Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2004 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
IA State House-3 Daniel Huseman R 10%
IA State House-9 Helen Miller D 100%
IA State House-19 Ralph Watts R 10%
IA State House-20 Clel Baudler R 10%
IA State House-24 Cecil Dolecheck R 20%
IA State House-34 Bruce Hunter D 100%
IA State House-41 Jo Oldson D 100%
IA State House-46 Lisa Heddens D 100%
IA State House-54 Linda Upmeyer R 10%
IA State House-70 Todd Taylor D 90%
IA State House-71 Mark Smith D 100%
IA State House-74 Dave Jacoby D 100%
IA State House-81 Mary Gaskill D 100%
IA State House-84 David Heaton R 20%
IA State House-85 Vicki Lensing D 100%
IA State House-86 Mary Mascher D 100%
IA State House-87 Dennis Cohoon D 100%
IA State House-90 Cindy Winckler D 100%
IA State Senate-1 David Johnson I 10%
IA State Senate-18 Janet Petersen D 100%
IA State Senate-21 Matthew McCoy D 90%
IA State Senate-23 Herman Quirmbach D 100%
IA State Senate-24 Jerry Behn R 10%
IA State Senate-27 Amanda Ragan D 100%
IA State Senate-31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 90%
IA State Senate-33 Robert Hogg D 80%
IA State Senate-35 Wally Horn D 90%
IA State Senate-37 Robert Dvorsky D 100%
IA State Senate-43 Joe Bolkcom D 80%
IA State Senate-45 Jim Lykam D 90%
IA State Senate-50 Pam Jochum D 90%
IA Supervisor-At-Large Mark Kuhn D 100%
IA Supervisor-At-Large Doug Shull 10%
IA Council Member-At-Large Bill Schickel R 10%
Dwayne Alons 10%
Jeff Angelo 10%
Rich Arnold 10%
Daryl Beall 90%
Paul Bell 100%
Deborah Berry 100%
Dennis Black 90%
Carmine Boal 10%
Nancy Boettger 10%
Robert John Brunkhorst 10%
Polly Bukta 100%
Danny Carroll 10%
Royd Chambers 10%
Michael Connolly 90%
Thomas Courtney 100%
Swati Dandekar 80%
Mark Davitt 100%
Dick Dearden 100%
Betty De Boef 10%
Bill Dix 10%
Jack Drake 10%
George Eichhorn 10%
Jeffrey Elgin 10%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 100%
Romaine Foege 100%
Wayne Ford 100%
Eugene Fraise 90%
Mary Lou Freeman 10%
Marcella Frevert 100%
E. Thurman Gaskill 10%
Charles Gipp 10%
Polly Granzow 20%
Sandy Greiner 10%
Michael Gronstal 100%
Jack Hatch 100%
Clarence Hoffman 10%
Lance Horbach 10%
Hubert Houser 10%
Geri Huser 90%
Joe Hutter 20%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 10%
Libby Jacobs 10%
G. Willard Jenkins 20%
Gerald Jones 10%
Steve Kettering 20%
John Kibbie 90%
Keith Kreiman 100%
James Kurtenbach 10%
David Lalk 10%
Jeffrey Lamberti 10%
Steven Lukan 10%
Mary Lundby 30%
O. Gene Maddox 10%
Kevin McCarthy 90%
Larry McKibben 10%
Paul McKinley 10%
Dolores Mertz 70%
David Miller 10%
Pat Murphy 90%
Donovan Olson 100%
Steven Olson 10%
Kraig Paulsen 20%
John Putney 10%
Brian Quirk 70%
Scott Raecker 10%
Christopher Rants 10%
Daniel Rasmussen 10%
Henry Rayhons 10%
Michael Reasoner 80%
Rod Roberts 20%
Tom Sands 10%
Joe Seng 70%
James Seymour 10%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 100%
Donald Shoultz 90%
Roger Stewart 90%
Doug Struyk 50%
Kurt Swaim 90%
Rich Taylor 80%
Roger Thomas 70%
Margaret Tinsman 30%
Dave Tjepkes 20%
Jodi Tymeson 10%
James Van Engelenhoven 10%
James Van Fossen 10%
Jim Van Fossen 10%
Pat Ward 10%
Steven Warnstadt 90%
Roger Wendt 100%
John Whitaker 100%
Wesley Whitead 100%
Ron Wieck 10%
Paul Wilderdyke 10%
Philip Wise 90%
Mark Zieman 10%

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.

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