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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gay Rights Information

2000-2001 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 0%
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican 0%
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican 0%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 0%
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican 0%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 0%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 0%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 0%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 0%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 0%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 0%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 0%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican 0%
IA State Senate 8 Michael Gronstal Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican 0%
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 0%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 0%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican 0%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 0%
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican 0%
Jeff Angelo 0%
Rich Arnold 0%
Andra Atteberry 0%
Merlin Bartz 0%
Paul Bell 0%
Carmine Boal 0%
Daniel Boddicker 0%
Effie Lee Boggess 0%
Clyde Edward Bradley 0%
Barry Brauns 0%
Roger Broers 0%
Robert John Brunkhorst 0%
Polly Bukta 0%
Danny Carroll 0%
Frank Chiodo 0%
Michael Connolly 0%
John Connors 0%
Michael Cormack 0%
Betty De Boef 0%
Patrick Deluhery 0%
Richard Drake 0%
Russell James Eddie 0%
George Eichhorn 0%
Jeffrey Elgin 0%
Steve Falck 0%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 0%
Thomas Fiegen 0%
Barbara Finch 0%
Bill Fink 0%
Thomas Flynn 0%
Romaine Foege 0%
Wayne Ford 0%
Eugene Fraise 0%
Mary Lou Freeman 0%
Marcella Frevert 0%
Teresa Garman 0%
E. Thurman Gaskill 0%
Jane Greimann 0%
Betty Grundberg 0%
Jim Hahn 0%
Johnie Hammond 0%
Brad Hansen 0%
Steven Hansen 0%
Patricia Joan Harper 0%
Clarence Hoffman 0%
Jack Holveck 0%
Lance Horbach 0%
Greg Hoversten 0%
Geri Huser 0%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 0%
Libby Jacobs 0%
G. Willard Jenkins 0%
John Jensen 0%
JoAnn Mardelle Johnson 0%
Steve Kettering 0%
John Kibbie 0%
Ralph Klemme 0%
Mary Kramer 0%
Keith Kreiman 0%
Mark Kuhn 0%
Jeffrey Lamberti 0%
Rick Larkin 0%
Charles Larson, Jr. 0%
Mary Lundby 0%
O. Gene Maddox 0%
Gene Manternach 0%
Dennis May 0%
Andy McKean 0%
Larry McKibben 0%
Paul McKinley 0%
Dolores Mertz 0%
Janet Metcalf 0%
David Millage 0%
David Miller 0%
Richard Myers 0%
Michael O'Brien 0%
Robert Osterhaus 0%
Brian Quirk 0%
Scott Raecker 0%
Christopher Rants 0%
Donald Redfern 0%
John Redwine 0%
Kitty Rehberg 0%
Leigh Rekow 0%
Rebecca Reynolds 0%
Steven Richardson 0%
Sheldon Rittmer 0%
Rod Roberts 0%
Paul Scherrman 0%
David Floyd Schrader 0%
Neal Schuerer 0%
Mike Sexton 0%
Pat Shey 0%
Donald Shoultz 0%
J. Brent Siegrist 0%
Bryan Sievers 0%
Betty Soukup 0%
Greg Stevens 0%
Steven Sukup 0%
Rich Taylor 0%
Russell Teig 0%
Margaret Tinsman 0%
Mark Tremmel 0%
Jodi Tymeson 0%
Phillip Tyrrell 0%
James Van Engelenhoven 0%
James Van Fossen 0%
Kenneth Veenstra 0%
Steven Warnstadt 0%
Richard Weidman 0%
Philip Wise 0%
William Witt 0%
Mark Zieman 0%

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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