Rating Group: Illinois Public Interest Research Group

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House-2 Robin Kelly D 95%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 67%
IL U.S. House-12 Michael Bost R 50%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 68%
IL State House-1 Daniel Burke D 74%
IL State House-4 Cynthia Soto D 85%
IL State House-12 Sara Feigenholtz D 90%
IL State House-16 Lou Lang D 84%
IL State House-20 Michael McAuliffe R 70%
IL State House-22 Michael Madigan D 70%
IL State House-25 Barbara Currie D 95%
IL State House-28 Robert Rita D 90%
IL State House-30 William Davis D 95%
IL State House-31 Mary Flowers D 90%
IL State House-47 Patricia Bellock R 84%
IL State House-57 Elaine Nekritz D 85%
IL State House-70 Robert Pritchard R 73%
IL State House-83 Linda Chapa LaVia D 85%
IL State House-88 Keith Sommer R 45%
IL State House-101 Bill Mitchell R 65%
IL State House-105 Dan Brady R 70%
IL State House-113 Jay Hoffman D 85%
IL State House-118 Brandon Phelps D 75%
IL State Senate-1 Antonio Munoz D 78%
IL State Senate-3 Mattie Hunter D 83%
IL State Senate-4 Kimberly Lightford D 89%
IL State Senate-6 John Cullerton D 100%
IL State Senate-8 Ira Silverstein D 89%
IL State Senate-11 Martin Sandoval D 67%
IL State Senate-16 Jacqui Collins D 94%
IL State Senate-17 Donne Trotter D 89%
IL State Senate-20 Iris Martinez D 89%
IL State Senate-30 Terry Link D 94%
IL State Senate-32 Pamela Althoff R 77%
IL State Senate-35 Dave Syverson R 50%
IL State Senate-39 Don Harmon D 94%
IL State Senate-44 William Brady, Jr. R 61%
IL State Senate-51 Chapin Rose R 65%
IL State Senate-55 Dale Righter R 61%
IL State Senate-56 William Haine D 83%
IL State Senate-57 James Clayborne II D 88%
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino D 75%
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza D 85%
IL Supervisor-At-Large M. Maggie Crotty D 88%
IL Alderman-Ward 48 Harry Osterman D 89%
IL Commissioner-12 John Fritchey 79%
IL Board Member-20 Sidney Mathias 75%
IL Board Member-At-Large Dan Cronin 72%
IL Chairman-At-Large Christopher Lauzen R 56%
IL State Board of Education James Meeks 78%
Edward Acevedo 80%
Patricia Bailey 90%
Suzanne Bassi 65%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 70%
Maria Berrios 85%
Robert Biggins 68%
William Black 35%
Michael Boland 80%
Larry Bomke 77%
John Bradley 69%
Richard Bradley 70%
Rich Brauer 65%
James Brosnahan 80%
J. Burzynski 61%
Robert Churchill 70%
Annazette Collins 88%
Marlow Colvin 80%
Elizabeth Coulson 95%
Tom Cross 65%
Shane Cultra 47%
Lee Daniels 68%
Monique Davis 95%
James DeLeo 83%
William Delgado 83%
Miguel Del Valle 88%
Kirk Dillard 50%
Lisa Dugan 73%
Kenneth Dunkin 90%
Joe Dunn 60%
Roger Eddy 58%
Robert Flider 75%
Gary Forby 82%
Jack Franks 79%
Paul Froehlich 85%
Susan Garrett 100%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 72%
Calvin Giles 74%
Careen Gordon 73%
Deborah Graham 90%
Kurt Granberg 80%
Debbie Halvorson 89%
Julie Hamos 95%
Gary Hannig 75%
Brent Hassert 65%
Rickey Hendon 89%
Thomas Holbrook 75%
Constance Howard 90%
Naomi Jakobsson 85%
Charles Jefferson 80%
Emil Jones, Jr. 89%
John Jones 67%
Lovana Jones 90%
Wendell Jones 61%
Kevin Joyce 74%
Renée Kosel 53%
Carolyn Krause 89%
David Leitch 60%
Patricia Lindner 75%
David Luechtefeld 56%
Eileen Lyons 90%
Joseph Lyons 85%
Edward Maloney 94%
Karen May 95%
Kevin McCarthy 75%
John McGuire 85%
Larry McKeon 94%
James Meyer 75%
David Miller 85%
Gerald Mitchell 65%
Don Moffitt 65%
Robert Molaro 80%
Rosemary Mulligan 80%
Ruth Munson 65%
Richard Myers 65%
JoAnn Osmond 68%
Terry Parke 65%
William Peterson 78%
Edward Petka 61%
Sandra Pihos 82%
Raymond Poe 60%
Christine Radogno 72%
Steven Rauschenberger 56%
Dan Reitz 70%
Dale Risinger 67%
Carol Ronen 94%
Dan Rutherford 61%
Kathleen Ryg 85%
Jim Sacia 60%
Skip Saviano 79%
Timothy Schmitz 61%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 94%
George Scully, Jr. 84%
George Shadid 83%
Todd Sieben 61%
Michael Smith 80%
Ron Stephens 50%
Dave Sullivan 72%
Ed Sullivan, Jr. 65%
John Sullivan 89%
Arthur Tenhouse 50%
Arthur Turner, Sr. 95%
Patrick Verschoore 78%
Louis Viverito 89%
Ronald Wait 65%
Eddie Washington 90%
Frank Watson 61%
James Watson 50%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 78%
David Winters 70%
Kathleen Wojcik 50%
Karen Yarbrough 90%
Wyvetter Younge 84%

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