Rating Group: Indiana Civil Liberties Union

2008 Positions on Civil Rights Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House-2 Jackie Walorski R 10
IN U.S. House-3 Marlin Stutzman R 0
IN State House-1 Linda Lawson D 50
IN State House-2 Earl Harris D 55
IN State House-3 Charlie Brown D 50
IN State House-4 Edmond Soliday R 40
IN State House-7 David Niezgodski D 40
IN State House-8 Ryan Dvorak D 40
IN State House-9 Scott Pelath D 37
IN State House-12 Mara Candelaria Reardon D 55
IN State House-14 Vernon Smith D 40
IN State House-18 David Wolkins R 0
IN State House-19 Shelli VanDenburgh D 40
IN State House-20 Tom Dermody R 30
IN State House-23 William Friend R 50
IN State House-25 Donald Lehe R 22
IN State House-27 Sheila Klinker D 50
IN State House-28 Jeffrey Thompson R 20
IN State House-29 Kathy Richardson R 20
IN State House-32 P. Eric Turner R 20
IN State House-34 Sue Errington D 60
IN State House-35 L. Jack Lutz R 30
IN State House-36 Terri Austin D 40
IN State House-39 Gerald Torr R 30
IN State House-40 Gregory Steuerwald R 30
IN State House-41 Timothy Brown R 22
IN State House-43 Clyde Kersey D 40
IN State House-48 Timothy Neese R 20
IN State House-50 Daniel Leonard R 20
IN State House-53 Bob Cherry R 13
IN State House-54 Thomas Saunders R 44
IN State House-57 Sean Eberhart R 22
IN State House-58 Charles Burton R 20
IN State House-59 Milo Smith R 30
IN State House-61 Matt Pierce D 60
IN State House-65 Eric Koch R 0
IN State House-66 Terry Goodin D 20
IN State House-71 Steven Stemler D 30
IN State House-80 Phil GiaQuinta D 40
IN State House-88 Brian Bosma R 25
IN State House-91 Robert Behning R 0
IN State House-93 David Frizzell R 20
IN State House-95 John Bartlett D 40
IN State House-96 Gregory Porter D 55
IN State House-99 Vanessa Summers D 50
IN State Senate-1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. D 20
IN State Senate-3 Earline Rogers D 60
IN State Senate-4 Karen Tallian D 60
IN State Senate-5 Ed Charbonneau R 20
IN State Senate-6 Sue Landske R 30
IN State Senate-7 Brandt Hershman R 20
IN State Senate-8 Jim Arnold D 50
IN State Senate-9 Ryan Mishler R 20
IN State Senate-10 John Broden D 40
IN State Senate-11 Joseph Zakas R 10
IN State Senate-14 Dennis Kruse R 20
IN State Senate-15 Thomas Wyss R 30
IN State Senate-16 David Long R 20
IN State Senate-20 Howard Kenley R 22
IN State Senate-22 Ron Alting R 20
IN State Senate-23 Phil Boots R 50
IN State Senate-25 Tim Lanane D 60
IN State Senate-27 Allen Paul R 30
IN State Senate-29 Mike Delph R 20
IN State Senate-31 Jim Merritt, Jr. R 20
IN State Senate-32 Patricia Miller R 20
IN State Senate-34 Jean Breaux D 60
IN State Senate-35 Michael Young R 20
IN State Senate-36 Brent Waltz R 20
IN State Senate-38 Timothy Skinner D 40
IN State Senate-39 John Waterman R 20
IN State Senate-41 Greg Walker R 30
IN State Senate-43 Johnny Nugent R 22
IN State Senate-44 Brent Steele R 20
IN State Senate-47 Richard Young, Jr. D 10
IN State Senate-48 Lindel Hume D 22
IN State Senate-50 Vaneta Becker R 30
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson R 20
IN Auditor Suzanne Crouch R 20
IN Mayor-At-Large Dennis Tyler D 40
Dennis Avery 60
Jeb Bardon 50
Kreg Battles 40
Matthew Bell 20
Robert Bischoff 30
Sandra Blanton 40
Bruce Borders 30
Randy Borror 20
Richard Bray 20
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 30
David Cheatham 30
William Cochran 44
William Crawford 86
David Crooks 40
Bill Davis 0
John Day 50
Bob Deig 20
Nancy Dembowski 30
Gary Dillon 30
Chester Dobis 50
Richard Dodge 40
Jeff Drozda 22
Cleo Duncan 30
Jonathan Elrod 40
Jeffrey Espich 20
Ralph Foley 30
Craig Fry 50
Beverly Gard 20
Dale Grubb 44
Eric Gutwein 37
Timothy Harris 10
Ron Herrell 40
Phillip Hinkle 30
George Philip Hoy 44
Robert Jackman 20
Tom Knollman 0
James Lewis, Jr. 20
Teresa Lubbers 30
Carolene Mays 63
Richard McClain 10
Robert Meeks 29
Joe Micon 40
Winfield Moses, Jr. 50
Michael Murphy 22
Cindy Noe 20
David Orentlicher 50
Dennie Oxley II 40
Phillip Pflum 44
Phyllis Pond 30
Scott Reske 40
Marvin Riegsecker 30
Michael Ripley 30
Paul Robertson 30
William Ruppel 0
Greg Simms 40
Vi Simpson 60
Connie Weigleb Sipes 30
Samuel Smith, Jr. 60
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 40
Russell Stilwell 40
Amos Thomas 20
Vern Tincher 30
John Ulmer 30
William Van Haaften 40
Thomas Weatherwax 20
Peggy Welch 50

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