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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa

2007 Positions on Civil Rights Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 0
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 0
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 0
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 0
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 75
IA State House 11 Gary Worthan Republican 0
IA State House 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 0
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 0
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 13
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 0
IA State House 22 Greg Forristall Republican 13
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 0
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 75
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 75
IA State House 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 75
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 75
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 88
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 75
IA State House 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 0
IA State House 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 0
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 0
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 75
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 88
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 75
IA State House 65 Tyler Olson Democratic 88
IA State House 66 Art Staed Democratic 88
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 0
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 75
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 75
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 88
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 63
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 75
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 13
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 88
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 88
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 75
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 13
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 75
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 88
IA State House 92 Frank Wood Democratic 64
IA State House 94 Linda Miller Republican 38
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 0
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 75
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 18
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 64
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 64
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 18
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 18
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 64
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 64
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 82
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 75
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 27
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 73
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 82
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 9
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 64
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 73
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 73
IA State Senate 32 Brian Schoenjahn Democratic 73
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 64
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 73
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 82
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 13
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 82
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 64
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 64
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 88
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 0
Richard Anderson 38
Jeff Angelo 27
Staci Appel 64
Rich Arnold 0
McKinley Bailey 75
Paul Bell 75
Carmine Boal 0
Polly Bukta 75
Royd Chambers 0
Dan Clute 0
Michael Connolly 73
Swati Dandekar 75
Mark Davitt 75
Betty De Boef 0
Romaine Foege 75
Wayne Ford 75
Eugene Fraise 64
Marcella Frevert 75
E. Thurman Gaskill 45
Elesha Gayman 75
Polly Granzow 13
Jim Hahn 18
Tom Hancock 55
David Hartsuch 9
Bill Heckroth 55
Clarence Hoffman 13
Lance Horbach 0
Geri Huser 63
Libby Jacobs 25
Jeff Kaufmann 13
Doris Kelley 88
Steve Kettering 18
John Kibbie 64
Keith Kreiman 64
Mark Kuhn 75
Steven Lukan 13
Mary Lundby 36
Mike May 0
Kevin McCarthy 75
Larry McKibben 18
Paul McKinley 18
Dolores Mertz 63
Dave Mulder 18
Larry Noble 9
Rich Olive 73
Donovan Olson 75
Eric Palmer 75
John Putney 27
Brian Quirk 50
Scott Raecker 13
Christopher Rants 0
Daniel Rasmussen 13
Michael Reasoner 75
Nathan Reichert 75
Thomas Rielly 64
Rod Roberts 0
Bill Schickel 25
Becky Schmitz 64
Thomas Schueller 88
James Seymour 27
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 75
Roger Stewart 64
Doug Struyk 38
Kurt Swaim 75
Rich Taylor 75
Dave Tjepkes 13
Walt Tomenga 38
Jodi Tymeson 0
James Van Engelenhoven 0
James Van Fossen 0
Pat Ward 36
Steven Warnstadt 64
Roger Wendt 75
Andrew Wenthe 75
John Whitaker 75
Wesley Whitead 75
Ron Wieck 18
Tami Wiencek 38
Philip Wise 75
Mark Zieman 18
Ray Zirkelbach 0

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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