State Office Name Party Rating
IA State House-4 Dwayne Alons R 21%
Richard Anderson 29%
Jeff Angelo 37%
Rich Arnold 14%
IA State House-20 Clel Baudler R 21%
IA State Senate-5 Daryl Beall D 37%
IA State Senate-24 Jerry Behn R 37%
Paul Bell 29%
IA State House-62 Deborah Berry D 50%
IA State Senate-15 Dennis Black D 37%
Carmine Boal 21%
IA State Senate-9 Nancy Boettger R 37%
IA State Senate-43 Joe Bolkcom D 63%
Robert John Brunkhorst 37%
Polly Bukta 43%
Danny Carroll 21%
Royd Chambers 21%
IA State House-87 Dennis Cohoon D 36%
Michael Connolly 50%
IA State Senate-44 Thomas Courtney D 25%
Swati Dandekar 29%
IA State Senate-30 Jeff Danielson D 50%
Mark Davitt 43%
IA State Senate-16 Dick Dearden D 37%
Betty De Boef 14%
IA State Senate-25 Bill Dix R 21%
IA State House-24 Cecil Dolecheck R 21%
IA State Senate-31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 37%
IA State House-21 Jack Drake R 21%
IA State Senate-37 Robert Dvorsky D 37%
George Eichhorn 29%
Jeffrey Elgin 29%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 71%
Romaine Foege 57%
Wayne Ford 50%
Eugene Fraise 25%
Mary Lou Freeman 21%
Marcella Frevert 43%
E. Thurman Gaskill 25%
IA State House-81 Mary Gaskill D 36%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp R 29%
Polly Granzow 29%
IA State Senate-39 Sandy Greiner R 21%
IA State Senate-8 Michael Gronstal D 37%
Jim Hahn 37%
Tom Hancock 37%
IA State Senate-17 Jack Hatch D 50%
IA State House-84 David Heaton R 21%
IA State House-46 Lisa Heddens D 29%
Clarence Hoffman 21%
IA State Senate-33 Robert Hogg D 43%
Lance Horbach 21%
IA State Senate-35 Wally Horn D 37%
IA State Senate-11 Hubert Houser R 37%
IA State House-34 Bruce Hunter D 79%
IA State House-3 Daniel Huseman R 21%
Geri Huser 36%
Joe Hutter 21%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 37%
Libby Jacobs 21%
IA State House-74 Dave Jacoby D 50%
G. Willard Jenkins 29%
IA State Senate-50 Pam Jochum D 71%
IA State Senate-1 David Johnson R 37%
Gerald Jones 21%
Jeff Kaufmann 21%
Steve Kettering 50%
John Kibbie 37%
Keith Kreiman 37%
IA State House-59 Bob Kressig D 43%
Mark Kuhn 50%
James Kurtenbach 21%
David Lalk 14%
Jeffrey Lamberti 37%
Charles Larson, Jr. 37%
IA State House-85 Vicki Lensing D 71%
Steven Lukan 21%
Mary Lundby 37%
IA State House-89 Jim Lykam D 29%
O. Gene Maddox 21%
IA State House-86 Mary Mascher D 71%
Mike May 29%
Kevin McCarthy 29%
IA State Senate-21 Matthew McCoy D 25%
Larry McKibben 37%
Paul McKinley 37%
Dolores Mertz 21%
David Miller 37%
IA State House-9 Helen Miller D 43%
Dave Mulder 37%
IA State House-99 Pat Murphy D 43%
IA State House-41 Jo Oldson D 43%
Donovan Olson 43%
IA State House-31 Rick Olson D 64%
IA State House-97 Steven Olson R 21%
IA State House-67 Kraig Paulsen R 21%
IA State Senate-18 Janet Petersen D 43%
IA State House-75 Dawn Pettengill R 43%
John Putney 37%
Brian Quirk 21%
IA State Senate-23 Herman Quirmbach D 75%
Scott Raecker 21%
IA State Senate-27 Amanda Ragan D 37%
Christopher Rants 21%
Daniel Rasmussen 14%
IA State House-8 Henry Rayhons R 21%
Michael Reasoner 29%
Nathan Reichert 43%
Thomas Rielly 37%
Rod Roberts 21%
IA State House-88 Tom Sands R 21%
Bill Schickel 14%
IA State Senate-32 Brian Schoenjahn D 37%
Thomas Schueller 43%
IA State Senate-45 Joe Seng D 37%
James Seymour 37%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 29%
Donald Shoultz 79%
IA Supervisor-At-Large Doug Shull R 37%
IA State House-71 Mark Smith D 43%
IA State House-5 Chuck Soderberg R 21%
Roger Stewart 37%
Doug Struyk 29%
Kurt Swaim 36%
Rich Taylor 57%
IA State House-70 Todd Taylor D 57%
IA State House-55 Roger Thomas D 36%
Margaret Tinsman 37%
Dave Tjepkes 14%
Walt Tomenga 21%
Jodi Tymeson 21%
IA State House-54 Linda Upmeyer R 21%
James Van Engelenhoven 14%
James Van Fossen 29%
Jim Van Fossen 21%
Pat Ward 37%
Steven Warnstadt 37%
IA State House-19 Ralph Watts R 14%
Roger Wendt 50%
IA State House-45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell D 64%
John Whitaker 43%
Wesley Whitead 43%
Ron Wieck 37%
Paul Wilderdyke 21%
IA State House-90 Cindy Winckler D 64%
Philip Wise 43%
IA State House-92 Frank Wood D 37%
IA State Senate-20 Brad Zaun R 37%
Mark Zieman 50%
Ray Zirkelbach 50%

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.