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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley Republican 64
MI State House 84 Terry Brown Democratic 18
MI State Senate 1 Coleman Young II Democratic 9
MI State Senate 2 Bert Johnson Democratic 9
MI State Senate 5 Tupac Hunter Democratic 18
MI State Senate 6 Glenn Anderson Democratic 73
MI State Senate 10 Tory Rocca Republican 36
MI State Senate 12 James Marleau Republican 91
MI State Senate 13 John Pappageorge Republican 64
MI State Senate 17 Randy Richardville Republican 64
MI State Senate 18 Rebekah Warren Democratic 9
MI State Senate 21 John Proos IV Republican 82
MI State Senate 23 Gretchen Whitmer Democratic 20
MI State Senate 24 Rick Jones Republican 82
MI State Senate 25 Phil Pavlov Republican 100
MI State Senate 28 Mark Jansen Republican 73
MI State Senate 29 Dave Hildenbrand Republican 73
MI State Senate 30 Arlan Meekhof Republican 100
MI State Senate 32 Roger Kahn Republican 73
MI State Senate 34 Goeff Hansen Republican 73
MI State Senate 35 Darwin Booher Republican 91
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 20
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 20
MI Commissioner 9 Fred Miller Democratic 9
MI Commissioner 12 Richard LeBlanc Democratic 18
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 18
Dave Agema 100
Jason Allen 73
Kathy Angerer 9
Richard Ball 55
James Barcia 27
Joan Bauer 9
Douglas Bennett 10
Patricia Birkholz 73
Michael Bishop 64
Elizabeth Brater 36
Cameron Brown 82
Pam Byrnes 9
Barbara Byrum 18
Nancy Cassis 82
Bill Caul 82
Deborah Cherry 18
Hansen Clarke 30
Ed Clemente 9
Bob Constan 9
Marc Corriveau 36
Andrew Coulouris 9
Alan Cropsey 64
George Cushingberry, Jr. 9
Robert Dean 18
Andy Dillon 9
Marie Donigan 9
Kate Ebli 27
Kevin Elsenheimer 91
John Espinoza 10
Valdemar Garcia 45
Tom George 82
Judson Gilbert II 73
John Gleason 18
Lee Gonzales 10
Kevin Green 90
Martin Griffin 45
Richard Hammel 9
Bill Hardiman 73
Kenneth Horn 82
Shanelle Jackson 9
Gilda Jacobs 18
Ron Jelinek 55
Robert Jones 9
Martin Knollenberg 91
Wayne Kuipers 64
Michael Lahti 9
Gabriel Leland 9
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 9
Steven Lindberg 9
Jeff Mayes 18
Gary McDowell 9
Michelle McManus 73
Mark Meadows 9
Tim Melton 9
Kim Meltzer 80
Tim Moore 64
Chuck Moss 100
Dennis Olshove 18
Paul Opsommer 82
Bruce Patterson 80
Thomas Pearce 100
Gino Polidori 9
Michael Prusi 27
Alan Sanborn 91
Tonya Schuitmaker 91
Bettie Scott 9
Joel Sheltrown 18
Mike Simpson 27
Alma Smith 9
Dudley Spade 27
Tony Stamas 73
Mickey Switalski 18
Samuel Thomas III 18
Mary Valentine 18
Gerald Van Woerkom 82

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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