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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Association of Business and Industry

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 100%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 100%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 100%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 60%
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 100%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 60%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 100%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 100%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 45%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 100%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 75%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 60%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 25%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 83%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 100%
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 80%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 100%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 60%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 80%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 100%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 91%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 60%
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 60%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 60%
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 12%
IA State Senate 32 Brian Schoenjahn Democratic 60%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 45%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 11%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 60%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 60%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 100%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 25%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 40%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 60%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 60%
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 16%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 16%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 8%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 100%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 33%
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 33%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 27%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 100%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 8%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 25%
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 25%
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 25%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 16%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 91%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 11%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 8%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 16%
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 100%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 25%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 18%
IA State House 92 Frank Wood Democratic 60%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 100%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 25%
IA Supervisor At-Large Doug Shull Republican 100%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 91%
Richard Anderson 100%
Jeff Angelo 100%
Rich Arnold 91%
Paul Bell 33%
Carmine Boal 100%
Robert John Brunkhorst 100%
Polly Bukta 25%
Danny Carroll 100%
Royd Chambers 100%
Michael Connolly 66%
Swati Dandekar 54%
Mark Davitt 33%
Betty De Boef 100%
George Eichhorn 91%
Jeffrey Elgin 83%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 11%
Romaine Foege 25%
Wayne Ford 18%
Eugene Fraise 60%
Mary Lou Freeman 91%
Marcella Frevert 8%
E. Thurman Gaskill 100%
Polly Granzow 100%
Jim Hahn 100%
Tom Hancock 60%
Clarence Hoffman 90%
Lance Horbach 100%
Geri Huser 50%
Joe Hutter 83%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 100%
Libby Jacobs 91%
G. Willard Jenkins 83%
Gerald Jones 87%
Jeff Kaufmann 100%
Steve Kettering 100%
John Kibbie 60%
Keith Kreiman 40%
Mark Kuhn 16%
James Kurtenbach 91%
David Lalk 100%
Jeffrey Lamberti 100%
Charles Larson, Jr. 100%
Steven Lukan 91%
Mary Lundby 100%
O. Gene Maddox 90%
Mike May 100%
Kevin McCarthy 16%
Larry McKibben 100%
Paul McKinley 100%
Dolores Mertz 25%
David Miller 100%
Dave Mulder 80%
Donovan Olson 25%
John Putney 100%
Brian Quirk 41%
Scott Raecker 91%
Christopher Rants 91%
Daniel Rasmussen 100%
Michael Reasoner 16%
Nathan Reichert 25%
Thomas Rielly 60%
Rod Roberts 100%
Bill Schickel 91%
Thomas Schueller 16%
James Seymour 100%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 33%
Donald Shoultz 16%
Roger Stewart 60%
Doug Struyk 91%
Kurt Swaim 33%
Rich Taylor 9%
Margaret Tinsman 100%
Dave Tjepkes 100%
Walt Tomenga 75%
Jodi Tymeson 100%
James Van Engelenhoven 100%
James Van Fossen 100%
Jim Van Fossen 91%
Pat Ward 100%
Steven Warnstadt 60%
Roger Wendt 16%
John Whitaker 16%
Wesley Whitead 25%
Ron Wieck 100%
Paul Wilderdyke 100%
Philip Wise 25%
Mark Zieman 100%
Ray Zirkelbach 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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