Rating Group: Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business

2009-2010 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House-2 Mark Pocan D 22%
WI State Assembly-1 Garey Bies R 88%
WI State Assembly-3 Alvin Ott R 56%
WI State Assembly-6 Gary Tauchen R 89%
WI State Assembly-9 Josh Zepnick D 33%
WI State Assembly-10 Sandra Pasch D 22%
WI State Assembly-12 Frederick Kessler D 22%
WI State Assembly-16 Leon Young D 22%
WI State Assembly-19 Jon Richards D 13%
WI State Assembly-20 Christine Sinicki D 22%
WI State Assembly-22 Don Pridemore R 89%
WI State Assembly-23 Jim Ott R 89%
WI State Assembly-24 Dan Knodl R 78%
WI State Assembly-27 Steven Kestell R 89%
WI State Assembly-29 John Murtha R 88%
WI State Assembly-33 Stephen Nass R 100%
WI State Assembly-36 Jeffrey Mursau R 100%
WI State Assembly-38 Joel Kleefisch R 89%
WI State Assembly-40 Kevin Petersen R 89%
WI State Assembly-41 Joan Ballweg R 78%
WI State Assembly-42 Keith Ripp R 78%
WI State Assembly-43 Andy Jorgensen D 22%
WI State Assembly-46 Gary Hebl D 22%
WI State Assembly-50 Ed Brooks R 78%
WI State Assembly-54 Gordon Hintz D 22%
WI State Assembly-55 Dean Kaufert R 89%
WI State Assembly-57 Penny Bernard Schaber D 22%
WI State Assembly-58 Pat Strachota R 89%
WI State Assembly-59 Daniel LeMahieu R 89%
WI State Assembly-61 Samantha Kerkman R 89%
WI State Assembly-63 Robin Vos R 89%
WI State Assembly-64 Peter Barca D 22%
WI State Assembly-66 Cory Mason D 22%
WI State Assembly-70 Amy Vruwink D 22%
WI State Assembly-73 Nick Milroy D 22%
WI State Assembly-77 Terese Berceau D 22%
WI State Assembly-80 Sondy Pope D 22%
WI State Assembly-81 Fred Clark D 22%
WI State Assembly-87 Mary Williams R 78%
WI State Assembly-89 John Nygren R 89%
WI State Assembly-92 Chris Danou D 22%
WI State Assembly-96 Lee Nerison R 67%
WI State Assembly-97 Bill Kramer R 89%
WI State Senate-2 Robert Cowles R 100%
WI State Senate-3 Timothy Carpenter D 0%
WI State Senate-4 Lena Taylor D 0%
WI State Senate-5 Leah Vukmir R 89%
WI State Senate-8 Alberta Darling R 83%
WI State Senate-9 Joseph Leibham R 100%
WI State Senate-10 Sheila Harsdorf R 100%
WI State Senate-13 Scott Fitzgerald R 83%
WI State Senate-14 Luther Olsen R 83%
WI State Senate-16 Mark Miller D 0%
WI State Senate-17 Dale Schultz R 83%
WI State Senate-19 Michael Ellis R 100%
WI State Senate-20 Glenn Grothman R 100%
WI State Senate-21 John Lehman D 0%
WI State Senate-22 Robert Wirch D 0%
WI State Senate-24 Julie Lassa D 0%
WI State Senate-25 Robert Jauch D 0%
WI State Senate-26 Fred Risser D 0%
WI State Senate-27 Jon Erpenbach D 0%
WI State Senate-28 Mary Lazich R 100%
WI State Senate-29 Jerry Petrowski R 100%
WI State Senate-30 Dave Hansen D 0%
WI State Senate-31 Kathleen Vinehout D 17%
WI State Senate-32 Jennifer Shilling D 22%
WI Public Service Commission Chair Phil Montgomery 88%
WI Railroad Commissioner Jeffrey Plale D 0%
WI Secretary of Transportation Mark Gottlieb R 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%
Neal Kedzie 100%
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%

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