Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 13%
IA State House-3 Daniel Huseman R 6%
IA State House-10 Mike Sexton R 7%
IA State House-20 Clel Baudler R 6%
IA State House-24 Cecil Dolecheck R 6%
IA State House-58 Andy McKean R 7%
IA State House-70 Todd Taylor D 94%
IA State House-71 Mark Smith D 88%
IA State House-84 David Heaton R 6%
IA State House-85 Vicki Lensing D 94%
IA State House-86 Mary Mascher D 94%
IA State House-87 Dennis Cohoon D 81%
IA State House-90 Cindy Winckler D 94%
IA State Senate-1 David Johnson I 6%
IA State Senate-18 Janet Petersen D 69%
IA State Senate-21 Matthew McCoy D 87%
IA State Senate-24 Jerry Behn R 13%
IA State Senate-25 Bill Dix R 6%
IA State Senate-31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 94%
IA State Senate-35 Wally Horn D 80%
IA State Senate-37 Robert Dvorsky D 93%
IA State Senate-43 Joe Bolkcom D 93%
IA State Senate-50 Pam Jochum D 88%
IA Supervisor-At-Large Merlin Bartz 13%
IA Supervisor-At-Large Mark Kuhn D 81%
Dwayne Alons 6%
Jeff Angelo 7%
Rich Arnold 13%
Andra Atteberry 69%
Donna Hammitt Barry 6%
Paul Bell 75%
Dennis Black 79%
Carmine Boal 6%
Daniel Boddicker 13%
Nancy Boettger 7%
Effie Lee Boggess 6%
Clyde Edward Bradley 0%
Barry Brauns 6%
Roger Broers 6%
Robert John Brunkhorst 13%
Polly Bukta 94%
Danny Carroll 6%
Frank Chiodo 69%
Michael Connolly 93%
John Connors 81%
Michael Cormack 44%
Dick Dearden 93%
Betty De Boef 13%
Patrick Deluhery 93%
Jack Drake 6%
Richard Drake 20%
Russell James Eddie 6%
George Eichhorn 19%
Jeffrey Elgin 6%
Steve Falck 94%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 81%
Thomas Fiegen 86%
Barbara Finch 6%
Bill Fink 87%
Thomas Flynn 73%
Romaine Foege 88%
Wayne Ford 94%
Eugene Fraise 87%
Mary Lou Freeman 7%
Marcella Frevert 94%
Teresa Garman 38%
E. Thurman Gaskill 7%
Charles Gipp 6%
Jane Greimann 88%
Sandy Greiner 13%
Michael Gronstal 87%
Betty Grundberg 6%
Jim Hahn 6%
Johnie Hammond 100%
Brad Hansen 6%
Steven Hansen 80%
Patricia Joan Harper 93%
Jack Hatch 94%
Clarence Hoffman 6%
Jack Holveck 93%
Lance Horbach 6%
Hubert Houser 0%
Greg Hoversten 0%
Geri Huser 63%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 7%
Libby Jacobs 6%
G. Willard Jenkins 13%
John Jensen 7%
JoAnn Mardelle Johnson 13%
Steve Kettering 13%
John Kibbie 80%
Ralph Klemme 6%
Mary Kramer 7%
Keith Kreiman 88%
Jeffrey Lamberti 7%
Rick Larkin 88%
Charles Larson, Jr. 6%
Mary Lundby 33%
O. Gene Maddox 13%
Gene Manternach 6%
Dennis May 75%
Larry McKibben 13%
Paul McKinley 13%
Derryl McLaren 0%
Dolores Mertz 69%
Janet Metcalf 6%
David Millage 6%
David Miller 7%
Pat Murphy 75%
Richard Myers 81%
Michael O'Brien 75%
Robert Osterhaus 81%
Brian Quirk 69%
Scott Raecker 6%
Christopher Rants 6%
Henry Rayhons 6%
Donald Redfern 13%
John Redwine 7%
Kitty Rehberg 13%
Leigh Rekow 6%
Rebecca Reynolds 75%
Steven Richardson 88%
Sheldon Rittmer 27%
Rod Roberts 6%
Paul Scherrman 94%
David Floyd Schrader 88%
Neal Schuerer 13%
Joe Seng 88%
Mark Shearer 73%
Pat Shey 13%
Donald Shoultz 81%
J. Brent Siegrist 6%
Bryan Sievers 6%
Betty Soukup 87%
Greg Stevens 75%
Steven Sukup 6%
Rich Taylor 81%
Russell Teig 6%
Margaret Tinsman 27%
Mark Tremmel 94%
Jodi Tymeson 6%
Phillip Tyrrell 6%
James Van Engelenhoven 6%
James Van Fossen 6%
Kenneth Veenstra 13%
Steven Warnstadt 63%
Richard Weidman 6%
Philip Wise 75%
William Witt 94%
Mark Zieman 13%

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