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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois AFL-CIO

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Michael Boland 100%
Evelyn Bowles 100%
James Brosnahan 100%
Joel Brunsvold 100%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 100%
Julie Curry 100%
Thomas Dart 100%
Steve Davis 100%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 100%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 100%
James Fowler 100%
Kurt Granberg 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Rickey Hendon 100%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 100%
Thomas Holbrook 100%
Constance Howard 100%
Dennis Jacobs 100%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 100%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 100%
Kevin McCarthy 100%
John McGuire 100%
Harold Murphy 100%
John Philip Novak 100%
Mary O'Brien 100%
Dan Reitz 100%
Robert Ryan, Jr. 100%
George Scully, Jr. 100%
Ricca Slone 100%
Margaret Smith 100%
Michael Smith 100%
Lawrence Walsh 100%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 96%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 96%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 96%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 96%
Gary Hannig 96%
Charles Hartke 96%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 96%
Larry McKeon 96%
Arthur Turner 96%
Richard Bradley 95%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 95%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 95%
Vince Demuzio 95%
Emil Jones, Jr. 95%
Shirley Jones 95%
Howard Kenner 95%
Karen May 95%
Charles Morrow III 95%
William Shaw 95%
Wyvetter Younge 95%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 94%
James DeLeo 94%
Miguel Del Valle 94%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 94%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 94%
Robert Molaro 94%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 94%
Carol Ronen 94%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 94%
Louis Viverito 94%
Calvin Giles 93%
Julie Hamos 93%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 93%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 92%
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 91%
Robert Bugielski 91%
Ralph Capparelli 91%
Annazette Collins 91%
Lovana Jones 91%
Joseph Lyons 91%
Susana Mendoza 91%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 91%
David Miller 90%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 89%
IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan Democratic 89%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 89%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 89%
George Shadid 89%
Larry Woolard 89%
Patrick Welch 85%
Karen Yarbrough 79%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 70%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 68%
Judy Erwin 66%
Susan Garrett 66%
Skip Saviano 66%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 65%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 62%
Dave Sullivan 62%
William A O'Connor 61%
Dick Klemm 58%
James Meyer 57%
James Philip 53%
Carolyn Krause 52%
William O'Daniel 52%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 52%
Gwenn Klingler 50%
Rosemary Mulligan 49%
William Mahar 48%
William Peterson 48%
Walter Dudycz 47%
Doris Karpiel 47%
Edward Petka 47%
Brent Hassert 46%
Gerald Mitchell 45%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 45%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 44%
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 44%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 44%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 42%
Patrick O'Malley 42%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 40%
Thomas Lee Johnson 39%
Sidney Mathias 39%
J. Burzynski 38%
John Jones 38%
Elizabeth Coulson 37%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 37%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 37%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 37%
David Winters 37%
Timothy Osmond 36%
Carole Pankau 35%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 34%
Larry Bomke 32%
Kirk Dillard 32%
Carl Hawkinson 32%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 32%
Judith Myers 32%
N. Duane Noland 32%
Frank Watson 32%
Suzanne Bassi 31%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 31%
Thomas Walsh 31%
Stanley Blake Weaver 31%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 30%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 30%
Terry Parke 30%
Tom Berns 29%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 29%
I. Ronald Lawfer 29%
Anne Zickus 29%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 28%
Richard Myers 28%
William Black 27%
Lee Daniels 27%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 27%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 27%
Wendell Jones 26%
Steven Rauschenberger 26%
Todd Sieben 26%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 25%
Robert Biggins 25%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 24%
Arthur Tenhouse 22%
Ronald Wait 22%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 21%
David Wirsing 21%
Kathleen Wojcik 21%
Patricia Lindner 20%
Eileen Lyons 20%
Douglas Hoeft 19%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 17%
Laura Kent Donahue 16%
Kathleen Parker 16%
Rosemary Kurtz 15%

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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