Rating Group: Indiana AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
IN State House-1 Linda Lawson D 100%
IN State House-3 Charlie Brown D 94%
IN State House-6 Pat Bauer D 100%
IN State House-8 Ryan Dvorak D 94%
IN State House-9 Scott Pelath D 100%
IN State House-14 Vernon Smith D 100%
IN State House-18 David Wolkins R 31%
IN State House-23 William Friend R 35%
IN State House-25 Donald Lehe R 41%
IN State House-27 Sheila Klinker D 100%
IN State House-28 Jeffrey Thompson R 47%
IN State House-29 Kathy Richardson R 35%
IN State House-36 Terri Austin D 100%
IN State House-39 Gerald Torr R 44%
IN State House-41 Timothy Brown R 31%
IN State House-43 Clyde Kersey D 100%
IN State House-50 Daniel Leonard R 41%
IN State House-53 Bob Cherry R 35%
IN State House-54 Tom Saunders R 29%
IN State House-58 Woody Burton R 20%
IN State House-61 Matt Pierce D 88%
IN State House-66 Terry Goodin D 94%
IN State House-88 Brian Bosma R 35%
IN State House-91 Bob Behning R 43%
IN State House-93 David Frizzell R 56%
IN State House-96 Greg Porter D 100%
IN State House-99 Vanessa Summers D 100%
IN State Senate-1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. D 100%
IN State Senate-7 Brandt Hershman R 86%
IN State Senate-11 Joseph Zakas R 86%
IN State Senate-16 David Long R 100%
IN State Senate-21 James Buck R 41%
IN State Senate-22 Ron Alting R 86%
IN State Senate-25 Tim Lanane D 100%
IN State Senate-31 Jim Merritt, Jr. R 100%
IN State Senate-35 Michael Young R 71%
IN State Senate-44 Eric Koch R 41%
IN State Senate-50 Vaneta Becker R 65%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson R 86%
IN Commissioner-2 Matthew Whetstone 53%
R. Tiny Adams 100%
John Aguilera, Jr. 94%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 67%
Dennis Avery 88%
Ralph Donald Ayres 67%
Jeb Bardon 100%
Robert Bischoff 94%
Randy Borror 41%
James Bottorff 100%
Anita Bowser 100%
Richard Bray 71%
Billie Breaux 100%
John Broden 86%
Mary Kay Budak 56%
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 44%
Duane Cheney 100%
J. Murray Clark 100%
William Cochran 100%
William Crawford 100%
Allie Craycraft, Jr. 86%
David Crooks 88%
John Day 88%
Jerry Denbo 100%
Mae Dickinson 100%
Gary Dillon 86%
Chester Dobis 100%
Jeff Drozda 86%
Cleo Duncan 59%
Jeffrey Espich 31%
Ralph Foley 47%
David Ford 71%
Craig Fry 93%
Beverly Gard 86%
Robert Garton 86%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 85%
Dale Grubb 100%
Eric Gutwein 53%
Earl Harris 100%
Joseph Harrison 57%
Steven Heim 35%
Phillip Hinkle 33%
Robert Hoffman 33%
Glenn Howard 86%
Lindel Hume 83%
Robert Jackman 100%
Luke Kenley 100%
Thomas Kromkowski 100%
Robert Daniel Kuzman 100%
Sue Landske 100%
James Lewis, Jr. 86%
Teresa Lubbers 100%
Larry Lutz 86%
L. Jack Lutz 41%
Edmund Mahern 100%
Carolene Mays 100%
Richard McClain 59%
Robert Meeks 86%
Patricia Miller 86%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 88%
Michael Murphy 43%
Timothy Neese 59%
Cindy Noe 25%
Johnny Nugent 86%
David Orentlicher 93%
Dennie Oxley II 100%
Allen Paul 100%
Phillip Pflum 100%
Phyllis Pond 47%
Scott Reske 100%
Marvin Riegsecker 100%
Michael Ripley 41%
Paul Robertson 88%
Earline Rogers 100%
William Ruppel 41%
Gregory Dale Server 86%
Vi Simpson 100%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 100%
Timothy Skinner 100%
Samuel Smith, Jr. 83%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 100%
Russell Stilwell 100%
Marlin Stutzman 24%
Andy Thomas 59%
P. Eric Turner 43%
John Ulmer 38%
John Waterman 86%
Thomas Weatherwax 100%
Peggy Welch 100%
Thomas Wyss 86%
David Yount, Sr. 43%

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