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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gay Rights Information

2001-2003 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 0%
Frank Aguilar 0%
IL State Senate 32 Pamela Althoff Republican 0%
Patricia Bailey 0%
Suzanne Bassi 0%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 0%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 0%
IL State House 39 Maria Berrios Democratic 0%
Robert Biggins 0%
William Black 0%
Michael Boland 0%
Larry Bomke 0%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 0%
Richard Bradley 0%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 0%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 0%
IL State House 87 Rich Brauer Republican 0%
James Brosnahan 0%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 0%
J. Burzynski 0%
Ralph Capparelli 0%
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 0%
Robert Churchill 0%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 0%
Marlow Colvin 0%
Elizabeth Coulson 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%
Shane Cultra 0%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 0%
Lee Daniels 0%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 0%
Steve Davis 0%
IL State House 30 William Davis Democratic 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%
IL State House 5 Kenneth Dunkin Democratic 0%
Joe Dunn 0%
Roger Eddy 0%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 0%
IL Director of Department of Agriculture Robert Flider Democratic 0%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 0%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 0%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 0%
Paul Froehlich 0%
Susan Garrett 0%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 0%
Calvin Giles 0%
IL Alderman Ward 29 Deborah Graham Democratic 0%
Kurt Granberg 0%
William Grunloh 0%
IL State Senate 56 William Haine Democratic 0%
Debbie Halvorson 0%
Julie Hamos 0%
Gary Hannig 0%
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 0%
Brent Hassert 0%
Rickey Hendon 0%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 0%
Thomas Holbrook 0%
Constance Howard 0%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 0%
Dennis Jacobs 0%
IL State House 103 Naomi Jakobsson Democratic 0%
IL State House 67 Charles Jefferson Democratic 0%
Emil Jones, Jr. 0%
John Jones 0%
Lovana Jones 0%
Wendell Jones 0%
Kevin Joyce 0%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 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%
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 State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 0%
Edward Maloney 0%
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 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%
James Meeks 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%
Ruth Munson 0%
Richard Myers 0%
IL State House 57 Elaine Nekritz Democratic 0%
John Philip Novak 0%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 0%
Mary O'Brien 0%
IL State House 61 JoAnn Osmond Republican 0%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 0%
Carole Pankau 0%
Terry Parke 0%
William Peterson 0%
Edward Petka 0%
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 0%
IL State House 48 Sandra Pihos Republican 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%
Dale Risinger 0%
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 0%
Carol Ronen 0%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 0%
Kathleen Ryg 0%
Jim Sacia 0%
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 0%
Skip Saviano 0%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 0%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 0%
George Scully, Jr. 0%
George Shadid 0%
Todd Sieben 0%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 0%
Ricca Slone 0%
Michael Smith 0%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 0%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 0%
Ron Stephens 0%
Dave Sullivan 0%
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL State Senate 47 John Sullivan Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 0%
Arthur Tenhouse 0%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 0%
Arthur Turner 0%
IL State House 72 Patrick Verschoore Democratic 0%
Louis Viverito 0%
Ronald Wait 0%
Lawrence Walsh 0%
Eddie Washington 0%
Frank Watson 0%
James Watson 0%
Patrick Welch 0%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 0%
David Winters 0%
David Wirsing 0%
Kathleen Wojcik 0%
Karen Yarbrough 0%
Wyvetter Younge 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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