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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers - Illinois Chapter

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 100%
Michael Boland 100%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 100%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 100%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 100%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 100%
Julie Curry 100%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 100%
Steve Davis 100%
Miguel Del Valle 100%
Judy Erwin 100%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 100%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 100%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 100%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 100%
Michael Giglio 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Constance Howard 100%
Dennis Jacobs 100%
Emil Jones, Jr. 100%
Howard Kenner 100%
Dick Klemm 100%
Gwenn Klingler 100%
Carolyn Krause 100%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 100%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 100%
Larry McKeon 100%
Charles Morrow III 100%
Rosemary Mulligan 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
Kathleen Parker 100%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 100%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 100%
Douglas Scott 100%
George Shadid 100%
Margaret Smith 100%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 100%
Wyvetter Younge 100%
James Brosnahan 90%
Robert Bugielski 90%
Ralph Capparelli 90%
Elizabeth Coulson 90%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 90%
Lauren Beth Gash 90%
Calvin Giles 90%
Kurt Granberg 90%
Thomas Holbrook 90%
Lovana Jones 90%
Shirley Jones 90%
Patricia Lindner 90%
Edgar Lopez 90%
Joseph Lyons 90%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 90%
Kevin McCarthy 90%
John McGuire 90%
Andrea Moore 90%
John Philip Novak 90%
Mary O'Brien 90%
Vincent Persico 90%
George Scully, Jr. 90%
Sonia Silva 90%
Ricca Slone 90%
Michael Smith 90%
Todd Stroger 90%
Arthur Turner 90%
Larry Woolard 90%
William Black 80%
Larry Bomke 80%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 80%
Evelyn Bowles 80%
Joel Brunsvold 80%
J. Burzynski 80%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 80%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 80%
Lee Daniels 80%
Thomas Dart 80%
James DeLeo 80%
Vince Demuzio 80%
Kirk Dillard 80%
Laura Kent Donahue 80%
Walter Dudycz 80%
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 80%
Beverly Fawell 80%
Gary Hannig 80%
Charles Hartke 80%
Carl Hawkinson 80%
Rickey Hendon 80%
John Jones 80%
Doris Karpiel 80%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 80%
Eileen Lyons 80%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 80%
Robert Madigan 80%
William Mahar 80%
John Maitland, Jr. 80%
Robert Molaro 80%
Harold Murphy 80%
Judith Myers 80%
William O'Daniel 80%
Patrick O'Malley 80%
William Peterson 80%
Edward Petka 80%
James Philip 80%
Steven Rauschenberger 80%
Skip Saviano 80%
Todd Sieben 80%
Ron Stephens 80%
Louis Viverito 80%
Lawrence Walsh 80%
Thomas Walsh 80%
Frank Watson 80%
Stanley Blake Weaver 80%
Patrick Welch 80%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 70%
Brent Hassert 70%
Tim Johnson 70%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 70%
Richard Myers 70%
Carole Pankau 70%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 70%
Anne Zickus 70%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 60%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 60%
Douglas Hoeft 60%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 60%
I. Ronald Lawfer 60%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 60%
James Meyer 60%
Gerald Mitchell 60%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 60%
Tom Ryder 60%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 60%
Arthur Tenhouse 60%
Ronald Wait 60%
David Winters 60%
David Wirsing 60%
Kathleen Wojcik 60%
Thomas Lee Johnson 50%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 50%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 50%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 50%
John Turner 50%
Robert Biggins 40%
Terry Parke 40%
Cal Skinner 40%
William Shaw 20%

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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