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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana Chamber of Commerce

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IN State House 1 Linda Lawson Democratic 39%
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 35%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 35%
IN State House 6 B. Patrick Bauer Democratic 28%
IN State House 9 Scott Pelath Democratic 38%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 37%
IN State House 18 David Alan Wolkins Republican 97%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 81%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 39%
IN State House 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 84%
IN State House 29 Kathy Kreag Richardson Republican 97%
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 93%
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 94%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 97%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 91%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 38%
IN State House 53 Bob Cherry Republican 90%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 71%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 94%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 97%
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 94%
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 96%
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 37%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 38%
IN State Senate 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 68%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 71%
IN State Senate 6 Dorothy Landske Republican 83%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 88%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 88%
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 88%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 92%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 88%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 94%
IN State Senate 22 Ron Alting Republican 92%
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 68%
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 88%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 96%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 76%
IN State Senate 35 R. Michael Young Republican 88%
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 75%
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 92%
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 75%
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 68%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 50%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 88%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 97%
Kent Adams 92%
R. Tiny Adams 38%
Robert Alderman 83%
William Alexa 71%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 76%
James Atterholt 86%
Dennis Avery 34%
Ralph Donald Ayres 47%
Bill Bailey 38%
Jeb Bardon 40%
Robert Bischoff 41%
Mark Blade 68%
Richard Bodiker, Sr. 38%
Lawrence Borst 90%
James Bottorff 35%
Anita Bowser 68%
Richard Bray 100%
Billie Breaux 64%
Mary Kay Budak 53%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 91%
Duane Cheney 38%
J. Murray Clark 92%
William Cochran 38%
Gary Cook 47%
William Crawford 40%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 67%
David Crooks 41%
Susan Crosby 38%
John Day 42%
Jerry Denbo 41%
Mae Dickinson 38%
Gary Dillon 77%
Chester Dobis 31%
Cleo Duncan 69%
Michael Dvorak 39%
Jeffrey Espich 100%
Timothy Fesko 78%
Ralph Foley 97%
David Ford 92%
John Gregory Frenz 41%
Craig Fry 28%
Beverly Gard 80%
Robert Garton 84%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 40%
Gloria Goeglein 75%
John Gregg 17%
Dale Grubb 35%
Joseph Harrison 96%
Brian Hasler 39%
Ron Herrell 35%
Robert Hoffman 91%
Glenn Howard 67%
Robert Jackman 92%
Steven Johnson 88%
Thomas Kromkowski 41%
Mark Kruzan 33%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 38%
Claire Leuck 38%
James Lewis, Jr. 72%
Ronald Liggett 38%
Jeffrey Linder 91%
Teresa Lubbers 92%
Larry Lutz 76%
Markt Lance Lytle 38%
Edmund Mahern 38%
Richard Mangus 78%
Paul Mannweiler 97%
Richard McClain 84%
Charles B. Meeks 83%
Robert Meeks 84%
Scott Mellinger 34%
Morris Mills 95%
Dean Mock 97%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 45%
Bruce Munson 80%
Michael Murphy 89%
Dennie Oxley II 41%
Phyllis Pond 81%
Marvin Riegsecker 92%
Michael Ripley 90%
Paul Robertson 38%
William Ruppel 70%
Sue Scholer 81%
Gregory Dale Server 68%
Vi Simpson 70%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 64%
Becky Skillman 88%
Michael Smith 94%
Samuel Smith, Jr. 68%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 39%
Russell Stilwell 38%
W. Dale Sturtz 43%
Vern Tincher 44%
John Ulmer 68%
Jesse Villalpando 38%
Cleophus Washington 60%
Thomas Weatherwax 92%
Jonathan David Weinzapfel 39%
Peggy Welch 38%
Harold Wheeler 88%
Katie Wolf 68%
Dean Young 74%
David Yount, Sr. 65%

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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