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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana National Federation of Independent Business

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IN State House 1 Linda Lawson Democratic 42%
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 50%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 42%
IN State House 6 B. Patrick Bauer Democratic 67%
IN State House 8 Ryan Dvorak Democratic 50%
IN State House 9 Scott Pelath Democratic 45%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 50%
IN State House 18 David Alan Wolkins Republican 92%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 91%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 50%
IN State House 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 92%
IN State House 29 Kathy Kreag Richardson Republican 92%
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 91%
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 100%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 92%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 83%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 42%
IN State House 53 Bob Cherry Republican 92%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 100%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 82%
IN State House 66 Terry Goodin Democratic 42%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 92%
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 91%
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 92%
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 45%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 45%
IN State Senate 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 67%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 70%
IN State Senate 6 Dorothy Landske Republican 100%
IN State Senate 7 Brandt Hershman Republican 100%
IN State Senate 10 John Broden Democratic 70%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 100%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 80%
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 100%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 90%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 100%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 83%
IN State Senate 22 Ron Alting Republican 90%
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 70%
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 90%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 100%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 100%
IN State Senate 35 R. Michael Young Republican 90%
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 100%
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 90%
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 60%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 67%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 100%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 92%
Kent Adams 100%
R. Tiny Adams 50%
John Aguilera, Jr. 36%
Robert Alderman 92%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 78%
Dennis Avery 50%
Ralph Donald Ayres 67%
Jeb Bardon 50%
Robert Bischoff 50%
Lawrence Borst 100%
James Bottorff 50%
Anita Bowser 60%
Richard Bray 100%
Billie Breaux 60%
Mary Kay Budak 75%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 100%
Duane Cheney 42%
J. Murray Clark 100%
William Cochran 50%
William Crawford 50%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 60%
David Crooks 45%
John Day 50%
Jerry Denbo 50%
Mae Dickinson 50%
Gary Dillon 100%
Chester Dobis 50%
Cleo Duncan 92%
Jeffrey Espich 92%
Ralph Foley 92%
David Ford 100%
John Gregory Frenz 58%
Craig Fry 33%
Beverly Gard 100%
Robert Garton 90%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 42%
Dale Grubb 42%
Joseph Harrison 100%
Brian Hasler 42%
Ron Herrell 50%
Phillip Hinkle 73%
Robert Hoffman 92%
Glenn Howard 78%
Robert Jackman 100%
Thomas Kromkowski 40%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 45%
James Lewis, Jr. 70%
Ronald Liggett 50%
Teresa Lubbers 100%
Larry Lutz 60%
Markt Lance Lytle 55%
Edmund Mahern 42%
Richard Mangus 91%
Richard McClain 92%
Charles B. Meeks 100%
Robert Meeks 78%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 55%
Michael Murphy 92%
Dennie Oxley II 42%
Phyllis Pond 92%
Marvin Riegsecker 100%
Michael Ripley 92%
Paul Robertson 50%
William Ruppel 89%
Sue Scholer 91%
Gregory Dale Server 70%
Vi Simpson 80%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 70%
Becky Skillman 100%
Samuel Smith, Jr. 56%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 50%
Russell Stilwell 45%
John Ulmer 89%
Thomas Weatherwax 100%
Jonathan David Weinzapfel 55%
Peggy Welch 42%
Dean Young 90%
David Yount, Sr. 92%

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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