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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Wisconsin AFL-CIO

2007-2008 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 1 Garey Bies Republican 0
WI State Assembly 3 Alvin Ott Republican 11
WI State Assembly 6 Gary Tauchen Republican 11
WI State Assembly 9 Josh Zepnick Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 12 Frederick Kessler Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 16 Leon Young Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 19 Jon Richards Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 20 Christine Sinicki Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 22 Don Pridemore Republican 0
WI State Assembly 23 Jim Ott Republican 0
WI State Assembly 27 Steven Kestell Republican 11
WI State Assembly 29 John Murtha Republican 11
WI State Assembly 33 Stephen Nass Republican 0
WI State Assembly 36 Jeffrey Mursau Republican 11
WI State Assembly 38 Joel Kleefisch Republican 0
WI State Assembly 40 Kevin Petersen Republican 0
WI State Assembly 41 Joan Ballweg Republican 11
WI State Assembly 43 Andy Jorgensen Democratic 89
WI State Assembly 46 Gary Hebl Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 54 Gordon Hintz Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 55 Dean Kaufert Republican 11
WI State Assembly 58 Pat Strachota Republican 0
WI State Assembly 59 Daniel LeMahieu Republican 0
WI State Assembly 61 Samantha Kerkman Republican 0
WI State Assembly 63 Robin Vos Republican 0
WI State Assembly 66 Cory Mason Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 70 Amy Vruwink Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 77 Terese Berceau Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 80 Sondy Pope Democratic 100
WI State Assembly 87 Mary Williams Republican 0
WI State Assembly 89 John Nygren Republican 0
WI State Assembly 96 Lee Nerison Republican 11
WI State Assembly 97 Bill Kramer Republican 0
WI State Senate 1 Frank Lasee Republican 0
WI State Senate 2 Robert Cowles Republican 27
WI State Senate 3 Timothy Carpenter Democratic 100
WI State Senate 4 Lena Taylor Democratic 100
WI State Senate 5 Leah Vukmir Republican 11
WI State Senate 8 Alberta Darling Republican 45
WI State Senate 9 Joseph Leibham Republican 27
WI State Senate 10 Sheila Harsdorf Republican 36
WI State Senate 11 Neal Kedzie Republican 20
WI State Senate 13 Scott Fitzgerald Republican 27
WI State Senate 14 Luther Olsen Republican 45
WI State Senate 16 Mark Miller Democratic 100
WI State Senate 17 Dale Schultz Republican 45
WI State Senate 19 Michael Ellis Republican 64
WI State Senate 20 Glenn Grothman Republican 9
WI State Senate 21 John Lehman Democratic 100
WI State Senate 22 Robert Wirch Democratic 100
WI State Senate 23 Terry Moulton Republican 11
WI State Senate 24 Julie Lassa Democratic 100
WI State Senate 25 Robert Jauch Democratic 100
WI State Senate 26 Fred Risser Democratic 100
WI State Senate 27 Jon Erpenbach Democratic 100
WI State Senate 28 Mary Lazich Republican 20
WI State Senate 29 Jerry Petrowski Republican 11
WI State Senate 30 Dave Hansen Democratic 100
WI State Senate 31 Kathleen Vinehout Democratic 100
WI State Senate 32 Jennifer Shilling Democratic 100
WI Public Service Commission Chair Phil Montgomery 11
WI Railroad Commissioner Jeffrey Plale Democratic 100
WI Secretary of Transportation Mark Gottlieb Republican 11
Sheryl Albers 0
Chuck Benedict 100
Spencer Black 100
Frank Boyle 100
Roger Breske 100
G. Spencer Coggs 100
Pedro Colon 100
David Cullen 100
Brett Davis 11
Russell Decker 100
Jason Fields 100
Jeff Fitzgerald 11
Donald Friske 0
Phil Garthwaite 89
Tamara Grigsby 100
Barbara Gronemus 100
Scott Gunderson 0
Eugene Hahn 11
Steve Hilgenberg 89
J.A. Hines 11
Kim Hixson 100
Mark Honadel 11
Ann Hraychuck 89
Mary Hubler 89
Michael Huebsch 11
Suzanne Jeskewitz 11
Theodore Kanavas 0
Dan Kapanke 50
Pat Kreitlow 100
James Kreuser 89
Margaret Krusick 100
Alan Lasee 18
Thomas Lothian 11
Dan Meyer 11
Louis Molepske, Jr. 100
Terry Musser 11
Tom Nelson 89
Scott Newcomer 0
Carol Owens 11
Joseph Parisi 100
Kitty Rhoades 11
Judith Robson 100
Carol Roessler 36
Marlin Schneider 100
Donna Seidel 100
Mike Sheridan 100
Gary Sherman 100
Jeffrey Smith 100
James Soletski 100
Tony Staskunas 89
John Steinbrink 89
Jeffrey Stone 11
Scott Suder 11
Jim Sullivan 100
Barbara Toles 100
John Townsend 11
David Travis 100
Robert Turner 100
Terry Van Akkeren 100
Karl Van Roy 11
Sheldon Wasserman 89
Steve Wieckert 11
Annette Williams 100
Jeffrey Wood 11
Robert Ziegelbauer 38
Rich Zipperer 0

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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