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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 22%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 22%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 11%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 11%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 11%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 22%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 11%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 33%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 67%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 22%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 89%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 44%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 44%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 11%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 56%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 22%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 22%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 67%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 78%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 67%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 22%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 22%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 67%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 67%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 78%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 22%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 89%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 56%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 22%
Jeff Angelo 33%
Rich Arnold 22%
Donna Hammitt Barry 22%
Merlin Bartz 33%
Paul Bell 44%
Gary Blodgett 22%
Carmine Boal 22%
Daniel Boddicker 11%
Effie Lee Boggess 22%
Clyde Edward Bradley 22%
Barry Brauns 22%
Robert John Brunkhorst 22%
Polly Bukta 33%
Danny Carroll 22%
Michael Cataldo 44%
Frank Chiodo 44%
Michael Connolly 67%
John Connors 44%
Michael Cormack 22%
Galen Davis 33%
Patrick Deluhery 44%
Minnette Frerichs Doderer 89%
Richard Drake 33%
James Drees 56%
Russell James Eddie 22%
Steve Falck 33%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 89%
Bill Fink 78%
Thomas Flynn 44%
Romaine Foege 67%
Wayne Ford 78%
Eugene Fraise 67%
Mary Lou Freeman 33%
Marcella Frevert 0%
Teresa Garman 11%
E. Thurman Gaskill 33%
Jane Greimann 78%
Betty Grundberg 56%
Jim Hahn 22%
Johnie Hammond 67%
Brad Hansen 11%
Steven Hansen 67%
Patricia Joan Harper 67%
H. Kay Hedge 33%
Clarence Hoffman 11%
Danny Holmes 22%
Jack Holveck 44%
Lance Horbach 22%
Geri Huser 33%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 33%
Libby Jacobs 33%
Michael Jager 22%
G. Willard Jenkins 22%
John Jensen 33%
JoAnn Mardelle Johnson 33%
John Judge 33%
Steve Kettering 22%
John Kibbie 44%
Ralph Klemme 22%
Mary Kramer 44%
Keith Kreiman 44%
Mark Kuhn 33%
Jeffrey Lamberti 33%
Rick Larkin 44%
Charles Larson, Jr. 22%
David Lord 0%
Mary Lundby 44%
O. Gene Maddox 44%
Mona Martin 33%
Dennis May 33%
Andy McKean 22%
Larry McKibben 33%
Derryl McLaren 11%
Dolores Mertz 33%
Janet Metcalf 33%
David Millage 22%
David Miller 33%
J. Norman Mundie 33%
Richard Myers 67%
Beverly Joan Nelson-Forbes 33%
Michael O'Brien 56%
Robert Osterhaus 44%
Dennis Parmenter 78%
Scott Raecker 22%
Christopher Rants 22%
Donald Redfern 67%
John Redwine 33%
Kitty Rehberg 33%
Rebecca Reynolds 44%
Steven Richardson 44%
Jack Rife 44%
Sheldon Rittmer 44%
Paul Scherrman 44%
David Floyd Schrader 44%
Neal Schuerer 22%
Mike Sexton 33%
Mark Shearer 56%
Pat Shey 22%
Donald Shoultz 67%
J. Brent Siegrist 22%
Betty Soukup 67%
Greg Stevens 33%
Steven Sukup 22%
John Sunderbruch 22%
Elaine Szymoniak 44%
Rich Taylor 44%
Russell Teig 22%
Rosemary Thomson 22%
Margaret Tinsman 44%
Phillip Tyrrell 11%
James Van Engelenhoven 11%
James Van Fossen 22%
Kenneth Veenstra 33%
Steven Warnstadt 44%
Richard Weidman 22%
Keith William Weigel 33%
Jerry Welter 22%
Wesley Whitead 44%
Philip Wise 44%
William Witt 67%
Lyle Zieman 33%

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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