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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana Chamber of Commerce

2012 Positions on Jobs and Economic Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House 3 Jim Banks Republican 85%
IN U.S. House 4 Jim Baird Republican 97%
IN Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch Republican 87%
IN State House 4 Ed Soliday Republican 93%
IN State House 6 Pat Bauer Democratic 41%
IN State House 8 Ryan Dvorak Democratic 48%
IN State House 10 Chuck Moseley Democratic 45%
IN State House 12 Mara Candelaria Reardon Democratic 44%
IN State House 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 47%
IN State House 16 Douglas Gutwein Republican 90%
IN State House 18 David Wolkins Republican 95%
IN State House 21 Timothy Wesco Republican 97%
IN State House 25 Donald Lehe Republican 97%
IN State House 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 67%
IN State House 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 93%
IN State House 30 Mike Karickhoff Republican 93%
IN State House 36 Terri Austin Democratic 46%
IN State House 38 Heath VanNatter Republican 93%
IN State House 39 Gerald Torr Republican 100%
IN State House 40 Gregory Steuerwald Republican 90%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 100%
IN State House 45 Bruce Borders Republican 100%
IN State House 46 Bob Heaton Republican 100%
IN State House 50 Daniel Leonard Republican 93%
IN State House 53 Bob Cherry Republican 97%
IN State House 54 Tom Saunders Republican 63%
IN State House 57 Sean Eberhart Republican 97%
IN State House 58 Woody Burton Republican 97%
IN State House 61 Matt Pierce Democratic 50%
IN State House 66 Terry Goodin Democratic 52%
IN State House 67 Randy Frye Republican 90%
IN State House 72 Ed Clere Republican 100%
IN State House 73 Steve Davisson Republican 93%
IN State House 75 Ron Bacon Republican 87%
IN State House 76 Wendy McNamara Republican 90%
IN State House 79 Matt Lehman Republican 88%
IN State House 84 Bob Morris Republican 93%
IN State House 86 Ed DeLaney Democratic 57%
IN State House 88 Brian Bosma Republican 100%
IN State House 89 Cindy Kirchhofer Republican 97%
IN State House 90 Mike Speedy Republican 93%
IN State House 91 Bob Behning Republican 93%
IN State House 94 Cherrish Pryor Democratic 41%
IN State House 95 John Bartlett Democratic 45%
IN State House 96 Greg Porter Democratic 38%
IN State House 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 37%
IN State Senate 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 81%
IN State Senate 2 Lonnie Randolph, Jr. Democratic 64%
IN State Senate 4 Karen Tallian Democratic 68%
IN State Senate 5 Ed Charbonneau Republican 86%
IN State Senate 9 Ryan Mishler Republican 88%
IN State Senate 10 David Niezgodski Democratic 53%
IN State Senate 13 Susan Glick Republican 78%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 86%
IN State Senate 19 Travis Holdman Republican 89%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 89%
IN State Senate 22 Ron Alting Republican 75%
IN State Senate 23 Phil Boots Republican 86%
IN State Senate 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 61%
IN State Senate 31 Jim Merritt, Jr. Republican 94%
IN State Senate 33 Greg Taylor Democratic 61%
IN State Senate 35 Michael Young Republican 88%
IN State Senate 37 Rodric Bray Republican 88%
IN State Senate 41 Greg Walker Republican 89%
IN State Senate 42 Jean Leising Republican 86%
IN State Senate 44 Eric Koch Republican 97%
IN State Senate 46 Ron Grooms Republican 92%
IN State Senate 48 Mark Messmer Republican 100%
IN State Senate 49 Jim Tomes Republican 72%
IN State Senate 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 72%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson Republican 92%
Jim Arnold 72%
Jeb Bardon 50%
Kreg Battles 59%
Billie Breaux 75%
John Broden 67%
Charlie Brown 38%
David Cheatham 57%
William Crawford 41%
Wes Culver 97%
Bill Davis 96%
John Day 55%
Mike Delph 86%
Nancy Dembowski 52%
Tom Dermody 90%
Chester Dobis 66%
Richard Dodge 100%
Doug Eckerty 94%
Sue Ellspermann 90%
Jeffrey Espich 100%
Ralph Foley 100%
William Friend 97%
David Frizzell 97%
Craig Fry 33%
Beverly Gard 94%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 57%
Dale Grubb 58%
Earl Harris 46%
Randy Head 78%
Brandt Hershman 92%
Kathleen Heuer 100%
Phillip Hinkle 83%
Lindel Hume 61%
Luke Kenley 86%
Clyde Kersey 60%
Tom Knollman 96%
Rebecca Kubacki 97%
Sue Landske 86%
Linda Lawson 44%
David Long 92%
L. Jack Lutz 97%
Kevin Mahan 93%
Richard McClain 97%
Jud McMillin 97%
Patricia Miller 94%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 61%
Timothy Neese 93%
Cindy Noe 97%
Johnny Nugent 81%
Allen Paul 89%
Scott Pelath 48%
Phillip Pflum 64%
Phyllis Pond 100%
Scott Reske 67%
Rhonda Rhoads 97%
Kathy Richardson 92%
Gail Riecken 57%
Earline Rogers 72%
Scott Schneider 89%
Vi Simpson 66%
Timothy Skinner 56%
Jim Smith 86%
Milo Smith 100%
Brent Steele 81%
Steven Stemler 56%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 36%
Mary Ann Sullivan 76%
Randy Truitt 97%
P. Eric Turner 100%
Matt Ubelhor 100%
Shelli VanDenburgh 50%
Brent Waltz 86%
John Waterman 67%
Peggy Welch 68%
Mike White 63%
Thomas Wyss 94%
David Yarde II 97%
Carlin Yoder 92%
Richard Young, Jr. 72%
Joseph Zakas 89%

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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