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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa National Federation of Independent Business

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 80%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 80%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 60%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 0%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 100%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 75%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 80%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 80%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 0%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 0%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 0%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 80%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 40%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 0%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 80%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 0%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 0%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 0%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 60%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 0%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 0%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 0%
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 100%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 0%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 0%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 80%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 100%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 100%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 100%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 14%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 14%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 100%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 100%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 20%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 100%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 14%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 0%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 80%
IA Supervisor At-Large Doug Shull Republican 100%
Jeff Angelo 100%
Rich Arnold 80%
Paul Bell 0%
Carmine Boal 100%
Daniel Boddicker 100%
Effie Lee Boggess 50%
Robert John Brunkhorst 100%
Polly Bukta 0%
Danny Carroll 80%
Royd Chambers 80%
Michael Connolly 0%
John Connors 0%
Swati Dandekar 0%
Mark Davitt 0%
Betty De Boef 100%
Ervin Dennis 80%
Richard Drake 100%
George Eichhorn 80%
Jeffrey Elgin 80%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 20%
Romaine Foege 0%
Wayne Ford 0%
Eugene Fraise 0%
Mary Lou Freeman 80%
Marcella Frevert 0%
E. Thurman Gaskill 100%
Polly Granzow 100%
Jane Greimann 0%
Jim Hahn 100%
Dell Hanson 100%
Clarence Hoffman 80%
Jack Holveck 0%
Lance Horbach 80%
Julie Hosch 100%
Geri Huser 40%
Joe Hutter 60%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 100%
Libby Jacobs 80%
G. Willard Jenkins 80%
Gerald Jones 80%
Steve Kettering 86%
John Kibbie 0%
Ralph Klemme 80%
Kent Kramer 80%
Keith Kreiman 0%
Mark Kuhn 0%
James Kurtenbach 80%
David Lalk 100%
Jeffrey Lamberti 100%
Steven Lukan 80%
Mary Lundby 57%
O. Gene Maddox 80%
Gene Manternach 80%
Kevin McCarthy 0%
Larry McKibben 86%
Paul McKinley 100%
Dolores Mertz 40%
David Miller 86%
Donovan Olson 0%
Robert Osterhaus 0%
John Putney 100%
Brian Quirk 0%
Scott Raecker 80%
Christopher Rants 80%
Daniel Rasmussen 100%
Michael Reasoner 0%
Donald Redfern 71%
Kitty Rehberg 100%
Rod Roberts 60%
Bill Schickel 60%
Neal Schuerer 100%
James Seymour 100%
Donald Shoultz 0%
Bryan Sievers 100%
Greg Stevens 0%
Roger Stewart 0%
Doug Struyk 20%
Kurt Swaim 20%
Rich Taylor 0%
Margaret Tinsman 71%
Dave Tjepkes 80%
Jodi Tymeson 80%
James Van Engelenhoven 80%
James Van Fossen 100%
Jim Van Fossen 80%
Kenneth Veenstra 100%
Pat Ward 100%
Steven Warnstadt 14%
Roger Wendt 0%
John Whitaker 0%
Wesley Whitead 0%
Ron Wieck 100%
Paul Wilderdyke 80%
Philip Wise 0%
Mark 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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