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