Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2006 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
IA State House-3 Daniel Huseman R 8%
IA State House-4 Dwayne Alons R 8%
IA State House-5 Chuck Soderberg R 8%
IA State House-8 Henry Rayhons R 8%
IA State House-9 Helen Miller D 67%
IA State House-19 Ralph Watts R 17%
IA State House-20 Clel Baudler R 17%
IA State House-21 Jack Drake R 8%
IA State House-24 Cecil Dolecheck R 8%
IA State House-31 Rick Olson D 83%
IA State House-34 Bruce Hunter D 83%
IA State House-41 Jo Oldson D 83%
IA State House-45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell D 100%
IA State House-46 Lisa Heddens D 92%
IA State House-54 Linda Upmeyer R 8%
IA State House-55 Roger Thomas D 67%
IA State House-59 Bob Kressig D 67%
IA State House-62 Deborah Berry D 75%
IA State House-67 Kraig Paulsen R 17%
IA State House-70 Todd Taylor D 92%
IA State House-71 Mark Smith D 75%
IA State House-74 Dave Jacoby D 75%
IA State House-75 Dawn Pettengill R 75%
IA State House-81 Mary Gaskill D 83%
IA State House-84 David Heaton R 25%
IA State House-85 Vicki Lensing D 75%
IA State House-86 Mary Mascher D 92%
IA State House-87 Dennis Cohoon D 83%
IA State House-88 Tom Sands R 17%
IA State House-89 Jim Lykam D 75%
IA State House-90 Cindy Winckler D 92%
IA State House-92 Frank Wood D 71%
IA State House-97 Steven Olson R 8%
IA State House-99 Pat Murphy D 67%
IA State Senate-1 David Johnson R 43%
IA State Senate-5 Daryl Beall D 71%
IA State Senate-8 Michael Gronstal D 71%
IA State Senate-9 Nancy Boettger R 43%
IA State Senate-11 Hubert Houser R 29%
IA State Senate-15 Dennis Black D 43%
IA State Senate-16 Dick Dearden D 86%
IA State Senate-17 Jack Hatch D 71%
IA State Senate-18 Janet Petersen D 83%
IA State Senate-20 Brad Zaun R 29%
IA State Senate-21 Matthew McCoy D 71%
IA State Senate-23 Herman Quirmbach D 100%
IA State Senate-24 Jerry Behn R 29%
IA State Senate-25 Bill Dix R 8%
IA State Senate-27 Amanda Ragan D 71%
IA State Senate-30 Jeff Danielson D 71%
IA State Senate-31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 71%
IA State Senate-32 Brian Schoenjahn D 71%
IA State Senate-33 Robert Hogg D 64%
IA State Senate-35 Wally Horn D 71%
IA State Senate-37 Robert Dvorsky D 71%
IA State Senate-39 Sandy Greiner R 8%
IA State Senate-43 Joe Bolkcom D 86%
IA State Senate-44 Thomas Courtney D 71%
IA State Senate-45 Joe Seng D 71%
IA State Senate-50 Pam Jochum D 83%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp R 17%
IA Supervisor-At-Large Doug Shull R 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%

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