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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois AFL-CIO

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Suzanne Bassi 22%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 34%
Robert Biggins 37%
William Black 38%
Michael Boland 84%
Larry Bomke 58%
Evelyn Bowles 100%
Richard Bradley 94%
James Brosnahan 82%
Joel Brunsvold 93%
Robert Bugielski 85%
J. Burzynski 27%
Ralph Capparelli 86%
Elizabeth Coulson 22%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 16%
Julie Curry 86%
Lee Daniels 29%
Thomas Dart 94%
Steve Davis 100%
James DeLeo 90%
Miguel Del Valle 90%
Vince Demuzio 100%
Kirk Dillard 36%
Laura Kent Donahue 29%
Walter Dudycz 54%
Judy Erwin 74%
James Fowler 88%
Susan Garrett 60%
Lauren Beth Gash 87%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 43%
Michael Giglio 100%
Calvin Giles 96%
Kurt Granberg 86%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Julie Hamos 100%
Gary Hannig 97%
Charles Hartke 84%
Brent Hassert 33%
Carl Hawkinson 58%
Rickey Hendon 100%
Douglas Hoeft 30%
Thomas Holbrook 92%
Constance Howard 100%
Dennis Jacobs 90%
Thomas Lee Johnson 20%
Tim Johnson 52%
Emil Jones, Jr. 100%
John Jones 32%
Lovana Jones 100%
Shirley Jones 90%
Wendell Jones 39%
Doris Karpiel 43%
Howard Kenner 100%
Dick Klemm 43%
Gwenn Klingler 45%
Carolyn Krause 28%
I. Ronald Lawfer 10%
Patricia Lindner 26%
Edgar Lopez 94%
Eileen Lyons 12%
Joseph Lyons 94%
Robert Madigan 60%
William Mahar 53%
John Maitland, Jr. 49%
Sidney Mathias 31%
Kevin McCarthy 75%
John McGuire 91%
Larry McKeon 94%
James Meyer 56%
Gerald Mitchell 30%
Robert Molaro 82%
Andrea Moore 22%
Charles Morrow III 92%
Rosemary Mulligan 41%
Harold Murphy 89%
Judith Myers 32%
Richard Myers 23%
N. Duane Noland 36%
John Philip Novak 86%
Mary O'Brien 88%
William A O'Connor 72%
William O'Daniel 71%
Patrick O'Malley 49%
Timothy Osmond 30%
Carole Pankau 30%
Terry Parke 20%
Kathleen Parker 43%
Vincent Persico 36%
William Peterson 43%
Edward Petka 26%
James Philip 35%
Steven Rauschenberger 16%
Dan Reitz 90%
Carol Ronen 100%
Tom Ryder 31%
Skip Saviano 77%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 97%
Douglas Scott 87%
George Scully, Jr. 88%
George Shadid 90%
Wanda J Sharp 86%
William Shaw 86%
Todd Sieben 53%
Sonia Silva 94%
Cal Skinner 20%
Ricca Slone 100%
Margaret Smith 94%
Michael Smith 100%
Ron Stephens 27%
Todd Stroger 89%
Dave Sullivan 40%
Arthur Tenhouse 26%
Arthur Turner 88%
John Turner 12%
Louis Viverito 79%
Ronald Wait 14%
Lawrence Walsh 83%
Thomas Walsh 39%
Frank Watson 36%
Stanley Blake Weaver 43%
Patrick Welch 83%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 36%
David Winters 21%
David Wirsing 40%
Kathleen Wojcik 25%
Larry Woolard 97%
Wyvetter Younge 100%
Anne Zickus 21%
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 94%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 91%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 100%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 84%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 81%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 97%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 92%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 94%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 100%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 86%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 72%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 89%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 94%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 95%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 94%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 87%
IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan Democratic 83%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 91%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 86%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 90%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 92%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 90%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 100%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 12%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 60%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 25%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 51%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 32%
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 12%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 33%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 12%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 26%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 40%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 62%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 73%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 72%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 24%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 48%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 32%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 37%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 14%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 10%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 23%

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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