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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois Environmental Council

1998 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Larry McKeon 100%
Penny Severns 100%
Ricca Slone 100%
Lawrence Walsh, Sr. 100%
Patrick Welch 100%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 98%
Judy Erwin 97%
Rickey Hendon 94%
Carol Ronen 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 89%
Michael Boland 80%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 80%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 80%
Eileen Lyons 80%
Kevin McCarthy 80%
George Scully, Jr. 80%
Elizabeth Coulson 78%
Thomas Dart 78%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey 78%
Carolyn Krause 78%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 78%
Arthur Berman 75%
Evelyn Bowles 75%
Howard Carroll 75%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 75%
James DeLeo 75%
Miguel Del Valle 75%
Vince Demuzio 75%
Bruce Farley 75%
Debbie Halvorson 75%
Dennis Jacobs 75%
Emil Jones, Jr. 75%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 75%
Barack Obama II 75%
William O'Daniel 75%
James Rea 75%
George Shadid 75%
William Shaw 75%
Margaret Smith 75%
Louis Viverito 75%
Andrea Moore 73%
James Brosnahan 70%
Constance Howard 70%
Joseph Lyons 70%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 70%
Vincent Persico 70%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 70%
Verna Clayton 68%
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 68%
Cal Skinner 68%
Kurt Granberg 65%
Monique Davis 64%
Lauren Beth Gash 63%
Corinne Wood 63%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Brown 60%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 60%
Tom Cross 60%
Michael Giglio 60%
Douglas Hoeft 60%
Renée Kosel 60%
Patricia Lindner 60%
Edgar Lopez 60%
John McGuire 60%
Rosemary Mulligan 60%
John Philip Novak 60%
Skip Saviano 60%
Sonia Silva 60%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 58%
Arline Fantin 58%
Brent Hassert 58%
Earlean Collins 56%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 56%
IL Commissioner 7 Jesus Garcia 56%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 56%
Lovana Jones 56%
William Mahar 56%
Robert Molaro 56%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 56%
Tim Johnson 53%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 53%
Edward Acevedo 50%
Robert Biggins 50%
Richard Bradley 50%
Suzanne Louise Deuchler 50%
Carl Hawkinson 50%
Jack Kubik 50%
Charles Morrow III 50%
Mary O'Brien 50%
Patrick O'Malley 50%
Carole Pankau 50%
Kathleen Parker 50%
Coy Pugh 50%
Elba Iris Rodriguez 50%
Miguel Santiago 50%
Michael Smith 50%
Todd Stroger 50%
Arthur Turner, Sr. 50%
Steve Davis 48%
Gary Hannig 48%
Douglas Scott 48%
Calvin Giles 44%
Gene Moore 44%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 43%
Wyvetter Younge 43%
Jeffrey Bradford 40%
Robert Bugielski 40%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 40%
Ralph Capparelli 40%
Julie Curry 40%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 40%
Shirley Jones 40%
Howard Kenner 40%
Gwenn Klingler 40%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 40%
James Meyer 40%
Gerald Mitchell 40%
Harold Murphy 40%
Anne Zickus 40%
Joel Brunsvold 38%
David Leitch 38%
Terry Deering 35%
Ann Hughes 35%
Larry Bomke 33%
J. Burzynski 33%
Kirk Dillard 33%
Charles Hartke 33%
Doris Karpiel 33%
IL Chairman At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 33%
David Luechtefeld 33%
Judith Myers 33%
William Peterson 33%
Edward Petka 33%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 33%
Todd Sieben 33%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 33%
Peter Fitzgerald 31%
Steven Rauschenberger 31%
Stanley Blake Weaver 31%
Robert Bergman 30%
Robert Churchill 30%
Lee Daniels 30%
Thomas Holbrook 30%
Thomas Lee Johnson 30%
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino Democratic 30%
Don Moffitt 30%
N. Duane Noland 30%
Arthur Tenhouse 30%
David Wirsing 30%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 28%
Martin Butler 25%
Walter Dudycz 25%
Beverly Fawell 25%
Dick Klemm 25%
James Philip 25%
Christine Radogno 25%
Thomas Walsh 25%
Frank Watson 25%
Larry Woolard 25%
Terry Parke 22%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 22%
William Black 20%
Raymond Poe 20%
Dan Reitz 20%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 20%
Ronald Wait 20%
David Winters 20%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 18%
Dan Rutherford 18%
Robert Madigan 17%
Jay Ackerman 10%
John Jones 10%
I. Ronald Lawfer 10%
Richard Myers 10%
Tom Ryder 10%
John Turner 10%
Kathleen Wojcik 10%
IL Board Member At-Large Dan Cronin 8%
Laura Kent Donahue 0%
Kevin Kehoe 0%
John Maitland, Jr. 0%
Ron Stephens 0%
Michael Weaver 0%

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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