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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Advance America

1997 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 0%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 0%
IN State House 6 Pat Bauer Democratic 20%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 0%
IN State House 18 David Wolkins Republican 100%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 90%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 13%
IN State House 29 Kathy Richardson Republican 100%
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 100%
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 90%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 100%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 100%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 20%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 70%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 100%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 100%
IN State House 91 Robert Behning Republican 100%
IN State House 93 David Frizzell Republican 100%
IN State House 96 Gregory Porter Democratic 0%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 0%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 20%
IN State Senate 6 Sue Landske Republican 80%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 90%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 100%
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 90%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 100%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 89%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 100%
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 90%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 90%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 90%
IN State Senate 35 Michael Young Republican 100%
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 100%
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 80%
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 100%
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 60%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 67%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 100%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 100%
Kent Adams 100%
R. Tiny Adams 20%
Robert Alderman 80%
William Alexa 70%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 33%
Dennis Avery 10%
Ralph Donald Ayres 50%
Bill Bailey 20%
Robert Bischoff 30%
Richard Bodiker, Sr. 20%
Lawrence Borst 80%
James Bottorff 30%
Anita Bowser 10%
Richard Bray 100%
Billie Breaux 10%
Mary Kay Budak 67%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 80%
J. Murray Clark 100%
William Cochran 11%
Gary Cook 30%
William Crawford 22%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 80%
David Crooks 20%
Susan Crosby 20%
John Day 17%
Jerry Denbo 20%
Mae Dickinson 0%
Chester Dobis 20%
Cleo Duncan 78%
Michael Dvorak 20%
Jeffrey Espich 100%
Timothy Fesko 70%
Ralph Foley 100%
David Ford 100%
John Gregory Frenz 20%
Craig Fry 10%
Beverly Gard 90%
Robert Garton 90%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 20%
Gloria Goeglein 100%
John Gregg 40%
Dale Grubb 30%
Joseph Harrison 70%
Brian Hasler 10%
Robert Hoffman 80%
Glenn Howard 30%
Robert Jackman 90%
Steven Johnson 80%
Thomas Kromkowski 20%
Mark Kruzan 0%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 20%
Claire Leuck 20%
James Lewis, Jr. 70%
Ronald Liggett 20%
Jeffrey Linder 80%
Teresa Lubbers 90%
Larry Lutz 20%
Markt Lance Lytle 20%
Edmund Mahern 11%
Richard Mangus 100%
Paul Mannweiler 100%
Richard McClain 70%
Robert Meeks 67%
Morris Mills 70%
Dean Mock 100%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 20%
Bruce Munson 100%
Michael Murphy 80%
Phyllis Pond 70%
Marvin Riegsecker 90%
Michael Ripley 100%
Paul Robertson 20%
William Ruppel 70%
Sue Scholer 80%
Gregory Dale Server 60%
Vi Simpson 10%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 30%
Becky Skillman 90%
Michael Smith 90%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 20%
Russell Stilwell 20%
W. Dale Sturtz 30%
Vern Tincher 11%
Jesse Villalpando 20%
Cleophus Washington 40%
Thomas Weatherwax 90%
Harold Wheeler 90%
Katie Wolf 60%
Dean Young 100%
David Yount, Sr. 70%

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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