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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois Public Interest Research Group

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 67%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 75%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 92%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 92%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 83%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 67%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 83%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 100%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 100%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 58%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 75%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 67%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 67%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 75%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 67%
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino Democratic 83%
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza Democratic 100%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 92%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 100%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey 92%
IL Board Member 20 Sidney Mathias 75%
Edward Acevedo 92%
Suzanne Bassi 75%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 67%
Robert Biggins 75%
William Black 67%
Michael Boland 73%
Richard Bradley 75%
James Brosnahan 91%
Ralph Capparelli 67%
Annazette Collins 100%
Marlow Colvin 100%
Elizabeth Coulson 83%
Tom Cross 67%
Lee Daniels 64%
Monique Davis 100%
Steve Davis 75%
William Delgado 92%
Gary Forby 64%
Jack Franks 58%
Susan Garrett 83%
Calvin Giles 55%
Kurt Granberg 75%
Julie Hamos 100%
Gary Hannig 67%
Brent Hassert 67%
Thomas Holbrook 67%
Constance Howard 100%
Charles Jefferson 83%
John Jones 67%
Lovana Jones 83%
Renée Kosel 83%
Carolyn Krause 83%
Rosemary Kurtz 75%
David Leitch 67%
Patricia Lindner 75%
Eileen Lyons 75%
Joseph Lyons 92%
Karen May 92%
Kevin McCarthy 83%
John McGuire 75%
Larry McKeon 92%
James Meyer 75%
David Miller 92%
Gerald Mitchell 67%
Don Moffitt 83%
Charles Morrow III 73%
Rosemary Mulligan 83%
Richard Myers 75%
John Philip Novak 67%
Mary O'Brien 67%
Carole Pankau 67%
Terry Parke 67%
Raymond Poe 67%
Dan Reitz 58%
Dan Rutherford 67%
Skip Saviano 64%
Timothy Schmitz 73%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 92%
George Scully, Jr. 75%
Ricca Slone 92%
Michael Smith 82%
Ron Stephens 40%
Arthur Tenhouse 67%
Arthur Turner, Sr. 75%
Ronald Wait 67%
James Watson 75%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 58%
David Winters 75%
David Wirsing 67%
Kathleen Wojcik 55%
Karen Yarbrough 100%
Wyvetter Younge 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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