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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Association of Business and Industry

2003 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 25%
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 0%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 0%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 0%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 100%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 25%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 25%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 100%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 0%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 25%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 0%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 100%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 0%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 0%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 50%
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 100%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 50%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 0%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 100%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 100%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 100%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 100%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 100%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 75%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 100%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 0%
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 50%
Carmine Boal 100%
Daniel Boddicker 100%
Effie Lee Boggess 100%
Robert John Brunkhorst 100%
Polly Bukta 0%
Danny Carroll 100%
Royd Chambers 100%
Michael Connolly 25%
John Connors 0%
Swati Dandekar 50%
Mark Davitt 0%
Betty De Boef 100%
Ervin Dennis 100%
Richard Drake 100%
George Eichhorn 100%
Jeffrey Elgin 100%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 0%
Romaine Foege 0%
Wayne Ford 25%
Eugene Fraise 25%
Mary Lou Freeman 75%
Marcella Frevert 0%
E. Thurman Gaskill 100%
Polly Granzow 100%
Jane Greimann 0%
Jim Hahn 100%
Dell Hanson 100%
Clarence Hoffman 100%
Jack Holveck 25%
Lance Horbach 100%
Julie Hosch 100%
Geri Huser 50%
Joe Hutter 100%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 100%
Libby Jacobs 100%
G. Willard Jenkins 100%
Gerald Jones 100%
Steve Kettering 100%
John Kibbie 25%
Ralph Klemme 100%
Kent Kramer 100%
Keith Kreiman 25%
Mark Kuhn 0%
James Kurtenbach 100%
David Lalk 100%
Jeffrey Lamberti 100%
Charles Larson, Jr. 100%
Steven Lukan 100%
Mary Lundby 66%
O. Gene Maddox 100%
Gene Manternach 100%
Kevin McCarthy 0%
Larry McKibben 100%
Paul McKinley 100%
Dolores Mertz 25%
David Miller 66%
Donovan Olson 25%
Robert Osterhaus 0%
John Putney 100%
Brian Quirk 50%
Scott Raecker 100%
Christopher Rants 100%
Daniel Rasmussen 100%
Michael Reasoner 50%
Donald Redfern 75%
Kitty Rehberg 100%
Rod Roberts 100%
Bill Schickel 75%
Neal Schuerer 100%
James Seymour 100%
Donald Shoultz 0%
Bryan Sievers 100%
Greg Stevens 25%
Roger Stewart 25%
Doug Struyk 50%
Kurt Swaim 25%
Rich Taylor 0%
Margaret Tinsman 100%
Dave Tjepkes 100%
Jodi Tymeson 100%
James Van Engelenhoven 100%
James Van Fossen 100%
Jim Van Fossen 100%
Kenneth Veenstra 100%
Steven Warnstadt 50%
Roger Wendt 0%
John Whitaker 25%
Wesley Whitead 25%
Ron Wieck 100%
Paul Wilderdyke 100%
Philip Wise 50%
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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