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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana Chamber of Commerce

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 88%
IN State House 1 Linda Lawson Democratic 42%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 48%
IN State House 6 Pat Bauer Democratic 43%
IN State House 8 Ryan Dvorak Democratic 36%
IN State House 9 Scott Pelath Democratic 40%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 54%
IN State House 18 David Wolkins Republican 88%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 96%
IN State House 25 Donald Lehe Republican 88%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 52%
IN State House 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 92%
IN State House 29 Kathy Richardson Republican 92%
IN State House 36 Terri Austin Democratic 56%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 92%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 92%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 48%
IN State House 50 Daniel Leonard Republican 92%
IN State House 53 Bob Cherry Republican 96%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 71%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 92%
IN State House 61 Matt Pierce Democratic 36%
IN State House 65 Eric Koch Republican 76%
IN State House 66 Terry Goodin Democratic 60%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 96%
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 92%
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 96%
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 36%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 46%
IN State Senate 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 81%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 70%
IN State Senate 7 Brandt Hershman Republican 95%
IN State Senate 10 John Broden Democratic 70%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 90%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 92%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 95%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 100%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 92%
IN State Senate 22 Ron Alting Republican 82%
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 81%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 100%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 95%
IN State Senate 35 Michael Young Republican 94%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 42%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 95%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone 76%
R. Tiny Adams 42%
John Aguilera, Jr. 52%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 73%
Dennis Avery 40%
Ralph Donald Ayres 40%
Jeb Bardon 36%
Robert Bischoff 52%
Randy Borror 92%
James Bottorff 56%
Anita Bowser 81%
Richard Bray 100%
Billie Breaux 81%
Mary Kay Budak 48%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 92%
Duane Cheney 36%
J. Murray Clark 95%
William Cochran 48%
William Crawford 43%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 81%
David Crooks 52%
John Day 36%
Jerry Denbo 52%
Mae Dickinson 46%
Gary Dillon 95%
Chester Dobis 50%
Jeff Drozda 100%
Cleo Duncan 75%
Jeffrey Espich 96%
Ralph Foley 92%
David Ford 100%
Craig Fry 25%
Beverly Gard 95%
Robert Garton 95%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 42%
Dale Grubb 56%
Eric Gutwein 92%
Earl Harris 52%
Joseph Harrison 100%
Steven Heim 84%
Phillip Hinkle 96%
Robert Hoffman 96%
Glenn Howard 71%
Lindel Hume 65%
Robert Jackman 100%
Thomas Kromkowski 54%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 50%
Sue Landske 95%
James Lewis, Jr. 90%
Teresa Lubbers 100%
Larry Lutz 81%
L. Jack Lutz 92%
Edmund Mahern 52%
Carolene Mays 52%
Richard McClain 88%
Robert Meeks 90%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 54%
Michael Murphy 95%
Timothy Neese 76%
Cindy Noe 96%
Johnny Nugent 95%
David Orentlicher 38%
Dennie Oxley II 56%
Allen Paul 95%
Phillip Pflum 50%
Phyllis Pond 88%
Scott Reske 50%
Marvin Riegsecker 95%
Michael Ripley 96%
Paul Robertson 60%
William Ruppel 84%
Gregory Dale Server 89%
Vi Simpson 79%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 81%
Timothy Skinner 55%
Samuel Smith, Jr. 72%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 48%
Russell Stilwell 52%
Andy Thomas 80%
P. Eric Turner 96%
John Ulmer 84%
John Waterman 90%
Thomas Weatherwax 100%
Peggy Welch 52%
Thomas Wyss 90%
David Yount, Sr. 88%

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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