Rating Group: Iowa Sierra Club

2009-2010 Positions

Issues: Environment

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State Office Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House - 4 Randy Feenstra Republican 31%
IA Governor Kim Reynolds Republican 46%
IA State House - 11 Gary Worthan Republican 60%
IA State House - 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 60%
IA State House - 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 60%
IA State House - 31 Rick Olson Democratic 100%
IA State House - 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 70%
IA State House - 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 90%
IA State House - 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 90%
IA State House - 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 70%
IA State House - 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 60%
IA State House - 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 70%
IA State House - 53 Sharon Steckman Democratic 100%
IA State House - 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 90%
IA State House - 69 Kirsten Running-Marquardt Democratic 83%
IA State House - 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 90%
IA State House - 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 80%
IA State House - 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 100%
IA State House - 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 80%
IA State House - 93 Phyllis Thede Democratic 100%
IA State House - 100 Charles Isenhart Democratic 100%
IA State Senate - 9 Jason Schultz Republican 44%
IA State Senate - 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 80%
IA State Senate - 20 Brad Zaun Republican 42%
IA State Senate - 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 77%
IA State Senate - 25 Annette Sweeney Republican 60%
IA State Senate - 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 100%
IA State Senate - 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 92%
IA State Senate - 33 Rob Hogg Democratic 92%
IA State Senate - 35 Todd Taylor Democratic 80%
IA State Senate - 43 Joseph Bolkcom Democratic 83%
IA State Senate - 45 Jim Lykam Democratic 100%
IA State Senate - 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 77%
IA Director of the Department of Revenue Kraig Paulsen 60%
IA Supervisor - 1 John Beard 100%
IA Supervisor - 5 Matthew McCoy Democratic 83%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Merlin Bartz 62%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Shawn Hamerlinck Republican 31%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Mark Kuhn Democratic 90%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Becky Schmitz Democratic 100%
IA Council Member - At-Large Tyler Olson Democratic 100%
IA State Board of Education Mike May 60%
Dwayne Alons 50%
Richard Anderson 80%
Staci Appel 85%
Rich Arnold 56%
McKinley Bailey 100%
Clel Baudler 60%
Daryl Beall 92%
Jerry Behn 31%
Paul Bell 100%
Deborah Berry 100%
Dennis Black 92%
Nancy Boettger 38%
Polly Bukta 100%
Kerry Burt 100%
Royd Chambers 33%
Thomas Courtney 85%
Peter Cownie 70%
Swati Dandekar 91%
Jeff Danielson 100%
Dick Dearden 92%
Betty De Boef 44%
Jack Drake 80%
Robert Dvorsky 92%
Gene Ficken 100%
Wayne Ford 80%
Greg Forristall 40%
Eugene Fraise 91%
Marcella Frevert 100%
Mary Gaskill 100%
Elesha Gayman 100%
Michael Gronstal 100%
Chris Hagenow 70%
Jim Hahn 38%
Tom Hancock 77%
Curt Hanson 100%
David Hartsuch 31%
Jack Hatch 82%
David Heaton 70%
Bill Heckroth 100%
Lisa Heddens 70%
Erik Helland 60%
Lance Horbach 63%
Wally Horn 100%
Hubert Houser 42%
Daniel Huseman 60%
Geri Huser 100%
David Johnson 36%
Tim Kapucian 54%
Jeff Kaufmann 80%
Jerry Kearns 100%
Doris Kelley 78%
Steve Kettering 31%
John Kibbie 100%
Kevin Koester 70%
Keith Kreiman 85%
Vicki Lensing 60%
Steven Lukan 60%
Larry Marek 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
IA U.S. House - 4 Randy Feenstra R 31%
IA Governor Kim Reynolds R 46%
IA State House - 11 Gary Worthan R 60%
IA State House - 17 Matt Windschitl R 60%
IA State House - 24 Cecil Dolecheck R 60%
IA State House - 31 Rick Olson D 100%
IA State House - 34 Bruce Hunter D 70%
IA State House - 35 Ako Abdul-Samad D 90%
IA State House - 41 Jo Oldson D 90%
IA State House - 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell D 70%
IA State House - 49 Dave Deyoe R 60%
IA State House - 50 Patrick Grassley R 70%
IA State House - 53 Sharon Steckman D 100%
IA State House - 59 Bob Kressig D 90%
IA State House - 69 Kirsten Running-Marquardt D 83%
IA State House - 74 Dave Jacoby D 90%
IA State House - 86 Mary Mascher D 80%
IA State House - 87 Dennis Cohoon D 100%
IA State House - 90 Cindy Winckler D 80%
IA State House - 93 Phyllis Thede D 100%
IA State House - 100 Charles Isenhart D 100%
IA State Senate - 9 Jason Schultz R 44%
IA State Senate - 18 Janet Petersen D 80%
IA State Senate - 20 Brad Zaun R 42%
IA State Senate - 23 Herman Quirmbach D 77%
IA State Senate - 25 Annette Sweeney R 60%
IA State Senate - 27 Amanda Ragan D 100%
IA State Senate - 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 92%
IA State Senate - 33 Rob Hogg D 92%
IA State Senate - 35 Todd Taylor D 80%
IA State Senate - 43 Joseph Bolkcom D 83%
IA State Senate - 45 Jim Lykam D 100%
IA State Senate - 50 Pam Jochum D 77%
IA Director of the Department of Revenue Kraig Paulsen 60%
IA Supervisor - 1 John Beard 100%
IA Supervisor - 5 Matthew McCoy D 83%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Merlin Bartz 62%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Shawn Hamerlinck R 31%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Mark Kuhn D 90%
IA Supervisor - At-Large Becky Schmitz D 100%
IA Council Member - At-Large Tyler Olson D 100%
IA State Board of Education Mike May 60%
Dwayne Alons 50%
Richard Anderson 80%
Staci Appel 85%
Rich Arnold 56%
McKinley Bailey 100%
Clel Baudler 60%
Daryl Beall 92%
Jerry Behn 31%
Paul Bell 100%
Deborah Berry 100%
Dennis Black 92%
Nancy Boettger 38%
Polly Bukta 100%
Kerry Burt 100%
Royd Chambers 33%
Thomas Courtney 85%
Peter Cownie 70%
Swati Dandekar 91%
Jeff Danielson 100%
Dick Dearden 92%
Betty De Boef 44%
Jack Drake 80%
Robert Dvorsky 92%
Gene Ficken 100%
Wayne Ford 80%
Greg Forristall 40%
Eugene Fraise 91%
Marcella Frevert 100%
Mary Gaskill 100%
Elesha Gayman 100%
Michael Gronstal 100%
Chris Hagenow 70%
Jim Hahn 38%
Tom Hancock 77%
Curt Hanson 100%
David Hartsuch 31%
Jack Hatch 82%
David Heaton 70%
Bill Heckroth 100%
Lisa Heddens 70%
Erik Helland 60%
Lance Horbach 63%
Wally Horn 100%
Hubert Houser 42%
Daniel Huseman 60%
Geri Huser 100%
David Johnson 36%
Tim Kapucian 54%
Jeff Kaufmann 80%
Jerry Kearns 100%
Doris Kelley 78%
Steve Kettering 31%
John Kibbie 100%
Kevin Koester 70%
Keith Kreiman 85%
Vicki Lensing 60%
Steven Lukan 60%
Larry Marek 100%
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