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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois Chamber of Commerce

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 44%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 56%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 70%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 60%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 100%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 40%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 40%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 60%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 60%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 90%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 100%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 80%
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 100%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 100%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 90%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 90%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 50%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 40%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 100%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 100%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 40%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 90%
IL Commissioner 1 Earlean Collins Democratic 33%
IL Commissioner 7 Jesus Garcia Democratic 40%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 100%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 100%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 100%
Jay Ackerman 100%
Arthur Berman 50%
Judy Biggert 100%
Robert Biggins 100%
William Black 90%
Michael Boland 60%
Larry Bomke 90%
Evelyn Bowles 50%
Joel Brunsvold 70%
Robert Bugielski 60%
J. Burzynski 100%
Martin Butler 100%
Ralph Capparelli 90%
Howard Carroll 56%
Robert Churchill 100%
Verna Clayton 100%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 100%
Julie Curry 70%
Lee Daniels 100%
Thomas Dart 50%
Steve Davis 56%
Terry Deering 70%
James DeLeo 50%
Miguel Del Valle 40%
Vince Demuzio 60%
Suzanne Louise Deuchler 100%
Kirk Dillard 100%
Laura Kent Donahue 100%
Walter Dudycz 100%
Thomas Aquinas Dunn 70%
Judy Erwin 100%
Arline Fantin 60%
Bruce Farley 50%
Beverly Fawell 90%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Lauren Beth Gash 100%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 100%
Calvin Giles 44%
Kurt Granberg 67%
Gary Hannig 70%
Charles Hartke 60%
Brent Hassert 100%
Carl Hawkinson 100%
Rickey Hendon 44%
Douglas Hoeft 100%
Thomas Holbrook 60%
Constance Howard 40%
Ann Hughes 100%
Dennis Jacobs 60%
Thomas Lee Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 100%
Emil Jones, Jr. 40%
John Jones 90%
Lovana Jones 44%
Shirley Jones 38%
Doris Karpiel 100%
Howard Kenner 50%
Dick Klemm 100%
Gwenn Klingler 90%
Joseph Kotlarz, Jr. 44%
Carolyn Krause 100%
Jack Kubik 100%
I. Ronald Lawfer 100%
Patricia Lindner 100%
Edgar Lopez 60%
Eileen Lyons 100%
Joseph Lyons 100%
Robert Madigan 86%
William Mahar 100%
John Maitland, Jr. 100%
John McGuire 50%
James Meyer 90%
Gerald Mitchell 100%
Robert Molaro 44%
Andrea Moore 100%
Gene Moore 50%
Charles Morrow III 33%
Rosemary Mulligan 100%
Harold Murphy 30%
Richard Myers 100%
N. Duane Noland 100%
John Philip Novak 80%
William O'Daniel 70%
Patrick O'Malley 88%
Carole Pankau 100%
Terry Parke 100%
Kathleen Parker 100%
Vincent Persico 100%
William Peterson 100%
Edward Petka 100%
David Phelps 56%
James Philip 100%
Coy Pugh 60%
Steven Rauschenberger 100%
James Rea 50%
Carol Ronen 40%
Tom Ryder 90%
Miguel Santiago 56%
Skip Saviano 100%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 100%
Douglas Scott 50%
George Shadid 60%
William Shaw 33%
Todd Sieben 100%
Cal Skinner 100%
Margaret Smith 40%
Michael Smith 50%
Ron Stephens 100%
Todd Stroger 50%
Arthur Tenhouse 90%
Arthur Turner 30%
John Turner 100%
Louis Viverito 70%
Ronald Wait 100%
Thomas Walsh 90%
Frank Watson 100%
Michael Weaver 100%
Stanley Blake Weaver 90%
Patrick Welch 60%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 100%
David Winters 100%
David Wirsing 100%
Kathleen Wojcik 90%
Larry Woolard 60%
Wyvetter Younge 30%
Anne Zickus 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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