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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Advance America

2009 Positions on Conservative Issues

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 100%
IN State House 1 Linda Lawson Democratic 0%
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 0%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 0%
IN State House 4 Edmond Soliday Republican 100%
IN State House 6 Pat Bauer Democratic 0%
IN State House 7 David Niezgodski Democratic 14%
IN State House 8 Ryan Dvorak Democratic 43%
IN State House 9 Scott Pelath Democratic 29%
IN State House 10 Charles Moseley Democratic 14%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 0%
IN State House 16 Douglas Gutwein Republican 71%
IN State House 18 David Wolkins Republican 86%
IN State House 20 Tom Dermody Republican 71%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 80%
IN State House 25 Donald Lehe Republican 71%
IN State House 26 Randy Truitt Republican 71%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 29%
IN State House 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 86%
IN State House 29 Kathy Richardson Republican 100%
IN State House 34 Sue Errington Democratic 0%
IN State House 36 Terri Austin Democratic 0%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 71%
IN State House 40 Gregory Steuerwald Republican 100%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 100%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 14%
IN State House 45 Bruce Borders Republican 100%
IN State House 49 Wes Culver Republican 100%
IN State House 50 Daniel Leonard Republican 86%
IN State House 53 Bob Cherry Republican 71%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 67%
IN State House 57 Sean Eberhart Republican 71%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 100%
IN State House 59 Milo Smith Republican 100%
IN State House 61 Matt Pierce Democratic 29%
IN State House 65 Eric Koch Republican 100%
IN State House 66 Terry Goodin Democratic 40%
IN State House 71 Steven Stemler Democratic 71%
IN State House 72 Edward Clere Republican 86%
IN State House 77 Gail Riecken Democratic 17%
IN State House 79 Matt Lehman Republican 86%
IN State House 80 Phil GiaQuinta Democratic 14%
IN State House 86 Edward DeLaney Democratic 0%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 100%
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 100%
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 86%
IN State House 94 Cherrish Pryor Democratic 0%
IN State House 95 John Bartlett Democratic 0%
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 0%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 0%
IN State Senate 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 80%
IN State Senate 2 Lonnie Randolph Democratic 20%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 0%
IN State Senate 4 Karen Tallian Democratic 0%
IN State Senate 5 Ed Charbonneau Republican 100%
IN State Senate 7 Brandt Hershman Republican 100%
IN State Senate 8 Jim Arnold Democratic 60%
IN State Senate 9 Ryan Mishler Republican 100%
IN State Senate 10 John Broden Democratic 80%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 100%
IN State Senate 12 Carlin Yoder Republican 100%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 100%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 100%
IN State Senate 18 Randy Head Republican 100%
IN State Senate 19 Travis Holdman Republican 100%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 100%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 100%
IN State Senate 22 Ron Alting Republican 100%
IN State Senate 23 Phil Boots Republican 80%
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 40%
IN State Senate 29 Mike Delph Republican 100%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 100%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 100%
IN State Senate 33 Greg Taylor Democratic 60%
IN State Senate 34 Jean Breaux Democratic 0%
IN State Senate 35 Michael Young Republican 100%
IN State Senate 36 Brent Waltz Republican 100%
IN State Senate 41 Greg Walker Republican 100%
IN State Senate 42 Jean Leising Republican 100%
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 100%
IN State Senate 48 Mark Messmer Republican 83%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 60%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 100%
IN Auditor Suzanne Crouch Republican 100%
IN Mayor At-Large Dennis Tyler Democratic 14%
Dennis Avery 43%
Jeb Bardon 25%
John Barnes 17%
Kreg Battles 57%
Matthew Bell 86%
Robert Bischoff 67%
Sandra Blanton 33%
Randy Borror 100%
Richard Bray 100%
Mara Candelaria Reardon 0%
David Cheatham 71%
Jacqueline Clements 86%
William Crawford 0%
Bill Davis 100%
John Day 17%
Bob Deig 80%
Nancy Dembowski 14%
Gary Dillon 100%
Chester Dobis 29%
Richard Dodge 71%
Cleo Duncan 83%
Jeffrey Espich 100%
Ralph Foley 86%
Craig Fry 0%
Beverly Gard 100%
Dale Grubb 29%
Ron Herrell 29%
Phillip Hinkle 100%
Lindel Hume 50%
Tom Knollman 86%
Sue Landske 100%
James Lewis, Jr. 40%
Teresa Lubbers 100%
L. Jack Lutz 71%
Richard McClain 67%
Nancy Michael 14%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 20%
Michael Murphy 86%
Timothy Neese 100%
Cindy Noe 100%
Johnny Nugent 100%
Dennie Oxley II 43%
Allen Paul 100%
Joseph Pearson 29%
Phillip Pflum 14%
Phyllis Pond 100%
Scott Reske 14%
Paul Robertson 57%
William Ruppel 86%
Vi Simpson 0%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 60%
Timothy Skinner 0%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 0%
Russell Stilwell 14%
Mary Ann Sullivan 0%
Vern Tincher 29%
P. Eric Turner 100%
Shelli VanDenburgh 0%
William Van Haaften 43%
John Waterman 100%
Peggy Welch 71%
Thomas Wyss 100%
David Yarde II 100%
Richard Young, Jr. 40%

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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