Rating Group: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
IA State House-3 Daniel Huseman R 13%
IA State House-9 Helen Miller D 100%
IA State House-19 Ralph Watts R 13%
IA State House-20 Clel Baudler R 13%
IA State House-24 Cecil Dolecheck R 13%
IA State House-31 Rick Olson D 88%
IA State House-34 Bruce Hunter D 100%
IA State House-41 Jo Oldson D 100%
IA State House-45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell D 100%
IA State House-46 Lisa Heddens D 100%
IA State House-54 Linda Upmeyer R 13%
IA State House-59 Bob Kressig D 100%
IA State House-70 Todd Taylor D 88%
IA State House-71 Mark Smith D 100%
IA State House-74 Dave Jacoby D 100%
IA State House-75 Dawn Pettengill R 100%
IA State House-81 Mary Gaskill D 100%
IA State House-84 David Heaton R 13%
IA State House-85 Vicki Lensing D 100%
IA State House-86 Mary Mascher D 100%
IA State House-87 Dennis Cohoon D 63%
IA State House-90 Cindy Winckler D 88%
IA State Senate-1 David Johnson I 0%
IA State Senate-18 Janet Petersen D 88%
IA State Senate-20 Brad Zaun R 0%
IA State Senate-21 Matthew McCoy D 100%
IA State Senate-23 Herman Quirmbach D 100%
IA State Senate-24 Jerry Behn R 0%
IA State Senate-25 Bill Dix R 13%
IA State Senate-27 Amanda Ragan D 100%
IA State Senate-30 Jeff Danielson D 100%
IA State Senate-31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 100%
IA State Senate-33 Robert Hogg D 100%
IA State Senate-35 Wally Horn D 100%
IA State Senate-37 Robert Dvorsky D 100%
IA State Senate-43 Joe Bolkcom D 100%
IA State Senate-45 Jim Lykam D 75%
IA State Senate-50 Pam Jochum D 88%
IA Supervisor-At-Large Mark Kuhn D 100%
IA Supervisor-At-Large Doug Shull 0%
IA Council Member-At-Large Bill Schickel R 13%
IA State Board of Education Mike May R 13%
Dwayne Alons 0%
Richard Anderson 25%
Jeff Angelo 0%
Rich Arnold 13%
Daryl Beall 100%
Paul Bell 63%
Deborah Berry 100%
Dennis Black 100%
Carmine Boal 13%
Nancy Boettger 0%
Robert John Brunkhorst 0%
Polly Bukta 100%
Danny Carroll 13%
Royd Chambers 13%
Michael Connolly 100%
Thomas Courtney 100%
Swati Dandekar 63%
Mark Davitt 100%
Dick Dearden 100%
Betty De Boef 13%
Jack Drake 25%
George Eichhorn 13%
Jeffrey Elgin 13%
Ed Fallon, Jr. 100%
Romaine Foege 100%
Wayne Ford 100%
Eugene Fraise 100%
Mary Lou Freeman 13%
Marcella Frevert 100%
E. Thurman Gaskill 0%
Charles Gipp 13%
Polly Granzow 25%
Sandy Greiner 13%
Michael Gronstal 100%
Jim Hahn 0%
Tom Hancock 100%
Jack Hatch 100%
Clarence Hoffman 0%
Lance Horbach 13%
Hubert Houser 0%
Geri Huser 50%
Joe Hutter 13%
Stewart Iverson, Jr. 0%
Libby Jacobs 13%
G. Willard Jenkins 25%
Gerald Jones 13%
Jeff Kaufmann 13%
Steve Kettering 0%
John Kibbie 100%
Keith Kreiman 100%
James Kurtenbach 0%
David Lalk 13%
Jeffrey Lamberti 0%
Charles Larson, Jr. 0%
Steven Lukan 13%
Mary Lundby 100%
O. Gene Maddox 13%
Kevin McCarthy 50%
Larry McKibben 0%
Paul McKinley 0%
Dolores Mertz 50%
David Miller 0%
Dave Mulder 0%
Pat Murphy 100%
Donovan Olson 100%
Steven Olson 13%
Kraig Paulsen 13%
John Putney 0%
Brian Quirk 38%
Scott Raecker 13%
Christopher Rants 13%
Daniel Rasmussen 13%
Henry Rayhons 13%
Michael Reasoner 63%
Nathan Reichert 100%
Thomas Rielly 100%
Rod Roberts 13%
Tom Sands 13%
Brian Schoenjahn 100%
Thomas Schueller 88%
Joe Seng 100%
James Seymour 0%
Paul Shomshor, Jr. 88%
Donald Shoultz 100%
Chuck Soderberg 13%
Roger Stewart 100%
Doug Struyk 13%
Kurt Swaim 75%
Rich Taylor 100%
Roger Thomas 63%
Margaret Tinsman 0%
Dave Tjepkes 13%
Walt Tomenga 13%
Jodi Tymeson 13%
James Van Engelenhoven 0%
James Van Fossen 13%
Jim Van Fossen 13%
Pat Ward 0%
Steven Warnstadt 100%
Roger Wendt 100%
John Whitaker 88%
Wesley Whitead 100%
Ron Wieck 0%
Paul Wilderdyke 0%
Philip Wise 63%
Frank Wood 100%
Mark Zieman 0%
Ray Zirkelbach 88%

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