Rating Group: Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce

2015-2016 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House - 5 Scott Fitzgerald Republican 100%
WI U.S. House - 7 Tom Tiffany Republican 100%
WI Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 1 Joel Kitchens Republican 91%
WI State Assembly - 4 David Steffen Republican 96%
WI State Assembly - 5 Jim Steineke Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 6 Gary Tauchen Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 7 Daniel Riemer Democratic 6%
WI State Assembly - 10 David Bowen Democratic 5%
WI State Assembly - 15 Joe Sanfelippo Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 18 Evan Goyke Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 19 Jonathan Brostoff Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 20 Christine Sinicki Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 21 Jessie Rodriguez Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 22 Janel Brandtjen Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 24 Dan Knodl Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 25 Paul Tittl Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 26 Terry Katsma Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 27 Tyler Vorpagel Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 31 Amy Loudenbeck Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 32 Tyler August Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 33 Cody Horlacher Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 34 Rob Swearingen Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 36 Jeffrey Mursau Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 39 Mark Born Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 40 Kevin Petersen Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 45 Mark Spreitzer Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 46 Gary Hebl Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 49 Travis Tranel Republican 90%
WI State Assembly - 51 Todd Novak Republican 87%
WI State Assembly - 52 Jeremy Thiesfeldt Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 53 Michael Schraa Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 54 Gordon Hintz Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 56 Dave Murphy Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 60 Rob Brooks Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 63 Robin Vos Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 65 Tod Ohnstad Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 70 Nancy VanderMeer Republican 96%
WI State Assembly - 71 Katrina Shankland Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 72 Scott Krug Republican 91%
WI State Assembly - 73 Nick Milroy Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 74 Beth Meyers Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 78 Lisa Subeck Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 79 Dianne Hesselbein Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 80 Sondy Pope Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 81 Dave Considine Democratic 13%
WI State Assembly - 82 Ken Skowronski Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 86 John Spiros Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 87 James Edming Republican 96%
WI State Assembly - 88 John Macco Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 93 Warren Petryk Republican 91%
WI State Assembly - 94 Steve Doyle Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 95 Jill Billings Democratic 14%
WI State Assembly - 97 Scott Allen Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 98 Adam Neylon Republican 100%
WI State Assembly - 99 Cindi Duchow Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 1 Andre Jacque Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 2 Robert Cowles Republican 92%
WI State Senate - 3 Tim Carpenter Democratic 17%
WI State Senate - 4 Lena Taylor Democratic 17%
WI State Senate - 5 Dale Kooyenga Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 6 LaTonya Johnson Democratic 9%
WI State Senate - 7 Christopher Larson Democratic 13%
WI State Senate - 9 Devin LeMahieu Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 11 Stephen Nass Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 12 Mary Felzkowski Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 13 John Jagler Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 14 Joan Ballweg Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 15 Janis Ringhand Democratic 21%
WI State Senate - 16 Melissa Agard Democratic 14%
WI State Senate - 17 Howard Marklein Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 19 Roger Roth, Jr. Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 20 Duey Stroebel Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 21 Van Wanggaard Republican 100%
