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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan AFL-CIO

2007-2008 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 4 John Moolenaar Republican 18%
MI Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley Republican 18%
MI State House 2 Bettie Scott Democratic 86%
MI State Senate 1 Coleman Young II Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 3 Morris Hood III Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 6 Hoon-Yung Hopgood Democratic 93%
MI State Senate 8 Jack Brandenburg Republican 36%
MI State Senate 9 Steven Bieda Democratic 96%
MI State Senate 10 Tory Rocca Republican 54%
MI State Senate 12 James Marleau Republican 18%
MI State Senate 13 Martin Knollenberg Republican 14%
MI State Senate 14 Dave Robertson Republican 4%
MI State Senate 18 Rebekah Warren Democratic 100%
MI State Senate 19 Michael Nofs Republican 39%
MI State Senate 21 John Proos IV Republican 18%
MI State Senate 22 Joe Hune Republican 29%
MI State Senate 24 Rick Jones Republican 29%
MI State Senate 25 Phil Pavlov Republican 14%
MI State Senate 26 Tonya Schuitmaker Republican 18%
MI State Senate 29 Dave Hildenbrand Republican 11%
MI State Senate 30 Arlan Meekhof Republican 7%
MI State Senate 32 Kenneth Horn Republican 25%
MI State Senate 33 Judy Emmons Republican 11%
MI State Senate 34 Goeff Hansen Republican 25%
MI State Senate 35 Darwin Booher Republican 4%
MI State Senate 38 Tom Casperson Republican 32%
MI Supervisor At-Large Philip LaJoy Republican 18%
MI Council Member At-Large Bob Constan 96%
MI Council Member At-Large George Cushingberry, Jr. 100%
MI Council Member At-Large Gabriel Leland 100%
MI Council Member At-Large Mark Meadows Democratic 100%
MI Commissioner 2 Brenda Clack 100%
MI Commissioner 3 Rick Shaffer 14%
MI Commissioner 4 Bruce Caswell No Party Affiliation 21%
MI Commissioner 12 Glen Anderson 96%
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 100%
Daniel Acciavatti 14%
Dave Agema 7%
Fran Amos 21%
Kathy Angerer 100%
Richard Ball 18%
Joan Bauer 100%
Douglas Bennett 100%
Terry Brown 96%
Pam Byrnes 100%
Barbara Byrum 82%
Bill Caul 25%
Marsha Cheeks 79%
Ed Clemente 96%
Paul Condino 100%
Marc Corriveau 96%
Andrew Coulouris 100%
Robert Dean 100%
Craig DeRoche 7%
Andy Dillon 89%
Marie Donigan 100%
Kate Ebli 100%
Kevin Elsenheimer 11%
John Espinoza 100%
Barbara Farrah 93%
Edward Gaffney 50%
John Garfield 4%
Matthew Gillard 89%
Lee Gonzales 89%
Kevin Green 18%
Martin Griffin 75%
Richard Hammel 96%
Ted Hammon 93%
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 7%
Shanelle Jackson 100%
Bert Johnson 100%
Robert Jones 96%
Michael Lahti 86%
David Law 32%
Kathleen Law 100%
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 93%
Steven Lindberg 100%
Jeff Mayes 100%
Gary McDowell 100%
Andy Meisner 86%
Tim Melton 100%
Kim Meltzer 29%
Fred Miller 100%
Tim Moore 46%
Chuck Moss 7%
Neal Nitz 7%
Paul Opsommer 11%
Brian Palmer 4%
David Palsrok 29%
John Pastor 4%
Thomas Pearce 11%
Gino Polidori 100%
Michael Sak 100%
Fulton Sheen 7%
Joel Sheltrown 93%
Mike Simpson 100%
Alma Smith 100%
Virgil Smith, Jr. 93%
Dudley Spade 100%
John Stahl 21%
John Stakoe 25%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 18%
Steven Tobocman 100%
Aldo Vagnozzi 96%
Mary Valentine 100%
Howard Walker 11%
Christopher Ward 29%
Lorence Wenke 7%
Lisa Wojno 96%

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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