Rating Group: Independent Voters of Illinois

2008 Positions on Open Government

Issues: Elections

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State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost Republican 19
IL State House - 8 La Shawn Ford Democratic 81
IL State House - 13 Greg Harris Democratic 90
IL State House - 24 Lisa Hernandez Democratic 71
IL State House - 28 Bob Rita Democratic 76
IL State House - 30 Will Davis Democratic 90
IL State House - 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 81
IL State House - 44 Fred Crespo Democratic 65
IL State House - 82 Jim Durkin Republican 31
IL State House - 88 Keith Sommer Republican 20
IL State House - 105 Dan Brady Republican 14
IL State House - 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 67
IL State Senate - 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 63
IL State Senate - 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 75
IL State Senate - 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 69
IL State Senate - 6 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 90
IL State Senate - 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 81
IL State Senate - 35 Dave Syverson Republican 19
IL State Senate - 39 Don Harmon Democratic 75
IL State Senate - 42 Linda Holmes Democratic 50
IL State Senate - 46 Dave Koehler Democratic 69
IL State Senate - 47 Jil Tracy Republican 14
IL State Senate - 51 Chapin Rose Republican 10
IL Attorney General Kwame Raoul Democratic 75
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino 52
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza Democratic 85
IL Mayor - At-Large Franco Coladipietro Republican 25
IL Alderman - Ward 48 Harry Osterman 90
IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs Democratic 63
IL Board Member - 4 Pamela Althoff 31
IL Board Member - At-Large Dan Cronin 50
IL State Board of Education Roger Eddy 14
Edward Acevedo 76
Luis Arroyo, Sr. 81
Suzanne Bassi 45
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 38
Dan Beiser 38
Patricia Bellock 19
Maria Berrios 86
Robert Biggins 29
William Black 10
Michael Boland 74
Larry Bomke 31
Michael Bond 75
John Bradley 48
Richard Bradley 81
Bill Brady, Jr. 13
Rich Brauer 5
James Brosnahan 52
Daniel Burke 86
J. Burzynski 19
Linda Chapa LaVia 67
James Clayborne II 56
Sandy Cole 52
Annazette Collins 86
Marlow Colvin 85
Elizabeth Coulson 60
Tom Cross 33
M. Maggie Crotty 75
John Cullerton 81
Shane Cultra 19
Barbara Currie 86
Gary Dahl 19
John D'Amico 67
Monique Davis 81
James DeLeo 75
William Delgado 69
Deanna Demuzio 44
Kirk Dillard 50
Lisa Dugan 38
Kenneth Dunkin 57
Joe Dunn 32
Robert Flider 38
Gary Forby 31
Mike Fortner 14
Jack Franks 71
John Fritchey 85
Paul Froehlich 75
Susan Garrett 69
Esther Golar 76
Careen Gordon 62
Deborah Graham 88
Kurt Granberg 62
William Haine 38
Debbie Halvorson 63
Julie Hamos 90
Gary Hannig 62
Brent Hassert 40
Rickey Hendon 75
Thomas Holbrook 43
Constance Howard 86
Randy Hultgren 44
Michael Jacobs 50
Naomi Jakobsson 86
Elga Jefferies 90
Charles Jefferson 71
Emil Jones, Jr. 56
John Jones 19
Kevin Joyce 67
Renée Kosel 5
State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost R 19
IL State House - 8 La Shawn Ford D 81
IL State House - 13 Greg Harris D 90
IL State House - 24 Lisa Hernandez D 71
IL State House - 28 Bob Rita D 76
IL State House - 30 Will Davis D 90
IL State House - 31 Mary Flowers D 81
IL State House - 44 Fred Crespo D 65
IL State House - 82 Jim Durkin R 31
IL State House - 88 Keith Sommer R 20
IL State House - 105 Dan Brady R 14
IL State House - 113 Jay Hoffman D 67
IL State Senate - 1 Antonio Munoz D 63
IL State Senate - 3 Mattie Hunter D 75
IL State Senate - 4 Kimberly Lightford D 69
IL State Senate - 6 Sara Feigenholtz D 90
IL State Senate - 16 Jacqui Collins D 81
IL State Senate - 35 Dave Syverson R 19
IL State Senate - 39 Don Harmon D 75
IL State Senate - 42 Linda Holmes D 50
IL State Senate - 46 Dave Koehler D 69
IL State Senate - 47 Jil Tracy R 14
IL State Senate - 51 Chapin Rose R 10
IL Attorney General Kwame Raoul D 75
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino 52
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza D 85
IL Mayor - At-Large Franco Coladipietro R 25
IL Alderman - Ward 48 Harry Osterman 90
IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs D 63
IL Board Member - 4 Pamela Althoff 31
IL Board Member - At-Large Dan Cronin 50
IL State Board of Education Roger Eddy 14
Edward Acevedo 76
Luis Arroyo, Sr. 81
Suzanne Bassi 45
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 38
Dan Beiser 38
Patricia Bellock 19
Maria Berrios 86
Robert Biggins 29
William Black 10
Michael Boland 74
Larry Bomke 31
Michael Bond 75
John Bradley 48
Richard Bradley 81
Bill Brady, Jr. 13
Rich Brauer 5
James Brosnahan 52
Daniel Burke 86
J. Burzynski 19
Linda Chapa LaVia 67
James Clayborne II 56
Sandy Cole 52
Annazette Collins 86
Marlow Colvin 85
Elizabeth Coulson 60
Tom Cross 33
M. Maggie Crotty 75
John Cullerton 81
Shane Cultra 19
Barbara Currie 86
Gary Dahl 19
John D'Amico 67
Monique Davis 81
James DeLeo 75
William Delgado 69
Deanna Demuzio 44
Kirk Dillard 50
Lisa Dugan 38
Kenneth Dunkin 57
Joe Dunn 32
Robert Flider 38
Gary Forby 31
Mike Fortner 14
Jack Franks 71
John Fritchey 85
Paul Froehlich 75
Susan Garrett 69
Esther Golar 76
Careen Gordon 62
Deborah Graham 88
Kurt Granberg 62
William Haine 38
Debbie Halvorson 63
Julie Hamos 90
Gary Hannig 62
Brent Hassert 40
Rickey Hendon 75
Thomas Holbrook 43
Constance Howard 86
Randy Hultgren 44
Michael Jacobs 50
Naomi Jakobsson 86
Elga Jefferies 90
Charles Jefferson 71
Emil Jones, Jr. 56
John Jones 19
Kevin Joyce 67
Renée Kosel 5
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