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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Association of Business and Industry

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Anderson 83%
Jeff Angelo 75%
Rich Arnold 100%
Paul Bell 66%
Carmine Boal 83%
Robert John Brunkhorst 75%
Polly Bukta 20%
Danny Carroll 83%
Royd Chambers 80%
Michael Connolly 50%
Swati Dandekar 50%
Mark Davitt 16%
Betty De Boef 66%
George Eichhorn 83%
Jeffrey Elgin 83%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 16%
Romaine Foege 20%
Wayne Ford 0%
Eugene Fraise 50%
Mary Lou Freeman 83%
Marcella Frevert 20%
E. Thurman Gaskill 50%
Polly Granzow 66%
Jim Hahn 75%
Tom Hancock 75%
Clarence Hoffman 83%
Lance Horbach 100%
Geri Huser 83%
Joe Hutter 83%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 75%
Libby Jacobs 83%
G. Willard Jenkins 66%
Gerald Jones 83%
Jeff Kaufmann 83%
Steve Kettering 50%
John Kibbie 50%
Keith Kreiman 25%
Mark Kuhn 16%
James Kurtenbach 100%
David Lalk 100%
Jeffrey Lamberti 50%
Charles Larson, Jr. 75%
Steven Lukan 83%
Mary Lundby 75%
O. Gene Maddox 83%
Mike May 83%
Kevin McCarthy 66%
Larry McKibben 50%
Paul McKinley 75%
Dolores Mertz 66%
David Miller 100%
Dave Mulder 66%
Donovan Olson 16%
John Putney 50%
Brian Quirk 66%
Scott Raecker 83%
Christopher Rants 83%
Daniel Rasmussen 100%
Michael Reasoner 50%
Nathan Reichert 50%
Thomas Rielly 50%
Rod Roberts 83%
Bill Schickel 83%
Thomas Schueller 16%
James Seymour 50%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 40%
Donald Shoultz 33%
Roger Stewart 50%
Doug Struyk 83%
Kurt Swaim 50%
Rich Taylor 16%
Margaret Tinsman 50%
Dave Tjepkes 83%
Walt Tomenga 83%
Jodi Tymeson 83%
James Van Engelenhoven 83%
James Van Fossen 100%
Jim Van Fossen 83%
Pat Ward 50%
Steven Warnstadt 75%
Roger Wendt 16%
John Whitaker 33%
Wesley Whitead 16%
Ron Wieck 75%
Paul Wilderdyke 83%
Philip Wise 50%
Mark Zieman 100%
Ray Zirkelbach 16%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 50%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 50%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 25%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 20%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 50%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 16%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 16%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 50%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 33%
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 33%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 33%
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 16%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 33%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 50%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 20%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 50%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 33%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 33%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 16%
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 33%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 16%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 32 Brian Schoenjahn Democratic 50%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 50%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 33%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 16%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 50%
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 16%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 20%
IA State House 92 Frank Wood Democratic 50%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 100%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 66%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 75%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 50%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 100%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 83%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 100%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 83%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 100%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 83%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 100%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 83%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 50%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 100%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 100%
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 33%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 83%
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 83%
IA Supervisor At-Large Doug Shull Republican 50%
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 83%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 83%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 100%
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 50%

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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