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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 33%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 33%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 33%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 67%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 33%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 33%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 33%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 44%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 89%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 78%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 89%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 22%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 33%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 78%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 33%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 78%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 67%
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 67%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 67%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 44%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 89%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 89%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 67%
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 33%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 67%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 89%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 33%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 56%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 20%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 70%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 70%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 20%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 20%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 70%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 80%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 78%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 70%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 70%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 20%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 33%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 60%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 70%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 56%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 80%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 33%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 70%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 70%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 67%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 33%
IA Supervisor At-Large Doug Shull Republican 30%
Jeff Angelo 20%
Rich Arnold 33%
Paul Bell 67%
Carmine Boal 33%
Robert John Brunkhorst 20%
Polly Bukta 78%
Danny Carroll 33%
Royd Chambers 33%
Michael Connolly 60%
Swati Dandekar 56%
Mark Davitt 67%
Betty De Boef 22%
George Eichhorn 33%
Jeffrey Elgin 33%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 89%
Romaine Foege 67%
Wayne Ford 78%
Eugene Fraise 50%
Mary Lou Freeman 33%
Marcella Frevert 56%
E. Thurman Gaskill 20%
Polly Granzow 56%
Clarence Hoffman 33%
Lance Horbach 33%
Geri Huser 67%
Joe Hutter 44%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 20%
Libby Jacobs 44%
G. Willard Jenkins 44%
Gerald Jones 33%
Steve Kettering 20%
John Kibbie 40%
Keith Kreiman 60%
Mark Kuhn 56%
James Kurtenbach 33%
David Lalk 33%
Jeffrey Lamberti 20%
Charles Larson, Jr. 0%
Steven Lukan 33%
Mary Lundby 40%
O. Gene Maddox 33%
Kevin McCarthy 56%
Larry McKibben 20%
Paul McKinley 20%
Dolores Mertz 33%
David Miller 20%
Donovan Olson 89%
John Putney 20%
Brian Quirk 44%
Scott Raecker 33%
Christopher Rants 33%
Daniel Rasmussen 33%
Michael Reasoner 56%
Rod Roberts 44%
Bill Schickel 33%
Thomas Schueller 56%
James Seymour 20%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 67%
Donald Shoultz 100%
Roger Stewart 60%
Doug Struyk 22%
Kurt Swaim 56%
Rich Taylor 67%
Margaret Tinsman 50%
Dave Tjepkes 56%
Jodi Tymeson 33%
James Van Engelenhoven 33%
James Van Fossen 33%
Jim Van Fossen 33%
Pat Ward 20%
Steven Warnstadt 50%
Roger Wendt 67%
John Whitaker 56%
Wesley Whitead 78%
Ron Wieck 20%
Paul Wilderdyke 33%
Philip Wise 67%
Mark Zieman 10%

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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