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Dennis H. