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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana Chamber of Commerce

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 27%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 27%
IN State House 6 Pat Bauer Democratic 27%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 27%
IN State House 18 David Wolkins Republican 64%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 82%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 36%
IN State House 29 Kathy Richardson Republican 91%
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 73%
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 91%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 91%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 91%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 36%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 82%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 73%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 91%
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 91%
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 82%
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 27%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 27%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 44%
IN State Senate 6 Sue Landske Republican 69%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 75%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 64%
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 75%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 81%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 81%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 82%
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 56%
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 81%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 88%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 69%
IN State Senate 35 Michael Young Republican 82%
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 75%
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 81%
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 55%
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 56%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 45%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 75%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 64%
Kent Adams 88%
R. Tiny Adams 30%
Robert Alderman 82%
William Alexa 50%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 60%
Dennis Avery 45%
Ralph Donald Ayres 45%
Bill Bailey 36%
Robert Bischoff 36%
Mark Blade 60%
Richard Bodiker, Sr. 36%
Lawrence Borst 75%
James Bottorff 36%
Anita Bowser 44%
Richard Bray 69%
Billie Breaux 44%
Mary Kay Budak 50%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 82%
J. Murray Clark 88%
William Cochran 27%
Gary Cook 36%
William Crawford 27%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 60%
David Crooks 36%
Susan Crosby 36%
John Day 30%
Jerry Denbo 36%
Mae Dickinson 18%
Chester Dobis 36%
Cleo Duncan 73%
Michael Dvorak 36%
Jeffrey Espich 82%
Timothy Fesko 82%
Ralph Foley 82%
David Ford 88%
John Gregory Frenz 18%
Craig Fry 36%
Beverly Gard 69%
Robert Garton 75%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 36%
Gloria Goeglein 82%
John Gregg 25%
Dale Grubb 36%
Joseph Harrison 93%
Brian Hasler 36%
Robert Hoffman 64%
Glenn Howard 47%
Robert Jackman 75%
Steven Johnson 80%
Thomas Kromkowski 36%
Mark Kruzan 36%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 36%
Claire Leuck 36%
James Lewis, Jr. 63%
Ronald Liggett 27%
Jeffrey Linder 91%
Teresa Lubbers 88%
Larry Lutz 27%
Markt Lance Lytle 36%
Edmund Mahern 36%
Richard Mangus 64%
Paul Mannweiler 91%
Richard McClain 82%
Robert Meeks 69%
Morris Mills 88%
Dean Mock 70%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 36%
Bruce Munson 73%
Michael Murphy 70%
Phyllis Pond 91%
Marvin Riegsecker 81%
Michael Ripley 100%
Paul Robertson 36%
William Ruppel 55%
Sue Scholer 82%
Gregory Dale Server 63%
Vi Simpson 44%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 53%
Becky Skillman 81%
Michael Smith 100%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 36%
Russell Stilwell 27%
W. Dale Sturtz 36%
Vern Tincher 36%
Jesse Villalpando 36%
Cleophus Washington 38%
Thomas Weatherwax 88%
Harold Wheeler 80%
Katie Wolf 56%
Dean Young 100%
David Yount, Sr. 73%

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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