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

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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