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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan League of Conservation Voters

1999-2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI State Senate 6 Glenn Anderson Democratic 88%
MI State Senate 23 Gretchen Whitmer Democratic 88%
MI Mayor At-Large Paula Zelenko 100%
MI Council Member At-Large Laura M. Toy 50%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 80%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 89%
MI Commissioner 11 Robert Gosselin Republican 38%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 75%
Stephen Adamini 75%
Jason Allen 50%
Virg Bernero 100%
Patricia Birkholz 50%
Michael Bishop 50%
Cameron Brown 38%
Rich Brown 88%
Nancy Cassis 50%
Hansen Clarke 88%
Leon Drolet 25%
Valdemar Garcia 50%
Tom George 50%
Judson Gilbert II 50%
Michael Goschka 67%
Beverly Hammerstrom 44%
Scott Hummel 25%
Gilda Jacobs 100%
Ron Jelinek 50%
R. Shirley Johnson 44%
Chris Kolb 100%
Jerry O. Kooiman 50%
Wayne Kuipers 25%
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 75%
Alexander Lipsey 88%
Bill McConico 100%
Tom Meyer 50%
Michael Murphy 75%
Gary Newell 38%
Brian Palmer 33%
Bruce Patterson 50%
Jim Plakas 63%
Alan Sanborn 75%
Mark Schauer 100%
Kenneth Sikkema 33%
Dudley Spade 88%
Tony Stamas 50%
John Stewart 50%
Mickey Switalski 100%
Samuel Thomas III 75%
Barb Vander Veen 50%
Gerald Van Woerkom 63%
Mary Waters 100%
Carl Williams 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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