Senator Heather Steans's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: State Senate (IL) - District 7, Democratic
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2017 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Lifetime Positions 38% 2017 Technology & Manufacturing Association - "Legislative Scorecard" 10% 2016-2017 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 81% 2016-2017 Illinois AFL-CIO - "Voting Record" 89% 2016 Technology & Manufacturing Association - "Legislative Scorecard" 42% 2015 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2015 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Scores 78% 2015 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Lifetime Scores 43% 2015 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 50% 2014 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 89% 2014 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions (Interim) 90% 2014 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Scores 75% 2014 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 50% 2013-2014 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 50% 2013 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 63% 2013 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 72% 2013 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 75% 2012 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 55% 2012 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 75% 2012 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 30% 2011-2012 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 32% 2011 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 85% 2011 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime 81% 2011 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 15% 2010 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 95% 2010 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 35% 2009-2010 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 41% 2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 95% 2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 95%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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, 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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