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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 20%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 0%
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican 20%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 20%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 100%
IA State House 11 Gary Worthan Republican 20%
IA State House 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 20%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 0%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 20%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 20%
IA State House 22 Greg Forristall Republican 20%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 20%
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 100%
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 100%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 100%
IA State House 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 20%
IA State House 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 20%
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 80%
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican 20%
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 20%
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 20%
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic 100%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 100%
IA State House 94 Linda Miller Republican 20%
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican 20%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 22%
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 89%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 11%
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican 11%
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 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 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 89%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 100%
IA State Senate 44 Thomas Courtney Democratic 89%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 100%
Richard Anderson 20%
Staci Appel 100%
Rich Arnold 20%
McKinley Bailey 100%
Paul Bell 100%
Polly Bukta 100%
Royd Chambers 20%
Betty De Boef 0%
Wayne Ford 100%
Eugene Fraise 100%
Marcella Frevert 100%
Elesha Gayman 100%
Jim Hahn 22%
Tom Hancock 100%
David Hartsuch 0%
Bill Heckroth 78%
Lance Horbach 20%
Geri Huser 100%
Jeff Kaufmann 20%
Doris Kelley 100%
Steve Kettering 0%
John Kibbie 89%
Keith Kreiman 89%
Mark Kuhn 100%
Steven Lukan 20%
Mike May 20%
Kevin McCarthy 100%
Paul McKinley 0%
Dolores Mertz 100%
Larry Noble 22%
Rich Olive 89%
Donovan Olson 100%
Eric Palmer 100%
Brian Quirk 80%
Scott Raecker 0%
Christopher Rants 20%
Michael Reasoner 100%
Nathan Reichert 100%
Thomas Rielly 89%
Rod Roberts 0%
Becky Schmitz 100%
Thomas Schueller 100%
James Seymour 22%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 80%
Roger Stewart 100%
Doug Struyk 40%
Kurt Swaim 100%
Rich Taylor 100%
Dave Tjepkes 40%
Jodi Tymeson 20%
James Van Engelenhoven 0%
Pat Ward 22%
Steven Warnstadt 100%
Roger Wendt 100%
Andrew Wenthe 100%
John Whitaker 100%
Wesley Whitead 100%
Ron Wieck 11%
Ray Zirkelbach 100%

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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