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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana Civil Liberties Union

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 60%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 67%
IN State House 6 B. Patrick Bauer Democratic 30%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 50%
IN State House 18 David Alan Wolkins Republican 60%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 55%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 33%
IN State House 29 Kathy Kreag Richardson Republican 50%
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 40%
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 50%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 40%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 60%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 30%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 50%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 50%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 50%
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 40%
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 44%
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 60%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 50%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 60%
IN State Senate 6 Sue Landske Republican 20%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 10%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 50%
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 11%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 10%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 30%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 60%
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 10%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 10%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 10%
IN State Senate 35 R. Michael Young Republican 50%
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 10%
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 10%
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 40%
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 30%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 40%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 10%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 50%
Kent Adams 10%
R. Tiny Adams 30%
Robert Alderman 30%
William Alexa 30%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 33%
Dennis Avery 40%
Ralph Donald Ayres 50%
Bailey 33%
Robert Bischoff 30%
Richard Bodiker, Sr. 30%
Lawrence Borst 33%
James Bottorff 30%
Anita Bowser 70%
Richard Bray 10%
Billie Breaux 60%
Mary Kay Budak 40%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 50%
J. Murray Clark 20%
William Cochran 33%
Gary Cook 40%
William Crawford 67%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 20%
David Crooks 30%
Susan Crosby 30%
John Day 22%
Jerry Denbo 30%
Mae Dickinson 33%
Chester Dobis 30%
Cleo Duncan 40%
Michael Dvorak 40%
Jeffrey Espich 50%
Timothy Fesko 50%
Ralph Foley 50%
David Ford 10%
John Gregory Frenz 30%
Craig Fry 50%
Beverly Gard 10%
Robert Garton 20%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 30%
Gloria Goeglein 40%
John Gregg 0%
Dale Grubb 30%
Joseph Harrison 30%
Brian Hasler 33%
Robert Hoffman 50%
Glenn Howard 60%
Robert Jackman 20%
Steven Johnson 10%
Thomas Kromkowski 30%
Mark Kruzan 50%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 30%
Claire Leuck 40%
James Lewis, Jr. 40%
Ronald Liggett 22%
Jeffrey Linder 50%
Teresa Lubbers 10%
Markt Lance Lytle 30%
Edmund Mahern 40%
Richard Mangus 50%
Paul Mannweiler 50%
Richard McClain 50%
Robert Meeks 17%
Morris Mills 60%
Dean Mock 40%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 30%
Bruce Munson 60%
Michael Murphy 60%
Phyllis Pond 40%
Marvin Riegsecker 11%
Michael Ripley 40%
Paul Robertson 30%
William Ruppel 50%
Sue Scholer 40%
Gregory Dale Server 30%
Vi Simpson 80%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 60%
Becky Skillman 10%
Michael Smith 50%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 22%
Russell Stilwell 30%
W. Dale Sturtz 22%
Vern Tincher 22%
Jesse Villalpando 30%
Cleophus Washington 70%
Thomas Weatherwax 10%
Harold Wheeler 10%
Katie Wolf 40%
Dean Young 60%
David Yount, Sr. 30%

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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