Rating Group: Race Forward (formerly known as Applied Research Center)

2006 Positions on Racial Justice

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State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost Republican 72
IL State House - 28 Bob Rita Democratic 100
IL State House - 30 Will Davis Democratic 100
IL State House - 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 95
IL State House - 82 Jim Durkin Republican 88
IL State House - 88 Keith Sommer Republican 79
IL State House - 105 Dan Brady Republican 85
IL State House - 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 100
IL State Senate - 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 95
IL State Senate - 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 100
IL State Senate - 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 95
IL State Senate - 6 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 100
IL State Senate - 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 100
IL State Senate - 39 Don Harmon Democratic 100
IL State Senate - 51 Chapin Rose Republican 60
IL Attorney General Kwame Raoul Democratic 100
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino 85
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza Democratic 100
IL Alderman - Ward 48 Harry Osterman 100
IL Board Member - 4 Pamela Althoff 85
IL Board Member - At-Large Dan Cronin 85
IL State Board of Education Roger Eddy 53
Edward Acevedo 100
Cheryl Axley 89
Patricia Bailey 100
Suzanne Bassi 85
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 95
Dan Beiser 80
Patricia Bellock 89
Maria Berrios 100
Robert Biggins 75
William Black 71
Michael Boland 95
Larry Bomke 75
John Bradley 85
Richard Bradley 100
Bill Brady, Jr. 55
Rich Brauer 75
James Brosnahan 100
Daniel Burke 100
J. Burzynski 70
Linda Chapa LaVia 79
Michelle Chavez 95
Robert Churchill 89
James Clayborne II 95
Annazette Collins 100
Marlow Colvin 100
Elizabeth Coulson 94
Tom Cross 90
M. Maggie Crotty 90
John Cullerton 100
Shane Cultra 72
Barbara Currie 100
Gary Dahl 75
John D'Amico 95
Lee Daniels 94
Monique Davis 100
James DeLeo 100
William Delgado 95
Miguel Del Valle 100
Deanna Demuzio 80
Kirk Dillard 90
Lisa Dugan 84
Kenneth Dunkin 100
Joe Dunn 79
Robert Flider 85
Gary Forby 85
Jack Franks 85
John Fritchey 100
Paul Froehlich 85
Susan Garrett 95
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 70
Calvin Giles 100
Esther Golar 88
Careen Gordon 85
Deborah Graham 100
Kurt Granberg 85
William Haine 85
Debbie Halvorson 100
Julie Hamos 100
Gary Hannig 95
Brent Hassert 90
Rickey Hendon 100
Thomas Holbrook 80
Constance Howard 100
Randy Hultgren 85
Dennis Jacobs 100
Michael Jacobs 89
Naomi Jakobsson 90
Charles Jefferson 90
Roger Jenisch 79
Emil Jones, Jr. 95
John Jones 75
Lovana Jones 100
Wendell Jones 75
Kevin Joyce 95
Renée Kosel 75
Carolyn Krause 95
Lou Lang 100
State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly D 100
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost R 72
IL State House - 28 Bob Rita D 100
IL State House - 30 Will Davis D 100
IL State House - 31 Mary Flowers D 95
IL State House - 82 Jim Durkin R 88
IL State House - 88 Keith Sommer R 79
IL State House - 105 Dan Brady R 85
IL State House - 113 Jay Hoffman D 100
IL State Senate - 1 Antonio Munoz D 95
IL State Senate - 3 Mattie Hunter D 100
IL State Senate - 4 Kimberly Lightford D 95
IL State Senate - 6 Sara Feigenholtz D 100
IL State Senate - 16 Jacqui Collins D 100
IL State Senate - 39 Don Harmon D 100
IL State Senate - 51 Chapin Rose R 60
IL Attorney General Kwame Raoul D 100
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino 85
IL Comptroller Susana Mendoza D 100
IL Alderman - Ward 48 Harry Osterman 100
IL Board Member - 4 Pamela Althoff 85
IL Board Member - At-Large Dan Cronin 85
IL State Board of Education Roger Eddy 53
Edward Acevedo 100
Cheryl Axley 89
Patricia Bailey 100
Suzanne Bassi 85
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 95
Dan Beiser 80
Patricia Bellock 89
Maria Berrios 100
Robert Biggins 75
William Black 71
Michael Boland 95
Larry Bomke 75
John Bradley 85
Richard Bradley 100
Bill Brady, Jr. 55
Rich Brauer 75
James Brosnahan 100
Daniel Burke 100
J. Burzynski 70
Linda Chapa LaVia 79
Michelle Chavez 95
Robert Churchill 89
James Clayborne II 95
Annazette Collins 100
Marlow Colvin 100
Elizabeth Coulson 94
Tom Cross 90
M. Maggie Crotty 90
John Cullerton 100
Shane Cultra 72
Barbara Currie 100
Gary Dahl 75
John D'Amico 95
Lee Daniels 94
Monique Davis 100
James DeLeo 100
William Delgado 95
Miguel Del Valle 100
Deanna Demuzio 80
Kirk Dillard 90
Lisa Dugan 84
Kenneth Dunkin 100
Joe Dunn 79
Robert Flider 85
Gary Forby 85
Jack Franks 85
John Fritchey 100
Paul Froehlich 85
Susan Garrett 95
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 70
Calvin Giles 100
Esther Golar 88
Careen Gordon 85
Deborah Graham 100
Kurt Granberg 85
William Haine 85
Debbie Halvorson 100
Julie Hamos 100
Gary Hannig 95
Brent Hassert 90
Rickey Hendon 100
Thomas Holbrook 80
Constance Howard 100
Randy Hultgren 85
Dennis Jacobs 100
Michael Jacobs 89
Naomi Jakobsson 90
Charles Jefferson 90
Roger Jenisch 79
Emil Jones, Jr. 95
John Jones 75
Lovana Jones 100
Wendell Jones 75
Kevin Joyce 95
Renée Kosel 75
Carolyn Krause 95
Lou Lang 100
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