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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa National Federation of Independent Business

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 1 Jeff Smith Republican 100%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 100%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 100%
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 100%
IA State House 6 Ron Jorgensen Republican 100%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 100%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 60%
IA State House 10 Tom Shaw Republican 86%
IA State House 11 Gary Worthan Republican 83%
IA State House 12 Dan Muhlbauer Democratic 57%
IA State House 13 Chris Hall Democratic 43%
IA State House 15 Mark Brandenburg Republican 100%
IA State House 16 Mary Ann Hanusa Republican 100%
IA State House 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 100%
IA State House 18 Jason Schultz Republican 100%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 100%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 100%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 100%
IA State House 22 Greg Forristall Republican 100%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 100%
IA State House 27 Joel Fry Republican 100%
IA State House 29 Dan Kelley Democratic 29%
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 50%
IA State House 32 Ruth Ann Gaines Democratic 43%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 43%
IA State House 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 43%
IA State House 38 Kevin Koester Republican 100%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 29%
IA State House 42 Peter Cownie Republican 100%
IA State House 43 Chris Hagenow Republican 100%
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 17%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 43%
IA State House 47 Chip Baltimore Republican 100%
IA State House 48 Robert Bacon Republican 80%
IA State House 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 100%
IA State House 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 100%
IA State House 51 Joshua Byrnes Republican 100%
IA State House 53 Sharon Steckman Democratic 43%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 100%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 57%
IA State House 58 Brian Moore Republican 100%
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 33%
IA State House 60 Walt Rogers Republican 100%
IA State House 61 Anesa Kajtazovic Democratic 43%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 43%
IA State House 65 Tyler Olson Democratic 43%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 100%
IA State House 69 Kirsten Running-Marquardt Democratic 43%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 17%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 43%
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 57%
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 100%
IA State House 78 Jarad Klein Republican 100%
IA State House 79 Guy Vander Linden Republican 100%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 29%
IA State House 82 Curt Hanson Democratic 57%
IA State House 83 Jerry Kearns Democratic 43%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 100%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 29%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 29%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 57%
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 100%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 57%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 29%
IA State House 91 Mark Lofgren Republican 100%
IA State House 93 Phyllis Thede Democratic 33%
IA State House 94 Linda Miller Republican 100%
IA State House 96 Lee Hein Republican 100%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 100%
IA State House 98 Mary Wolfe Democratic 43%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 43%
IA State House 100 Charles Isenhart Democratic 43%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 75%
IA State Senate 2 Randy Feenstra Republican 80%
IA State Senate 3 Bill Anderson Republican 80%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 7 Rick Bertrand Republican 80%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 80%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 75%
IA State Senate 12 Joni Ernst Republican 80%
IA State Senate 13 Julian Garrett Republican 100%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 20%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 20%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 29%
IA State Senate 19 Jack Whitver Republican 100%
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 80%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 100%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 100%
IA State Senate 26 Mary Jo Wilhelm Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 29 Tod Bowman Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 32 Brian Schoenjahn Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 36 Steve Sodders Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 38 Tim Kapucian Republican 80%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 67%
IA State Senate 41 Chelgren Republican 40%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 20%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 20%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 47 Roby Smith Republican 100%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 40%
IA Supervisor At-Large Dan Muhlbauer 57%
Richard Anderson 100%
Rich Arnold 100%
Merlin Bartz 60%
Royd Chambers 100%
Betty De Boef 100%
Eugene Fraise 40%
Bob Hager 100%
Jim Hahn 80%
Shawn Hamerlinck 60%
Tom Hancock 40%
Erik Helland 100%
Lance Horbach 100%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 100%
Jeff Kaufmann 100%
Steve Kettering 100%
John Kibbie 40%
Glen Massie 86%
Kevin McCarthy 43%
Paul McKinley 100%
Ross Paustian 100%
Kim Pearson 86%
Brian Quirk 71%
Scott Raecker 100%
Daniel Rasmussen 100%
Thomas Rielly 40%
Renee Schulte 100%
James Seymour 67%
Kent Sorenson 100%
Kurt Swaim 50%
Annette Sweeney 100%
Jeremy Taylor 100%
Dave Tjepkes 100%
James Van Engelenhoven 100%
Nick Wagner 100%
Pat Ward 67%
Andrew Wenthe 57%
Nate Willems 43%
John Wittneben 50%

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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