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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan AFL-CIO

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI State Senate 13 John Pappageorge Republican 0%
MI State Senate 15 Mike Kowall Republican 7%
MI State Senate 17 Randy Richardville Republican 20%
MI State Senate 28 Mark Jansen Republican 0%
MI Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Republican 0%
MI Trustee At-Large Paul Gieleghem Democratic 93%
MI Council Member At-Large Laura M. Toy 7%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 11 Robert Gosselin Republican 0%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 17 Nancy Quarles Democratic 100%
Jason Allen 0%
Patricia Birkholz 0%
Clark Bisbee 0%
Michael Bishop 0%
Rose Bogardus 100%
Douglas Bovin 100%
Ken Bradstreet 0%
Bob Brown 93%
Cameron Brown 13%
William Callahan 93%
Nancy Cassis 7%
Sandra Caul 7%
Kenneth Daniels 100%
Julie Dennis 100%
Gene DeRossett 0%
Larry DeVuyst 0%
Paul DeWeese 0%
Stephen Ehardt 0%
Jennifer Faunce 20%
A. T. Frank 87%
Belda P. Garza 100%
Judson Gilbert II 7%
Patricia A. K. Godchaux 7%
Lauren Hager 7%
Derrick Hale 100%
John Hansen 100%
Doug Hart 0%
Jim Howell 7%
Gilda Jacobs 100%
Ruth Ann Jamnick 100%
Ron Jelinek 7%
Rick Johnson 0%
Larry Julian 7%
Kwame Kilpatrick 100%
James Koetje 0%
Wayne Kuipers 0%
Charles LaSata 0%
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 100%
Patricia Lockwood 100%
George Mans 100%
David Mead 0%
Mary Ann Middaugh 7%
Jack Minore 100%
Mickey Mortimer 0%
Andy Neumann 100%
William O'Neil 92%
Bruce Patterson 0%
Steven Pestka 93%
Mike Pumford 0%
Ray Raczkowski 0%
Triette Reeves 100%
Andrew Richner 0%
Vera Rison 100%
Joseph Rivet 100%
Alan Sanborn 0%
Mark Schauer 100%
Gloria Schermesser 100%
Judith Scranton 7%
Scott Shackleton 33%
Dale Sheltrown 93%
Marc Shulman 0%
Doug Spade 93%
Keith Stallworth 100%
Tony Stamas 0%
Mickey Switalski 100%
Susan Tabor 0%
Samuel Thomas III 100%
Artina Tinsley Hardman 100%
Jerry Vander Roest 0%
Gerald Van Woerkom 7%
Steve Vear 0%
Joanne Voorhees 0%
Paul Wojno 100%
David Woodward 100%
Gary Woronchak 27%

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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