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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 100%
MI State Senate 3 Morris Hood III Democratic 40%
MI State Senate 4 Virgil Smith, Jr. Democratic 36%
MI State Senate 5 Tupac Hunter Democratic 71%
MI State Senate 6 Glenn Anderson Democratic 45%
MI State Senate 8 Hoon-Yung Hopgood Democratic 45%
MI State Senate 9 Steven Bieda Democratic 45%
MI State Senate 10 Tory Rocca Republican 91%
MI State Senate 11 Jack Brandenburg Republican 100%
MI State Senate 12 James Marleau Republican 91%
MI State Senate 16 Bruce Caswell Republican 80%
MI State Senate 19 Michael Nofs Republican 91%
MI State Senate 21 John Proos IV Republican 91%
MI State Senate 22 Joe Hune Republican 100%
MI State Senate 24 Rick Jones Republican 91%
MI State Senate 25 Phil Pavlov Republican 91%
MI State Senate 26 Dave Robertson Republican 100%
MI State Senate 29 Dave Hildenbrand Republican 100%
MI State Senate 32 Roger Kahn Republican 91%
MI State Senate 33 Judy Emmons Republican 100%
MI State Senate 34 Goeff Hansen Republican 100%
MI State Senate 35 Darwin Booher Republican 100%
MI State Senate 36 John Moolenaar Republican 100%
MI State Senate 37 Howard Walker Republican 100%
MI State Senate 38 Tom Casperson Republican 100%
MI Mayor At-Large Paula Zelenko 56%
MI Supervisor At-Large Philip LaJoy Republican 91%
MI Trustee At-Large David Law Republican 91%
MI Council Member At-Large John Pastor Republican 100%
MI Council Member At-Large Laura M. Toy 90%
MI Commissioner 2 Brenda Clack Democratic 50%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 22%
MI Commissioner 3 Rick Shaffer Republican 91%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 20%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 30%
MI Commissioner 8 Neal Nitz Republican 91%
MI Commissioner 9 Fred Miller Democratic 45%
MI Commissioner 11 Robert Gosselin Republican 100%
MI Commissioner 12 Shelley Taub Republican 100%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 30%
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 50%
Daniel Acciavatti 100%
Stephen Adamini 44%
Jason Allen 90%
Fran Amos 100%
Kathy Angerer 55%
Richard Ball 91%
James Barcia 50%
Rick Baxter 100%
Douglas Bennett 45%
Patricia Birkholz 90%
Michael Bishop 90%
Elizabeth Brater 33%
Cameron Brown 90%
Rich Brown 55%
Pam Byrnes 55%
Dianne Byrum 55%
Nancy Cassis 80%
Bill Caul 91%
Marsha Cheeks 40%
Deborah Cherry 40%
Hansen Clarke 33%
Ed Clemente 45%
Paul Condino 45%
Alan Cropsey 90%
George Cushingberry, Jr. 45%
Craig DeRoche 91%
Andy Dillon 64%
Marie Donigan 45%
Leon Drolet 100%
Kevin Elsenheimer 100%
Robert Emerson 10%
John Espinoza 55%
David Farhat 82%
Barbara Farrah 55%
Edward Gaffney 100%
Valdemar Garcia 89%
John Garfield 100%
Tom George 90%
Judson Gilbert II 90%
Matthew Gillard 55%
John Gleason 45%
Lee Gonzales 45%
Michael Goschka 90%
Kevin Green 100%
Beverly Hammerstrom 90%
Bill Hardiman 90%
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 100%
Scott Hummel 91%
Gilda Jacobs 40%
Ron Jelinek 90%
R. Shirley Johnson 78%
Chris Kolb 45%
Jerry O. Kooiman 91%
Wayne Kuipers 90%
Kathleen Law 55%
Gabriel Leland 45%
LaMar Lemmons III 56%
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 45%
Alexander Lipsey 33%
Jeff Mayes 55%
Bill McConico 40%
Gary McDowell 64%
Michelle McManus 90%
Andy Meisner 45%
Tom Meyer 91%
Tim Moore 91%
Leslie Mortimer 91%
Michael Murphy 50%
Gary Newell 100%
Dennis Olshove 40%
Brian Palmer 100%
David Palsrok 91%
Bruce Patterson 70%
Thomas Pearce 100%
Jim Plakas 40%
Gino Polidori 55%
Michael Prusi 40%
Michael Sak 55%
Alan Sanborn 90%
Mark Schauer 40%
Tonya Schuitmaker 100%
Fulton Sheen 100%
Joel Sheltrown 55%
Kenneth Sikkema 90%
Alma Smith 45%
Dudley Spade 64%
John Stahl 91%
John Stakoe 100%
Tony Stamas 90%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 100%
John Stewart 90%
Mickey Switalski 50%
Samuel Thomas III 57%
Steven Tobocman 55%
Aldo Vagnozzi 45%
Barb Vander Veen 100%
William VanRegenmorter 100%
Gerald Van Woerkom 90%
Christopher Ward 100%
Mary Waters 45%
Lorence Wenke 100%
Carl Williams 45%
Lisa Wojno 55%

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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