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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan Farm Bureau

2007-2008 Positions on Agriculture

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 83
MI Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley Republican 50
MI State House 84 Terry Brown Democratic 100
MI State Senate 1 Coleman Young II Democratic 100
MI State Senate 2 Bert Johnson Democratic 100
MI State Senate 3 Morris Hood III Democratic 100
MI State Senate 4 Virgil Smith, Jr. Democratic 100
MI State Senate 5 Tupac Hunter Democratic 100
MI State Senate 6 Glenn Anderson Democratic 100
MI State Senate 8 Hoon-Yung Hopgood Democratic 100
MI State Senate 9 Steven Bieda Democratic 100
MI State Senate 10 Tory Rocca Republican 100
MI State Senate 11 Jack Brandenburg Republican 100
MI State Senate 12 James Marleau Republican 83
MI State Senate 13 John Pappageorge Republican 100
MI State Senate 16 Bruce Caswell Republican 50
MI State Senate 17 Randy Richardville Republican 100
MI State Senate 18 Rebekah Warren Democratic 100
MI State Senate 19 Michael Nofs Republican 100
MI State Senate 21 John Proos IV Republican 100
MI State Senate 22 Joe Hune Republican 42
MI State Senate 23 Gretchen Whitmer Democratic 100
MI State Senate 24 Rick Jones Republican 100
MI State Senate 25 Phillip Pavlov Republican 100
MI State Senate 26 David Robertson Republican 42
MI State Senate 28 Mark Jansen Republican 100
MI State Senate 29 David Hildenbrand Republican 100
MI State Senate 30 Arlan Meekhof Republican 75
MI State Senate 32 Roger Kahn Republican 100
MI State Senate 33 Judy Emmons Republican 67
MI State Senate 34 Goeff Hansen Republican 100
MI State Senate 35 Darwin Booher Republican 100
MI State Senate 36 John Moolenaar Republican 75
MI State Senate 37 Howard Walker Republican 100
MI State Senate 38 Tom Casperson Republican 75
MI Supervisor At-Large Philip LaJoy Republican 100
MI Trustee At-Large David Law Republican 100
MI Council Member At-Large John Pastor Republican 33
MI Commissioner 2 Brenda Clack Democratic 100
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 100
MI Commissioner 3 Rick Shaffer Republican 100
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 100
MI Commissioner 8 Neal Nitz Republican 83
MI Commissioner 9 Fred Miller Democratic 100
MI Commissioner 12 Richard LeBlanc Democratic 100
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 100
MI Treasurer Andy Dillon No Party Affiliation 100
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 100
Daniel Acciavatti 100
Dave Agema 25
Jason Allen 100
Fran Amos 58
Kathy Angerer 100
Richard Ball 100
James Barcia 100
Joan Bauer 100
Douglas Bennett 50
Patricia Birkholz 100
Michael Bishop 100
Elizabeth Brater 100
Cameron Brown 100
Pamela Byrnes 100
Barbara Byrum 100
Nancy Cassis 100
Bill Caul 75
Marsha Cheeks 100
Deborah Cherry 100
Hansen Clarke 100
Ed Clemente 100
Paul Condino 100
Bob Constan 100
Marc Corriveau 100
Andrew Coulouris 100
Alan Cropsey 100
George Cushingberry, Jr. 100
Robert Dean 100
Craig DeRoche 58
Marie Donigan 100
Kate Ebli 100
Kevin Elsenheimer 100
John Espinoza 100
Barbara Farrah 100
Edward Gaffney 100
Valdemar Garcia 100
John Garfield 25
Tom George 100
Judson Gilbert II 100
Matthew Gillard 100
John Gleason 100
Lee Gonzales 100
Kevin Green 92
Martin Griffin 100
Richard Hammel 100
Ted Hammon 100
Bill Hardiman 100
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 25
Kenneth Horn 100
Shanelle Jackson 100
Gilda Jacobs 100
Ron Jelinek 100
Robert Jones 100
Martin Knollenberg 42
Wayne Kuipers 100
Michael Lahti 100
Kathleen Law 100
Gabriel Leland 100
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 0
Steven Lindberg 100
Jeff Mayes 100
Gary McDowell 100
Michelle McManus 67
Mark Meadows 100
Andy Meisner 100
Tim Melton 100
Kim Meltzer 92
Tim Moore 100
Chuck Moss 92
Dennis Olshove 100
Paul Opsommer 83
Brian Palmer 8
David Palsrok 100
Bruce Patterson 0
Thomas Pearce 75
Gino Polidori 100
Michael Prusi 100
Michael Sak 100
Alan Sanborn 100
Mark Schauer 100
Tonya Schuitmaker 100
Bettie Scott 100
Fulton Sheen 42
Joel Sheltrown 100
Mike Simpson 100
Alma Smith 100
Dudley Spade 100
John Stahl 33
John Stakoe 100
Tony Stamas 0
Glenn Steil, Jr. 100
Mickey Switalski 100
Samuel Thomas III 100
Steven Tobocman 100
Aldo Vagnozzi 100
Mary Valentine 100
Gerald Van Woerkom 100
Christopher Ward 100
Lorence Wenke 92
Lisa Wojno 100

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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