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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa National Federation of Independent Business

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds Republican 100%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 83%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 100%
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 80%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 80%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 0%
IA State House 11 Gary Worthan Republican 100%
IA State House 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 67%
IA State House 18 Jason Schultz Republican 100%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 83%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 80%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 83%
IA State House 22 Greg Forristall Republican 80%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 100%
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 0%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 0%
IA State House 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 0%
IA State House 38 Kevin Koester Republican 67%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 0%
IA State House 42 Peter Cownie Republican 83%
IA State House 43 Chris Hagenow Republican 83%
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 0%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 0%
IA State House 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 83%
IA State House 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 67%
IA State House 53 Sharon Steckman Democratic 0%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 83%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 0%
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 0%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 0%
IA State House 65 Tyler Olson Democratic 0%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 100%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 0%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 0%
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 0%
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 100%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 0%
IA State House 83 Jerry Kearns Democratic 0%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 50%
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 83%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 0%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 0%
IA State House 93 Phyllis Thede Democratic 0%
IA State House 94 Linda Miller Republican 80%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 80%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 0%
IA State House 100 Charles Isenhart Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 80%
IA State Senate 2 Randy Feenstra 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 60%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 80%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 26 Mary Jo Wilhelm Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 32 Brian Schoenjahn Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 36 Steve Sodders Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 38 Tim Kapucian Republican 60%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 0%
Richard Anderson 50%
Staci Appel 0%
Rich Arnold 83%
McKinley Bailey 17%
Merlin Bartz 80%
John Beard 0%
Paul Bell 0%
Polly Bukta 0%
Kerry Burt 0%
Swati Dandekar 20%
Betty De Boef 100%
Gene Ficken 0%
Wayne Ford 0%
Eugene Fraise 0%
Marcella Frevert 0%
Elesha Gayman 0%
Jim Hahn 80%
Shawn Hamerlinck 100%
David Hartsuch 100%
Bill Heckroth 0%
Erik Helland 83%
Lance Horbach 83%
Geri Huser 20%
Jeff Kaufmann 50%
Doris Kelley 33%
Steve Kettering 100%
John Kibbie 0%
Keith Kreiman 0%
Mark Kuhn 0%
Steven Lukan 83%
Larry Marek 33%
Mike May 80%
Kevin McCarthy 20%
Paul McKinley 100%
Dolores Mertz 17%
Larry Noble 80%
Rich Olive 20%
Donovan Olson 0%
Eric Palmer 0%
Brian Quirk 17%
Scott Raecker 80%
Christopher Rants 60%
Michael Reasoner 0%
Nathan Reichert 0%
Thomas Rielly 20%
Rod Roberts 83%
Becky Schmitz 0%
Thomas Schueller 0%
Renee Schulte 83%
James Seymour 80%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 0%
Kent Sorenson 67%
Roger Stewart 0%
Doug Struyk 50%
Kurt Swaim 0%
Annette Sweeney 83%
Dave Tjepkes 83%
Jodi Tymeson 83%
James Van Engelenhoven 83%
Nick Wagner 83%
Pat Ward 60%
Steven Warnstadt 0%
Roger Wendt 0%
Andrew Wenthe 0%
John Whitaker 0%
Wesley Whitead 0%
Ron Wieck 100%
Nate Willems 0%
Ray Zirkelbach 0%

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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