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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Association of Business and Industry

2005 Positions

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