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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business

2009-2010 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 1 Garey Bies Republican 88%
WI State Assembly 3 Alvin Ott Republican 56%
WI State Assembly 6 Gary Tauchen Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 9 Josh Zepnick Democratic 33%
WI State Assembly 10 Sandra Pasch Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 12 Frederick Kessler Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 16 Leon Young Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 19 Jon Richards Democratic 13%
WI State Assembly 20 Christine Sinicki Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 22 Don Pridemore Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 23 Jim Ott Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 24 Dan Knodl Republican 78%
WI State Assembly 27 Steven Kestell Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 29 John Murtha Republican 88%
WI State Assembly 33 Stephen Nass Republican 100%
WI State Assembly 36 Jeffrey Mursau Republican 100%
WI State Assembly 38 Joel Kleefisch Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 40 Kevin Petersen Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 41 Joan Ballweg Republican 78%
WI State Assembly 42 Keith Ripp Republican 78%
WI State Assembly 43 Andy Jorgensen Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 46 Gary Hebl Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 50 Ed Brooks Republican 78%
WI State Assembly 54 Gordon Hintz Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 55 Dean Kaufert Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 57 Penny Bernard Schaber Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 58 Pat Strachota Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 59 Daniel LeMahieu Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 61 Samantha Kerkman Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 63 Robin Vos Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 64 Peter Barca Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 66 Cory Mason Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 70 Amy Vruwink Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 73 Nick Milroy Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 77 Terese Berceau Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 80 Sondy Pope Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 81 Fred Clark Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 87 Mary Williams Republican 78%
WI State Assembly 89 John Nygren Republican 89%
WI State Assembly 92 Chris Danou Democratic 22%
WI State Assembly 96 Lee Nerison Republican 67%
WI State Assembly 97 Bill Kramer Republican 89%
WI State Senate 2 Robert Cowles Republican 100%
WI State Senate 3 Timothy Carpenter Democratic 0%
WI State Senate 4 Lena Taylor Democratic 0%
WI State Senate 5 Leah Vukmir Republican 89%
WI State Senate 8 Alberta Darling Republican 83%
WI State Senate 9 Joseph Leibham Republican 100%
WI State Senate 10 Sheila Harsdorf Republican 100%
WI State Senate 11 Neal Kedzie Republican 100%
WI State Senate 13 Scott Fitzgerald Republican 83%
WI State Senate 14 Luther Olsen Republican 83%
WI State Senate 16 Mark Miller Democratic 0%
WI State Senate 17 Dale Schultz Republican 83%
WI State Senate 19 Michael Ellis Republican 100%
WI State Senate 20 Glenn Grothman Republican 100%
WI State Senate 21 John Lehman Democratic 0%
WI State Senate 22 Robert Wirch Democratic 0%
WI State Senate 24 Julie Lassa Democratic 0%
WI State Senate 25 Robert Jauch Democratic 0%
WI State Senate 26 Fred Risser Democratic 0%
WI State Senate 27 Jon Erpenbach Democratic 0%
WI State Senate 28 Mary Lazich Republican 100%
WI State Senate 29 Jerry Petrowski Republican 100%
WI State Senate 30 Dave Hansen Democratic 0%
WI State Senate 31 Kathleen Vinehout Democratic 17%
WI State Senate 32 Jennifer Shilling Democratic 22%
WI Public Service Commission Chair Phil Montgomery 88%
WI Railroad Commissioner Jeffrey Plale Democratic 0%
WI Secretary of Transportation Mark Gottlieb Republican 89%
Chuck Benedict 22%
Spencer Black 22%
G. Spencer Coggs 0%
Pedro Colon 33%
David Cullen 22%
Brett Davis 100%
Russell Decker 0%
Kristen Dexter 22%
Jason Fields 22%
Jeff Fitzgerald 89%
Donald Friske 78%
Phil Garthwaite 22%
Tamara Grigsby 22%
Scott Gunderson 89%
Mark Gundrum 89%
Steve Hilgenberg 22%
Kim Hixson 22%
Jim Holperin 0%
Mark Honadel 89%
Randy Hopper 100%
Ann Hraychuck 22%
Mary Hubler 22%
Michael Huebsch 89%
Theodore Kanavas 100%
Dan Kapanke 83%
Pat Kreitlow 0%
Margaret Krusick 44%
Alan Lasee 83%
Thomas Lothian 89%
Dan Meyer 89%
Louis Molepske, Jr. 22%
Tom Nelson 22%
Scott Newcomer 89%
Joseph Parisi 22%
Mark Radcliffe 56%
Kitty Rhoades 89%
Judith Robson 0%
Roger Roth, Jr. 89%
Kelda Roys 22%
Marlin Schneider 22%
Donna Seidel 22%
Mike Sheridan 22%
Gary Sherman 22%
Jeffrey Smith 22%
James Soletski 22%
Richard Spanbauer 75%
Tony Staskunas 22%
John Steinbrink 22%
Jeffrey Stone 89%
Scott Suder 80%
Jim Sullivan 17%
Barbara Toles 22%
John Townsend 63%
Robert Turner 22%
Terry Van Akkeren 22%
Karl Van Roy 89%
Annette Williams 29%
Jeffrey Wood 22%
Robert Ziegelbauer 89%
Ted Zigmunt 22%
Rich Zipperer 89%

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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