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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan National Federation of Independent Business

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 11%
MI State Senate 6 Glenn Anderson Democratic 25%
MI State Senate 13 John Pappageorge Republican 75%
MI State Senate 15 Mike Kowall Republican 64%
MI State Senate 17 Randy Richardville Republican 64%
MI State Senate 23 Gretchen Whitmer Democratic 22%
MI State Senate 28 Mark Jansen Republican 78%
MI Attorney General Bill Schuette Republican 100%
MI Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Republican 75%
MI Mayor At-Large Paula Zelenko 43%
MI Trustee At-Large Paul Gieleghem Democratic 18%
MI Council Member At-Large Laura M. Toy 73%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 11%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 25%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 11%
MI Commissioner 11 Robert Gosselin Republican 100%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 25%
MI Commissioner 17 Nancy Quarles Democratic 27%
Stephen Adamini 27%
Jason Allen 75%
Loren Bennett 100%
Virg Bernero 33%
Patricia Birkholz 83%
Clark Bisbee 75%
Michael Bishop 83%
Rose Bogardus 40%
Douglas Bovin 18%
Ken Bradstreet 73%
Bob Brown 27%
Cameron Brown 75%
Rich Brown 25%
Willis Bullard, Jr. 89%
Dianne Byrum 13%
William Callahan 44%
Nancy Cassis 73%
Sandra Caul 75%
John Cherry, Jr. 13%
Hansen Clarke 25%
Kenneth Daniels 30%
Kenneth DeBeaussaert 11%
Dan DeGrow 89%
Julie Dennis 27%
Gene DeRossett 67%
Larry DeVuyst 73%
Paul DeWeese 55%
Christopher Dingell 22%
Leon Drolet 83%
Mat Dunaskiss 88%
Stephen Ehardt 70%
Robert Emerson 11%
Joanne Gregory Emmons 88%
Jennifer Faunce 64%
A. T. Frank 20%
Valdemar Garcia 100%
Belda P. Garza 40%
Harry Gast 78%
Tom George 75%
Judson Gilbert II 73%
Patricia A. K. Godchaux 75%
Michael Goschka 56%
Joel Gougeon 89%
Lauren Hager 75%
Derrick Hale 33%
Beverly Hammerstrom 100%
John Hansen 25%
Doug Hart 75%
George Zaven Hart 11%
Philip Edward Hoffman 50%
Jim Howell 75%
Scott Hummel 73%
Gilda Jacobs 25%
Ruth Ann Jamnick 25%
Ron Jelinek 75%
Rick Johnson 75%
R. Shirley Johnson 100%
Larry Julian 75%
James Koetje 78%
Don Koivisto 11%
Chris Kolb 27%
Jerry O. Kooiman 75%
Wayne Kuipers 91%
Charles LaSata 75%
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 27%
Alexander Lipsey 27%
Patricia Lockwood 33%
George Mans 22%
Bill McConico 30%
Thaddeus McCotter 89%
George McManus, Jr. 100%
David Mead 75%
Tom Meyer 75%
Mary Ann Middaugh 75%
Arthur Miller, Jr. 11%
Jack Minore 27%
Mickey Mortimer 75%
Michael Murphy 27%
Raymond Murphy 13%
Andy Neumann 25%
Gary Newell 75%
Walter North 78%
William O'Neil 25%
Bruce Patterson 75%
Steven Pestka 27%
Clarence Phillips 36%
Jim Plakas 30%
Mike Pumford 73%
Ray Raczkowski 91%
Triette Reeves 25%
Andrew Richner 75%
Vera Rison 38%
Joseph Rivet 43%
Sal Rocca 58%
Alan Sanborn 100%
Mark Schauer 25%
Gloria Schermesser 14%
John Schwarz 33%
Judith Scranton 73%
Scott Shackleton 75%
Dale Sheltrown 20%
Dale Shugars 100%
Marc Shulman 73%
Kenneth Sikkema 89%
Alma Smith 11%
Doug Spade 36%
Keith Stallworth 50%
Tony Stamas 83%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 89%
John Stewart 82%
Leon Stille 100%
Mickey Switalski 25%
Susan Tabor 73%
Samuel Thomas III 20%
Artina Tinsley Hardman 20%
Jerry Vander Roest 83%
William VanRegenmorter 89%
Gerald Van Woerkom 75%
Steve Vear 80%
Joanne Voorhees 83%
Mary Waters 25%
Carl Williams 25%
Paul Wojno 30%
David Woodward 25%
Gary Woronchak 42%
Joseph Young, Jr. 11%

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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