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

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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