11
IA State House 14 David Dawson Democratic 0
IA State House 16 Mary Ann Hanusa Republican 90
IA State House 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 90
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 100
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 88
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 90
IA State House 22 Greg Forristall Republican 90
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 90
IA State House 26 Scott Ourth Democratic 0
IA State House 27 Joel Fry Republican 90
IA State House 28 Greg Heartsill Republican 100
IA State House 29 Dan Kelley Democratic 0
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 0
IA State House 32 Ruth Ann Gaines Democratic 0
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 10
IA State House 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 0
IA State House 36 Marti Anderson Democratic 10
IA State House 37 John Landon Republican 90
IA State House 38 Kevin Koester Republican 90
IA State House 39 Jake Highfill Republican 90
IA State House 40 John Forbes Democratic 0
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 0
IA State House 42 Peter Cownie Republican 100
IA State House 43 Chris Hagenow Republican 90
IA State House 44 Rob Taylor Republican 90
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 10
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 0
IA State House 47 Chip Baltimore Republican 88
IA State House 48 Robert Bacon Republican 90
IA State House 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 90
IA State House 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 90
IA State House 51 Joshua Byrnes Republican 90
IA State House 52 Todd Prichard Democratic 0
IA State House 53 Sharon Steckman Democratic 0
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 90
IA State House 56 Patti Ruff Democratic 0
IA State House 57 Nancy Dunkel Democratic 0
IA State House 58 Brian Moore Republican 90
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 0
IA State House 60 Walt Rogers Republican 90
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 0
IA State House 63 Sandy Salmon Republican 100
IA State House 64 Bruce Bearinger Democratic 0
IA State House 66 Art Staed Democratic 0
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 90
IA State House 69 Kirsten Running-Marquardt Democratic 0
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 0
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 0
IA State House 72 Dean Fisher Republican 100
IA State House 73 Bobby Kaufmann Republican 90
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 10
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 90
IA State House 76 David Maxwell Republican 90
IA State House 77 Sally Stutsman Democratic 0
IA State House 78 Jarad Klein Republican 90
IA State House 79 Guy Vander Linden Republican 90
IA State House 80 Larry Sheets Republican 100
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 0
IA State House 82 Curt Hanson Democratic 0
IA State House 83 Jerry Kearns Democratic 0
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 80
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 0
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 0
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 0
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 90
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 0
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 10
IA State House 93 Phyllis Thede Democratic 10
IA State House 94 Linda Miller Republican 90
IA State House 95 Quentin Stanerson Republican 90
IA State House 96 Lee Hein Republican 90
IA State House 98 Mary Wolfe Democratic 0
IA State House 100 Charles Isenhart Democratic 0
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 91
IA State Senate 2 Randy Feenstra Republican 100
IA State Senate 3 Bill Anderson Republican 82
IA State Senate 4 Dennis Guth Republican 100
IA State Senate 6 Mark Segebart Republican 91
IA State Senate 7 Rick Bertrand Republican 55
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 0
IA State Senate 9 Jason Schultz Republican 100
IA State Senate 10 Jake Chapman Republican 100
IA State Senate 12 Mark Costello Republican 90
IA State Senate 13 Julian Garrett Republican 100
IA State Senate 14 Amy Sinclair Republican 91
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 0
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 0
IA State Senate 19 Jack Whitver Republican 100
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 57
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 0
IA State Senate 22 Charles Schneider Republican 100
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 0
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 100
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 91
IA State Senate 26 Mary Jo Wilhelm Democratic 0
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 0
IA State Senate 28 Michael Breitbach Republican 82
IA State Senate 29 Tod Bowman Democratic 0
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 0
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 0
IA State Senate 32 Brian Schoenjahn Democratic 0
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 0
IA State Senate 34 Liz Mathis Democratic 0
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 0
IA State Senate 36 Steve Sodders Democratic 0
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 0
IA State Senate 38 Tim Kapucian Republican 82
IA State Senate 40 Ken Rozenboom Republican 91
IA State Senate 41 Mark Chelgren Republican 64
IA State Senate 42 Rich Taylor Democratic 0
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 0
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 0
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 9
IA State Senate 46 Chris Brase Democratic 0
IA State Senate 47 Roby Smith Republican 91
IA State Senate 48 Dan Zumbach Republican 100
IA State Senate 49 Rita Hart Democratic 0
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 0
IA Supervisor At-Large Dan Muhlbauer 10
IA Supervisor At-Large Ken Rozenboom 91
IA Supervisor At-Large Amy Sinclair 91
IA Council Member At-Large John Forbes 0
Dwayne Alons 100
Daryl Beall 0
Dennis Black 0
Nancy Boettger 100
Mark Brandenburg 100
Sandy Greiner 100
Jack Hatch 0
Hubert Houser 70
Anesa Kajtazovic 0
Mark Lofgren 90
Daniel Lundby 10
Pat Murphy 11
Steven Olson 90
Tyler Olson 0
Henry Rayhons 90
Joe Riding 20
Tom Shaw 100
Jeff Smith 90
Kent Sorenson 78
Roger Thomas 10
Frank Wood 0

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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