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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Independent Voters of Illinois

2008 Positions on Open Government

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 19
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 44
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 86
IL State House 3 Luis Arroyo, Sr. Democratic 81
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 86
IL State House 8 La Shawn Ford Democratic 81
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 90
IL State House 13 Greg Harris Democratic 90
IL State House 15 John D'Amico Democratic 67
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 86
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 33
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 86
IL State House 24 Elizabeth Hernandez Democratic 71
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 86
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 76
IL State House 30 William Davis Democratic 90
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 81
IL State House 38 Al Riley Democratic 90
IL State House 44 Fred Crespo Democratic 65
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 19
IL State House 49 Mike Fortner Republican 14
IL State House 70 Robert Pritchard Republican 38
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 31
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 67
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 20
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 14
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 14
IL State House 109 David Reis Republican 0
IL State House 111 Dan Beiser Democratic 38
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 67
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 63
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 75
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 69
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 81
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 63
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 69
IL State Senate 13 Kwame Raoul Democratic 75
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 81
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 69
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 75
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 81
IL State Senate 32 Pamela Althoff Republican 31
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 19
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 75
IL State Senate 42 Linda Holmes Democratic 50
IL State Senate 44 Bill Brady, Jr. Republican 13
IL State Senate 46 David Koehler Democratic 69
IL State Senate 47 Jil Tracy Republican 14
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 10
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 25
IL State Senate 56 William Haine Democratic 38
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 56
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino Democratic 52
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza Democratic 85
IL Mayor At-Large Franco Coladipietro Republican 25
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 75
IL Supervisor At-Large Al Riley Democratic 90
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 90
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey 85
IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs Democratic 63
IL Board Member 20 Sidney Mathias 53
IL Board Member At-Large Dan Cronin 50
IL Chairman At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 25
IL State Board of Education James Meeks 88
Edward Acevedo 76
Suzanne Bassi 45
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 38
Maria Berrios 86
Robert Biggins 29
William Black 10
Michael Boland 74
Larry Bomke 31
Michael Bond 75
John Bradley 48
Richard Bradley 81
Rich Brauer 5
James Brosnahan 52
J. Burzynski 19
Sandy Cole 52
Annazette Collins 86
Marlow Colvin 85
Elizabeth Coulson 60
Tom Cross 33
Shane Cultra 19
Gary Dahl 19
Monique Davis 81
James DeLeo 75
William Delgado 69
Deanna Demuzio 44
Kirk Dillard 50
Lisa Dugan 38
Kenneth Dunkin 57
Joe Dunn 32
Roger Eddy 14
Robert Flider 38
Gary Forby 31
Jack Franks 71
Paul Froehlich 75
Susan Garrett 69
Esther Golar 76
Careen Gordon 62
Deborah Graham 88
Kurt Granberg 62
Debbie Halvorson 63
Julie Hamos 90
Gary Hannig 62
Brent Hassert 40
Rickey Hendon 75
Thomas Holbrook 43
Constance Howard 86
Michael Jacobs 50
Naomi Jakobsson 86
Elga Jefferies 90
Charles Jefferson 71
Emil Jones, Jr. 56
John Jones 19
Kevin Joyce 67
Renée Kosel 5
Dan Kotowski 63
Carolyn Krause 57
David Leitch 19
Patricia Lindner 45
David Luechtefeld 19
Joseph Lyons 62
Edward Maloney 63
Karen May 95
Kevin McCarthy 67
John McGuire 86
James Meyer 30
David Miller 86
John Millner 50
Gerald Mitchell 20
Don Moffitt 19
Robert Molaro 80
Rosemary Mulligan 63
Ruth Munson 48
Matt Murphy 44
Richard Myers 10
Elaine Nekritz 90
Michael Noland 81
JoAnn Osmond 5
Carole Pankau 38
Milton Patterson 60
William Peterson 50
Brandon Phelps 33
Sandra Pihos 20
Raymond Poe 14
Christine Radogno 31
Randy Ramey, Jr. 0
Dennis Reboletti 29
Dan Reitz 38
Dale Risinger 25
Carol Ronen 81
Dan Rutherford 19
Kathleen Ryg 90
Jim Sacia 14
Skip Saviano 33
Timothy Schmitz 5
Aaron Schock 22
Jeffrey Schoenberg 75
George Scully, Jr. 58
Todd Sieben 31
Michael Smith 52
Ron Stephens 0
Ed Sullivan, Jr. 29
John Sullivan 31
Michael Tryon 24
Arthur Turner, Sr. 81
Patrick Verschoore 57
Louis Viverito 69
Ronald Wait 10
Eddie Washington 86
Frank Watson 6
James Watson 5
A.J. Wilhelmi 44
David Winters 29
Karen Yarbrough 84
Wyvetter Younge 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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