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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois Chamber of Commerce

1996 Positions

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

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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