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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Advance America

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
IN State House 2 Earl Harris Democratic 10%
IN State House 3 Charlie Brown Democratic 0%
IN State House 6 B. Patrick Bauer Democratic 33%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 0%
IN State House 18 David Alan Wolkins Republican 100%
IN State House 23 William Friend Republican 100%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 22%
IN State House 29 Kathy Kreag Richardson Republican 100%
IN State House 32 P. Eric Turner Republican 89%
IN State House 35 L. Jack Lutz Republican 100%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 100%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 100%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 30%
IN State House 54 Thomas Saunders Republican 90%
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 10%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 0%
IN State Senate 3 Earline Rogers Democratic 10%
IN State Senate 6 Dorothy Landske Republican 70%
IN State Senate 11 Joseph Zakas Republican 90%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 90%
IN State Senate 15 Thomas Wyss Republican 90%
IN State Senate 16 David Long Republican 100%
IN State Senate 20 Howard Kenley Republican 77%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 100%
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 0%
IN State Senate 27 Allen Paul Republican 80%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 90%
IN State Senate 32 Patricia Miller Republican 90%
IN State Senate 35 R. Michael Young Republican 100%
IN State Senate 39 John Waterman Republican 90%
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 70%
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 100%
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 50%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 70%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 100%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 100%
Kent Adams 100%
R. Tiny Adams 30%
Robert Alderman 78%
William Alexa 80%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 33%
Dennis Avery 30%
Ralph Donald Ayres 80%
Bill Bailey 50%
Robert Bischoff 50%
Mark Blade 66%
Richard Bodiker, Sr. 40%
Lawrence Borst 60%
James Bottorff 40%
Anita Bowser 0%
Richard Bray 100%
Billie Breaux 0%
Mary Kay Budak 70%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 90%
J. Murray Clark 100%
William Cochran 25%
Gary Cook 40%
William Crawford 0%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 70%
David Crooks 30%
Susan Crosby 30%
John Day 43%
Jerry Denbo 30%
Mae Dickinson 0%
Chester Dobis 30%
Cleo Duncan 90%
Michael Dvorak 22%
Jeffrey Espich 100%
Timothy Fesko 90%
Ralph Foley 100%
David Ford 100%
John Gregory Frenz 30%
Craig Fry 20%
Beverly Gard 90%
Robert Garton 90%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 30%
Gloria Goeglein 100%
John Gregg 50%
Dale Grubb 40%
Joseph Harrison 70%
Brian Hasler 20%
Robert Hoffman 90%
Glenn Howard 20%
Robert Jackman 90%
Steven Johnson 80%
Thomas Kromkowski 30%
Mark Kruzan 10%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 30%
Claire Leuck 30%
James Lewis, Jr. 70%
Ronald Liggett 20%
Jeffrey Linder 90%
Teresa Lubbers 90%
Larry Lutz 40%
Markt Lance Lytle 30%
Edmund Mahern 22%
Richard Mangus 100%
Paul Mannweiler 100%
Richard McClain 90%
Robert Meeks 60%
Morris Mills 60%
Dean Mock 100%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 30%
Bruce Munson 100%
Michael Murphy 90%
Phyllis Pond 100%
Marvin Riegsecker 90%
Michael Ripley 100%
Paul Robertson 30%
William Ruppel 90%
Sue Scholer 90%
Gregory Dale Server 60%
Vi Simpson 0%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 20%
Becky Skillman 90%
Michael Smith 100%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 40%
Russell Stilwell 40%
W. Dale Sturtz 50%
Vern Tincher 33%
Jesse Villalpando 30%
Cleophus Washington 40%
Thomas Weatherwax 80%
Harold Wheeler 90%
Katie Wolf 30%
Dean Young 100%
David Yount, Sr. 90%

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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