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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Advance America

2001-2003 Positions on Conservative Issues

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 100%
IN State House 1 Linda Lawson Democratic 14%
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 14%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 14%
IN State House 6 Pat Bauer Democratic 17%
IN State House 8 Ryan Dvorak Democratic 50%
IN State House 9 Scott Pelath Democratic 29%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 14%
IN State House 18 David Wolkins Republican 100%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 57%
IN State House 25 Donald Lehe Republican 50%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 29%
IN State House 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 100%
IN State House 29 Kathy Richardson Republican 86%
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 100%
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 57%
IN State House 36 Terri Austin Democratic 50%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 86%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 86%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 14%
IN State House 48 Timothy Neese Republican 50%
IN State House 50 Daniel Leonard Republican 50%
IN State House 53 Bob Cherry Republican 86%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 57%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 100%
IN State House 61 Matt Pierce Democratic 50%
IN State House 65 Eric Koch Republican 100%
IN State House 66 Terry Goodin Democratic 29%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 86%
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 86%
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 86%
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 29%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 29%
IN State Senate 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 67%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 33%
IN State Senate 6 Sue Landske Republican 67%
IN State Senate 7 Brandt Hershman Republican 67%
IN State Senate 10 John Broden Democratic 67%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 88%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 100%
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 89%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 78%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 78%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 86%
IN State Senate 22 Ron Alting Republican 67%
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 33%
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 67%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 78%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 89%
IN State Senate 35 Michael Young Republican 100%
IN State Senate 38 Timothy Skinner Democratic 33%
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 78%
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 67%
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 67%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 71%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 89%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 86%
Kent Adams 100%
R. Tiny Adams 29%
John Aguilera, Jr. 17%
Robert Alderman 86%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 71%
Dennis Avery 17%
Ralph Donald Ayres 71%
Jeb Bardon 17%
Robert Bischoff 43%
Randy Borror 75%
Lawrence Borst 86%
James Bottorff 43%
Anita Bowser 22%
Richard Bray 89%
Billie Breaux 22%
Mary Kay Budak 57%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 83%
Duane Cheney 29%
Alan Chowning 50%
J. Murray Clark 89%
William Cochran 33%
William Crawford 20%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 89%
David Crooks 29%
John Day 50%
Nancy Dembowski 75%
Jerry Denbo 14%
Mae Dickinson 17%
Gary Dillon 100%
Chester Dobis 29%
Jeff Drozda 100%
Cleo Duncan 71%
Jeffrey Espich 100%
Ralph Foley 86%
David Ford 100%
John Gregory Frenz 57%
Craig Fry 29%
Beverly Gard 89%
Robert Garton 78%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 20%
Dale Grubb 43%
Eric Gutwein 50%
Joseph Harrison 67%
Brian Hasler 29%
Steven Heim 100%
Ron Herrell 57%
Phillip Hinkle 71%
Robert Hoffman 43%
Glenn Howard 25%
Robert Jackman 67%
Thomas Kromkowski 40%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 29%
R. Brooks LaPlante 100%
James Lewis, Jr. 63%
Ronald Liggett 29%
Teresa Lubbers 89%
Larry Lutz 67%
Markt Lance Lytle 29%
Edmund Mahern 29%
Richard Mangus 80%
Carolene Mays 50%
Richard McClain 43%
Charles B. Meeks 57%
Robert Meeks 56%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 43%
Michael Murphy 67%
Cindy Noe 75%
David Orentlicher 50%
Dennie Oxley II 14%
Phillip Pflum 50%
Phyllis Pond 71%
Scott Reske 25%
Marvin Riegsecker 78%
Michael Ripley 86%
Paul Robertson 43%
William Ruppel 100%
Sue Scholer 57%
Gregory Dale Server 67%
Vi Simpson 33%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 67%
Becky Skillman 89%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 14%
Russell Stilwell 14%
Andy Thomas 50%
John Ulmer 57%
Thomas Weatherwax 67%
Jonathan David Weinzapfel 57%
Peggy Welch 71%
Dean Young 71%
David Yount, Sr. 86%

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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