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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

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