Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business - Michigan

2013-2014 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House - 4 John Moolenaar Republican 100%
MI U.S. House - 13 Rashida Tlaib Democratic 11%
MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer Democratic 13%
MI State Senate - 16 Mike Shirkey Republican 89%
MI State Senate - 17 Dale Zorn Republican 89%
MI State Senate - 18 Jeff Irwin Democratic 0%
MI State Senate - 20 Sean McCann Democratic 44%
MI State Senate - 25 Dan Lauwers Republican 100%
MI State Senate - 26 Aric Nesbitt Republican 100%
MI State Senate - 27 Jim Ananich Democratic 13%
MI State Senate - 29 Winnie Brinks Democratic 56%
MI State Senate - 30 Roger Victory Republican 100%
MI State Senate - 31 Kevin Daley Republican 100%
MI State Senate - 33 Rick Outman Republican 100%
MI State Senate - 34 Jon Bumstead Republican 100%
MI State Senate - 36 Jim Stamas Republican 89%
MI State Senate - 37 Wayne Schmidt Republican 89%
MI State Senate - 38 Ed McBroom Republican 100%
MI Mayor - At-Large Vicki Barnett Democratic 11%
MI Council Member - At-Large Hugh Crawford 89%
MI Council Member - At-Large Henry Yanez Democratic 56%
MI Council Member Coleman Young II 0%
MI Commissioner - 4 Bruce Caswell No Party Affiliation 88%
MI Commissioner - 6 Jeff Farrington Republican 100%
MI Commissioner - 6 Eileen Kowall Republican 89%
MI Commissioner - 8 David Knezek, Jr. 22%
MI Commissioner - 12 Glenn Anderson Democratic 38%
MI State Board of Education Ellen Lipton Democratic 11%
MI State Board of Education Tom McMillin Republican 89%
Theresa Abed 56%
Brian Banks 11%
Steven Bieda 25%
Jase Bolger 89%
Darwin Booher 100%
Jack Brandenburg 100%
Terry Brown 44%
Charles Brunner 25%
Michael Callton 78%
Tom Casperson 88%
Philip Cavanagh 33%
Paul Clemente 44%
Tom Cochran 56%
Patrick Colbeck 100%
Kevin Cotter 100%
George Darany 22%
Cynthia Denby 89%
Scott Dianda 67%
Brandon Dillon 44%
Gretchen Driskell 44%
Fred Durhal, Jr. 25%
Judy Emmons 100%
Stacy Erwin Oakes 44%
Pam Faris 11%
Anthony Forlini 89%
Frank Foster 89%
Ray Franz 100%
Douglas Geiss 25%
Bob Genetski 100%
Ben Glardon 89%
Ken Goike 100%
Joseph Graves 100%
Mike Green 100%
Vincent Gregory 13%
Tim Greimel 56%
Gail Haines 100%
Goeff Hansen 88%
Harold Haugh 63%
Joseph Haveman 86%
Kurt Heise 89%
Dave Hildenbrand 100%
Rudy Hobbs 11%
Morris Hood III 0%
Thomas Hooker 100%
Hoon-Yung Hopgood 25%
Marcia Hovey-Wright 11%
Martin Howrylak 89%
Joe Hune 100%
Tupac Hunter 38%
Bradford Jacobsen 89%
Mark Jansen 100%
Nancy Jenkins 100%
Bert Johnson 14%
Joel Johnson 100%
Rick Jones 100%
Roger Kahn 86%
Andrew Kandrevas 11%
Tim Kelly 100%
Klint Kesto 89%
John Kivela 44%
Robert Kosowski 33%
Mike Kowall 88%
Kenneth Kurtz 100%
Andrea LaFontaine 89%
Collene Lamonte 56%
Marilyn Lane 50%
Bill LaVoy 50%
Tom Leonard 100%
Matt Lori 89%
Pete Lund 100%
Lisa Lyons 89%
State Office Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House - 4 John Moolenaar R 100%
MI U.S. House - 13 Rashida Tlaib D 11%
MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer D 13%
MI State Senate - 16 Mike Shirkey R 89%
MI State Senate - 17 Dale Zorn R 89%
MI State Senate - 18 Jeff Irwin D 0%
MI State Senate - 20 Sean McCann D 44%
MI State Senate - 25 Dan Lauwers R 100%
MI State Senate - 26 Aric Nesbitt R 100%
MI State Senate - 27 Jim Ananich D 13%
MI State Senate - 29 Winnie Brinks D 56%
MI State Senate - 30 Roger Victory R 100%
MI State Senate - 31 Kevin Daley R 100%
MI State Senate - 33 Rick Outman R 100%
MI State Senate - 34 Jon Bumstead R 100%
MI State Senate - 36 Jim Stamas R 89%
MI State Senate - 37 Wayne Schmidt R 89%
MI State Senate - 38 Ed McBroom R 100%
MI Mayor - At-Large Vicki Barnett D 11%
MI Council Member - At-Large Hugh Crawford 89%
MI Council Member - At-Large Henry Yanez D 56%
MI Council Member Coleman Young II 0%
MI Commissioner - 4 Bruce Caswell N/A 88%
MI Commissioner - 6 Jeff Farrington R 100%
MI Commissioner - 6 Eileen Kowall R 89%
MI Commissioner - 8 David Knezek, Jr. 22%
MI Commissioner - 12 Glenn Anderson D 38%
MI State Board of Education Ellen Lipton D 11%
MI State Board of Education Tom McMillin R 89%
Theresa Abed 56%
Brian Banks 11%
Steven Bieda 25%
Jase Bolger 89%
Darwin Booher 100%
Jack Brandenburg 100%
Terry Brown 44%
Charles Brunner 25%
Michael Callton 78%
Tom Casperson 88%
Philip Cavanagh 33%
Paul Clemente 44%
Tom Cochran 56%
Patrick Colbeck 100%
Kevin Cotter 100%
George Darany 22%
Cynthia Denby 89%
Scott Dianda 67%
Brandon Dillon 44%
Gretchen Driskell 44%
Fred Durhal, Jr. 25%
Judy Emmons 100%
Stacy Erwin Oakes 44%
Pam Faris 11%
Anthony Forlini 89%
Frank Foster 89%
Ray Franz 100%
Douglas Geiss 25%
Bob Genetski 100%
Ben Glardon 89%
Ken Goike 100%
Joseph Graves 100%
Mike Green 100%
Vincent Gregory 13%
Tim Greimel 56%
Gail Haines 100%
Goeff Hansen 88%
Harold Haugh 63%
Joseph Haveman 86%
Kurt Heise 89%
Dave Hildenbrand 100%
Rudy Hobbs 11%
Morris Hood III 0%
Thomas Hooker 100%
Hoon-Yung Hopgood 25%
Marcia Hovey-Wright 11%
Martin Howrylak 89%
Joe Hune 100%
Tupac Hunter 38%
Bradford Jacobsen 89%
Mark Jansen 100%
Nancy Jenkins 100%
Bert Johnson 14%
Joel Johnson 100%
Rick Jones 100%
Roger Kahn 86%
Andrew Kandrevas 11%
Tim Kelly 100%
Klint Kesto 89%
John Kivela 44%
Robert Kosowski 33%
Mike Kowall 88%
Kenneth Kurtz 100%
Andrea LaFontaine 89%
Collene Lamonte 56%
Marilyn Lane 50%
Bill LaVoy 50%
Tom Leonard 100%
Matt Lori 89%
Pete Lund 100%
Lisa Lyons 89%
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