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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2007 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 20
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 10
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 10
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 0
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 100
IA State House 11 Gary Worthan Republican 0
IA State House 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 0
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 10
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 30
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 20
IA State House 22 Greg Forristall Republican 20
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 10
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 90
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 100
IA State House 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 100
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 100
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 90
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 100
IA State House 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 20
IA State House 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 10
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 20
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic 100
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 100
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic 100
IA State House 65 Tyler Olson Democratic 90
IA State House 66 Art Staed Democratic 100
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 30
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 100
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 100
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 100
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 80
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 100
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 20
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 100
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 100
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 100
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican 0
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 100
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 100
IA State House 92 Frank Wood Democratic 100
IA State House 94 Linda Miller Republican 40
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 20
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 100
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 18
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 100
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 100
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 27
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 18
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 100
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 27
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 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 91
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 100
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 0
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 91
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 91
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 100
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 100
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 20
Richard Anderson 40
Jeff Angelo 18
Staci Appel 100
Rich Arnold 20
McKinley Bailey 100
Paul Bell 100
Carmine Boal 0
Polly Bukta 100
Royd Chambers 10
Dan Clute 30
Michael Connolly 100
Swati Dandekar 100
Mark Davitt 100
Betty De Boef 10
Romaine Foege 100
Wayne Ford 100
Eugene Fraise 100
Marcella Frevert 100
E. Thurman Gaskill 45
Elesha Gayman 100
Polly Granzow 30
Jim Hahn 0
Tom Hancock 82
David Hartsuch 18
Bill Heckroth 82
Clarence Hoffman 30
Lance Horbach 0
Geri Huser 70
Libby Jacobs 40
Jeff Kaufmann 20
Doris Kelley 100
Steve Kettering 9
John Kibbie 100
Keith Kreiman 91
Mark Kuhn 100
Steven Lukan 40
Mary Lundby 27
Mike May 40
Kevin McCarthy 100
Larry McKibben 27
Paul McKinley 9
Dolores Mertz 80
Dave Mulder 36
Larry Noble 36
Rich Olive 91
Donovan Olson 100
Eric Palmer 100
John Putney 18
Brian Quirk 90
Scott Raecker 30
Christopher Rants 20
Daniel Rasmussen 10
Michael Reasoner 100
Nathan Reichert 100
Thomas Rielly 91
Rod Roberts 20
Bill Schickel 40
Becky Schmitz 100
Thomas Schueller 100
James Seymour 45
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 100
Roger Stewart 100
Doug Struyk 30
Kurt Swaim 100
Rich Taylor 100
Dave Tjepkes 40
Walt Tomenga 50
Jodi Tymeson 10
James Van Engelenhoven 10
James Van Fossen 20
Pat Ward 55
Steven Warnstadt 100
Roger Wendt 100
Andrew Wenthe 100
John Whitaker 100
Wesley Whitead 100
Ron Wieck 9
Tami Wiencek 40
Philip Wise 90
Mark Zieman 9

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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