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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI State Senate 3 Morris Hood III Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 4 Virgil Smith, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 5 Tupac Hunter Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 6 Glenn Anderson Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 8 Hoon-Yung Hopgood Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 9 Steven Bieda Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 11 Jack Brandenburg Republican 20%
MI State Senate 13 John Pappageorge Republican 0%
MI State Senate 16 Bruce Caswell Republican 0%
MI State Senate 17 Randy Richardville Republican 0%
MI State Senate 19 Michael Nofs Republican 20%
MI State Senate 22 Joe Hune Republican 0%
MI State Senate 23 Gretchen Whitmer Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 26 Dave Robertson Republican 20%
MI State Senate 33 Judy Emmons Republican 0%
MI State Senate 36 John Moolenaar Republican 0%
MI State Senate 37 Howard Walker Republican 0%
MI State Senate 38 Tom Casperson Republican 20%
MI Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Republican 0%
MI Mayor At-Large Paula Zelenko 90%
MI Supervisor At-Large Philip LaJoy Republican 10%
MI Trustee At-Large Paul Gieleghem Democratic 100%
MI Council Member At-Large John Pastor Republican 0%
MI Council Member At-Large Laura M. Toy 10%
MI Commissioner 2 Brenda Clack Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 3 Rick Shaffer Republican 10%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 100%
MI Commissioner 8 Neal Nitz Republican 0%
MI Commissioner 12 Shelley Taub Republican 0%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 100%
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 90%
Daniel Acciavatti 20%
Stephen Adamini 100%
Jason Allen 10%
Fran Amos 20%
James Barcia 100%
Virg Bernero 100%
Patricia Birkholz 10%
Clark Bisbee 0%
Michael Bishop 10%
Ken Bradstreet 10%
Elizabeth Brater 100%
Cameron Brown 10%
Rich Brown 100%
Dianne Byrum 90%
Nancy Cassis 10%
Sandra Caul 11%
Marsha Cheeks 100%
Deborah Cherry 100%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Paul Condino 90%
Alan Cropsey 10%
Kenneth Daniels 100%
Julie Dennis 90%
Craig DeRoche 0%
Gene DeRossett 29%
Leon Drolet 10%
Stephen Ehardt 0%
Jennifer Elkins 100%
Robert Emerson 100%
David Farhat 20%
Barbara Farrah 100%
Edward Gaffney 10%
Valdemar Garcia 11%
John Garfield 10%
Tom George 10%
Judson Gilbert II 10%
Matthew Gillard 100%
John Gleason 100%
Michael Goschka 20%
Lauren Hager 0%
Beverly Hammerstrom 10%
Bill Hardiman 10%
Doug Hart 0%
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 10%
Jim Howell 0%
Scott Hummel 10%
Gilda Jacobs 100%
Ruth Ann Jamnick 90%
Ron Jelinek 11%
Rick Johnson 0%
R. Shirley Johnson 10%
Larry Julian 10%
James Koetje 0%
Chris Kolb 90%
Jerry O. Kooiman 0%
Wayne Kuipers 14%
Charles LaSata 33%
Kathleen Law 100%
Alexander Lipsey 90%
Bill McConico 100%
Michelle McManus 10%
Andy Meisner 90%
Tom Meyer 0%
Mary Ann Middaugh 10%
Matthew Milosch 20%
Jack Minore 100%
Mickey Mortimer 0%
Michael Murphy 100%
Gary Newell 0%
Dennis Olshove 100%
William O'Neil 86%
Daniel Paletko 100%
Brian Palmer 0%
David Palsrok 0%
Bruce Patterson 10%
Clarence Phillips 100%
Jim Plakas 100%
Michael Prusi 100%
Mike Pumford 30%
Triette Reeves 100%
Joseph Rivet 90%
Sal Rocca 50%
Michael Sak 100%
Alan Sanborn 20%
Mark Schauer 100%
Scott Shackleton 10%
Fulton Sheen 10%
Dale Sheltrown 90%
Marc Shulman 0%
Kenneth Sikkema 10%
Doug Spade 100%
John Stahl 0%
John Stakoe 0%
Alma Stallworth 90%
Tony Stamas 10%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 0%
John Stewart 10%
Mickey Switalski 90%
Susan Tabor 0%
Samuel Thomas III 100%
Artina Tinsley Hardman 100%
Steven Tobocman 100%
Aldo Vagnozzi 100%
Barb Vander Veen 0%
William VanRegenmorter 0%
Gerald Van Woerkom 10%
Joanne Voorhees 10%
Christopher Ward 0%
Mary Waters 100%
Lorence Wenke 0%
Carl Williams 100%
Lisa Wojno 100%
David Woodward 90%
Gary Woronchak 70%

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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