Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business - Indiana

2009-2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House - 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 100%
IN Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch Republican 89%
IN State House - 4 Ed Soliday Republican 78%
IN State House - 8 Ryan Dvorak Democratic 22%
IN State House - 10 Chuck Moseley Democratic 29%
IN State House - 14 Vernon Smith Democratic 22%
IN State House - 16 Douglas Gutwein Republican 100%
IN State House - 25 Donald Lehe Republican 100%
IN State House - 27 Sheila Klinker Democratic 38%
IN State House - 28 Jeffrey Thompson Republican 100%
IN State House - 34 Sue Errington Democratic 25%
IN State House - 36 Terri Austin Democratic 33%
IN State House - 39 Gerald Torr Republican 100%
IN State House - 40 Gregory Steuerwald Republican 100%
IN State House - 41 Timothy Brown Republican 100%
IN State House - 45 Bruce Borders Republican 78%
IN State House - 50 Daniel Leonard Republican 89%
IN State House - 53 Bob Cherry Republican 100%
IN State House - 54 Tom Saunders Republican 67%
IN State House - 57 Sean Eberhart Republican 100%
IN State House - 61 Matt Pierce Democratic 22%
IN State House - 72 Ed Clere Republican 100%
IN State House - 79 Matt Lehman Republican 100%
IN State House - 80 Phil GiaQuinta Democratic 22%
IN State House - 86 Ed DeLaney Democratic 33%
IN State House - 91 Bob Behning Republican 100%
IN State House - 94 Cherrish Pryor Democratic 33%
IN State House - 95 John Bartlett Democratic 22%
IN State House - 96 Greg Porter Democratic 33%
IN State House - 99 Vanessa Summers Democratic 22%
IN State Senate - 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. Democratic 38%
IN State Senate - 2 Lonnie Randolph, Jr. Democratic 29%
IN State Senate - 5 Ed Charbonneau Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 9 Ryan Mishler Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 10 David Niezgodski Democratic 33%
IN State Senate - 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 19 Travis Holdman Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 21 James Buck Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 22 Ron Alting Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 23 Phil Boots Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 25 Tim Lanane Democratic 38%
IN State Senate - 33 Greg Taylor Democratic 25%
IN State Senate - 34 Jean Breaux Democratic 25%
IN State Senate - 35 Michael Young Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 41 Greg Walker Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 42 Jean Leising Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 44 Eric Koch Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 48 Mark Messmer Republican 89%
IN State Senate - 50 Vaneta Becker Republican 100%
IN Council Member - 3 Charlie Brown 22%
Jim Arnold 25%
Dennis Avery 11%
Jeb Bardon 25%
John Barnes 33%
Kreg Battles 22%
Pat Bauer 0%
Matthew Bell 100%
Robert Bischoff 33%
Sandra Blanton 33%
Randy Borror 100%
Brian Bosma 100%
Richard Bray 100%
John Broden 25%
Woody Burton 100%
Mara Candelaria Reardon 22%
David Cheatham 33%
Jacqueline Clements 100%
William Crawford 22%
Wes Culver 100%
Bill Davis 89%
John Day 33%
Bob Deig 25%
Mike Delph 88%
Nancy Dembowski 33%
Tom Dermody 89%
Gary Dillon 100%
Chester Dobis 33%
Richard Dodge 89%
Cleo Duncan 100%
Jeffrey Espich 100%
Ralph Foley 100%
