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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan AFL-CIO

2005-2006 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 10 Tory Rocca Republican 9%
MI State Senate 11 Jack Brandenburg Republican 9%
MI State Senate 12 James Marleau Republican 0%
MI State Senate 16 Bruce Caswell Republican 11%
MI State Senate 19 Michael Nofs Republican 10%
MI State Senate 21 John Proos IV Republican 0%
MI State Senate 22 Joe Hune Republican 0%
MI State Senate 24 Rick Jones Republican 0%
MI State Senate 25 Phil Pavlov Republican 0%
MI State Senate 26 Dave Robertson Republican 0%
MI State Senate 29 Dave Hildenbrand Republican 0%
MI State Senate 32 Roger Kahn Republican 0%
MI State Senate 33 Judy Emmons Republican 0%
MI State Senate 34 Goeff Hansen Republican 0%
MI State Senate 35 Darwin Booher 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 0%
MI Mayor At-Large Paula Zelenko 100%
MI Supervisor At-Large Philip LaJoy Republican 0%
MI Trustee At-Large David Law Republican 0%
MI Council Member At-Large John Pastor Republican 0%
MI Council Member At-Large Laura M. Toy 9%
MI Commissioner 2 Brenda Clack Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 3 Rick Shaffer Republican 0%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 91%
MI Commissioner 8 Neal Nitz Republican 0%
MI Commissioner 9 Fred Miller Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 11 Robert Gosselin Republican 0%
MI Commissioner 12 Shelley Taub Republican 0%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 91%
MI Treasurer Andy Dillon No Party Affiliation 91%
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 91%
Daniel Acciavatti 0%
Stephen Adamini 91%
Jason Allen 9%
Fran Amos 0%
Kathy Angerer 100%
Richard Ball 0%
James Barcia 73%
Rick Baxter 0%
Douglas Bennett 100%
Patricia Birkholz 9%
Michael Bishop 9%
Elizabeth Brater 91%
Cameron Brown 9%
Rich Brown 91%
Pam Byrnes 100%
Dianne Byrum 91%
Nancy Cassis 9%
Bill Caul 0%
Marsha Cheeks 100%
Deborah Cherry 82%
Hansen Clarke 78%
Ed Clemente 91%
Paul Condino 100%
Alan Cropsey 9%
George Cushingberry, Jr. 100%
Craig DeRoche 0%
Marie Donigan 100%
Leon Drolet 0%
Kevin Elsenheimer 0%
Robert Emerson 100%
John Espinoza 100%
David Farhat 0%
Barbara Farrah 91%
Edward Gaffney 0%
Valdemar Garcia 10%
John Garfield 0%
Tom George 9%
Judson Gilbert II 9%
Matthew Gillard 91%
John Gleason 100%
Lee Gonzales 100%
Michael Goschka 9%
Kevin Green 0%
Beverly Hammerstrom 9%
Bill Hardiman 9%
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 0%
Scott Hummel 0%
Gilda Jacobs 82%
Ron Jelinek 9%
R. Shirley Johnson 22%
Chris Kolb 91%
Jerry O. Kooiman 0%
Wayne Kuipers 9%
Kathleen Law 100%
Gabriel Leland 100%
LaMar Lemmons III 100%
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 100%
Alexander Lipsey 100%
Jeff Mayes 90%
Bill McConico 90%
Gary McDowell 91%
Michelle McManus 9%
Andy Meisner 100%
Tom Meyer 0%
Tim Moore 0%
Leslie Mortimer 0%
Michael Murphy 89%
Gary Newell 0%
Dennis Olshove 64%
Brian Palmer 0%
David Palsrok 0%
Bruce Patterson 0%
Thomas Pearce 0%
Jim Plakas 100%
Gino Polidori 91%
Michael Prusi 91%
Michael Sak 91%
Alan Sanborn 0%
Mark Schauer 91%
Tonya Schuitmaker 0%
Fulton Sheen 0%
Joel Sheltrown 100%
Kenneth Sikkema 9%
Alma Smith 100%
Dudley Spade 91%
John Stahl 0%
John Stakoe 0%
Tony Stamas 9%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 0%
John Stewart 0%
Mickey Switalski 55%
Samuel Thomas III 100%
Steven Tobocman 91%
Aldo Vagnozzi 100%
Barb Vander Veen 0%
William VanRegenmorter 0%
Gerald Van Woerkom 9%
Christopher Ward 0%
Mary Waters 100%
Lorence Wenke 0%
Carl Williams 100%
Lisa Wojno 91%

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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