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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa

2002 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 22%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 22%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 22%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 22%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 22%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 44%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 44%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 33%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 67%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 89%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 56%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 67%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 22%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 67%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 22%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 22%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 44%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 78%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 67%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 67%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 56%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 22%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 22%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 56%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 56%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 78%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 22%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 78%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 33%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 67%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 22%
Jeff Angelo 22%
Rich Arnold 22%
Andra Atteberry 22%
Paul Bell 33%
Carmine Boal 22%
Daniel Boddicker 22%
Effie Lee Boggess 22%
Clyde Edward Bradley 22%
Barry Brauns 11%
Roger Broers 22%
Robert John Brunkhorst 22%
Polly Bukta 56%
Danny Carroll 22%
Frank Chiodo 33%
Michael Connolly 56%
John Connors 44%
Michael Cormack 22%
Betty De Boef 33%
Patrick Deluhery 44%
Richard Drake 22%
Russell James Eddie 11%
George Eichhorn 22%
Jeffrey Elgin 33%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 89%
Thomas Fiegen 44%
Barbara Finch 22%
Bill Fink 67%
Thomas Flynn 44%
Romaine Foege 56%
Wayne Ford 44%
Eugene Fraise 44%
Mary Lou Freeman 22%
Marcella Frevert 44%
Teresa Garman 44%
E. Thurman Gaskill 22%
Jane Greimann 67%
Betty Grundberg 22%
Jim Hahn 22%
Johnie Hammond 78%
Brad Hansen 22%
Steven Hansen 67%
Patricia Joan Harper 78%
Clarence Hoffman 11%
Jack Holveck 67%
Lance Horbach 22%
Greg Hoversten 22%
Geri Huser 33%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 22%
Libby Jacobs 44%
G. Willard Jenkins 33%
John Jensen 22%
Gerald Jones 22%
Steve Kettering 22%
John Kibbie 44%
Ralph Klemme 11%
Mary Kramer 44%
Keith Kreiman 33%
Mark Kuhn 33%
Jeffrey Lamberti 22%
Rick Larkin 44%
Charles Larson, Jr. 22%
Mary Lundby 22%
O. Gene Maddox 67%
Gene Manternach 22%
Dennis May 33%
Andy McKean 22%
Larry McKibben 22%
Paul McKinley 33%
Dolores Mertz 22%
Janet Metcalf 56%
David Millage 22%
David Miller 22%
Richard Myers 56%
Michael O'Brien 44%
Robert Osterhaus 56%
Brian Quirk 33%
Scott Raecker 33%
Christopher Rants 22%
Donald Redfern 33%
John Redwine 22%
Kitty Rehberg 22%
Leigh Rekow 22%
Rebecca Reynolds 67%
Steven Richardson 67%
Sheldon Rittmer 33%
Rod Roberts 33%
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%
Bryan Sievers 22%
Betty Soukup 56%
Greg Stevens 44%
Steven Sukup 11%
Rich Taylor 44%
Russell Teig 11%
Margaret Tinsman 56%
Mark Tremmel 11%
Jodi Tymeson 22%
Phillip Tyrrell 22%
James Van Engelenhoven 22%
James Van Fossen 22%
Kenneth Veenstra 22%
Steven Warnstadt 33%
Richard Weidman 22%
Paul Wilderdyke 22%
Philip Wise 56%
William Witt 67%
Mark Zieman 22%

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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