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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: America Civil Liberties Union of Michigan

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI State Senate 5 Tupac Hunter Democratic 90%
MI State Senate 23 Gretchen Whitmer Democratic 100%
MI Mayor At-Large Paula Zelenko 90%
MI Trustee At-Large Paul Gieleghem Democratic 80%
MI Commissioner 2 Brenda Clack Democratic 90%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 90%
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 70%
Stephen Adamini 70%
Virg Bernero 100%
Elizabeth Brater 100%
Dianne Byrum 60%
Marsha Cheeks 100%
Deborah Cherry 60%
Hansen Clarke 70%
Paul Condino 90%
Leon Drolet 40%
Jennifer Elkins 80%
Robert Emerson 90%
Matthew Gillard 100%
John Gleason 20%
Scott Hummel 20%
Gilda Jacobs 100%
Ruth Ann Jamnick 100%
Chris Kolb 100%
Kathleen Law 100%
Alexander Lipsey 100%
Bill McConico 100%
Andy Meisner 100%
Jack Minore 100%
Michael Murphy 100%
Brian Palmer 20%
Michael Prusi 70%
Joseph Rivet 70%
Mark Schauer 90%
John Stakoe 30%
Alma Stallworth 80%
John Stewart 80%
Mickey Switalski 70%
Samuel Thomas III 80%
Artina Tinsley Hardman 90%
Steven Tobocman 100%
Aldo Vagnozzi 90%
Lorence Wenke 10%
David Woodward 100%

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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