Rating Group: Michigan Chamber of Commerce

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 John Moolenaar R 100%
MI State Senate-3 Morris Hood III D 28%
MI State Senate-6 Hoon-Yung Hopgood D 29%
MI State Senate-8 Jack Brandenburg R 95%
MI State Senate-9 Steven Bieda D 30%
MI State Senate-10 Tory Rocca R 95%
MI State Senate-12 James Marleau R 100%
MI State Senate-14 Dave Robertson R 95%
MI State Senate-19 Michael Nofs R 100%
MI State Senate-21 John Proos IV R 100%
MI State Senate-22 Joe Hune R 100%
MI State Senate-24 Rick Jones R 100%
MI State Senate-25 Phil Pavlov R 100%
MI State Senate-26 Tonya Schuitmaker R 100%
MI State Senate-29 Dave Hildenbrand R 100%
MI State Senate-33 Judy Emmons R 95%
MI State Senate-34 Goeff Hansen R 100%
MI State Senate-35 Darwin Booher R 95%
MI State Senate-38 Tom Casperson R 95%
MI Mayor-At-Large Paula Zelenko 37%
MI Supervisor-At-Large Philip LaJoy R 95%
MI Council Member-At-Large George Cushingberry, Jr. 47%
MI Council Member-At-Large Gabriel Leland 38%
MI Commissioner-2 Brenda Clack 35%
MI Commissioner-3 Martha Scott 37%
MI Commissioner-3 Rick Shaffer 100%
MI Commissioner-4 Bruce Caswell N/A 90%
MI Commissioner-5 Irma Clark-Coleman 38%
MI Commissioner-6 Burton Leland 36%
MI Commissioner-12 Shelley Taub R 100%
MI Commissioner-13 Leon Drolet R 95%
MI Commissioner-14 Raymond Basham 36%
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 45%
Daniel Acciavatti 100%
Stephen Adamini 26%
Jason Allen 95%
Fran Amos 100%
Glenn Anderson 38%
Kathy Angerer 52%
Richard Ball 95%
James Barcia 57%
Rick Baxter 95%
Douglas Bennett 30%
Patricia Birkholz 91%
Michael Bishop 100%
Elizabeth Brater 32%
Cameron Brown 95%
Rich Brown 38%
Pam Byrnes 52%
Dianne Byrum 38%
Nancy Cassis 95%
Bill Caul 100%
Marsha Cheeks 40%
Deborah Cherry 41%
Hansen Clarke 38%
Ed Clemente 45%
Paul Condino 29%
Alan Cropsey 100%
Craig DeRoche 100%
Andy Dillon 52%
Marie Donigan 38%
Kevin Elsenheimer 100%
Robert Emerson 29%
John Espinoza 62%
David Farhat 86%
Barbara Farrah 50%
Edward Gaffney 100%
Valdemar Garcia 100%
John Garfield 95%
Tom George 86%
Judson Gilbert II 100%
Matthew Gillard 38%
John Gleason 43%
Lee Gonzales 33%
Michael Goschka 100%
Robert Gosselin 95%
Kevin Green 95%
Beverly Hammerstrom 95%
Bill Hardiman 100%
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 95%
Scott Hummel 100%
Tupac Hunter 50%
Gilda Jacobs 36%
Ron Jelinek 91%
R. Shirley Johnson 88%
Roger Kahn 100%
Chris Kolb 29%
Jerry O. Kooiman 100%
Wayne Kuipers 100%
David Law 100%
Kathleen Law 43%
LaMar Lemmons III 53%
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 44%
Alexander Lipsey 20%
Jeff Mayes 45%
Bill McConico 47%
Gary McDowell 62%
Michelle McManus 95%
Andy Meisner 24%
Tom Meyer 100%
Fred Miller 29%
Tim Moore 90%
Leslie Mortimer 100%
Michael Murphy 40%
Gary Newell 100%
Neal Nitz 90%
Dennis Olshove 50%
Brian Palmer 100%
David Palsrok 100%
John Pastor 95%
Bruce Patterson 68%
Thomas Pearce 95%
Jim Plakas 22%
Gino Polidori 43%
Michael Prusi 36%
Michael Sak 52%
Alan Sanborn 95%
Mark Schauer 41%
Fulton Sheen 95%
Joel Sheltrown 62%
Kenneth Sikkema 100%
Alma Smith 29%
Virgil Smith, Jr. 33%
Dudley Spade 52%
John Stahl 100%
John Stakoe 90%
Tony Stamas 100%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 100%
John Stewart 89%
Mickey Switalski 50%
Samuel Thomas III 58%
Steven Tobocman 29%
Laura M. Toy 75%
Aldo Vagnozzi 43%
Barb Vander Veen 100%
William VanRegenmorter 94%
Gerald Van Woerkom 91%
Howard Walker 100%
Christopher Ward 100%
Mary Waters 33%
Lorence Wenke 100%
Carl Williams 29%
Lisa Wojno 40%

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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