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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan AFL-CIO

2007-2008 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 11
MI Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley Republican 18
MI State House 84 Terry Brown Democratic 96
MI State Senate 1 Coleman Young II Democratic 100
MI State Senate 2 Bert Johnson Democratic 100
MI State Senate 3 Morris Hood III Democratic 100
MI State Senate 4 Virgil Smith, Jr. Democratic 93
MI State Senate 8 Hoon-Yung Hopgood Democratic 93
MI State Senate 9 Steven Bieda Democratic 96
MI State Senate 10 Tory Rocca Republican 54
MI State Senate 11 Jack Brandenburg Republican 36
MI State Senate 12 James Marleau Republican 18
MI State Senate 16 Bruce Caswell Republican 21
MI State Senate 18 Rebekah Warren Democratic 100
MI State Senate 19 Michael Nofs Republican 39
MI State Senate 21 John Proos IV Republican 18
MI State Senate 22 Joe Hune Republican 29
MI State Senate 24 Rick Jones Republican 29
MI State Senate 25 Phil Pavlov Republican 14
MI State Senate 26 Dave Robertson Republican 4
MI State Senate 29 Dave Hildenbrand Republican 11
MI State Senate 30 Arlan Meekhof Republican 7
MI State Senate 33 Judy Emmons Republican 11
MI State Senate 34 Goeff Hansen Republican 25
MI State Senate 35 Darwin Booher Republican 4
MI State Senate 36 John Moolenaar Republican 18
MI State Senate 37 Howard Walker Republican 11
MI State Senate 38 Tom Casperson Republican 32
MI Supervisor At-Large Philip LaJoy Republican 18
MI Trustee At-Large David Law Republican 32
MI Council Member At-Large John Pastor Republican 4
MI Commissioner 2 Brenda Clack Democratic 100
MI Commissioner 3 Rick Shaffer Republican 14
MI Commissioner 8 Neal Nitz Republican 7
MI Commissioner 9 Fred Miller Democratic 100
MI Commissioner 12 Richard LeBlanc Democratic 96
MI Treasurer Andy Dillon No Party Affiliation 89
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 100
Daniel Acciavatti 14
Dave Agema 7
Fran Amos 21
Kathy Angerer 100
Richard Ball 18
Joan Bauer 100
Douglas Bennett 100
Pam Byrnes 100
Barbara Byrum 82
Bill Caul 25
Marsha Cheeks 79
Ed Clemente 96
Paul Condino 100
Bob Constan 96
Marc Corriveau 96
Andrew Coulouris 100
George Cushingberry, Jr. 100
Robert Dean 100
Craig DeRoche 7
Marie Donigan 100
Kate Ebli 100
Kevin Elsenheimer 11
John Espinoza 100
Barbara Farrah 93
Edward Gaffney 50
John Garfield 4
Matthew Gillard 89
Lee Gonzales 89
Kevin Green 18
Martin Griffin 75
Richard Hammel 96
Ted Hammon 93
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 7
Kenneth Horn 25
Shanelle Jackson 100
Robert Jones 96
Martin Knollenberg 14
Michael Lahti 86
Kathleen Law 100
Gabriel Leland 100
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 93
Steven Lindberg 100
Jeff Mayes 100
Gary McDowell 100
Mark Meadows 100
Andy Meisner 86
Tim Melton 100
Kim Meltzer 29
Tim Moore 46
Chuck Moss 7
Paul Opsommer 11
Brian Palmer 4
David Palsrok 29
Thomas Pearce 11
Gino Polidori 100
Michael Sak 100
Tonya Schuitmaker 18
Bettie Scott 86
Fulton Sheen 7
Joel Sheltrown 93
Mike Simpson 100
Alma Smith 100
Dudley Spade 100
John Stahl 21
John Stakoe 25
Glenn Steil, Jr. 18
Steven Tobocman 100
Aldo Vagnozzi 96
Mary Valentine 100
Christopher Ward 29
Lorence Wenke 7
Lisa Wojno 96

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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