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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Association of Business and Industry

2007 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 100
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 100
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 14
IA State House 11 Gary Worthan Republican 100
IA State House 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 100
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 22 Greg Forristall Republican 85
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 100
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 16
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 14
IA State House 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 0
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 14
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 14
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 14
IA State House 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 100
IA State House 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 100
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 100
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 14
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 20
IA State House 66 Art Staed Democratic 14
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 100
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 14
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 14
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 14
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 42
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 14
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 83
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 14
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 14
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 14
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 100
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 14
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 14
IA State House 94 Linda Miller Republican 85
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 85
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 14
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 14
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 14
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 100
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 14
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 14
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 100
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 14
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 14
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 14
IA State Senate 32 Brian Schoenjahn Democratic 14
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 14
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 28
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 14
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 14
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 14
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 28
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 14
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 100
Dwayne Alons 100
Richard Anderson 71
Jeff Angelo 57
Staci Appel 14
Rich Arnold 100
McKinley Bailey 14
Daryl Beall 14
Paul Bell 14
Dennis Black 14
Carmine Boal 100
Nancy Boettger 100
Polly Bukta 14
Royd Chambers 100
Dan Clute 85
Michael Connolly 14
Swati Dandekar 14
Mark Davitt 14
Betty De Boef 100
Romaine Foege 14
Wayne Ford 16
Eugene Fraise 14
Marcella Frevert 14
E. Thurman Gaskill 66
Elesha Gayman 14
Polly Granzow 85
Sandy Greiner 100
Jim Hahn 100
Tom Hancock 28
David Hartsuch 100
Jack Hatch 16
Bill Heckroth 14
Clarence Hoffman 85
Lance Horbach 100
Hubert Houser 85
Geri Huser 16
Libby Jacobs 66
Jeff Kaufmann 85
Doris Kelley 14
Steve Kettering 85
John Kibbie 14
Keith Kreiman 28
Mark Kuhn 14
Steven Lukan 100
Mary Lundby 50
Mike May 100
Kevin McCarthy 14
Larry McKibben 85
Paul McKinley 100
Dolores Mertz 42
Dave Mulder 60
Pat Murphy 14
Larry Noble 71
Rich Olive 28
Donovan Olson 14
Steven Olson 100
Tyler Olson 14
Eric Palmer 14
John Putney 100
Brian Quirk 42
Scott Raecker 83
Christopher Rants 100
Daniel Rasmussen 100
Henry Rayhons 100
Michael Reasoner 14
Nathan Reichert 14
Thomas Rielly 28
Rod Roberts 100
Bill Schickel 83
Becky Schmitz 14
Thomas Schueller 14
James Seymour 85
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 14
Roger Stewart 14
Doug Struyk 71
Kurt Swaim 14
Rich Taylor 28
Roger Thomas 14
Dave Tjepkes 85
Walt Tomenga 71
Jodi Tymeson 100
James Van Engelenhoven 100
James Van Fossen 100
Pat Ward 57
Steven Warnstadt 14
Roger Wendt 14
Andrew Wenthe 14
John Whitaker 14
Wesley Whitead 14
Ron Wieck 100
Tami Wiencek 71
Philip Wise 14
Frank Wood 14
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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