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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan Conservative Union

1997 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI State Senate 31 Mike Green Republican 94%
MI Council Member Ward 3 Joanne Voorhees Republican 93%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott 7%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 13%
MI Commissioner 11 Michael Hanley 6%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham 14%
MI Commissioner 17 Nancy Quarles Democratic 7%
Laura Baird 13%
Patricia Birkholz 63%
Rose Bogardus 13%
Elizabeth Brater 0%
Lingg Brewer 27%
Bob Brown 33%
William Byl 38%
William Callahan 25%
Nancy Cassis 56%
Deborah Cherry 13%
Eileen DeHart 19%
Larry DeVuyst 69%
Robert Emerson 0%
A. T. Frank 38%
Terry Geiger 80%
Patricia A. K. Godchaux 31%
Michael Goschka 81%
Derrick Hale 6%
Beverly Hammerstrom 29%
Mark Jansen 81%
David Jaye 100%
Ron Jelinek 44%
Jon Jellema 47%
R. Shirley Johnson 53%
Thomas Kelly 13%
Kwame Kilpatrick 0%
Edward LaForge 13%
Gerald Law 71%
George Mans 33%
Lynne Martinez 13%
George McManus, Jr. 67%
Mary Ann Middaugh 81%
Raymond Murphy 7%
Charles Perricone 87%
Hubert Price, Jr. 0%
Michael Prusi 19%
Ray Raczkowski 94%
Andrew Richner 56%
Vera Rison 7%
Sue Rocca 69%
Mark Schauer 7%
Gloria Schermesser 13%
Judith Scranton 31%
Kenneth Sikkema 69%
Keith Stallworth 0%
Paul Tesanovich 19%
Samuel Thomas III 0%
Edward Vaughn 13%
Paul Wojno 25%

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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