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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 13%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 0%
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 13%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 13%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 100%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 13%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 13%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 25%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 13%
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 88%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 100%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 100%
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 100%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 100%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 13%
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 63%
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 100%
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 100%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 13%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 88%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 100%
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 100%
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 100%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 100%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 13%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 100%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 100%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 63%
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 13%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 75%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 88%
IA State House 92 Frank Wood Democratic 100%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 13%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 0%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 0%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 0%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 88%
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 0%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 0%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 13%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 32 Brian Schoenjahn Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 13%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 88%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 13%
IA Supervisor At-Large Doug Shull Republican 0%
Richard Anderson 25%
Jeff Angelo 0%
Rich Arnold 13%
Paul Bell 63%
Carmine Boal 13%
Robert John Brunkhorst 0%
Polly Bukta 100%
Danny Carroll 13%
Royd Chambers 13%
Michael Connolly 100%
Swati Dandekar 63%
Mark Davitt 100%
Betty De Boef 13%
George Eichhorn 13%
Jeffrey Elgin 13%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 100%
Romaine Foege 100%
Wayne Ford 100%
Eugene Fraise 100%
Mary Lou Freeman 13%
Marcella Frevert 100%
E. Thurman Gaskill 0%
Polly Granzow 25%
Jim Hahn 0%
Tom Hancock 100%
Clarence Hoffman 0%
Lance Horbach 13%
Geri Huser 50%
Joe Hutter 13%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 0%
Libby Jacobs 13%
G. Willard Jenkins 25%
Gerald Jones 13%
Jeff Kaufmann 13%
Steve Kettering 0%
John Kibbie 100%
Keith Kreiman 100%
Mark Kuhn 100%
James Kurtenbach 0%
David Lalk 13%
Jeffrey Lamberti 0%
Charles Larson, Jr. 0%
Steven Lukan 13%
Mary Lundby 100%
O. Gene Maddox 13%
Mike May 13%
Kevin McCarthy 50%
Larry McKibben 0%
Paul McKinley 0%
Dolores Mertz 50%
David Miller 0%
Dave Mulder 0%
Donovan Olson 100%
John Putney 0%
Brian Quirk 38%
Scott Raecker 13%
Christopher Rants 13%
Daniel Rasmussen 13%
Michael Reasoner 63%
Nathan Reichert 100%
Thomas Rielly 100%
Rod Roberts 13%
Bill Schickel 13%
Thomas Schueller 88%
James Seymour 0%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 88%
Donald Shoultz 100%
Roger Stewart 100%
Doug Struyk 13%
Kurt Swaim 75%
Rich Taylor 100%
Margaret Tinsman 0%
Dave Tjepkes 13%
Walt Tomenga 13%
Jodi Tymeson 13%
James Van Engelenhoven 0%
James Van Fossen 13%
Jim Van Fossen 13%
Pat Ward 0%
Steven Warnstadt 100%
Roger Wendt 100%
John Whitaker 88%
Wesley Whitead 100%
Ron Wieck 0%
Paul Wilderdyke 0%
Philip Wise 63%
Mark Zieman 0%
Ray Zirkelbach 88%

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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