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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 0%
Jeff Angelo 0%
Rich Arnold 0%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 0%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 90%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 0%
Paul Bell 75%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 88%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 90%
Carmine Boal 13%
Daniel Boddicker 0%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 0%
Effie Lee Boggess 0%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 100%
Robert John Brunkhorst 0%
Polly Bukta 63%
Danny Carroll 0%
Royd Chambers 0%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 63%
Michael Connolly 90%
John Connors 75%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 90%
Swati Dandekar 75%
Mark Davitt 88%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 90%
Betty De Boef 0%
Ervin Dennis 0%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 13%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 0%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 100%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 0%
Richard Drake 0%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 100%
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%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 88%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 0%
Polly Granzow 0%
Jane Greimann 100%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 0%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 100%
Jim Hahn 0%
Dell Hanson 0%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 100%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 0%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 100%
Clarence Hoffman 0%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 100%
Jack Holveck 100%
Lance Horbach 0%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 100%
Julie Hosch 0%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 0%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 100%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 0%
Geri Huser 75%
Joe Hutter 25%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 10%
Libby Jacobs 0%
G. Willard Jenkins 0%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 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%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 100%
Steven Lukan 0%
Mary Lundby 40%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 88%
O. Gene Maddox 13%
Gene Manternach 0%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 100%
Kevin McCarthy 100%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 90%
Larry McKibben 0%
Paul McKinley 0%
Dolores Mertz 88%
David Miller 30%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 88%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 100%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 100%
Donovan Olson 75%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 0%
Robert Osterhaus 75%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 25%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 88%
John Putney 0%
Brian Quirk 75%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 100%
Scott Raecker 0%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 90%
Christopher Rants 0%
Daniel Rasmussen 0%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 25%
Michael Reasoner 75%
Donald Redfern 20%
Kitty Rehberg 10%
Rod Roberts 0%
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 0%
Bill Schickel 13%
Neal Schuerer 10%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 90%
James Seymour 0%
Donald Shoultz 100%
IA Supervisor At-Large Doug Shull Republican 10%
Bryan Sievers 0%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 63%
Greg Stevens 88%
Roger Stewart 80%
Doug Struyk 75%
Kurt Swaim 75%
Rich Taylor 100%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 88%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 88%
Margaret Tinsman 10%
Dave Tjepkes 0%
Jodi Tymeson 0%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 0%
James Van Engelenhoven 0%
James Van Fossen 13%
Jim Van Fossen 13%
Kenneth Veenstra 0%
Steven Warnstadt 100%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 0%
Roger Wendt 100%
John Whitaker 75%
Wesley Whitead 100%
Ron Wieck 10%
Paul Wilderdyke 0%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 100%
Philip Wise 75%
Mark Zieman 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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