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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana Chamber of Commerce

2007 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 81
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 92
IN State House 1 Linda Lawson Democratic 38
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 38
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 35
IN State House 4 Edmond Soliday Republican 73
IN State House 6 Pat Bauer Democratic 14
IN State House 7 David Niezgodski Democratic 35
IN State House 8 Ryan Dvorak Democratic 38
IN State House 9 Scott Pelath Democratic 38
IN State House 12 Mara Candelaria Reardon Democratic 40
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 38
IN State House 18 David Wolkins Republican 80
IN State House 20 Tom Dermody Republican 81
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 92
IN State House 25 Donald Lehe Republican 88
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 38
IN State House 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 81
IN State House 29 Kathy Richardson Republican 95
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 85
IN State House 34 Sue Errington Democratic 74
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 88
IN State House 36 Terri Austin Democratic 38
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 96
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 92
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 38
IN State House 48 Timothy Neese Republican 81
IN State House 50 Daniel Leonard Republican 92
IN State House 53 Bob Cherry Republican 88
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 88
IN State House 57 Sean Eberhart Republican 96
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 92
IN State House 59 Milo Smith Republican 92
IN State House 61 Matt Pierce Democratic 38
IN State House 65 Eric Koch Republican 77
IN State House 66 Terry Goodin Democratic 36
IN State House 71 Steven Stemler Democratic 36
IN State House 80 Phil GiaQuinta Democratic 38
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 92
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 95
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 92
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 33
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 33
IN State Senate 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 68
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 80
IN State Senate 4 Karen Tallian Democratic 68
IN State Senate 6 Sue Landske Republican 95
IN State Senate 7 Brandt Hershman Republican 89
IN State Senate 8 Jim Arnold Democratic 100
IN State Senate 9 Ryan Mishler Republican 95
IN State Senate 10 John Broden Democratic 63
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 85
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 95
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 86
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 90
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 80
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 88
IN State Senate 22 Ron Alting Republican 95
IN State Senate 23 Phil Boots Republican 90
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 75
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 85
IN State Senate 29 Mike Delph Republican 89
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 89
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 85
IN State Senate 34 Jean Breaux Democratic 70
IN State Senate 35 Michael Young Republican 95
IN State Senate 36 Brent Waltz Republican 80
IN State Senate 38 Timothy Skinner Democratic 67
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 89
IN State Senate 41 Greg Walker Republican 75
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 89
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 100
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 70
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 90
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 90
IN Auditor Suzanne Crouch Republican 85
IN Mayor At-Large Dennis Tyler Democratic 38
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 81
Dennis Avery 38
Jeb Bardon 38
Kreg Battles 35
Matthew Bell 95
Robert Bischoff 35
Bruce Borders 80
Randy Borror 96
Richard Bray 95
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 85
David Cheatham 35
Duane Cheney 38
William Cochran 38
William Crawford 36
David Crooks 38
Bill Davis 87
John Day 40
Bob Deig 65
Nancy Dembowski 38
Jerry Denbo 35
Mae Dickinson 36
Gary Dillon 90
Chester Dobis 38
Richard Dodge 85
Jeff Drozda 90
Cleo Duncan 84
Jonathan Elrod 92
Jeffrey Espich 88
Ralph Foley 92
David Ford 85
Craig Fry 27
Beverly Gard 85
Dale Grubb 38
Eric Gutwein 92
Timothy Harris 92
Victor Heinold 90
Ron Herrell 35
Phillip Hinkle 85
Glenn Howard 78
George Philip Hoy 38
Robert Jackman 100
Tom Knollman 85
Robert Daniel Kuzman 36
James Lewis, Jr. 65
Teresa Lubbers 90
Carolene Mays 38
Richard McClain 88
Robert Meeks 71
Joe Micon 38
Winfield Moses, Jr. 38
Michael Murphy 75
Cindy Noe 90
David Orentlicher 40
Dennie Oxley II 35
Phillip Pflum 38
Phyllis Pond 94
Scott Reske 40
Marvin Riegsecker 85
Michael Ripley 92
Paul Robertson 35
William Ruppel 85
Vi Simpson 58
Connie Weigleb Sipes 74
Samuel Smith, Jr. 74
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 38
Russell Stilwell 35
Amos Thomas 88
Vern Tincher 35
John Ulmer 72
William Van Haaften 33
Thomas Weatherwax 90
Peggy Welch 38

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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