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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2006 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 8%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 8%
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 8%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 8%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 67%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 17%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 17%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 8%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 8%
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 83%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 83%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 83%
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 100%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 92%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 8%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 67%
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 67%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 75%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 17%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 92%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 75%
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 75%
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 75%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 83%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 25%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 75%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 92%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 83%
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 17%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 75%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 92%
IA State House 92 Frank Wood Democratic 71%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 8%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 67%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 43%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 43%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 29%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 43%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 86%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 83%
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 29%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 29%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 8%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 32 Brian Schoenjahn Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 64%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 8%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 86%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 71%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 83%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 17%
IA Supervisor At-Large Doug Shull Republican 43%
Richard Anderson 8%
Jeff Angelo 29%
Rich Arnold 17%
Paul Bell 75%
Carmine Boal 8%
Robert John Brunkhorst 29%
Polly Bukta 75%
Danny Carroll 8%
Royd Chambers 8%
Michael Connolly 43%
Swati Dandekar 50%
Mark Davitt 83%
Betty De Boef 17%
George Eichhorn 17%
Jeffrey Elgin 17%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 67%
Romaine Foege 75%
Wayne Ford 82%
Eugene Fraise 71%
Mary Lou Freeman 17%
Marcella Frevert 83%
E. Thurman Gaskill 43%
Polly Granzow 25%
Jim Hahn 43%
Tom Hancock 71%
Clarence Hoffman 17%
Lance Horbach 8%
Geri Huser 50%
Joe Hutter 17%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 43%
Libby Jacobs 17%
G. Willard Jenkins 25%
Gerald Jones 17%
Jeff Kaufmann 8%
Steve Kettering 29%
John Kibbie 71%
Keith Kreiman 57%
Mark Kuhn 75%
James Kurtenbach 17%
David Lalk 8%
Jeffrey Lamberti 43%
Charles Larson, Jr. 29%
Steven Lukan 17%
Mary Lundby 43%
O. Gene Maddox 17%
Mike May 8%
Kevin McCarthy 67%
Larry McKibben 43%
Paul McKinley 29%
Dolores Mertz 58%
David Miller 43%
Dave Mulder 57%
Donovan Olson 67%
John Putney 43%
Brian Quirk 58%
Scott Raecker 17%
Christopher Rants 17%
Daniel Rasmussen 8%
Michael Reasoner 75%
Nathan Reichert 75%
Thomas Rielly 71%
Rod Roberts 8%
Bill Schickel 17%
Thomas Schueller 75%
James Seymour 43%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 58%
Donald Shoultz 83%
Roger Stewart 71%
Doug Struyk 17%
Kurt Swaim 67%
Rich Taylor 100%
Margaret Tinsman 43%
Dave Tjepkes 8%
Walt Tomenga 25%
Jodi Tymeson 17%
James Van Engelenhoven 8%
James Van Fossen 8%
Jim Van Fossen 25%
Pat Ward 29%
Steven Warnstadt 71%
Roger Wendt 83%
John Whitaker 83%
Wesley Whitead 75%
Ron Wieck 43%
Paul Wilderdyke 8%
Philip Wise 83%
Mark Zieman 29%

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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