Rating Group: Illinois AFL-CIO

2009 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 24%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 8%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 92%
IL U.S. House-12 Michael Bost R 32%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 8%
IL State House-1 Daniel Burke D 95%
IL State House-2 Edward Acevedo D 95%
IL State House-3 Luis Arroyo, Sr. D 95%
IL State House-4 Cynthia Soto D 95%
IL State House-5 Kenneth Dunkin D 87%
IL State House-8 La Shawn Ford D 95%
IL State House-12 Sara Feigenholtz D 100%
IL State House-13 Greg Harris D 95%
IL State House-15 John D'Amico D 75%
IL State House-16 Lou Lang D 95%
IL State House-20 Michael McAuliffe R 45%
IL State House-22 Michael Madigan D 95%
IL State House-23 Michael Zalewski D 68%
IL State House-24 Elizabeth Hernandez D 95%
IL State House-25 Barbara Currie D 95%
IL State House-27 Monique Davis D 95%
IL State House-28 Robert Rita D 95%
IL State House-30 William Davis D 80%
IL State House-31 Mary Flowers D 80%
IL State House-32 André Thapedi D 95%
IL State House-38 Al Riley D 100%
IL State House-44 Fred Crespo D 55%
IL State House-47 Patricia Bellock R 5%
IL State House-49 Mike Fortner R 39%
IL State House-51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. R 32%
IL State House-57 Elaine Nekritz D 95%
IL State House-63 Jack Franks D 55%
IL State House-66 Michael Tryon R 25%
IL State House-70 Robert Pritchard R 52%
IL State House-72 Patrick Verschoore D 95%
IL State House-73 David Leitch R 25%
IL State House-74 Don Moffitt R 65%
IL State House-80 Anthony DeLuca D 95%
IL State House-82 Jim Durkin R 25%
IL State House-83 Linda Chapa LaVia D 95%
IL State House-85 Emily McAsey D 55%
IL State House-88 Keith Sommer R 5%
IL State House-92 Jehan Gordon-Booth D 55%
IL State House-101 Bill Mitchell R 38%
IL State House-105 Dan Brady R 32%
IL State House-107 John Cavaletto R 40%
IL State House-109 David Reis R 32%
IL State House-111 Dan Beiser D 75%
IL State House-113 Jay Hoffman D 75%
IL State House-114 Eddie Jackson, Sr. D 100%
IL State House-117 John Bradley D 75%
IL State House-118 Brandon Phelps D 75%
IL State Senate-1 Antonio Munoz D 95%
IL State Senate-2 William Delgado D 95%
IL State Senate-3 Mattie Hunter D 95%
IL State Senate-4 Kimberly Lightford D 90%
IL State Senate-6 John Cullerton D 95%
IL State Senate-7 Heather Steans D 95%
IL State Senate-8 Ira Silverstein D 75%
IL State Senate-11 Martin Sandoval D 95%
IL State Senate-13 Kwame Raoul D 95%
IL State Senate-16 Jacqui Collins D 75%
IL State Senate-17 Donne Trotter D 95%
IL State Senate-20 Iris Martinez D 95%
IL State Senate-21 Michael Connelly R 5%
IL State Senate-22 Michael Noland D 100%
IL State Senate-27 Matt Murphy R 35%
IL State Senate-30 Terry Link D 95%
IL State Senate-32 Pamela Althoff R 60%
IL State Senate-35 Dave Syverson R 60%
IL State Senate-39 Don Harmon D 95%
IL State Senate-40 Toi Hutchinson D 95%
IL State Senate-41 Christine Radogno R 40%
IL State Senate-42 Linda Holmes D 85%
IL State Senate-44 William Brady, Jr. R 20%
IL State Senate-45 Tim Bivins R 40%
IL State Senate-46 David Koehler D 85%
IL State Senate-47 John Sullivan D 85%
IL State Senate-51 Chapin Rose R 12%
IL State Senate-54 Kyle McCarter R 15%
IL State Senate-55 Dale Righter R 40%
IL State Senate-56 William Haine D 75%
IL State Senate-57 James Clayborne II D 100%
IL State Senate-58 David Luechtefeld R 55%
IL State Senate-59 Gary Forby D 100%
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino D 95%
IL Mayor-At-Large Franco Coladipietro R 40%
IL Supervisor-At-Large M. Maggie Crotty D 95%
IL Supervisor-At-Large Al Riley D 100%
IL Alderman-Ward 48 Harry Osterman D 95%
IL Commissioner-12 John Fritchey 48%
IL Treasurer Michael Frerichs D 95%
IL Board Member-20 Sidney Mathias 53%
IL Board Member-At-Large Dan Cronin 55%
IL Chairman-At-Large Christopher Lauzen R 20%
IL State Board of Education James Meeks D 65%
NA President Barack Obama II D 100%
Suzanne Bassi 12%
Melissa Bean 92%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 32%
Maria Berrios 95%
Judy Biggert 8%
Robert Biggins 40%
William Black 25%
Michael Boland 75%
Larry Bomke 65%
Michael Bond 75%
Rich Brauer 32%
James Brosnahan 68%
William Burns 95%
J. Burzynski 35%
Sandy Cole 25%
Annazette Collins 95%
Marlow Colvin 95%
Jerry Costello 100%
Elizabeth Coulson 47%
Tom Cross 25%
Shane Cultra 5%
Gary Dahl 35%
James DeLeo 95%
Deanna Demuzio 95%
Kirk Dillard 55%
Dan Duffy 20%
Lisa Dugan 75%
Roger Eddy 32%
Keith Farnham 55%
Robert Flider 75%
Paul Froehlich 55%
Susan Garrett 75%
Esther Golar 95%
Careen Gordon 60%
Deborah Graham 95%
Debbie Halvorson 92%
Julie Hamos 100%
Elizabeth Hannig 95%
Phil Hare 100%
Kay Hatcher 5%
Rickey Hendon 95%
Thomas Holbrook 75%
Constance Howard 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Michael Jacobs 95%
Naomi Jakobsson 95%
Charles Jefferson 95%
Tim Johnson 16%
John Jones 60%
Kevin Joyce 68%
Renée Kosel 32%
Dan Kotowski 90%
Joseph Lyons 67%
Edward Maloney 75%
Don Manzullo 0%
Karen May 75%
Kevin McCarthy 68%
John McGuire 95%
Deborah Mell 75%
Susana Mendoza 95%
David Miller 80%
John Millner 40%
Gerald Mitchell 52%
Rosemary Mulligan 12%
Richard Myers 32%
JoAnn Osmond 25%
Carole Pankau 60%
Sandra Pihos 19%
Raymond Poe 52%
Randy Ramey, Jr. 32%
Dennis Reboletti 40%
Dan Reitz 75%
Dale Risinger 55%
Dan Rutherford 35%
Kathleen Ryg 100%
Jim Sacia 52%
Skip Saviano 57%
Timothy Schmitz 25%
Aaron Schock 8%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 55%
Darlene Senger 39%
Michael Smith 95%
Ron Stephens 25%
Jil Tracy 52%
Arthur Turner, Sr. 95%
Louis Viverito 95%
Ronald Wait 32%
Mark Walker 55%
Eddie Washington 75%
James Watson 52%
A.J. Wilhelmi 95%
David Winters 32%
Karen Yarbrough 95%

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