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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois AFL-CIO

2009 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 95%
IL State Senate 32 Pamela Althoff Republican 60%
IL State House 3 Luis Arroyo Democratic 95%
Suzanne Bassi 12%
Melissa Bean 92%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 32%
IL State House 111 Dan Beiser Democratic 75%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 5%
IL State House 39 Maria Berrios Democratic 95%
Judy Biggert 8%
Robert Biggins 40%
IL State Senate 45 Tim Bivins Republican 40%
William Black 25%
Michael Boland 75%
Larry Bomke 65%
Michael Bond 75%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 32%
IL State House 117 John Bradley Democratic 75%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 32%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 20%
IL State House 87 Rich Brauer Republican 32%
James Brosnahan 68%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 95%
IL Alderman Ward 4 William Burns 95%
J. Burzynski 35%
IL State House 107 John Cavaletto Republican 40%
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 95%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 100%
IL Village President At-Large Franco Coladipietro Republican 40%
Sandy Cole 25%
Annazette Collins 95%
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 75%
Marlow Colvin 95%
IL State Senate 21 Michael Connelly Republican 5%
Jerry Costello 100%
Elizabeth Coulson 47%
IL State House 44 Fred Crespo Democratic 55%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 55%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 25%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 95%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 95%
Shane Cultra 5%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 95%
Gary Dahl 35%
IL State House 15 John D'Amico Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 95%
IL State House 30 William Davis Democratic 80%
James DeLeo 95%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 95%
IL State House 80 Anthony DeLuca Democratic 95%
Deanna Demuzio 95%
Kirk Dillard 55%
IL State Senate 26 Dan Duffy Republican 20%
Lisa Dugan 75%
IL State House 5 Kenneth Dunkin Democratic 87%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 25%
Roger Eddy 32%
Keith Farnham 55%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 100%
IL Director of Department of Agriculture Robert Flider Democratic 75%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 80%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 100%
IL State House 8 La Shawn Ford Democratic 95%
IL State House 49 Mike Fortner Republican 39%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 92%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 55%
IL State Senate 52 Michael Frerichs Democratic 95%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 48%
Paul Froehlich 55%
Susan Garrett 75%
IL State House 6 Esther Golar Democratic 95%
Careen Gordon 60%
IL State House 92 Jehan Gordon-Booth Democratic 55%
IL Alderman Ward 29 Deborah Graham Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL State Senate 56 William Haine Democratic 75%
Debbie Halvorson 92%
Julie Hamos 100%
Elizabeth Hannig 95%
Phil Hare 100%
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 95%
IL State House 13 Greg Harris Democratic 95%
IL State House 50 Kay Hatcher Republican 5%
Rickey Hendon 95%
IL State House 24 Elizabeth Hernandez Democratic 95%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 75%
Thomas Holbrook 75%
IL State Senate 42 Linda Holmes Democratic 85%
Constance Howard 95%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 50%
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 95%
IL State Senate 40 Toi Hutchinson Democratic 95%
IL State House 114 Eddie Jackson, Sr. Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
IL State Senate 36 Michael Jacobs Democratic 95%
IL State House 103 Naomi Jakobsson Democratic 95%
Charles Jefferson 95%
Tim Johnson 16%
John Jones 60%
Kevin Joyce 68%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 24%
IL State Senate 46 David Koehler Democratic 85%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 32%
IL State Senate 28 Dan Kotowski Democratic 90%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 95%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 20%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 25%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 90%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 55%
Joseph Lyons 67%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 95%
Edward Maloney 75%
Don Manzullo 0%
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 95%
Sidney Mathias 53%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 95%
Karen May 75%
IL State House 85 Emily McAsey Democratic 55%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 45%
IL State Senate 54 Kyle McCarter Republican 15%
Kevin McCarthy 68%
John McGuire 95%
James Meeks 65%
Deborah Mell 75%
Susana Mendoza 95%
David Miller 80%
John Millner 40%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 38%
Gerald Mitchell 52%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 65%
Rosemary Mulligan 12%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 95%
IL State Senate 27 Matt Murphy Republican 35%
Richard Myers 32%
IL State House 57 Elaine Nekritz Democratic 95%
IL State Senate 22 Michael Noland Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
JoAnn Osmond 25%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 95%
Carole Pankau 60%
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 75%
IL State House 48 Sandra Pihos Republican 19%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 52%
IL State House 70 Robert Pritchard Republican 52%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 40%
Randy Ramey, Jr. 32%
IL State Senate 13 Kwame Raoul Democratic 95%
IL State House 45 Dennis Reboletti Republican 40%
IL State House 109 David Reis Republican 32%
Dan Reitz 75%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 40%
IL State House 38 Al Riley Democratic 100%
IL Supervisor At-Large Al Riley Democratic 100%
Dale Risinger 55%
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 95%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 12%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 35%
Kathleen Ryg 100%
Jim Sacia 52%
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 95%
Skip Saviano 57%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 8%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 55%
IL State House 41 Darlene Senger Republican 39%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 8%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 75%
Michael Smith 95%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 5%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 95%
IL State Senate 7 Heather Steans Democratic 95%
Ron Stephens 25%
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 32%
IL State Senate 47 John Sullivan Democratic 85%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 60%
IL State House 32 André Thapedi Democratic 95%
IL State House 94 Jil Tracy Republican 52%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 95%
IL State House 66 Michael Tryon Republican 25%
Arthur Turner 95%
IL State House 72 Patrick Verschoore Democratic 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%
IL State House 23 Michael Zalewski Democratic 68%

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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