Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
IA State House-3 Daniel Huseman R 20%
IA State House-4 Dwayne Alons R 0%
IA State House-5 Chuck Soderberg R 20%
IA State House-8 Henry Rayhons R 20%
IA State House-9 Helen Miller D 100%
IA State House-11 Gary Worthan R 20%
IA State House-17 Matt Windschitl R 20%
IA State House-19 Ralph Watts R 0%
IA State House-20 Clel Baudler R 20%
IA State House-21 Jack Drake R 20%
IA State House-22 Greg Forristall R 20%
IA State House-24 Cecil Dolecheck R 20%
IA State House-31 Rick Olson D 100%
IA State House-34 Bruce Hunter D 100%
IA State House-35 Ako Abdul-Samad D 100%
IA State House-41 Jo Oldson D 100%
IA State House-45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell D 100%
IA State House-46 Lisa Heddens D 100%
IA State House-49 Dave Deyoe R 20%
IA State House-50 Patrick Grassley R 20%
IA State House-54 Linda Upmeyer R 20%
IA State House-55 Roger Thomas D 100%
IA State House-59 Bob Kressig D 100%
IA State House-62 Deborah Berry D 100%
IA State House-65 Tyler Olson D 80%
IA State House-67 Kraig Paulsen R 20%
IA State House-70 Todd Taylor D 100%
IA State House-71 Mark Smith D 100%
IA State House-74 Dave Jacoby D 100%
IA State House-75 Dawn Pettengill R 20%
IA State House-81 Mary Gaskill D 100%
IA State House-84 David Heaton R 20%
IA State House-85 Vicki Lensing D 100%
IA State House-86 Mary Mascher D 100%
IA State House-87 Dennis Cohoon D 100%
IA State House-88 Tom Sands R 20%
IA State House-89 Jim Lykam D 100%
IA State House-90 Cindy Winckler D 100%
IA State House-94 Linda Miller R 20%
IA State House-97 Steven Olson R 20%
IA State House-99 Pat Murphy D 100%
IA State Senate-1 David Johnson R 22%
IA State Senate-5 Daryl Beall D 100%
IA State Senate-8 Michael Gronstal D 89%
IA State Senate-9 Nancy Boettger R 11%
IA State Senate-11 Hubert Houser R 11%
IA State Senate-15 Dennis Black D 100%
IA State Senate-16 Dick Dearden D 100%
IA State Senate-17 Jack Hatch D 100%
IA State Senate-18 Janet Petersen D 100%
IA State Senate-20 Brad Zaun R 0%
IA State Senate-21 Matthew McCoy D 100%
IA State Senate-23 Herman Quirmbach D 100%
IA State Senate-24 Jerry Behn R 0%
IA State Senate-27 Amanda Ragan D 100%
IA State Senate-30 Jeff Danielson D 100%
IA State Senate-31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 100%
IA State Senate-32 Brian Schoenjahn D 100%
IA State Senate-33 Robert Hogg D 89%
IA State Senate-35 Wally Horn D 100%
IA State Senate-37 Robert Dvorsky D 100%
IA State Senate-43 Joe Bolkcom D 100%
IA State Senate-44 Thomas Courtney D 89%
IA State Senate-45 Joe Seng D 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%

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