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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

2007 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 40
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 40
IN State House 1 Linda Lawson Democratic 80
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 40
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 40
IN State House 4 Edmond Soliday Republican 40
IN State House 6 B. Patrick Bauer Democratic 30
IN State House 7 David Niezgodski Democratic 40
IN State House 8 Ryan Dvorak Democratic 40
IN State House 9 Scott Pelath Democratic 40
IN State House 12 Mara Candelaria Reardon Democratic 40
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 30
IN State House 18 David Alan Wolkins Republican 45
IN State House 20 Tom Dermody Republican 40
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 10
IN State House 25 Donald Lehe Republican 40
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 10
IN State House 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 40
IN State House 29 Kathy Kreag Richardson Republican 40
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 40
IN State House 34 Sue Errington Democratic 80
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 40
IN State House 36 Terri Austin Democratic 30
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 40
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 40
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 40
IN State House 45 Kreg Battles Democratic 40
IN State House 48 Timothy Neese Republican 60
IN State House 50 Daniel Leonard Republican 10
IN State House 53 Bob Cherry Republican 40
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 40
IN State House 57 Sean Eberhart Republican 40
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 40
IN State House 59 Milo Smith Republican 40
IN State House 61 Matt Pierce Democratic 40
IN State House 65 Eric Koch Republican 40
IN State House 66 Terry Goodin Democratic 40
IN State House 71 Steven Stemler Democratic 40
IN State House 80 Phil GiaQuinta Democratic 40
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 40
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 40
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 40
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 40
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 40
IN State Senate 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 30
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 80
IN State Senate 4 Karen Tallian Democratic 80
IN State Senate 6 Sue Landske Republican 30
IN State Senate 7 Brandt Hershman Republican 30
IN State Senate 8 Jim Arnold Democratic 30
IN State Senate 9 Ryan Mishler Republican 30
IN State Senate 10 John Broden Democratic 30
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 30
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 30
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 30
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 30
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 30
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 40
IN State Senate 22 Ron Alting Republican 60
IN State Senate 23 Phil Boots Republican 30
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 50
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 30
IN State Senate 29 Mike Delph Republican 30
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 30
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 30
IN State Senate 34 Jean Breaux Democratic 80
IN State Senate 35 R. Michael Young Republican 10
IN State Senate 36 Brent Waltz Republican 30
IN State Senate 38 Timothy Skinner Democratic 30
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 20
IN State Senate 41 Greg Walker Republican 10
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 30
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 30
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 30
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 30
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 30
IN Auditor Suzanne Crouch Republican 40
IN Mayor At-Large Dennis Tyler Democratic 40
Dennis Avery 40
Jeb Bardon 50
Matthew Bell 40
Robert Bischoff 10
Bruce Borders 40
Randy Borror 40
Richard Bray 30
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 40
David Cheatham 10
William Cochran 40
William Crawford 90
David Crooks 40
Bill Davis 40
John Day 40
Bob Deig 60
Nancy Dembowski 40
Gary Dillon 30
Chester Dobis 40
Richard Dodge 40
Jeff Drozda 30
Cleo Duncan 40
Jonathan Elrod 40
Jeffrey Espich 40
Ralph Foley 40
David Ford 30
Craig Fry 40
Beverly Gard 30
Dale Grubb 40
Eric Gutwein 10
Timothy Harris 40
Ron Herrell 10
Phillip Hinkle 40
Glenn Howard 30
George Philip Hoy 40
Robert Jackman 10
Tom Knollman 40
James Lewis, Jr. 10
Teresa Lubbers 30
Carolene Mays 30
Richard McClain 40
Robert Meeks 30
Joe Micon 40
Winfield Moses, Jr. 40
Michael Murphy 40
Cindy Noe 40
David Orentlicher 40
Dennie Oxley II 40
Phillip Pflum 40
Phyllis Pond 40
Scott Reske 40
Marvin Riegsecker 20
Michael Ripley 40
Paul Robertson 40
William Ruppel 40
Vi Simpson 80
Connie Weigleb Sipes 30
Samuel Smith, Jr. 80
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 40
Russell Stilwell 40
Amos Thomas 60
Vern Tincher 40
John Ulmer 40
William Van Haaften 40
Thomas Weatherwax 30
Peggy Welch 40

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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