Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business - Michigan

2003-2004 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 85%
MI U.S. House - 4 John Moolenaar Republican 86%
MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer Democratic 0%
MI Mayor - At-Large Virg Bernero 40%
MI Mayor - At-Large Paula Zelenko 15%
MI Trustee - At-Large Leon Drolet 93%
MI Council Member Mary Waters 14%
MI Commissioner - 3 Martha Scott 33%
MI Commissioner - 3 Rick Shaffer 79%
MI Commissioner - 4 Bruce Caswell No Party Affiliation 79%
MI Commissioner - 5 Irma Clark-Coleman 22%
MI Commissioner - 12 Glenn Anderson Democratic 14%
MI Commissioner - 14 Raymond Basham 30%
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 21%
Daniel Acciavatti 93%
Stephen Adamini 17%
Jason Allen 90%
Fran Amos 86%
James Barcia 50%
Steven Bieda 21%
Patricia Birkholz 80%
Mike Bishop 80%
Jack Brandenburg 85%
Elizabeth Brater 30%
Cameron Brown 80%
Rich Brown 31%
Dianne Byrum 21%
Tom Casperson 71%
Nancy Cassis 80%
Bill Caul 86%
Marsha Cheeks 15%
Deborah Cherry 40%
Brenda Clack 14%
Hansen Clarke 40%
Paul Condino 14%
Alan Cropsey 80%
Craig DeRoche 86%
Robert Emerson 33%
Judy Emmons 79%
David Farhat 79%
Barbara Farrah 15%
Edward Gaffney 57%
Valdemar Garcia 80%
John Garfield 93%
Tom George 80%
Judson Gilbert II 90%
Matthew Gillard 36%
John Gleason 21%
Michael Goschka 70%
Beverly Hammerstrom 70%
Bill Hardiman 80%
Morris Hood III 14%
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 93%
Hoon-Yung Hopgood 14%
Scott Hummel 86%
Joe Hune 86%
Tupac Hunter 15%
Gilda Jacobs 40%
Ron Jelinek 80%
R. Shirley Johnson 75%
Chris Kolb 14%
Jerry O. Kooiman 79%
Wayne Kuipers 80%
Philip LaJoy 86%
Kathleen Law 23%
Burton Leland 30%
Alexander Lipsey 14%
Bill McConico 8%
Michelle McManus 75%
Andy Meisner 14%
Tom Meyer 71%
Leslie Mortimer 70%
Michael Murphy 21%
Gary Newell 86%
Neal Nitz 79%
Michael Nofs 71%
Dennis Olshove 40%
Brian Palmer 86%
David Palsrok 86%
John Pastor 86%
Bruce Patterson 80%
Clarence Phillips 14%
Jim Plakas 21%
Michael Prusi 30%
Dave Robertson 86%
Tory Rocca 62%
Michael Sak 21%
Alan Sanborn 80%
Mark Schauer 33%
Fulton Sheen 93%
Joel Sheltrown 21%
Kenneth Sikkema 80%
Virgil Smith, Jr. 8%
Dudley Spade 36%
John Stahl 93%
John Stakoe 86%
Tony Stamas 80%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 79%
John Stewart 71%
Mickey Switalski 40%
State Office Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga R 85%
MI U.S. House - 4 John Moolenaar R 86%
MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer D 0%
MI Mayor - At-Large Virg Bernero 40%
MI Mayor - At-Large Paula Zelenko 15%
MI Trustee - At-Large Leon Drolet 93%
MI Council Member Mary Waters 14%
MI Commissioner - 3 Martha Scott 33%
MI Commissioner - 3 Rick Shaffer 79%
MI Commissioner - 4 Bruce Caswell N/A 79%
MI Commissioner - 5 Irma Clark-Coleman 22%
MI Commissioner - 12 Glenn Anderson D 14%
MI Commissioner - 14 Raymond Basham 30%
Frank Accavitti, Jr. 21%
Daniel Acciavatti 93%
Stephen Adamini 17%
Jason Allen 90%
Fran Amos 86%
James Barcia 50%
Steven Bieda 21%
Patricia Birkholz 80%
Mike Bishop 80%
Jack Brandenburg 85%
Elizabeth Brater 30%
Cameron Brown 80%
Rich Brown 31%
Dianne Byrum 21%
Tom Casperson 71%
Nancy Cassis 80%
Bill Caul 86%
Marsha Cheeks 15%
Deborah Cherry 40%
Brenda Clack 14%
Hansen Clarke 40%
Paul Condino 14%
Alan Cropsey 80%
Craig DeRoche 86%
Robert Emerson 33%
Judy Emmons 79%
David Farhat 79%
Barbara Farrah 15%
Edward Gaffney 57%
Valdemar Garcia 80%
John Garfield 93%
Tom George 80%
Judson Gilbert II 90%
Matthew Gillard 36%
John Gleason 21%
Michael Goschka 70%
Beverly Hammerstrom 70%
Bill Hardiman 80%
Morris Hood III 14%
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 93%
Hoon-Yung Hopgood 14%
Scott Hummel 86%
Joe Hune 86%
Tupac Hunter 15%
Gilda Jacobs 40%
Ron Jelinek 80%
R. Shirley Johnson 75%
Chris Kolb 14%
Jerry O. Kooiman 79%
Wayne Kuipers 80%
Philip LaJoy 86%
Kathleen Law 23%
Burton Leland 30%
Alexander Lipsey 14%
Bill McConico 8%
Michelle McManus 75%
Andy Meisner 14%
Tom Meyer 71%
Leslie Mortimer 70%
Michael Murphy 21%
Gary Newell 86%
Neal Nitz 79%
Michael Nofs 71%
Dennis Olshove 40%
Brian Palmer 86%
David Palsrok 86%
John Pastor 86%
Bruce Patterson 80%
Clarence Phillips 14%
Jim Plakas 21%
Michael Prusi 30%
Dave Robertson 86%
Tory Rocca 62%
Michael Sak 21%
Alan Sanborn 80%
Mark Schauer 33%
Fulton Sheen 93%
Joel Sheltrown 21%
Kenneth Sikkema 80%
Virgil Smith, Jr. 8%
Dudley Spade 36%
John Stahl 93%
John Stakoe 86%
Tony Stamas 80%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 79%
John Stewart 71%
Mickey Switalski 40%
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