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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 71%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 86%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 100%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 100%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 86%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 86%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 33%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 14%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 86%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 14%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 14%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 14%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 100%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 20%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 80%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 71%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 20%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 100%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 83%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 86%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 14%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 71%
Jeff Angelo 80%
Rich Arnold 86%
Donna Hammitt Barry 71%
Merlin Bartz 80%
Paul Bell 14%
Gary Blodgett 71%
Carmine Boal 71%
Daniel Boddicker 86%
Effie Lee Boggess 60%
Clyde Edward Bradley 71%
Barry Brauns 86%
Robert John Brunkhorst 86%
Polly Bukta 0%
Danny Carroll 71%
Michael Cataldo 0%
Frank Chiodo 14%
Michael Connolly 20%
John Connors 20%
Michael Cormack 83%
Galen Davis 71%
Patrick Deluhery 20%
Minnette Frerichs Doderer 14%
Richard Drake 80%
James Drees 14%
Russell James Eddie 86%
Steve Falck 14%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 0%
Bill Fink 0%
Thomas Flynn 40%
Romaine Foege 0%
Wayne Ford 0%
Mary Lou Freeman 80%
Marcella Frevert 0%
Teresa Garman 83%
E. Thurman Gaskill 80%
Betty Grundberg 33%
Jim Hahn 71%
Johnie Hammond 0%
Brad Hansen 83%
Patricia Joan Harper 0%
H. Kay Hedge 80%
Clarence Hoffman 86%
Danny Holmes 86%
Jack Holveck 0%
Lance Horbach 100%
Geri Huser 0%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 100%
Libby Jacobs 71%
Michael Jager 86%
G. Willard Jenkins 71%
John Jensen 80%
JoAnn Mardelle Johnson 80%
Steve Kettering 86%
John Kibbie 20%
Ralph Klemme 71%
Mary Kramer 80%
Keith Kreiman 14%
Mark Kuhn 0%
Rick Larkin 14%
Charles Larson, Jr. 86%
David Lord 100%
O. Gene Maddox 80%
Mona Martin 71%
Dennis May 14%
Andy McKean 80%
Larry McKibben 80%
Dolores Mertz 14%
Janet Metcalf 86%
David Millage 86%
David Miller 80%
J. Norman Mundie 29%
Richard Myers 0%
Beverly Joan Nelson-Forbes 80%
Michael O'Brien 14%
Robert Osterhaus 14%
Dennis Parmenter 0%
Scott Raecker 71%
Christopher Rants 71%
Donald Redfern 80%
John Redwine 80%
Rebecca Reynolds 14%
Steven Richardson 14%
Jack Rife 60%
Sheldon Rittmer 80%
Paul Scherrman 14%
David Floyd Schrader 17%
Neal Schuerer 100%
Mike Sexton 100%
Mark Shearer 20%
Donald Shoultz 0%
J. Brent Siegrist 71%
Betty Soukup 20%
Greg Stevens 0%
Steven Sukup 86%
John Sunderbruch 71%
Russell Teig 86%
Rosemary Thomson 71%
Margaret Tinsman 60%
Phillip Tyrrell 100%
James Van Engelenhoven 100%
James Van Fossen 71%
Kenneth Veenstra 100%
Steven Warnstadt 0%
Richard Weidman 86%
Keith William Weigel 17%
Jerry Welter 86%
Wesley Whitead 0%
Philip Wise 14%
William Witt 0%
Lyle Zieman 80%

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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