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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa

1999 Positions

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

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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