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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan AFL-CIO

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 6%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 28 Mark Jansen Republican 0%
MI State Senate 31 Mike Green Republican 20%
MI Attorney General Bill Schuette Republican 0%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 3 Paul Tesanovich Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 4 Ilona Varga 100%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 100%
MI Commissioner 11 Michael Hanley 100%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 15 Joseph Palamara 100%
MI Commissioner 17 Nancy Quarles Democratic 100%
James Agee 100%
Tom Alley 92%
David Anthony 100%
Paul Timothy Baade 100%
Laura Baird 100%
Lyn Bankes 13%
Loren Bennett 25%
Jim Berryman 100%
Patricia Birkholz 6%
William Bobier 19%
Beverly Bodem 19%
Rose Bogardus 100%
Mike Bouchard 0%
Robert Lincoln Brackenridge 6%
Elizabeth Brater 100%
Lingg Brewer 100%
Bob Brown 100%
Willis Bullard, Jr. 0%
William Byl 6%
Dianne Byrum 100%
William Callahan 100%
Nancy Cassis 13%
Deborah Cherry 100%
John Cherry, Jr. 100%
Nick Ciaramitaro 100%
Jon Cisky 0%
Joe Conroy 100%
Penny Crissman 7%
Alan Cropsey 19%
Candace Curtis 100%
Jessie Dalman 0%
Kenneth DeBeaussaert 100%
Dan DeGrow 0%
Eileen DeHart 100%
Larry DeVuyst 6%
Christopher Dingell 100%
Barbara Dobb 6%
Agnes Marie Dobronski 94%
Mat Dunaskiss 0%
Robert Emerson 100%
Joanne Gregory Emmons 0%
Frank Fitzgerald 20%
A. T. Frank 100%
John Freeman 100%
Patrick Gagliardi 100%
David Galloway 0%
Harry Gast 0%
R. Robert Geake 0%
Terry Geiger 0%
John Gernaat 13%
Donald Gilmer 7%
Sharon Gire 100%
Patricia A. K. Godchaux 19%
Michael Goschka 81%
Joel Gougeon 25%
Michael Griffin 100%
David Gubow 100%
Dan Gustafson 13%
Derrick Hale 100%
Beverly Hammerstrom 25%
Clark Harder 100%
George Zaven Hart 100%
Curtis Hertel 100%
Philip Edward Hoffman 20%
Morris Hood, Jr. 100%
Jack Horton 0%
David Jaye 27%
Ron Jelinek 13%
Jon Jellema 13%
R. Shirley Johnson 13%
Shirley Johnson 13%
Gregory John Kaza 31%
Thomas Kelly 100%
Kwame Kilpatrick 100%
Don Koivisto 100%
Alvin Kukuk 13%
Edward LaForge 100%
Gerald Law 21%
Clyde LeTarte 13%
John Llewellyn 7%
Terry London 7%
Allen Lowe 13%
George Mans 93%
Lynne Martinez 100%
Thomas Mathieu 100%
Jim McBryde 13%
George McManus, Jr. 0%
Michelle McManus 23%
James Roger McNutt 25%
James Mick Middaugh 13%
Thomas Middleton 6%
Arthur Miller, Jr. 94%
Raymond Murphy 100%
Walter North 13%
Michael Nye 13%
Michael O'Brien 100%
Dennis Olshove 100%
Lynn Owen 100%
Glenn Oxender 19%
Mary Lou Parks 100%
Charles Perricone 0%
Dick Posthumus 0%
Hubert Price, Jr. 100%
Kirk Profit 100%
Michael Prusi 100%
Ray Raczkowski 6%
Kim Alan Rhead 13%
Andrew Richner 0%
Vera Rison 100%
Sue Rocca 63%
Alan Sanborn 0%
Mark Schauer 100%
Gloria Schermesser 100%
Mary Schroer 100%
John Schwarz 7%
Judith Scranton 21%
Dale Shugars 6%
Kenneth Sikkema 0%
Alma Smith 100%
Virgil Clark Smith, Jr. 100%
Henry Edward Stallings II 100%
Keith Stallworth 100%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 0%
Leon Stille 0%
Samuel Thomas III 100%
William VanRegenmorter 0%
Edward Vaughn 100%
Jackie Vaughn III 100%
Harold Voorhees 7%
Ted Wallace 100%
Howard Wetters 100%
Deborah Whyman 0%
Karen Willard 100%
Paul Wojno 100%
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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