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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI Supervisor 10 John Ainsworth 88%
Marc Duff 88%
Stephen Freese 88%
Mark Gundrum 88%
David Hutchison 88%
Suzanne Jeskewitz 88%
Bonnie Ladwig 88%
Carol Owens 88%
WI State Senate 29 Jerry Petrowski Republican 88%
Mark Pettis 88%
Michael Powers 88%
Kitty Rhoades 88%
Lorraine Seratti 88%
John Townsend 88%
Frank Urban 88%
Daniel Vrakas 88%
Robert Ziegelbauer 88%
Joe Handrick 86%
WI State Assembly 55 Dean Kaufert Republican 86%
WI State Senate 2 Robert Cowles Republican 83%
WI State Senate 8 Alberta Darling Republican 83%
Margaret Farrow 83%
WI State Senate 13 Scott Fitzgerald Republican 83%
Joanne Huelsman 83%
WI State Senate 28 Mary Lazich Republican 83%
Mary Panzer 83%
Peggy Rosenzweig 83%
WI State Senate 17 Dale Schultz Republican 83%
Robert Welch 83%
David Brandemuehl 75%
Steven Foti 75%
John Gard 75%
Robert Goetsch 75%
Scott Gunderson 75%
Eugene Hahn 75%
Timothy Hoven 75%
Jean Hundertmark 75%
Scott Richard Jensen 75%
DuWayne Johnsrud 75%
WI State Senate 11 Neal Kedzie Republican 75%
Carol Kelso 75%
WI State Assembly 27 Steven Kestell Republican 75%
Robin Kreibich 75%
WI State Senate 1 Frank Lasee Republican 75%
WI State Senate 9 Joseph Leibham Republican 75%
WI Public Service Commission Chair Phil Montgomery 75%
Terry Musser 75%
WI State Assembly 33 Stephen Nass Republican 75%
Cloyd Porter 75%
Jeffrey Stone 75%
Tom Sykora 75%
Gregg Underheim 75%
Joan Wade Spillner 75%
WI Governor Scott Walker Republican 75%
David Ward 75%
Steve Wieckert 75%
Sheryl Albers 71%
Rick Skindrud 71%
WI State Senate 19 Michael Ellis Republican 67%
Alan Lasee 67%
Carol Roessler 67%
Brian Rude 67%
David Zien 67%
Larry Balow 63%
WI State Senate 20 Glenn Grothman Republican 63%
Judith Klusman 63%
James Kreuser 63%
Lee Meyerhofer 63%
WI State Senate 14 Luther Olsen Republican 63%
WI State Assembly 3 Alvin Ott Republican 63%
WI Supervisor 13 Joe Plouff 63%
Tony Staskunas 63%
John Steinbrink 63%
Scott Suder 63%
Sarah Waukau 63%
Wayne Wood 63%
Michael Lehman 57%
James Baumgart 50%
Roger Breske 50%
Brian Burke 50%
Charles Chvala 50%
Alice Clausing 50%
David Cullen 50%
Russell Decker 50%
Gary Francis Drzewiecki 50%
WI State Senate 27 Jon Erpenbach Democratic 50%
Gary George 50%
Richard Grobschmidt 50%
Barbara Gronemus 50%
Tom Hebl 50%
Mary Hubler 50%
WI State Senate 25 Robert Jauch Democratic 50%
Margaret Krusick 50%
John La Fave 50%
WI State Senate 24 Julie Lassa Democratic 50%
Mark Meyer 50%
Rodney Moen 50%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 50%
Kimberly Plache 50%
WI Railroad Commissioner Jeffrey Plale Democratic 50%
Martin Reynolds 50%
WI State Senate 26 Fred Risser Democratic 50%
Judith Robson 50%
Kevin Shibilski 50%
WI State Senate 22 Robert Wirch Democratic 50%
Frank Boyle 38%
WI State Senate 3 Timothy Carpenter Democratic 38%
Pedro Colon 38%
Donald Hasenohrl 38%
Dan Schooff 38%
Gary Sherman 38%
Sheldon Wasserman 38%
John Joseph Ryba 33%
WI State Senate 21 John Lehman Democratic 29%
Marlin Schneider 29%
David Travis 29%
WI State Assembly 77 Terese Berceau Democratic 25%
Spencer Black 25%
Peter Bock 25%
G. Spencer Coggs 25%
Gregory Huber 25%
Shirley Krug 25%
WI State Senate 16 Mark Miller Democratic 25%
Johnnie Morris 25%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 25%
WI State Assembly 19 Jon Richards Democratic 25%
Antonio Riley 25%
WI State Assembly 20 Christine Sinicki Democratic 25%
Robert Turner 25%
WI State Assembly 16 Leon Young Democratic 25%
Annette Williams 17%

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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