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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gay Rights Information

2001 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 0%
Suzanne Bassi 0%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 0%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 0%
Tom Berns 0%
Robert Biggins 0%
William Black 0%
Michael Boland 0%
Larry Bomke 0%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 0%
Evelyn Bowles 0%
Richard Bradley 0%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 0%
James Brosnahan 0%
Joel Brunsvold 0%
Robert Bugielski 0%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 0%
J. Burzynski 0%
Ralph Capparelli 0%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 0%
Annazette Collins 0%
Elizabeth Coulson 0%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 0%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 0%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 0%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 0%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 0%
Julie Curry 0%
Lee Daniels 0%
Thomas Dart 0%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 0%
Steve Davis 0%
James DeLeo 0%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 0%
Miguel Del Valle 0%
Vince Demuzio 0%
IL State Senate 24 Kirk Dillard Republican 0%
Laura Kent Donahue 0%
Walter Dudycz 0%
IL State House 82 James Durkin Republican 0%
Judy Erwin 0%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 0%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 0%
James Fowler 0%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 0%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 0%
Susan Garrett 0%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 0%
Calvin Giles 0%
Kurt Granberg 0%
Debbie Halvorson 0%
Julie Hamos 0%
Gary Hannig 0%
Charles Hartke 0%
Brent Hassert 0%
Carl Hawkinson 0%
Rickey Hendon 0%
Douglas Hoeft 0%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 0%
Thomas Holbrook 0%
Constance Howard 0%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
Dennis Jacobs 0%
Thomas Lee Johnson 0%
Emil Jones, Jr. 0%
John Jones 0%
Lovana Jones 0%
Shirley Jones 0%
Doris Karpiel 0%
Howard Kenner 0%
Dick Klemm 0%
Gwenn Klingler 0%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 0%
Carolyn Krause 0%
Rosemary Kurtz 0%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 0%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 0%
I. Ronald Lawfer 0%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 0%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 0%
Patricia Lindner 0%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 0%
Eileen Lyons 0%
Joseph Lyons 0%
IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan Democratic 0%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 0%
Robert Madigan 0%
William Mahar 0%
Sidney Mathias 0%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 0%
Karen May 0%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 0%
Kevin McCarthy 0%
John McGuire 0%
Larry McKeon 0%
Susana Mendoza 0%
James Meyer 0%
David Miller 0%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 0%
Gerald Mitchell 0%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 0%
Robert Molaro 0%
Charles Morrow III 0%
Rosemary Mulligan 0%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 0%
Harold Murphy 0%
Judith Myers 0%
Richard Myers 0%
N. Duane Noland 0%
John Philip Novak 0%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 0%
Mary O'Brien 0%
William A O'Connor 0%
William O'Daniel 0%
Patrick O'Malley 0%
Timothy Osmond 0%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 0%
Carole Pankau 0%
Terry Parke 0%
Kathleen Parker 0%
William Peterson 0%
James Philip 0%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 0%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 0%
Steven Rauschenberger 0%
Dan Reitz 0%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 0%
Carol Ronen 0%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 0%
Robert Ryan, Jr. 0%
Skip Saviano 0%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 0%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 0%
George Scully, Jr. 0%
George Shadid 0%
William Shaw 0%
Todd Sieben 0%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 0%
Ricca Slone 0%
Margaret Smith 0%
Michael Smith 0%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 0%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 0%
Dave Sullivan 0%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 0%
Arthur Tenhouse 0%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 0%
Arthur Turner 0%
Louis Viverito 0%
Ronald Wait 0%
Lawrence Walsh 0%
Thomas Walsh 0%
Frank Watson 0%
Stanley Blake Weaver 0%
Patrick Welch 0%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 0%
David Winters 0%
David Wirsing 0%
Kathleen Wojcik 0%
Larry Woolard 0%
Karen Yarbrough 0%
Wyvetter Younge 0%
Anne Zickus 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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