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Rating Group: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

2007-2008 Positions on Reproductive Rights

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 47%
MI Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley Republican 47%
MI State House 84 Terry Brown Democratic 60%
MI State Senate 1 Coleman Young II Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 2 Bert Johnson Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 3 Morris Hood III Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 4 Virgil Smith, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 8 Hoon-Yung Hopgood Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 9 Steven Bieda Democratic 87%
MI State Senate 10 Tory Rocca Republican 60%
MI State Senate 11 Jack Brandenburg Republican 31%
MI State Senate 12 James Marleau Republican 43%
MI State Senate 16 Bruce Caswell Republican 40%
MI State Senate 18 Rebekah Warren Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 19 Michael Nofs Republican 53%
MI State Senate 21 John Proos IV Republican 53%
MI State Senate 22 Joe Hune Republican 40%
MI State Senate 24 Rick Jones Republican 53%
MI State Senate 25 Phil Pavlov Republican 40%
MI State Senate 26 Dave Robertson Republican 27%
MI State Senate 29 Dave Hildenbrand Republican 40%
MI State Senate 30 Arlan Meekhof Republican 33%
MI State Senate 33 Judy Emmons Republican 40%
MI State Senate 34 Goeff Hansen Republican 47%
MI State Senate 35 Darwin Booher Republican 33%
MI State Senate 36 John Moolenaar Republican 40%
MI State Senate 37 Howard Walker Republican 27%
MI State Senate 38 Tom Casperson Republican 47%
MI Supervisor At-Large Philip LaJoy Republican 53%
MI Trustee At-Large David Law Republican 53%
MI Council Member At-Large John Pastor Republican 27%
MI Commissioner 2 Brenda Clack Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 3 Rick Shaffer Republican 40%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 8 Neal Nitz Republican 40%
MI Commissioner 9 Fred Miller Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 12 Richard LeBlanc Democratic 60%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 67%
MI Treasurer Andy Dillon No Party Affiliation 60%
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 92%
Daniel Acciavatti 40%
Dave Agema 27%
Jason Allen 67%
Fran Amos 60%
Kathy Angerer 53%
Richard Ball 60%
James Barcia 57%
Joan Bauer 100%
Douglas Bennett 100%
Patricia Birkholz 67%
Michael Bishop 67%
Elizabeth Brater 100%
Cameron Brown 67%
Pam Byrnes 100%
Barbara Byrum 100%
Nancy Cassis 67%
Bill Caul 36%
Marsha Cheeks 100%
Deborah Cherry 100%
Ed Clemente 60%
Paul Condino 100%
Bob Constan 60%
Marc Corriveau 87%
Andrew Coulouris 87%
Alan Cropsey 67%
George Cushingberry, Jr. 100%
Robert Dean 60%
Craig DeRoche 36%
Marie Donigan 100%
Kate Ebli 67%
Kevin Elsenheimer 27%
John Espinoza 53%
Barbara Farrah 100%
Edward Gaffney 60%
Valdemar Garcia 71%
John Garfield 17%
Tom George 67%
Matthew Gillard 100%
Lee Gonzales 100%
Kevin Green 42%
Martin Griffin 60%
Richard Hammel 100%
Ted Hammon 87%
Bill Hardiman 67%
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 7%
Kenneth Horn 40%
Shanelle Jackson 77%
Gilda Jacobs 100%
Ron Jelinek 67%
Robert Jones 100%
Martin Knollenberg 27%
Wayne Kuipers 63%
Michael Lahti 60%
Kathleen Law 100%
Gabriel Leland 100%
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 100%
Steven Lindberg 100%
Jeff Mayes 60%
Gary McDowell 60%
Michelle McManus 67%
Mark Meadows 100%
Andy Meisner 100%
Tim Melton 93%
Kim Meltzer 31%
Tim Moore 53%
Chuck Moss 36%
Dennis Olshove 67%
Paul Opsommer 27%
Brian Palmer 7%
David Palsrok 40%
Bruce Patterson 67%
Thomas Pearce 47%
Gino Polidori 87%
Michael Prusi 100%
Michael Sak 53%
Alan Sanborn 75%
Mark Schauer 100%
Tonya Schuitmaker 53%
Bettie Scott 100%
Fulton Sheen 29%
Joel Sheltrown 53%
Mike Simpson 60%
Alma Smith 100%
Dudley Spade 53%
John Stahl 27%
John Stakoe 40%
Tony Stamas 67%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 75%
Mickey Switalski 100%
Samuel Thomas III 100%
Steven Tobocman 100%
Aldo Vagnozzi 100%
Mary Valentine 100%
Gerald Van Woerkom 67%
Christopher Ward 33%
Lorence Wenke 47%
Lisa Wojno 80%

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.

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