Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa

2013-2014 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Jr Joni Ernst Republican 50%
IA U.S. House - 4 Randy Feenstra Republican 83%
IA State House - 11 Gary Worthan Republican 22%
IA State House - 13 Chris Hall Democratic 44%
IA State House - 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 33%
IA State House - 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 33%
IA State House - 25 Stan Gustafson Republican 33%
IA State House - 27 Joel Fry Republican 22%
IA State House - 31 Rick Olson Democratic 56%
IA State House - 32 Ruth Ann Gaines Democratic 75%
IA State House - 33 Brian Meyer Democratic 67%
IA State House - 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 89%
IA State House - 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 89%
IA State House - 36 Marti Anderson Democratic 88%
IA State House - 40 John Forbes Democratic 43%
IA State House - 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 75%
IA State House - 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 100%
IA State House - 48 Robert Bacon Republican 33%
IA State House - 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 33%
IA State House - 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 33%
IA State House - 52 Todd Prichard Democratic 50%
IA State House - 53 Sharon Steckman Democratic 67%
IA State House - 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 44%
IA State House - 63 Sandy Salmon Republican 44%
IA State House - 66 Art Staed Democratic 63%
IA State House - 69 Kirsten Running-Marquardt Democratic 67%
IA State House - 72 Dean Fisher Republican 22%
IA State House - 73 Bobby Kaufmann Republican 33%
IA State House - 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 44%
IA State House - 76 David Maxwell Republican 22%
IA State House - 78 Jarad Klein Republican 33%
IA State House - 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 100%
IA State House - 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 56%
IA State House - 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 78%
IA State House - 92 Ross Paustian Republican 33%
IA State House - 93 Phyllis Thede Democratic 56%
IA State House - 96 Lee Hein Republican 33%
IA State House - 98 Mary Wolfe Democratic 75%
IA State House - 100 Charles Isenhart Democratic 67%
IA State Senate - 4 Dennis Guth Republican 100%
IA State Senate - 9 Jason Schultz Republican 33%
IA State Senate - 10 Jake Chapman Republican 83%
IA State Senate - 12 Mark Costello Republican 22%
IA State Senate - 13 Julian Garrett Republican 80%
IA State Senate - 14 Amy Sinclair Republican 100%
IA State Senate - 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 67%
IA State Senate - 19 Jack Whitver Republican 67%
IA State Senate - 20 Brad Zaun Republican 83%
IA State Senate - 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 83%
IA State Senate - 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 67%
IA State Senate - 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 67%
IA State Senate - 33 Rob Hogg Democratic 67%
IA State Senate - 34 Liz Mathis Democratic 83%
IA State Senate - 35 Todd Taylor Democratic 78%
IA State Senate - 40 Ken Rozenboom Republican 100%
IA State Senate - 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 83%
IA State Senate - 45 Jim Lykam Democratic 44%
IA State Senate - 46 Mark Lofgren Republican 22%
IA State Senate - 47 Roby Smith Republican 83%
IA State Senate - 48 Dan Zumbach Republican 80%
IA State Senate - 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 67%
IA Director of the Department of Revenue Kraig Paulsen 33%
IA Supervisor - 5 Matthew McCoy Democratic 83%
IA Council Member - At-Large Tyler Olson Democratic 56%
Dwayne Alons 33%
Bill Anderson 83%
Chip Baltimore 22%
Clel Baudler 29%
Daryl Beall 67%
Bruce Bearinger 44%
Jerry Behn 67%
Deborah Berry 57%
Rick Bertrand 100%
Dennis Black 67%