William Friend 100%
David Frizzell 100%
Craig Fry 0%
Beverly Gard 100%
Terry Goodin 33%
Dale Grubb 33%
Earl Harris 22%
Randy Head 100%
Ron Herrell 44%
Brandt Hershman 100%
Phillip Hinkle 100%
Lindel Hume 25%
Luke Kenley 100%
Clyde Kersey 11%
Tom Knollman 78%
Sue Landske 100%
Connie Lawson 100%
Linda Lawson 25%
James Lewis, Jr. 25%
State Office Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House - 2 Jackie Walorski R 100%
IN Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch R 89%
IN State House - 4 Ed Soliday R 78%
IN State House - 8 Ryan Dvorak D 22%
IN State House - 10 Chuck Moseley D 29%
IN State House - 14 Vernon Smith D 22%
IN State House - 16 Douglas Gutwein R 100%
IN State House - 25 Donald Lehe R 100%
IN State House - 27 Sheila Klinker D 38%
IN State House - 28 Jeffrey Thompson R 100%
IN State House - 34 Sue Errington D 25%
IN State House - 36 Terri Austin D 33%
IN State House - 39 Gerald Torr R 100%
IN State House - 40 Gregory Steuerwald R 100%
IN State House - 41 Timothy Brown R 100%
IN State House - 45 Bruce Borders R 78%
IN State House - 50 Daniel Leonard R 89%
IN State House - 53 Bob Cherry R 100%
IN State House - 54 Tom Saunders R 67%
IN State House - 57 Sean Eberhart R 100%
IN State House - 61 Matt Pierce D 22%
IN State House - 72 Ed Clere R 100%
IN State House - 79 Matt Lehman R 100%
IN State House - 80 Phil GiaQuinta D 22%
IN State House - 86 Ed DeLaney D 33%
IN State House - 91 Bob Behning R 100%
IN State House - 94 Cherrish Pryor D 33%
IN State House - 95 John Bartlett D 22%
IN State House - 96 Greg Porter D 33%
IN State House - 99 Vanessa Summers D 22%
IN State Senate - 1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. D 38%
IN State Senate - 2 Lonnie Randolph, Jr. D 29%
IN State Senate - 5 Ed Charbonneau R 100%
IN State Senate - 9 Ryan Mishler R 100%
IN State Senate - 10 David Niezgodski D 33%
IN State Senate - 14 Dennis Kruse R 100%
IN State Senate - 19 Travis Holdman R 100%
IN State Senate - 21 James Buck R 100%
IN State Senate - 22 Ron Alting R 100%
IN State Senate - 23 Phil Boots R 100%
IN State Senate - 25 Tim Lanane D 38%
IN State Senate - 33 Greg Taylor D 25%
IN State Senate - 34 Jean Breaux D 25%
IN State Senate - 35 Michael Young R 100%
IN State Senate - 41 Greg Walker R 100%
IN State Senate - 42 Jean Leising R 100%
IN State Senate - 44 Eric Koch R 100%
IN State Senate - 48 Mark Messmer R 89%
IN State Senate - 50 Vaneta Becker R 100%
IN Council Member - 3 Charlie Brown 22%
Jim Arnold 25%
Dennis Avery 11%
Jeb Bardon 25%
John Barnes 33%
Kreg Battles 22%
Pat Bauer 0%
Matthew Bell 100%
Robert Bischoff 33%
Sandra Blanton 33%
Randy Borror 100%
Brian Bosma 100%
Richard Bray 100%
John Broden 25%
Woody Burton 100%
Mara Candelaria Reardon 22%
David Cheatham 33%
Jacqueline Clements 100%
William Crawford 22%
Wes Culver 100%
Bill Davis 89%
John Day 33%
Bob Deig 25%
Mike Delph 88%
Nancy Dembowski 33%
Tom Dermody 89%
Gary Dillon 100%
Chester Dobis 33%
Richard Dodge 89%
Cleo Duncan 100%
Jeffrey Espich 100%
Ralph Foley 100%
William Friend 100%
David Frizzell 100%
Craig Fry 0%
Beverly Gard 100%
Terry Goodin 33%
Dale Grubb 33%
Earl Harris 22%
Randy Head 100%
Ron Herrell 44%
Brandt Hershman 100%
Phillip Hinkle 100%
Lindel Hume 25%
Luke Kenley 100%
Clyde Kersey 11%
Tom Knollman 78%
Sue Landske 100%
Connie Lawson 100%
Linda Lawson 25%
James Lewis, Jr. 25%
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