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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 6%
Jeff Angelo 7%
Rich Arnold 13%
Andra Atteberry 69%
Donna Hammitt Barry 6%
Merlin Bartz 13%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 6%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 13%
Paul Bell 75%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 79%
Carmine Boal 6%
Daniel Boddicker 13%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 7%
Effie Lee Boggess 6%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 93%
Clyde Edward Bradley 0%
Barry Brauns 6%
Roger Broers 6%
Robert John Brunkhorst 13%
Polly Bukta 94%
Danny Carroll 6%
Frank Chiodo 69%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 81%
Michael Connolly 93%
John Connors 81%
Michael Cormack 44%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 93%
Betty De Boef 13%
Patrick Deluhery 93%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 6%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 6%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 94%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 6%
Richard Drake 20%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 93%
Russell James Eddie 6%
George Eichhorn 19%
Jeffrey Elgin 6%
Steve Falck 94%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 81%
Thomas Fiegen 86%
Barbara Finch 6%
Bill Fink 87%
Thomas Flynn 73%
Romaine Foege 88%
Wayne Ford 94%
Eugene Fraise 87%
Mary Lou Freeman 7%
Marcella Frevert 94%
Teresa Garman 38%
E. Thurman Gaskill 7%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 6%
Jane Greimann 88%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 13%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 87%
Betty Grundberg 6%
Jim Hahn 6%
Johnie Hammond 100%
Brad Hansen 6%
Steven Hansen 80%
Patricia Joan Harper 93%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 94%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 6%
Clarence Hoffman 6%
Jack Holveck 93%
Lance Horbach 6%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 80%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 0%
Greg Hoversten 0%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 6%
Geri Huser 63%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 7%
Libby Jacobs 6%
G. Willard Jenkins 13%
John Jensen 7%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 88%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 6%
JoAnn Mardelle Johnson 13%
Steve Kettering 13%
John Kibbie 80%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 13%
Ralph Klemme 6%
Mary Kramer 7%
Keith Kreiman 88%
Mark Kuhn 81%
Jeffrey Lamberti 7%
Rick Larkin 88%
Charles Larson, Jr. 6%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 94%
Mary Lundby 33%
O. Gene Maddox 13%
Gene Manternach 6%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 94%
Dennis May 75%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 87%
Andy McKean 7%
Larry McKibben 13%
Paul McKinley 13%
Derryl McLaren 0%
Dolores Mertz 69%
Janet Metcalf 6%
David Millage 6%
David Miller 7%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 75%
Richard Myers 81%
Michael O'Brien 75%
Robert Osterhaus 81%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 69%
Brian Quirk 69%
Scott Raecker 6%
Christopher Rants 6%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 6%
Donald Redfern 13%
John Redwine 7%
Kitty Rehberg 13%
Leigh Rekow 6%
Rebecca Reynolds 75%
Steven Richardson 88%
Sheldon Rittmer 27%
Rod Roberts 6%
Paul Scherrman 94%
David Floyd Schrader 88%
Neal Schuerer 13%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 88%
Mike Sexton 7%
Mark Shearer 73%
Pat Shey 13%
Donald Shoultz 81%
J. Brent Siegrist 6%
Bryan Sievers 6%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 88%
Betty Soukup 87%
Greg Stevens 75%
Steven Sukup 6%
Rich Taylor 81%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 94%
Russell Teig 6%
Margaret Tinsman 27%
Mark Tremmel 94%
Jodi Tymeson 6%
Phillip Tyrrell 6%
James Van Engelenhoven 6%
James Van Fossen 6%
Kenneth Veenstra 13%
Steven Warnstadt 63%
Richard Weidman 6%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 94%
Philip Wise 75%
William Witt 94%
Mark Zieman 13%

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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