Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana

2008 Positions on Civil Rights Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House-2 Jackie Walorski R 10
IN Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch R 20
IN State House-1 Linda Lawson D 50
IN State House-3 Charlie Brown D 50
IN State House-4 Ed Soliday R 40
IN State House-8 Ryan Dvorak D 40
IN State House-9 Scott Pelath D 37
IN State House-12 Mara Candelaria Reardon D 55
IN State House-14 Vernon Smith D 40
IN State House-18 David Wolkins R 0
IN State House-23 William Friend R 50
IN State House-25 Donald Lehe R 22
IN State House-27 Sheila Klinker D 50
IN State House-28 Jeffrey Thompson R 20
IN State House-29 Kathy Richardson R 20
IN State House-34 Sue Errington D 60
IN State House-36 Terri Austin D 40
IN State House-39 Gerald Torr R 30
IN State House-40 Gregory Steuerwald R 30
IN State House-41 Timothy Brown R 22
IN State House-43 Clyde Kersey D 40
IN State House-45 Bruce Borders R 30
IN State House-50 Daniel Leonard R 20
IN State House-53 Bob Cherry R 13
IN State House-54 Tom Saunders R 44
IN State House-57 Sean Eberhart R 22
IN State House-58 Woody Burton R 20
IN State House-59 Milo Smith R 30
IN State House-61 Matt Pierce D 60
IN State House-66 Terry Goodin D 20
IN State House-71 Steven Stemler D 30
IN State House-80 Phil GiaQuinta D 40
IN State House-88 Brian Bosma R 25
IN State House-91 Bob Behning R 0
IN State House-93 David Frizzell R 20
IN State House-95 John Bartlett D 40
IN State House-96 Greg Porter D 55
IN State House-99 Vanessa Summers D 50
IN State Senate-1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. D 20
IN State Senate-4 Karen Tallian D 60
IN State Senate-5 Ed Charbonneau R 20
IN State Senate-9 Ryan Mishler R 20
IN State Senate-10 David Niezgodski D 40
IN State Senate-11 Joseph Zakas R 10
IN State Senate-14 Dennis Kruse R 20
IN State Senate-16 David Long R 20
IN State Senate-22 Ron Alting R 20
IN State Senate-23 Phil Boots R 50
IN State Senate-25 Tim Lanane D 60
IN State Senate-29 Mike Delph R 20
IN State Senate-31 Jim Merritt, Jr. R 20
IN State Senate-34 Jean Breaux D 60
IN State Senate-35 Michael Young R 20
IN State Senate-41 Greg Walker R 30
IN State Senate-44 Eric Koch R 0
IN State Senate-50 Vaneta Becker R 30
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson R 20
IN Mayor-At-Large Dennis Tyler D 40
Jim Arnold 50
Dennis Avery 60
Jeb Bardon 50
Kreg Battles 40
Matthew Bell 20
Robert Bischoff 30
Sandra Blanton 40
Randy Borror 20
Richard Bray 20
John Broden 40
Lawrence Buell, Sr. 30
David Cheatham 30
William Cochran 44
William Crawford 86
David Crooks 40
Bill Davis 0
John Day 50
Bob Deig 20
Nancy Dembowski 30
Tom Dermody 30
Gary Dillon 30
Chester Dobis 50
Richard Dodge 40
Jeff Drozda 22
Cleo Duncan 30
Jonathan Elrod 40
Jeffrey Espich 20
Ralph Foley 30
Craig Fry 50
Beverly Gard 20
Dale Grubb 44
Eric Gutwein 37
Earl Harris 55
Timothy Harris 10
Ron Herrell 40
Brandt Hershman 20
Phillip Hinkle 30
George Philip Hoy 44
Lindel Hume 22
Robert Jackman 20
Luke Kenley 22
Tom Knollman 0
Sue Landske 30
James Lewis, Jr. 20
Teresa Lubbers 30
L. Jack Lutz 30
Carolene Mays 63
Richard McClain 10
Robert Meeks 29
Joe Micon 40
Patricia Miller 20
Winfield Moses, Jr. 50
Michael Murphy 22
Timothy Neese 20
Cindy Noe 20
Johnny Nugent 22
David Orentlicher 50
Dennie Oxley II 40
Allen Paul 30
Phillip Pflum 44
Phyllis Pond 30
Scott Reske 40
Marvin Riegsecker 30
Michael Ripley 30
Paul Robertson 30
Earline Rogers 60
William Ruppel 0
Greg Simms 40
Vi Simpson 60
Connie Weigleb Sipes 30
Timothy Skinner 40
Samuel Smith, Jr. 60
Brent Steele 20
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 40
Russell Stilwell 40
Marlin Stutzman 0
Amos Thomas 20
Vern Tincher 30
P. Eric Turner 20
John Ulmer 30
Shelli VanDenburgh 40
William Van Haaften 40
Brent Waltz 20
John Waterman 20
Thomas Weatherwax 20
Peggy Welch 50
Thomas Wyss 30
Richard Young, Jr. 10

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