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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Association of Business and Industry

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 83%
Margaret Tinsman 83%
Jeff Angelo 71%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 71%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 71%
Richard Drake 71%
Mary Lou Freeman 71%
E. Thurman Gaskill 71%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 71%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 71%
John Jensen 71%
Mary Kramer 71%
Jeffrey Lamberti 71%
O. Gene Maddox 71%
Larry McKibben 71%
Paul McKinley 71%
David Miller 71%
John Redwine 71%
Kitty Rehberg 71%
Neal Schuerer 71%
Mike Sexton 71%
Steven Sukup 71%
Kenneth Veenstra 71%
Geri Huser 66%
Russell Teig 66%
William Witt 60%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 57%
Rich Arnold 57%
Andra Atteberry 57%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 57%
Paul Bell 57%
Carmine Boal 57%
Daniel Boddicker 57%
Effie Lee Boggess 57%
Clyde Edward Bradley 57%
Barry Brauns 57%
Roger Broers 57%
Robert John Brunkhorst 57%
Danny Carroll 57%
Frank Chiodo 57%
Betty De Boef 57%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 57%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 57%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 57%
Russell James Eddie 57%
George Eichhorn 57%
Jeffrey Elgin 57%
Barbara Finch 57%
Wayne Ford 57%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 57%
Betty Grundberg 57%
Jim Hahn 57%
Brad Hansen 57%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 57%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 57%
Clarence Hoffman 57%
Lance Horbach 57%
Greg Hoversten 57%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 57%
Libby Jacobs 57%
G. Willard Jenkins 57%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 57%
Steve Kettering 57%
Keith Kreiman 57%
Charles Larson, Jr. 57%
Gene Manternach 57%
Dennis May 57%
Andy McKean 57%
Dolores Mertz 57%
Janet Metcalf 57%
David Millage 57%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 57%
Brian Quirk 57%
Scott Raecker 57%
Christopher Rants 57%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 57%
Leigh Rekow 57%
Sheldon Rittmer 57%
Rod Roberts 57%
Pat Shey 57%
J. Brent Siegrist 57%
Bryan Sievers 57%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 57%
Jodi Tymeson 57%
Phillip Tyrrell 57%
James Van Engelenhoven 57%
James Van Fossen 57%
Steven Warnstadt 57%
Richard Weidman 57%
Philip Wise 57%
Mark Zieman 57%
Michael Cormack 50%
Michael O'Brien 50%
Rebecca Reynolds 50%
Polly Bukta 42%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 42%
John Connors 42%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 42%
Steve Falck 42%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 42%
Romaine Foege 42%
Marcella Frevert 42%
Jane Greimann 42%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 42%
Mark Kuhn 42%
Rick Larkin 42%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 42%
Mary Lundby 42%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 42%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 42%
Richard Myers 42%
Robert Osterhaus 42%
Steven Richardson 42%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 42%
Donald Shoultz 42%
Greg Stevens 42%
Rich Taylor 42%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 42%
Mark Tremmel 42%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 42%
Merlin Bartz 40%
Teresa Garman 40%
JoAnn Mardelle Johnson 33%
Ralph Klemme 33%
Derryl McLaren 33%
Paul Scherrman 33%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 28%
Thomas Fiegen 28%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 28%
Donald Redfern 28%
Thomas Flynn 20%
Steven Hansen 20%
Patricia Joan Harper 20%
David Floyd Schrader 20%
Patrick Deluhery 16%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 16%
Bill Fink 16%
Johnie Hammond 16%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 14%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 14%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 14%
Jack Holveck 14%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 14%
Mark Shearer 14%
Betty Soukup 14%
Michael Connolly 0%
Eugene Fraise 0%
John Kibbie 0%

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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