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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan AFL-CIO

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 6 Glenn Anderson Democratic 92%
MI State Senate 13 John Pappageorge Republican 0%
MI State Senate 15 Mike Kowall Republican 8%
MI State Senate 17 Randy Richardville Republican 8%
MI State Senate 23 Gretchen Whitmer Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 28 Mark Jansen Republican 0%
MI Attorney General Bill Schuette Republican 11%
MI Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Republican 8%
MI Mayor At-Large Paula Zelenko 100%
MI Trustee At-Large Paul Gieleghem Democratic 92%
MI Council Member At-Large Laura M. Toy 23%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 92%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 100%
MI Commissioner 11 Robert Gosselin Republican 8%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 17 Nancy Quarles Democratic 92%
Stephen Adamini 92%
Jason Allen 0%
Loren Bennett 6%
Virg Bernero 100%
Patricia Birkholz 0%
Clark Bisbee 0%
Michael Bishop 0%
Rose Bogardus 100%
Douglas Bovin 100%
Ken Bradstreet 8%
Bob Brown 92%
Cameron Brown 0%
Rich Brown 92%
Willis Bullard, Jr. 11%
Dianne Byrum 100%
William Callahan 100%
Nancy Cassis 0%
Sandra Caul 8%
John Cherry, Jr. 100%
Hansen Clarke 92%
Kenneth Daniels 92%
Kenneth DeBeaussaert 100%
Dan DeGrow 5%
Julie Dennis 100%
Gene DeRossett 15%
Larry DeVuyst 0%
Paul DeWeese 38%
Christopher Dingell 100%
Leon Drolet 8%
Mat Dunaskiss 6%
Stephen Ehardt 0%
Robert Emerson 100%
Joanne Gregory Emmons 5%
Jennifer Faunce 33%
A. T. Frank 92%
Valdemar Garcia 17%
Belda P. Garza 91%
Harry Gast 5%
Tom George 0%
Judson Gilbert II 0%
Patricia A. K. Godchaux 17%
Michael Goschka 79%
Joel Gougeon 5%
Lauren Hager 0%
Derrick Hale 92%
Beverly Hammerstrom 32%
John Hansen 92%
Doug Hart 0%
George Zaven Hart 100%
Philip Edward Hoffman 31%
Jim Howell 0%
Scott Hummel 0%
Gilda Jacobs 92%
Ruth Ann Jamnick 92%
Ron Jelinek 15%
Rick Johnson 0%
R. Shirley Johnson 19%
Larry Julian 0%
James Koetje 0%
Don Koivisto 95%
Chris Kolb 92%
Jerry O. Kooiman 0%
Wayne Kuipers 0%
Charles LaSata 0%
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 85%
Alexander Lipsey 83%
Patricia Lockwood 92%
George Mans 100%
Bill McConico 91%
Thaddeus McCotter 5%
George McManus, Jr. 5%
David Mead 0%
Tom Meyer 8%
Mary Ann Middaugh 0%
Arthur Miller, Jr. 100%
Jack Minore 100%
Mickey Mortimer 15%
Michael Murphy 92%
Raymond Murphy 100%
Andy Neumann 100%
Gary Newell 0%
Walter North 11%
William O'Neil 92%
Brian Palmer 0%
Bruce Patterson 8%
Steven Pestka 100%
Clarence Phillips 92%
Jim Plakas 100%
Mike Pumford 15%
Ray Raczkowski 0%
Andrew Richner 0%
Vera Rison 100%
Joseph Rivet 75%
Sal Rocca 46%
Alan Sanborn 13%
Mark Schauer 100%
Gloria Schermesser 100%
John Schwarz 37%
Judith Scranton 9%
Scott Shackleton 8%
Dale Sheltrown 100%
Dale Shugars 0%
Marc Shulman 0%
Kenneth Sikkema 6%
Alma Smith 100%
Doug Spade 100%
Keith Stallworth 83%
Tony Stamas 0%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 0%
John Stewart 15%
Leon Stille 5%
Mickey Switalski 85%
Susan Tabor 0%
Samuel Thomas III 92%
Artina Tinsley Hardman 92%
Jerry Vander Roest 8%
William VanRegenmorter 5%
Gerald Van Woerkom 0%
Jackie Vaughn III 100%
Steve Vear 0%
Joanne Voorhees 8%
Mary Waters 92%
Carl Williams 92%
Paul Wojno 100%
David Woodward 92%
Gary Woronchak 50%
Joseph Young, Jr. 100%

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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