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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa National Federation of Independent Business

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 100%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 100%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 100%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 36%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 36%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 36%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 100%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 100%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 38%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 43%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 100%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 36%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 100%
IA Mayor At-Large Ron Corbett Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Democratic 50%
Rich Arnold 100%
Tom Baker 36%
Bradly Banks 100%
Donna Hammitt Barry 100%
Merlin Bartz 88%
Paul Bell 60%
Wayne Bennett 88%
William Bernau 36%
Tony Bisignano 43%
Gary Blodgett 100%
Daniel Boddicker 100%
Effie Lee Boggess 100%
Allen Borlaug 100%
Clyde Edward Bradley 100%
William Brand 36%
Clifford Branstad 100%
Barry Brauns 100%
Robert John Brunkhorst 100%
Cecelia Burnett 36%
Danny Carroll 100%
Michael Cataldo 55%
Steven Churchill 100%
Michael Connolly 50%
John Connors 36%
Brian Coon 91%
Michael Cormack 100%
Horace Daggett 100%
Patrick Deluhery 57%
Dwight Dinkla 89%
Larry Disney 100%
Minnette Frerichs Doderer 27%
Richard Drake 100%
James Drees 45%
Russell James Eddie 100%
Joseph Ertl 100%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 27%
Bill Fink 50%
Thomas Flynn 50%
Eugene Fraise 50%
Mary Lou Freeman 100%
Donald Gettings 43%
Randal Giannetto 50%
John Greig 100%
Don Gries 100%
Steve Grubbs 100%
Betty Grundberg 80%
Jim Hahn 100%
Rod Halvorson 38%
Roger Halvorson 100%
Johnie Hammond 38%
Steven Hansen 50%
Donald Hanson 100%
Patricia Joan Harper 36%
Neil Harrison 100%
H. Kay Hedge 100%
Jack Holveck 30%
Charles Hurley 91%
Emil Husak 63%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 100%
Libby Jacobs 91%
John Jensen 88%
JoAnn Mardelle Johnson 100%
Patty Judge 38%
John Kibbie 38%
Ralph Klemme 100%
Deo Koenigs 45%
Mary Kramer 88%
Keith Kreiman 55%
Joseph Kremer 100%
Jeffrey Lamberti 100%
Rick Larkin 36%
Charles Larson, Jr. 100%
James Lind 88%
David Lord 100%
Mary Lundby 88%
O. Gene Maddox 88%
Jerry Main 100%
Mona Martin 100%
Dennis May 64%
Andy McKean 100%
Derryl McLaren 100%
Dolores Mertz 73%
Janet Metcalf 91%
James Meyer 100%
David Millage 90%
Michael Moreland 36%
J. Norman Mundie 73%
Larry Murphy 38%
Richard Myers 30%
Linda Nelson 30%
Beverly Joan Nelson-Forbes 91%
Mary Cameron Neuhauser 38%
Ronald Nutt 100%
Michael O'Brien 55%
C. Arthur Ollie 36%
William Palmer 43%
Berl Eastman Priebe 63%
Christopher Rants 91%
Donald Redfern 86%
Robert Renken 100%
Wilmer Rensink 100%
Jack Rife 100%
William Salton 100%
David Floyd Schrader 36%
Lynn Schulte 100%
Donald Shoultz 22%
J. Brent Siegrist 100%
Albert Sorensen 38%
Steven Sukup 100%
Elaine Szymoniak 38%
Russell Teig 100%
Rosemary Thomson 100%
Margaret Tinsman 100%
Phillip Tyrrell 100%
Richard Vande Hoef 100%
James Van Fossen 100%
Harold Van Maanen 100%
Kenneth Veenstra 100%
Steven Warnstadt 36%
Richard Weidman 100%
Keith William Weigel 45%
Jerry Welter 100%
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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