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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Association of Business and Industry

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 100%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 100%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 100%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 55%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 100%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 100%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 100%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 100%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 40%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 50%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 50%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 100%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 80%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 55%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 90%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 55%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 50%
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 50%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 50%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 90%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 50%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 50%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 50%
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 100%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 60%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 50%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 100%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 44%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 100%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 55%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 66%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 100%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 100%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 77%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 55%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 66%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 77%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 55%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 100%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 100%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 55%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 55%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 44%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 77%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 100%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 66%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 77%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 50%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 100%
IA Supervisor At-Large Doug Shull Republican 100%
Jeff Angelo 100%
Rich Arnold 100%
Paul Bell 60%
Carmine Boal 100%
Robert John Brunkhorst 100%
Polly Bukta 50%
Danny Carroll 100%
Royd Chambers 100%
Michael Connolly 55%
Swati Dandekar 70%
Mark Davitt 50%
Betty De Boef 100%
George Eichhorn 100%
Jeffrey Elgin 100%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 42%
Romaine Foege 50%
Wayne Ford 55%
Eugene Fraise 66%
Mary Lou Freeman 100%
Marcella Frevert 50%
E. Thurman Gaskill 100%
Polly Granzow 100%
Clarence Hoffman 100%
Lance Horbach 100%
Geri Huser 77%
Joe Hutter 90%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 100%
Libby Jacobs 100%
G. Willard Jenkins 100%
Gerald Jones 100%
Steve Kettering 100%
John Kibbie 66%
Keith Kreiman 44%
Mark Kuhn 50%
James Kurtenbach 100%
David Lalk 100%
Jeffrey Lamberti 100%
Charles Larson, Jr. 0%
Steven Lukan 100%
Mary Lundby 88%
O. Gene Maddox 100%
Kevin McCarthy 50%
Larry McKibben 100%
Paul McKinley 100%
Dolores Mertz 80%
David Miller 100%
Donovan Olson 50%
John Putney 100%
Brian Quirk 70%
Scott Raecker 100%
Christopher Rants 100%
Daniel Rasmussen 100%
Michael Reasoner 60%
Rod Roberts 88%
Bill Schickel 80%
James Seymour 100%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 60%
Donald Shoultz 50%
Roger Stewart 66%
Doug Struyk 80%
Kurt Swaim 50%
Rich Taylor 50%
Margaret Tinsman 100%
Dave Tjepkes 100%
Jodi Tymeson 100%
James Van Engelenhoven 100%
James Van Fossen 100%
Jim Van Fossen 100%
Pat Ward 100%
Steven Warnstadt 66%
Roger Wendt 55%
John Whitaker 50%
Wesley Whitead 44%
Ron Wieck 100%
Paul Wilderdyke 100%
Philip Wise 55%
Mark Zieman 100%

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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