Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business - Iowa

2009-2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House - 4 Randy Feenstra Republican 100%
IA Governor Kim Reynolds Republican 100%
IA State House - 11 Gary Worthan Republican 100%
IA State House - 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 67%
IA State House - 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 100%
IA State House - 31 Rick Olson Democratic 0%
IA State House - 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 0%
IA State House - 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 0%
IA State House - 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 0%
IA State House - 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 0%
IA State House - 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 83%
IA State House - 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 67%
IA State House - 53 Sharon Steckman Democratic 0%
IA State House - 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 0%
IA State House - 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 0%
IA State House - 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 0%
IA State House - 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 0%
IA State House - 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 0%
IA State House - 93 Phyllis Thede Democratic 0%
IA State House - 100 Charles Isenhart Democratic 0%
IA State Senate - 9 Jason Schultz Republican 100%
IA State Senate - 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 0%
IA State Senate - 20 Brad Zaun Republican 80%
IA State Senate - 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 0%
IA State Senate - 25 Annette Sweeney Republican 83%
IA State Senate - 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 0%
IA State Senate - 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 0%
IA State Senate - 33 Rob Hogg Democratic 0%
IA State Senate - 35 Todd Taylor Democratic 0%
IA State Senate - 43 Joseph Bolkcom Democratic 0%
IA State Senate - 45 Jim Lykam Democratic 0%
IA State Senate - 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 0%
IA Director of the Department of Revenue Kraig Paulsen 100%
IA Supervisor - 1 John Beard 0%
IA Supervisor - 5 Matthew McCoy Democratic 0%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Merlin Bartz 80%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Shawn Hamerlinck Republican 100%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Mark Kuhn Democratic 0%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Becky Schmitz Democratic 0%
IA Council Member - At-Large Tyler Olson Democratic 0%
IA State Board of Education Mike May 80%
Dwayne Alons 100%
Richard Anderson 50%
Staci Appel 0%
Rich Arnold 83%
McKinley Bailey 17%
Clel Baudler 80%
Daryl Beall 0%
Paul Bell 0%
Deborah Berry 0%
Dennis Black 0%
Nancy Boettger 100%
Polly Bukta 0%
Kerry Burt 0%
Thomas Courtney 0%
Peter Cownie 83%
Swati Dandekar 20%
Jeff Danielson 0%
Dick Dearden 0%
Betty De Boef 100%
Jack Drake 83%
Robert Dvorsky 0%
Gene Ficken 0%
Wayne Ford 0%
Greg Forristall 80%
Eugene Fraise 0%
Marcella Frevert 0%
Mary Gaskill 0%
Elesha Gayman 0%
Michael Gronstal 0%
Chris Hagenow 83%
Jim Hahn 80%
David Hartsuch 100%
Jack Hatch 0%
David Heaton 50%
Bill Heckroth 0%
Lisa Heddens 0%
Erik Helland 83%
Lance Horbach 83%
Wally Horn 0%
Hubert Houser 60%
Daniel Huseman 83%
Geri Huser 20%
David Johnson 80%
Tim Kapucian 60%
Jeff Kaufmann 50%
Jerry Kearns 0%
Doris Kelley 33%
Steve Kettering 100%
John Kibbie 0%
Kevin Koester 67%
Keith Kreiman 0%
Vicki Lensing 0%
Steven Lukan 83%
Larry Marek 33%
Kevin McCarthy 20%
Paul McKinley 100%
Dolores Mertz 17%
Helen Miller 0%
Linda Miller 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House - 4 Randy Feenstra R 100%
IA Governor Kim Reynolds R 100%
IA State House - 11 Gary Worthan R 100%
IA State House - 17 Matt Windschitl R 67%
IA State House - 24 Cecil Dolecheck R 100%
IA State House - 31 Rick Olson D 0%
IA State House - 34 Bruce Hunter D 0%
IA State House - 35 Ako Abdul-Samad D 0%
IA State House - 41 Jo Oldson D 0%
IA State House - 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell D 0%
IA State House - 49 Dave Deyoe R 83%
IA State House - 50 Patrick Grassley R 67%
IA State House - 53 Sharon Steckman D 0%
IA State House - 59 Bob Kressig D 0%
IA State House - 74 Dave Jacoby D 0%
IA State House - 86 Mary Mascher D 0%
IA State House - 87 Dennis Cohoon D 0%
IA State House - 90 Cindy Winckler D 0%
IA State House - 93 Phyllis Thede D 0%
IA State House - 100 Charles Isenhart D 0%
IA State Senate - 9 Jason Schultz R 100%
IA State Senate - 18 Janet Petersen D 0%
IA State Senate - 20 Brad Zaun R 80%
IA State Senate - 23 Herman Quirmbach D 0%
IA State Senate - 25 Annette Sweeney R 83%
IA State Senate - 27 Amanda Ragan D 0%
IA State Senate - 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 0%
IA State Senate - 33 Rob Hogg D 0%
IA State Senate - 35 Todd Taylor D 0%
IA State Senate - 43 Joseph Bolkcom D 0%
IA State Senate - 45 Jim Lykam D 0%
IA State Senate - 50 Pam Jochum D 0%
IA Director of the Department of Revenue Kraig Paulsen 100%
IA Supervisor - 1 John Beard 0%
IA Supervisor - 5 Matthew McCoy D 0%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Merlin Bartz 80%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Shawn Hamerlinck R 100%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Mark Kuhn D 0%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Becky Schmitz D 0%
IA Council Member - At-Large Tyler Olson D 0%
IA State Board of Education Mike May 80%
Dwayne Alons 100%
Richard Anderson 50%
Staci Appel 0%
Rich Arnold 83%
McKinley Bailey 17%
Clel Baudler 80%
Daryl Beall 0%
Paul Bell 0%
Deborah Berry 0%
Dennis Black 0%
Nancy Boettger 100%
Polly Bukta 0%
Kerry Burt 0%
Thomas Courtney 0%
Peter Cownie 83%
Swati Dandekar 20%
Jeff Danielson 0%
Dick Dearden 0%
Betty De Boef 100%
Jack Drake 83%
Robert Dvorsky 0%
Gene Ficken 0%
Wayne Ford 0%
Greg Forristall 80%
Eugene Fraise 0%
Marcella Frevert 0%
Mary Gaskill 0%
Elesha Gayman 0%
Michael Gronstal 0%
Chris Hagenow 83%
Jim Hahn 80%
David Hartsuch 100%
Jack Hatch 0%
David Heaton 50%
Bill Heckroth 0%
Lisa Heddens 0%
Erik Helland 83%
Lance Horbach 83%
Wally Horn 0%
Hubert Houser 60%
Daniel Huseman 83%
Geri Huser 20%
David Johnson 80%
Tim Kapucian 60%
Jeff Kaufmann 50%
Jerry Kearns 0%
Doris Kelley 33%
Steve Kettering 100%
John Kibbie 0%
Kevin Koester 67%
Keith Kreiman 0%
Vicki Lensing 0%
Steven Lukan 83%
Larry Marek 33%
Kevin McCarthy 20%
Paul McKinley 100%
Dolores Mertz 17%
Helen Miller 0%
Linda Miller 80%
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