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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana Chamber of Commerce

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 22%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 22%
IN State House 6 Pat Bauer Democratic 22%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 22%
IN State House 18 David Wolkins Republican 84%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 78%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 22%
IN State House 29 Kathy Richardson Republican 94%
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 91%
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 91%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 94%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 91%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 22%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 75%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 78%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 84%
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 84%
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 84%
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 22%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 22%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 35%
IN State Senate 6 Sue Landske Republican 71%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 81%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 88%
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 88%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 82%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 81%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 94%
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 82%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 82%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 76%
IN State Senate 35 Michael Young Republican 87%
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 59%
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 76%
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 72%
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 38%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 47%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 82%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 81%
Kent Adams 88%
R. Tiny Adams 22%
Robert Alderman 87%
William Alexa 47%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 47%
Dennis Avery 22%
Ralph Donald Ayres 41%
Bill Bailey 23%
Robert Bischoff 22%
Richard Bodiker, Sr. 22%
Lawrence Borst 76%
James Bottorff 22%
Anita Bowser 41%
Richard Bray 76%
Billie Breaux 41%
Mary Kay Budak 52%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 88%
J. Murray Clark 76%
William Cochran 23%
Gary Cook 22%
William Crawford 28%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 47%
David Crooks 22%
Susan Crosby 22%
John Day 23%
Jerry Denbo 25%
Mae Dickinson 19%
Chester Dobis 22%
Cleo Duncan 81%
Michael Dvorak 19%
Jeffrey Espich 91%
Timothy Fesko 73%
Ralph Foley 91%
David Ford 82%
John Gregory Frenz 25%
Craig Fry 19%
Beverly Gard 82%
Robert Garton 76%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 23%
Gloria Goeglein 84%
John Gregg 0%
Dale Grubb 16%
Joseph Harrison 88%
Brian Hasler 22%
Robert Hoffman 78%
Glenn Howard 44%
Robert Jackman 76%
Steven Johnson 82%
Thomas Kromkowski 22%
Mark Kruzan 22%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 19%
Claire Leuck 19%
James Lewis, Jr. 53%
Ronald Liggett 19%
Jeffrey Linder 90%
Teresa Lubbers 82%
Larry Lutz 22%
Markt Lance Lytle 22%
Edmund Mahern 22%
Richard Mangus 78%
Paul Mannweiler 81%
Richard McClain 84%
Robert Meeks 88%
Morris Mills 82%
Dean Mock 91%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 23%
Bruce Munson 81%
Michael Murphy 84%
Phyllis Pond 77%
Marvin Riegsecker 75%
Michael Ripley 84%
Paul Robertson 22%
William Ruppel 75%
Sue Scholer 81%
Gregory Dale Server 60%
Vi Simpson 53%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 41%
Becky Skillman 82%
Michael Smith 91%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 22%
Russell Stilwell 22%
W. Dale Sturtz 22%
Vern Tincher 22%
Jesse Villalpando 22%
Cleophus Washington 53%
Thomas Weatherwax 88%
Harold Wheeler 88%
Katie Wolf 41%
Dean Young 77%
David Yount, Sr. 81%

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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