Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
IA State House-3 Daniel Huseman R 0%
IA State House-9 Helen Miller D 88%
IA State House-19 Ralph Watts R 0%
IA State House-20 Clel Baudler R 0%
IA State House-21 Jack Drake R 0%
IA State House-24 Cecil Dolecheck R 0%
IA State House-34 Bruce Hunter D 100%
IA State House-41 Jo Oldson D 100%
IA State House-46 Lisa Heddens D 100%
IA State House-54 Linda Upmeyer R 0%
IA State House-62 Deborah Berry D 88%
IA State House-67 Kraig Paulsen R 25%
IA State House-70 Todd Taylor D 88%
IA State House-71 Mark Smith D 63%
IA State House-81 Mary Gaskill D 88%
IA State House-84 David Heaton R 0%
IA State House-85 Vicki Lensing D 100%
IA State House-86 Mary Mascher D 100%
IA State House-87 Dennis Cohoon D 63%
IA State House-88 Tom Sands R 0%
IA State House-89 Jim Lykam D 88%
IA State House-90 Cindy Winckler D 100%
IA State Senate-1 David Johnson R 0%
IA State Senate-8 Michael Gronstal D 100%
IA State Senate-16 Dick Dearden D 90%
IA State Senate-18 Janet Petersen D 88%
IA State Senate-21 Matthew McCoy D 90%
IA State Senate-23 Herman Quirmbach D 100%
IA State Senate-24 Jerry Behn R 0%
IA State Senate-25 Bill Dix R 13%
IA State Senate-27 Amanda Ragan D 90%
IA State Senate-31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 100%
IA State Senate-33 Robert Hogg D 100%
IA State Senate-35 Wally Horn D 100%
IA State Senate-37 Robert Dvorsky D 100%
IA State Senate-43 Joe Bolkcom D 100%
IA State Senate-44 Thomas Courtney D 90%
IA State Senate-45 Joe Seng D 90%
IA State Senate-50 Pam Jochum D 100%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp R 0%
IA Supervisor-At-Large Doug Shull R 10%
Dwayne Alons 0%
Jeff Angelo 0%
Rich Arnold 0%
Daryl Beall 90%
Paul Bell 75%
Dennis Black 90%
Carmine Boal 13%
Daniel Boddicker 0%
Nancy Boettger 0%
Effie Lee Boggess 0%
Robert John Brunkhorst 0%
Polly Bukta 63%
Danny Carroll 0%
Royd Chambers 0%
Michael Connolly 90%
John Connors 75%
Swati Dandekar 75%
Mark Davitt 88%
Betty De Boef 0%
Ervin Dennis 0%
Richard Drake 0%
George Eichhorn 13%
Jeffrey Elgin 13%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 88%
Romaine Foege 75%
Wayne Ford 100%
Eugene Fraise 90%
Mary Lou Freeman 13%
Marcella Frevert 75%
E. Thurman Gaskill 0%
Polly Granzow 0%
Jane Greimann 100%
Sandy Greiner 0%
Jim Hahn 0%
Dell Hanson 0%
Jack Hatch 100%
Clarence Hoffman 0%
Jack Holveck 100%
Lance Horbach 0%
Julie Hosch 0%
Hubert Houser 0%
Geri Huser 75%
Joe Hutter 25%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 10%
Libby Jacobs 0%
G. Willard Jenkins 0%
Gerald Jones 0%
Steve Kettering 0%
John Kibbie 90%
Ralph Klemme 0%
Kent Kramer 0%
Keith Kreiman 90%
Mark Kuhn 75%
James Kurtenbach 0%
David Lalk 13%
Jeffrey Lamberti 10%
Charles Larson, Jr. 10%
Steven Lukan 0%
Mary Lundby 40%
O. Gene Maddox 13%
Gene Manternach 0%
Kevin McCarthy 100%
Larry McKibben 0%
Paul McKinley 0%
Dolores Mertz 88%
David Miller 30%
Pat Murphy 100%
Donovan Olson 75%
Steven Olson 0%
Robert Osterhaus 75%
John Putney 0%
Brian Quirk 75%
Scott Raecker 0%
Christopher Rants 0%
Daniel Rasmussen 0%
Henry Rayhons 25%
Michael Reasoner 75%
Donald Redfern 20%
Kitty Rehberg 10%
Rod Roberts 0%
Bill Schickel 13%
Neal Schuerer 10%
James Seymour 0%
Donald Shoultz 100%
Bryan Sievers 0%
Greg Stevens 88%
Roger Stewart 80%
Doug Struyk 75%
Kurt Swaim 75%
Rich Taylor 100%
Roger Thomas 88%
Margaret Tinsman 10%
Dave Tjepkes 0%
Jodi Tymeson 0%
James Van Engelenhoven 0%
James Van Fossen 13%
Jim Van Fossen 13%
Kenneth Veenstra 0%
Steven Warnstadt 100%
Roger Wendt 100%
John Whitaker 75%
Wesley Whitead 100%
Ron Wieck 10%
Paul Wilderdyke 0%
Philip Wise 75%
Mark Zieman 0%

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