Nancy Boettger 67%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Tod Bowman 67%
Bruce Braley 94%
Mark Brandenburg 11%
Chris Brase 67%
Michael Breitbach 83%
Josh Byrnes 33%
Mark Chelgren 100%
Thomas Courtney 67%
Peter Cownie 33%
Jeff Danielson 67%
David Dawson 20%
Dick Dearden 67%
Bill Dix 100%
Jack Drake 33%
Nancy Dunkel 33%
Robert Dvorsky 83%
Greg Forristall 22%
William Garrett, Jr. 0%
Mary Gaskill 67%
Tedd Gassman 33%
Sandy Greiner 80%
Michael Gronstal 67%
Chris Hagenow 33%
State Office Name Party Rating
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Jr Joni Ernst R 50%
IA U.S. House - 4 Randy Feenstra R 83%
IA State House - 11 Gary Worthan R 22%
IA State House - 13 Chris Hall D 44%
IA State House - 17 Matt Windschitl R 33%
IA State House - 24 Cecil Dolecheck R 33%
IA State House - 25 Stan Gustafson R 33%
IA State House - 27 Joel Fry R 22%
IA State House - 31 Rick Olson D 56%
IA State House - 32 Ruth Ann Gaines D 75%
IA State House - 33 Brian Meyer D 67%
IA State House - 34 Bruce Hunter D 89%
IA State House - 35 Ako Abdul-Samad D 89%
IA State House - 36 Marti Anderson D 88%
IA State House - 40 John Forbes D 43%
IA State House - 41 Jo Oldson D 75%
IA State House - 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell D 100%
IA State House - 48 Robert Bacon R 33%
IA State House - 49 Dave Deyoe R 33%
IA State House - 50 Patrick Grassley R 33%
IA State House - 52 Todd Prichard D 50%
IA State House - 53 Sharon Steckman D 67%
IA State House - 59 Bob Kressig D 44%
IA State House - 63 Sandy Salmon R 44%
IA State House - 66 Art Staed D 63%
IA State House - 69 Kirsten Running-Marquardt D 67%
IA State House - 72 Dean Fisher R 22%
IA State House - 73 Bobby Kaufmann R 33%
IA State House - 74 Dave Jacoby D 44%
IA State House - 76 David Maxwell R 22%
IA State House - 78 Jarad Klein R 33%
IA State House - 86 Mary Mascher D 100%
IA State House - 87 Dennis Cohoon D 56%
IA State House - 90 Cindy Winckler D 78%
IA State House - 92 Ross Paustian R 33%
IA State House - 93 Phyllis Thede D 56%
IA State House - 96 Lee Hein R 33%
IA State House - 98 Mary Wolfe D 75%
IA State House - 100 Charles Isenhart D 67%
IA State Senate - 4 Dennis Guth R 100%
IA State Senate - 9 Jason Schultz R 33%
IA State Senate - 10 Jake Chapman R 83%
IA State Senate - 12 Mark Costello R 22%
IA State Senate - 13 Julian Garrett R 80%
IA State Senate - 14 Amy Sinclair R 100%
IA State Senate - 18 Janet Petersen D 67%
IA State Senate - 19 Jack Whitver R 67%
IA State Senate - 20 Brad Zaun R 83%
IA State Senate - 23 Herman Quirmbach D 83%
IA State Senate - 27 Amanda Ragan D 67%
IA State Senate - 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 67%
IA State Senate - 33 Rob Hogg D 67%
IA State Senate - 34 Liz Mathis D 83%
IA State Senate - 35 Todd Taylor D 78%
IA State Senate - 40 Ken Rozenboom R 100%
IA State Senate - 43 Joe Bolkcom D 83%
IA State Senate - 45 Jim Lykam D 44%
IA State Senate - 46 Mark Lofgren R 22%
IA State Senate - 47 Roby Smith R 83%
IA State Senate - 48 Dan Zumbach R 80%
IA State Senate - 50 Pam Jochum D 67%
IA Director of the Department of Revenue Kraig Paulsen 33%
IA Supervisor - 5 Matthew McCoy D 83%
IA Council Member - At-Large Tyler Olson D 56%
Dwayne Alons 33%
Bill Anderson 83%
Chip Baltimore 22%
Clel Baudler 29%
Daryl Beall 67%
Bruce Bearinger 44%
Jerry Behn 67%
Deborah Berry 57%
Rick Bertrand 100%
Dennis Black 67%
Nancy Boettger 67%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Tod Bowman 67%
Bruce Braley 94%
Mark Brandenburg 11%
Chris Brase 67%
Michael Breitbach 83%
Josh Byrnes 33%
Mark Chelgren 100%
Thomas Courtney 67%
Peter Cownie 33%
Jeff Danielson 67%
David Dawson 20%
Dick Dearden 67%
Bill Dix 100%
Jack Drake 33%
Nancy Dunkel 33%
Robert Dvorsky 83%
Greg Forristall 22%
William Garrett, Jr. 0%
Mary Gaskill 67%
Tedd Gassman 33%
Sandy Greiner 80%
Michael Gronstal 67%
Chris Hagenow 33%
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