Rating Group: Wisconsin AFL-CIO

2009-2010 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House-2 Mark Pocan D 100%
WI State Assembly-1 Garey Bies R 13%
WI State Assembly-3 Alvin Ott R 22%
WI State Assembly-6 Gary Tauchen R 0%
WI State Assembly-9 Josh Zepnick D 100%
WI State Assembly-10 Sandra Pasch D 100%
WI State Assembly-12 Frederick Kessler D 100%
WI State Assembly-16 Leon Young D 100%
WI State Assembly-19 Jon Richards D 100%
WI State Assembly-20 Christine Sinicki D 100%
WI State Assembly-22 Don Pridemore R 0%
WI State Assembly-23 Jim Ott R 0%
WI State Assembly-24 Dan Knodl R 0%
WI State Assembly-27 Steven Kestell R 0%
WI State Assembly-29 John Murtha R 0%
WI State Assembly-33 Stephen Nass R 0%
WI State Assembly-36 Jeffrey Mursau R 0%
WI State Assembly-38 Joel Kleefisch R 0%
WI State Assembly-40 Kevin Petersen R 0%
WI State Assembly-41 Joan Ballweg R 0%
WI State Assembly-42 Keith Ripp R 22%
WI State Assembly-43 Andy Jorgensen D 100%
WI State Assembly-46 Gary Hebl D 100%
WI State Assembly-50 Ed Brooks R 0%
WI State Assembly-54 Gordon Hintz D 100%
WI State Assembly-55 Dean Kaufert R 33%
WI State Assembly-57 Penny Bernard Schaber D 100%
WI State Assembly-58 Pat Strachota R 0%
WI State Assembly-59 Daniel LeMahieu R 0%
WI State Assembly-61 Samantha Kerkman R 0%
WI State Assembly-63 Robin Vos R 0%
WI State Assembly-64 Peter Barca D 100%
WI State Assembly-66 Cory Mason D 100%
WI State Assembly-70 Amy Vruwink D 100%
WI State Assembly-73 Nick Milroy D 100%
WI State Assembly-77 Terese Berceau D 100%
WI State Assembly-80 Sondy Pope D 100%
WI State Assembly-81 Fred Clark D 100%
WI State Assembly-87 Mary Williams R 11%
WI State Assembly-89 John Nygren R 0%
WI State Assembly-92 Chris Danou D 100%
WI State Assembly-96 Lee Nerison R 11%
WI State Assembly-97 Bill Kramer R 11%
WI State Senate-2 Robert Cowles R 18%
WI State Senate-3 Timothy Carpenter D 100%
WI State Senate-4 Lena Taylor D 100%
WI State Senate-5 Leah Vukmir R 11%
WI State Senate-8 Alberta Darling R 18%
WI State Senate-9 Joseph Leibham R 9%
WI State Senate-10 Sheila Harsdorf R 18%
WI State Senate-13 Scott Fitzgerald R 9%
WI State Senate-14 Luther Olsen R 9%
WI State Senate-16 Mark Miller D 100%
WI State Senate-17 Dale Schultz R 18%
WI State Senate-19 Michael Ellis R 18%
WI State Senate-20 Glenn Grothman R 9%
WI State Senate-21 John Lehman D 100%
WI State Senate-22 Robert Wirch D 100%
WI State Senate-24 Julie Lassa D 100%
WI State Senate-25 Robert Jauch D 100%
WI State Senate-26 Fred Risser D 100%
WI State Senate-27 Jon Erpenbach D 100%
WI State Senate-28 Mary Lazich R 9%
WI State Senate-29 Jerry Petrowski R 11%
WI State Senate-30 Dave Hansen D 100%
WI State Senate-31 Kathleen Vinehout D 100%
WI State Senate-32 Jennifer Shilling D 100%
WI Public Service Commission Chair Phil Montgomery 0%
WI Railroad Commissioner Jeffrey Plale D 100%
WI Secretary of Transportation Mark Gottlieb R 0%
Chuck Benedict 100%
Spencer Black 100%
G. Spencer Coggs 100%
Pedro Colon 89%
David Cullen 100%
Brett Davis 11%
Russell Decker 100%
Kristen Dexter 100%
Jason Fields 100%
Jeff Fitzgerald 0%
Donald Friske 25%
Phil Garthwaite 100%
Tamara Grigsby 100%
Scott Gunderson 0%
Mark Gundrum 0%
Steve Hilgenberg 100%
Kim Hixson 100%
Jim Holperin 100%
Mark Honadel 0%
Randy Hopper 18%
Ann Hraychuck 100%
Mary Hubler 89%
Michael Huebsch 0%
Theodore Kanavas 9%
Dan Kapanke 18%
Neal Kedzie 11%
Pat Kreitlow 100%
Margaret Krusick 89%
Alan Lasee 9%
Thomas Lothian 11%
Dan Meyer 0%
Louis Molepske, Jr. 100%
Tom Nelson 100%
Scott Newcomer 0%
Joseph Parisi 100%
Mark Radcliffe 89%
Kitty Rhoades 0%
Judith Robson 100%
Roger Roth, Jr. 0%
Kelda Roys 100%
Marlin Schneider 100%
Donna Seidel 100%
Mike Sheridan 100%
Gary Sherman 100%
Jeffrey Smith 100%
James Soletski 100%
Richard Spanbauer 25%
Tony Staskunas 100%
John Steinbrink 100%
Jeffrey Stone 0%
Scott Suder 0%
Jim Sullivan 91%
Barbara Toles 100%
John Townsend 11%
Robert Turner 100%
Terry Van Akkeren 100%
Karl Van Roy 0%
Annette Williams 86%
Jeffrey Wood 88%
Robert Ziegelbauer 11%
Ted Zigmunt 100%
Rich Zipperer 0%

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