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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois Environmental Council

1998 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 50%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 58%
Arthur Berman 75%
Robert Biggins 50%
William Black 20%
Michael Boland 80%
Larry Bomke 33%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 18%
Evelyn Bowles 75%
Richard Bradley 50%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 28%
James Brosnahan 70%
Joel Brunsvold 38%
Robert Bugielski 40%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 40%
J. Burzynski 33%
Ralph Capparelli 40%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 75%
Elizabeth Coulson 78%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 60%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 8%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 60%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 80%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 56%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 98%
Julie Curry 40%
Lee Daniels 30%
Thomas Dart 78%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 64%
Steve Davis 48%
James DeLeo 75%
Vince Demuzio 75%
IL State Senate 24 Kirk Dillard Republican 33%
Laura Kent Donahue 0%
Walter Dudycz 25%
IL State House 82 James Durkin Republican 68%
Judy Erwin 97%
Beverly Fawell 25%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 80%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 43%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 78%
Lauren Beth Gash 63%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 56%
Michael Giglio 60%
Calvin Giles 44%
Kurt Granberg 65%
Debbie Halvorson 75%
Gary Hannig 48%
Charles Hartke 33%
Brent Hassert 58%
Carl Hawkinson 50%
Rickey Hendon 94%
Douglas Hoeft 60%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 40%
Thomas Holbrook 30%
Constance Howard 70%
Dennis Jacobs 75%
Thomas Lee Johnson 30%
Tim Johnson 53%
Emil Jones, Jr. 75%
John Jones 10%
Lovana Jones 56%
Shirley Jones 40%
Doris Karpiel 33%
Howard Kenner 40%
Dick Klemm 25%
Gwenn Klingler 40%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 60%
Carolyn Krause 78%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 53%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 33%
I. Ronald Lawfer 10%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 38%
Patricia Lindner 60%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 75%
Edgar Lopez 60%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 33%
Eileen Lyons 80%
Joseph Lyons 70%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 70%
Robert Madigan 17%
William Mahar 56%
John Maitland, Jr. 0%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 30%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 40%
Kevin McCarthy 80%
John McGuire 60%
Larry McKeon 100%
James Meyer 40%
Gerald Mitchell 40%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 30%
Robert Molaro 56%
Andrea Moore 73%
Charles Morrow III 50%
Rosemary Mulligan 60%
Harold Murphy 40%
Judith Myers 33%
Richard Myers 10%
N. Duane Noland 30%
John Philip Novak 60%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 75%
Mary O'Brien 50%
William O'Daniel 75%
Patrick O'Malley 50%
Carole Pankau 50%
Terry Parke 22%
Kathleen Parker 50%
Vincent Persico 70%
William Peterson 33%
Edward Petka 33%
James Philip 25%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 20%
Coy Pugh 50%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 25%
Steven Rauschenberger 31%
James Rea 75%
Dan Reitz 20%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 20%
Carol Ronen 90%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 18%
Tom Ryder 10%
Skip Saviano 60%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 78%
Douglas Scott 48%
George Scully, Jr. 80%
George Shadid 75%
William Shaw 75%
Todd Sieben 33%
Sonia Silva 60%
Cal Skinner 68%
Ricca Slone 100%
Margaret Smith 75%
Michael Smith 50%
Ron Stephens 0%
Todd Stroger 50%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 33%
Arthur Tenhouse 30%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 56%
Arthur Turner 50%
John Turner 10%
Louis Viverito 75%
Ronald Wait 20%
Lawrence Walsh 100%
Thomas Walsh 25%
Frank Watson 25%
Stanley Blake Weaver 31%
Patrick Welch 100%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 70%
David Winters 20%
David Wirsing 30%
Kathleen Wojcik 10%
Larry Woolard 25%
Wyvetter Younge 43%
Anne Zickus 40%

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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