WI State Senate - 22 Bob Wirch Democratic 17%
WI State Senate - 23 Kathy Bernier Republican 96%
WI State Senate - 25 Janet Bewley Democratic 6%
WI State Senate - 27 Jon Erpenbach Democratic 17%
WI State Senate - 29 Jerry Petrowski Republican 96%
WI State Senate - 33 Chris Kapenga Republican 100%
WI Supervisor - 20 Steve Doyle 14%
WI Alderman - 8 JoCasta Zamarripa Democratic 14%
WI Secretary of Revenue Peter Barca 14%
Terese Berceau 14%
Ed Brooks 96%
David Craig 100%
Chris Danou 15%
Alberta Darling 100%
Bob Gannon 100%
Eric Genrich 14%
Richard Gudex 100%
Dave Hansen 21%
Nikiya Harris Dodd 18%
Sheila Harsdorf 100%
Dave Heaton 96%
Rob Hutton 100%
Adam Jarchow 100%
Andy Jorgensen 14%
Robb Kahl 10%
Samantha Kerkman 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House - 5 Scott Fitzgerald R 100%
WI U.S. House - 7 Tom Tiffany R 100%
WI Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes D 14%
WI State Assembly - 1 Joel Kitchens R 91%
WI State Assembly - 4 David Steffen R 96%
WI State Assembly - 5 Jim Steineke R 100%
WI State Assembly - 6 Gary Tauchen R 100%
WI State Assembly - 7 Daniel Riemer D 6%
WI State Assembly - 10 David Bowen D 5%
WI State Assembly - 15 Joe Sanfelippo R 100%
WI State Assembly - 18 Evan Goyke D 14%
WI State Assembly - 19 Jonathan Brostoff D 14%
WI State Assembly - 20 Christine Sinicki D 14%
WI State Assembly - 21 Jessie Rodriguez R 100%
WI State Assembly - 22 Janel Brandtjen R 100%
WI State Assembly - 24 Dan Knodl R 100%
WI State Assembly - 25 Paul Tittl R 100%
WI State Assembly - 26 Terry Katsma R 100%
WI State Assembly - 27 Tyler Vorpagel R 100%
WI State Assembly - 31 Amy Loudenbeck R 100%
WI State Assembly - 32 Tyler August R 100%
WI State Assembly - 33 Cody Horlacher R 100%
WI State Assembly - 34 Rob Swearingen R 100%
WI State Assembly - 36 Jeffrey Mursau R 100%
WI State Assembly - 39 Mark Born R 100%
WI State Assembly - 40 Kevin Petersen R 100%
WI State Assembly - 45 Mark Spreitzer D 14%
WI State Assembly - 46 Gary Hebl D 14%
WI State Assembly - 49 Travis Tranel R 90%
WI State Assembly - 51 Todd Novak R 87%
WI State Assembly - 52 Jeremy Thiesfeldt R 100%
WI State Assembly - 53 Michael Schraa R 100%
WI State Assembly - 54 Gordon Hintz D 14%
WI State Assembly - 56 Dave Murphy R 100%
WI State Assembly - 60 Rob Brooks R 100%
WI State Assembly - 63 Robin Vos R 100%
WI State Assembly - 65 Tod Ohnstad D 14%
WI State Assembly - 70 Nancy VanderMeer R 96%
WI State Assembly - 71 Katrina Shankland D 14%
WI State Assembly - 72 Scott Krug R 91%
WI State Assembly - 73 Nick Milroy D 14%
WI State Assembly - 74 Beth Meyers D 14%
WI State Assembly - 78 Lisa Subeck D 14%
WI State Assembly - 79 Dianne Hesselbein D 14%
WI State Assembly - 80 Sondy Pope D 14%
WI State Assembly - 81 Dave Considine D 13%
WI State Assembly - 82 Ken Skowronski R 100%
WI State Assembly - 86 John Spiros R 100%
WI State Assembly - 87 James Edming R 96%
WI State Assembly - 88 John Macco R 100%
WI State Assembly - 93 Warren Petryk R 91%
WI State Assembly - 94 Steve Doyle D 14%
WI State Assembly - 95 Jill Billings D 14%
WI State Assembly - 97 Scott Allen R 100%
WI State Assembly - 98 Adam Neylon R 100%
WI State Assembly - 99 Cindi Duchow R 100%
WI State Senate - 1 Andre Jacque R 100%
WI State Senate - 2 Robert Cowles R 92%
WI State Senate - 3 Tim Carpenter D 17%
WI State Senate - 4 Lena Taylor D 17%
WI State Senate - 5 Dale Kooyenga R 100%
WI State Senate - 6 LaTonya Johnson D 9%
WI State Senate - 7 Christopher Larson D 13%
WI State Senate - 9 Devin LeMahieu R 100%
WI State Senate - 11 Stephen Nass R 100%
WI State Senate - 12 Mary Felzkowski R 100%
WI State Senate - 13 John Jagler R 100%
WI State Senate - 14 Joan Ballweg R 100%
WI State Senate - 15 Janis Ringhand D 21%
WI State Senate - 16 Melissa Agard D 14%
WI State Senate - 17 Howard Marklein R 100%
WI State Senate - 19 Roger Roth, Jr. R 100%
WI State Senate - 20 Duey Stroebel R 100%
WI State Senate - 21 Van Wanggaard R 100%
WI State Senate - 22 Bob Wirch D 17%
WI State Senate - 23 Kathy Bernier R 96%
WI State Senate - 25 Janet Bewley D 6%
WI State Senate - 27 Jon Erpenbach D 17%
WI State Senate - 29 Jerry Petrowski R 96%
WI State Senate - 33 Chris Kapenga R 100%
WI Supervisor - 20 Steve Doyle 14%
WI Alderman - 8 JoCasta Zamarripa D 14%
WI Secretary of Revenue Peter Barca 14%
Terese Berceau 14%
Ed Brooks 96%
David Craig 100%
Chris Danou 15%
Alberta Darling 100%
Bob Gannon 100%
Eric Genrich 14%
Richard Gudex 100%
Dave Hansen 21%
Nikiya Harris Dodd 18%
Sheila Harsdorf 100%
Dave Heaton 96%
Rob Hutton 100%
Adam Jarchow 100%
Andy Jorgensen 14%
Robb Kahl 10%
Samantha Kerkman 100%
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