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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 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 44
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 22
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 86
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 76
IL State House 3 Luis Arroyo Democratic 81
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 86
IL State House 5 Kenneth Dunkin Democratic 57
IL State House 6 Esther Golar Democratic 76
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 27 Monique Davis Democratic 81
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 37 Renée Kosel Republican 5
IL State House 38 Al Riley Democratic 90
IL State House 39 Maria Berrios Democratic 86
IL State House 44 Fred Crespo Democratic 65
IL State House 45 Dennis Reboletti Republican 29
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 19
IL State House 48 Sandra Pihos Republican 20
IL State House 49 Mike Fortner Republican 14
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 29
IL State House 57 Elaine Nekritz Democratic 90
IL State House 61 JoAnn Osmond Republican 5
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 71
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 5
IL State House 66 Michael Tryon Republican 24
IL State House 67 Charles Jefferson Democratic 71
IL State House 70 Robert Pritchard Republican 38
IL State House 72 Patrick Verschoore Democratic 57
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 19
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 19
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 52
IL State House 82 James Durkin Republican 31
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 67
IL State House 87 Rich Brauer Republican 5
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 20
IL State House 94 Jil Tracy Republican 14
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 33
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 14
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 14
IL State House 103 Naomi Jakobsson Democratic 86
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 House 115 Mike Bost Republican 19
IL State House 117 John Bradley Democratic 48
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 33
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 63
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 69
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 22 Michael Noland Democratic 81
IL State Senate 24 Kirk Dillard Republican 50
IL State Senate 27 Matt Murphy Republican 44
IL State Senate 28 Daniel Kotowski Democratic 63
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 36 Michael Jacobs Democratic 50
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 75
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 31
IL State Senate 42 Linda Holmes Democratic 50
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 13
IL State Senate 46 David Koehler Democratic 69
IL State Senate 47 John Sullivan Democratic 31
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 10
IL State Senate 52 Michael Frerichs Democratic 63
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 State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 19
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 31
IL Director of Department of Agriculture Robert Flider Democratic 38
IL Village President 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 29 Deborah Graham Democratic 88
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 90
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 85
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 19
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 50
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 25
Suzanne Bassi 45
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 38
Robert Biggins 29
William Black 10
Michael Boland 74
Larry Bomke 31
Michael Bond 75
Richard Bradley 81
James Brosnahan 52
J. Burzynski 19
Sandy Cole 52
Annazette Collins 86
Marlow Colvin 85
Elizabeth Coulson 60
Shane Cultra 19
Gary Dahl 19
James DeLeo 75
Deanna Demuzio 44
Lisa Dugan 38
Joe Dunn 32
Roger Eddy 14
Paul Froehlich 75
Susan Garrett 69
Careen Gordon 62
Kurt Granberg 62
Debbie Halvorson 63
Julie Hamos 90
Gary Hannig 62
Brent Hassert 40
Rickey Hendon 75
Thomas Holbrook 43
Constance Howard 86
Elga Jefferies 90
Emil Jones, Jr. 56
John Jones 19
Kevin Joyce 67
Carolyn Krause 57
Patricia Lindner 45
Joseph Lyons 62
Edward Maloney 63
Sidney Mathias 53
Karen May 95
Kevin McCarthy 67
John McGuire 86
James Meeks 88
Susana Mendoza 85
James Meyer 30
David Miller 86
John Millner 50
Gerald Mitchell 20
Robert Molaro 80
Rosemary Mulligan 63
Ruth Munson 48
Richard Myers 10
Carole Pankau 38
Milton Patterson 60
William Peterson 50
Randy Ramey, Jr. 0
Dan Reitz 38
Dale Risinger 25
Carol Ronen 81
Kathleen Ryg 90
Jim Sacia 14
Skip Saviano 33
Jeffrey Schoenberg 75
George Scully, Jr. 58
Todd Sieben 31
Michael Smith 52
Ron Stephens 0
Arthur Turner 81
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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