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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 25%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 25%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 25%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 25%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 25%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 25%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 25%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 88%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 63%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 25%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 75%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 75%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 63%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 75%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 25%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 75%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 25%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 13%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 75%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 75%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 75%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 88%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 25%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 25%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 75%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 88%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 75%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 25%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 63%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 25%
Jeff Angelo 25%
Rich Arnold 25%
Andra Atteberry 63%
Donna Hammitt Barry 25%
Merlin Bartz 25%
Paul Bell 63%
Carmine Boal 25%
Daniel Boddicker 38%
Effie Lee Boggess 25%
Clyde Edward Bradley 25%
Barry Brauns 25%
Roger Broers 25%
Robert John Brunkhorst 25%
Polly Bukta 63%
Danny Carroll 25%
Frank Chiodo 50%
Michael Connolly 75%
John Connors 38%
Michael Cormack 38%
Betty De Boef 25%
Patrick Deluhery 75%
Richard Drake 38%
Russell James Eddie 25%
George Eichhorn 38%
Jeffrey Elgin 25%
Steve Falck 75%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 88%
Thomas Fiegen 63%
Barbara Finch 25%
Bill Fink 75%
Thomas Flynn 63%
Romaine Foege 75%
Wayne Ford 75%
Eugene Fraise 63%
Mary Lou Freeman 38%
Marcella Frevert 50%
Teresa Garman 50%
E. Thurman Gaskill 25%
Jane Greimann 75%
Betty Grundberg 38%
Jim Hahn 25%
Johnie Hammond 88%
Brad Hansen 25%
Steven Hansen 75%
Patricia Joan Harper 88%
Clarence Hoffman 25%
Jack Holveck 88%
Lance Horbach 25%
Greg Hoversten 25%
Geri Huser 50%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 25%
Libby Jacobs 38%
G. Willard Jenkins 38%
John Jensen 25%
JoAnn Mardelle Johnson 25%
Steve Kettering 25%
John Kibbie 63%
Ralph Klemme 25%
Mary Kramer 38%
Keith Kreiman 63%
Mark Kuhn 50%
Jeffrey Lamberti 25%
Rick Larkin 63%
Charles Larson, Jr. 25%
Mary Lundby 25%
O. Gene Maddox 38%
Gene Manternach 25%
Dennis May 38%
Andy McKean 38%
Larry McKibben 38%
Paul McKinley 25%
Derryl McLaren 13%
Dolores Mertz 50%
Janet Metcalf 38%
David Millage 38%
David Miller 50%
Richard Myers 63%
Michael O'Brien 38%
Robert Osterhaus 63%
Brian Quirk 38%
Scott Raecker 63%
Christopher Rants 25%
Donald Redfern 13%
John Redwine 25%
Kitty Rehberg 38%
Leigh Rekow 25%
Rebecca Reynolds 50%
Steven Richardson 50%
Sheldon Rittmer 38%
Rod Roberts 38%
Paul Scherrman 63%
David Floyd Schrader 63%
Neal Schuerer 38%
Mike Sexton 25%
Mark Shearer 88%
Pat Shey 25%
Donald Shoultz 75%
J. Brent Siegrist 25%
Bryan Sievers 25%
Betty Soukup 75%
Greg Stevens 50%
Steven Sukup 25%
Rich Taylor 88%
Russell Teig 25%
Margaret Tinsman 50%
Mark Tremmel 38%
Jodi Tymeson 25%
Phillip Tyrrell 25%
James Van Engelenhoven 25%
James Van Fossen 13%
Kenneth Veenstra 25%
Steven Warnstadt 63%
Richard Weidman 25%
Philip Wise 63%
William Witt 100%
Mark Zieman 25%

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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