Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana

2007 Positions on Civil Rights Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House-2 Jackie Walorski R 40
IN Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch R 44
IN State House-1 Linda Lawson D 67
IN State House-3 Charlie Brown D 78
IN State House-4 Ed Soliday R 40
IN State House-8 Ryan Dvorak D 70
IN State House-9 Scott Pelath D 60
IN State House-12 Mara Candelaria Reardon D 75
IN State House-14 Vernon Smith D 70
IN State House-18 David Wolkins R 50
IN State House-23 William Friend R 40
IN State House-25 Donald Lehe R 40
IN State House-27 Sheila Klinker D 60
IN State House-28 Jeffrey Thompson R 40
IN State House-29 Kathy Richardson R 33
IN State House-34 Sue Errington D 60
IN State House-36 Terri Austin D 50
IN State House-39 Gerald Torr R 40
IN State House-41 Timothy Brown R 50
IN State House-43 Clyde Kersey D 50
IN State House-45 Bruce Borders R 50
IN State House-50 Daniel Leonard R 50
IN State House-53 Bob Cherry R 40
IN State House-54 Tom Saunders R 60
IN State House-57 Sean Eberhart R 40
IN State House-58 Woody Burton R 40
IN State House-59 Milo Smith R 40
IN State House-61 Matt Pierce D 80
IN State House-66 Terry Goodin D 44
IN State House-71 Steven Stemler D 50
IN State House-80 Phil GiaQuinta D 50
IN State House-88 Brian Bosma R 40
IN State House-91 Bob Behning R 33
IN State House-93 David Frizzell R 40
IN State House-96 Greg Porter D 86
IN State House-99 Vanessa Summers D 70
IN State Senate-1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. D 40
IN State Senate-4 Karen Tallian D 70
IN State Senate-7 Brandt Hershman R 20
IN State Senate-9 Ryan Mishler R 20
IN State Senate-10 David Niezgodski D 50
IN State Senate-11 Joseph Zakas R 20
IN State Senate-14 Dennis Kruse R 20
IN State Senate-16 David Long R 20
IN State Senate-20 Luke Kenley R 20
IN State Senate-21 James Buck R 40
IN State Senate-22 Ron Alting R 20
IN State Senate-23 Phil Boots R 10
IN State Senate-25 Tim Lanane D 67
IN State Senate-29 Mike Delph R 20
IN State Senate-34 Jean Breaux D 70
IN State Senate-35 Michael Young R 25
IN State Senate-41 Greg Walker R 20
IN State Senate-44 Eric Koch R 50
IN State Senate-50 Vaneta Becker R 30
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson R 20
IN Mayor-At-Large Dennis Tyler D 50
IN Commissioner-2 Matthew Whetstone 50
Dennis Avery 60
Jeb Bardon 67
Kreg Battles 60
Matthew Bell 50
Robert Bischoff 50
Randy Borror 40
Anita Bowser 100
Richard Bray 20
John Broden 50
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 40
David Cheatham 50
Duane Cheney 70
William Cochran 60
William Crawford 100
David Crooks 55
Bill Davis 40
John Day 78
Bob Deig 30
Nancy Dembowski 50
Jerry Denbo 40
Tom Dermody 40
Mae Dickinson 78
Gary Dillon 20
Chester Dobis 50
Richard Dodge 40
Jeff Drozda 50
Cleo Duncan 44
Jonathan Elrod 50
Jeffrey Espich 37
Ralph Foley 40
David Ford 20
Craig Fry 70
Beverly Gard 20
Dale Grubb 60
Eric Gutwein 40
Earl Harris 63
Timothy Harris 40
Victor Heinold 20
Ron Herrell 50
Phillip Hinkle 60
Glenn Howard 44
George Philip Hoy 70
Lindel Hume 60
Robert Jackman 20
Tom Knollman 40
Robert Daniel Kuzman 71
Sue Landske 20
James Lewis, Jr. 40
Teresa Lubbers 20
L. Jack Lutz 50
Carolene Mays 55
Richard McClain 40
Robert Meeks 11
Joe Micon 50
Patricia Miller 20
Winfield Moses, Jr. 55
Michael Murphy 44
Timothy Neese 50
Cindy Noe 50
Johnny Nugent 30
David Orentlicher 70
Dennie Oxley II 55
Allen Paul 20
Phillip Pflum 50
Phyllis Pond 33
Scott Reske 75
Marvin Riegsecker 13
Michael Ripley 40
Paul Robertson 50
Earline Rogers 70
William Ruppel 40
Vi Simpson 60
Connie Weigleb Sipes 55
Timothy Skinner 55
Samuel Smith, Jr. 44
Brent Steele 20
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 55
Russell Stilwell 71
Marlin Stutzman 40
Amos Thomas 50
Vern Tincher 60
P. Eric Turner 55
John Ulmer 50
William Van Haaften 63
Brent Waltz 20
John Waterman 13
Thomas Weatherwax 20
Peggy Welch 60
Thomas Wyss 17
Richard Young, Jr. 40

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