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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois State Rifle Association

1998-1999 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic D
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican A+
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic F-
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey D
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican A
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic D
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic D
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican A+
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic F
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic F-
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic F
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican A+
IL State Senate 44 Bill Brady, Jr. Republican B+
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican B
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican A+
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican C
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican A
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican A-
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic B+
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic F
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino Democratic A
Edward Acevedo F
Mark Beaubien, Jr. A+
Robert Biggins A
William Black A+
Michael Boland A
Larry Bomke A+
Evelyn Bowles A
Richard Bradley D
James Brosnahan D
Joel Brunsvold A+
Robert Bugielski D
J. Burzynski A+
Ralph Capparelli C-
Elizabeth Coulson D-
Mary Lou Cowlishaw A+
Tom Cross A-
Julie Curry A+
Lee Daniels A
Thomas Dart F-
Monique Davis F-
Steve Davis A+
James DeLeo B
Miguel Del Valle F
Vince Demuzio A+
Kirk Dillard A+
Walter Dudycz B-
Judy Erwin F-
Beverly Fawell c
James Fowler A
Jack Franks C
Lauren Beth Gash F-
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis A+
Michael Giglio D
Calvin Giles D
Kurt Granberg A+
Debbie Halvorson A+
Gary Hannig A+
Charles Hartke A+
Brent Hassert A
Carl Hawkinson A+
Douglas Hoeft D
Thomas Holbrook A+
Constance Howard F
Thomas Lee Johnson A+
Tim Johnson A=
Emil Jones, Jr. F
John Jones A+
Lovana Jones F
Shirley Jones F
Doris Karpiel C
Howard Kenner F
Dick Klemm A-
Gwenn Klingler A
Renée Kosel A
Carolyn Krause F-
I. Ronald Lawfer A
David Leitch B
Patricia Lindner C
Edgar Lopez F
David Luechtefeld A
Eileen Lyons D
Joseph Lyons C
William Mahar b
John Maitland, Jr. A
Kevin McCarthy F
John McGuire B-
Larry McKeon C+
James Meyer A
Gerald Mitchell A
Don Moffitt A+
Andrea Moore C+
Charles Morrow III D
Rosemary Mulligan C
Harold Murphy A+
Judith Myers A
Richard Myers A+
N. Duane Noland A+
John Philip Novak B
Barack Obama II F
Mary O'Brien A+
Timothy Osmond A
Carole Pankau A
Terry Parke A+
Kathleen Parker C
Vincent Persico B
William Peterson A+
James Philip A+
Raymond Poe A+
Coy Pugh A
James Rea A+
Dan Reitz A+
Carol Ronen F-
Dan Rutherford A
Tom Ryder A+
Skip Saviano D
Jeffrey Schoenberg F-
Douglas Scott F
George Scully, Jr. D
George Shadid F
Todd Sieben A+
Sonia Silva F
Cal Skinner A+
Ricca Slone F-
Michael Smith A+
Ron Stephens A+
Todd Stroger F
Arthur Tenhouse A+
Arthur Turner, Sr. D
John Turner A+
Louis Viverito C
Ronald Wait A+
Lawrence Walsh, Sr. A
Thomas Walsh f
Frank Watson A+
Stanley Blake Weaver A+
Patrick Welch C
Richard Winkel, Jr. A
David Winters A
David Wirsing A
Kathleen Wojcik A+
Larry Woolard A+
Anne Zickus A+

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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