Rating Group: Iowa National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
IA State House-3 Daniel Huseman R 80
IA State House-5 Chuck Soderberg R 100
IA State House-9 Helen Miller D 40
IA State House-11 Gary Worthan R 100
IA State House-17 Matt Windschitl R 100
IA State House-19 Ralph Watts R 100
IA State House-20 Clel Baudler R 78
IA State House-21 Jack Drake R 80
IA State House-22 Greg Forristall R 80
IA State House-24 Cecil Dolecheck R 80
IA State House-31 Rick Olson D 40
IA State House-34 Bruce Hunter D 30
IA State House-35 Ako Abdul-Samad D 22
IA State House-41 Jo Oldson D 30
IA State House-45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell D 30
IA State House-46 Lisa Heddens D 30
IA State House-49 Dave Deyoe R 80
IA State House-50 Patrick Grassley R 90
IA State House-54 Linda Upmeyer R 90
IA State House-59 Bob Kressig D 40
IA State House-62 Deborah Berry D 40
IA State House-66 Art Staed D 50
IA State House-67 Kraig Paulsen R 90
IA State House-70 Todd Taylor D 40
IA State House-71 Mark Smith D 40
IA State House-74 Dave Jacoby D 40
IA State House-75 Dawn Pettengill R 80
IA State House-81 Mary Gaskill D 40
IA State House-84 David Heaton R 75
IA State House-85 Vicki Lensing D 40
IA State House-86 Mary Mascher D 40
IA State House-87 Dennis Cohoon D 40
IA State House-88 Tom Sands R 100
IA State House-89 Jim Lykam D 40
IA State House-90 Cindy Winckler D 30
IA State House-94 Linda Miller R 80
IA State Senate-1 David Johnson R 88
IA State Senate-8 Michael Gronstal D 38
IA State Senate-16 Dick Dearden D 50
IA State Senate-18 Janet Petersen D 30
IA State Senate-20 Brad Zaun R 100
IA State Senate-21 Matthew McCoy D 38
IA State Senate-23 Herman Quirmbach D 38
IA State Senate-24 Jerry Behn R 100
IA State Senate-27 Amanda Ragan D 38
IA State Senate-30 Jeff Danielson D 38
IA State Senate-31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 38
IA State Senate-32 Brian Schoenjahn D 38
IA State Senate-33 Robert Hogg D 38
IA State Senate-35 Wally Horn D 50
IA State Senate-37 Robert Dvorsky D 38
IA State Senate-43 Joe Bolkcom D 38
IA State Senate-44 Thomas Courtney D 38
IA State Senate-45 Joe Seng D 38
IA State Senate-50 Pam Jochum D 30
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp R 89
Dwayne Alons 100
Richard Anderson 90
Jeff Angelo 71
Staci Appel 38
Rich Arnold 80
McKinley Bailey 40
Daryl Beall 38
Paul Bell 40
Dennis Black 38
Carmine Boal 100
Nancy Boettger 88
Polly Bukta 40
Royd Chambers 90
Dan Clute 90
Michael Connolly 38
Swati Dandekar 50
Mark Davitt 40
Betty De Boef 100
Romaine Foege 30
Wayne Ford 30
Eugene Fraise 38
Marcella Frevert 30
E. Thurman Gaskill 63
Elesha Gayman 50
Polly Granzow 78
Sandy Greiner 100
Jim Hahn 100
Tom Hancock 50
David Hartsuch 100
Jack Hatch 38
Bill Heckroth 50
Clarence Hoffman 67
Lance Horbach 100
Hubert Houser 75
Geri Huser 33
Libby Jacobs 78
Jeff Kaufmann 80
Doris Kelley 40
Steve Kettering 100
John Kibbie 38
Keith Kreiman 38
Mark Kuhn 40
Steven Lukan 90
Mary Lundby 63
Mike May 90
Kevin McCarthy 40
Larry McKibben 88
Paul McKinley 100
Dolores Mertz 60
Dave Mulder 71
Pat Murphy 40
Larry Noble 88
Rich Olive 50
Donovan Olson 30
Steven Olson 90
Tyler Olson 44
Eric Palmer 40
John Putney 88
Brian Quirk 60
Scott Raecker 80
Christopher Rants 90
Daniel Rasmussen 100
Henry Rayhons 90
Michael Reasoner 40
Nathan Reichert 40
Thomas Rielly 63
Rod Roberts 90
Bill Schickel 78
Becky Schmitz 38
Thomas Schueller 30
James Seymour 63
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 40
Roger Stewart 38
Doug Struyk 80
Kurt Swaim 40
Rich Taylor 40
Roger Thomas 40
Dave Tjepkes 80
Walt Tomenga 70
Jodi Tymeson 100
James Van Engelenhoven 100
James Van Fossen 100
Pat Ward 71
Steven Warnstadt 38
Roger Wendt 30
Andrew Wenthe 40
John Whitaker 40
Wesley Whitead 30
Ron Wieck 88
Tami Wiencek 70
Philip Wise 40
Frank Wood 50
Mark Zieman 100

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