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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan Chamber of Commerce

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI State Senate 33 Judy Emmons Republican 92%
MI Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Republican 75%
MI Mayor At-Large Paula Zelenko 45%
MI Trustee At-Large Paul Gieleghem 35%
MI Council Member Ward 3 Joanne Voorhees Republican 76%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott 50%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman 31%
MI Commissioner 5 Ruth Ann Jamnick Democratic 24%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 54%
MI Commissioner 13 Leon Drolet Republican 88%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham 38%
Stephen Adamini 53%
Jason Allen 71%
Glenn Anderson 38%
Virg Bernero 38%
Patricia Birkholz 71%
Clark Bisbee 82%
Michael Bishop 82%
Ken Bradstreet 88%
Cameron Brown 88%
Rich Brown 50%
Dianne Byrum 46%
Nancy Cassis 71%
Sandra Caul 75%
Hansen Clarke 25%
Kenneth Daniels 36%
Julie Dennis 20%
Gene DeRossett 65%
Stephen Ehardt 71%
Robert Emerson 36%
Valdemar Garcia 100%
Tom George 75%
Judson Gilbert II 71%
Michael Goschka 71%
Lauren Hager 65%
Beverly Hammerstrom 79%
Doug Hart 76%
Jim Howell 69%
Scott Hummel 67%
Gilda Jacobs 29%
Ron Jelinek 63%
Rick Johnson 76%
R. Shirley Johnson 93%
Larry Julian 71%
James Koetje 73%
Chris Kolb 33%
Jerry O. Kooiman 69%
Wayne Kuipers 82%
Charles LaSata 69%
Alexander Lipsey 38%
Bill McConico 44%
Tom Meyer 69%
Mary Ann Middaugh 76%
Jack Minore 29%
Michael Murphy 29%
Gary Newell 69%
William O'Neil 47%
Brian Palmer 75%
John Pappageorge 71%
Bruce Patterson 65%
Clarence Phillips 38%
Jim Plakas 50%
Mike Pumford 59%
Triette Reeves 29%
Randy Richardville 65%
Joseph Rivet 67%
Sal Rocca 75%
Alan Sanborn 88%
Mark Schauer 47%
Scott Shackleton 69%
Dale Sheltrown 53%
Marc Shulman 71%
Kenneth Sikkema 86%
Doug Spade 50%
Tony Stamas 82%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 92%
John Stewart 67%
Mickey Switalski 41%
Susan Tabor 82%
Samuel Thomas III 31%
Artina Tinsley Hardman 27%
Laura M. Toy 63%
Barb Vander Veen 67%
William VanRegenmorter 86%
Gerald Van Woerkom 65%
Mary Waters 25%
Gretchen Whitmer 36%
Carl Williams 31%
Lisa Wojno 36%
David Woodward 41%
Gary Woronchak 50%

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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