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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa National Federation of Independent Business

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 100%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 100%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 100%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 100%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 36%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 18%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 100%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 9%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 18%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 18%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 27%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 100%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 100%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 64%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 45%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 100%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 100%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 18%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 45%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 20%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 100%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 18%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 100%
Jeff Angelo 100%
Rich Arnold 100%
Donna Hammitt Barry 100%
Merlin Bartz 100%
Paul Bell 27%
Gary Blodgett 100%
Daniel Boddicker 100%
Effie Lee Boggess 100%
Clyde Edward Bradley 100%
Barry Brauns 100%
Robert John Brunkhorst 100%
Polly Bukta 27%
Danny Carroll 100%
Michael Cataldo 40%
Frank Chiodo 27%
Michael Connolly 9%
John Connors 20%
Michael Cormack 82%
Patrick Deluhery 27%
Minnette Frerichs Doderer 0%
Richard Drake 100%
James Drees 18%
Russell James Eddie 100%
Steve Falck 27%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 18%
Bill Fink 18%
Thomas Flynn 55%
Romaine Foege 18%
Wayne Ford 30%
Eugene Fraise 18%
Mary Lou Freeman 100%
Marcella Frevert 27%
Teresa Garman 100%
E. Thurman Gaskill 100%
Betty Grundberg 100%
Jim Hahn 100%
Johnie Hammond 20%
Brad Hansen 100%
Steven Hansen 45%
Patricia Joan Harper 14%
H. Kay Hedge 100%
Danny Holmes 100%
Jack Holveck 20%
Geri Huser 27%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 100%
Libby Jacobs 100%
G. Willard Jenkins 100%
John Jensen 100%
John Judge 40%
John Kibbie 27%
Ralph Klemme 100%
Mary Kramer 100%
Keith Kreiman 36%
Rick Larkin 18%
Charles Larson, Jr. 100%
David Lord 100%
Mary Lundby 91%
O. Gene Maddox 100%
Mona Martin 100%
Dennis May 45%
Andy McKean 100%
Larry McKibben 100%
Derryl McLaren 100%
Dolores Mertz 73%
Janet Metcalf 100%
David Millage 100%
J. Norman Mundie 55%
Richard Myers 18%
Beverly Joan Nelson-Forbes 90%
Michael O'Brien 20%
Robert Osterhaus 27%
Christopher Rants 100%
Donald Redfern 100%
John Redwine 100%
Kitty Rehberg 100%
Rebecca Reynolds 36%
Steven Richardson 18%
Jack Rife 56%
Sheldon Rittmer 100%
Paul Scherrman 27%
David Floyd Schrader 20%
Neal Schuerer 100%
Donald Shoultz 18%
J. Brent Siegrist 100%
Steven Sukup 100%
Elaine Szymoniak 20%
Russell Teig 100%
Rosemary Thomson 100%
Margaret Tinsman 100%
Phillip Tyrrell 100%
James Van Fossen 100%
Steven Warnstadt 18%
Richard Weidman 100%
Keith William Weigel 18%
Jerry Welter 100%
Wesley Whitead 18%
Philip Wise 36%
William Witt 36%
Lyle Zieman 100%

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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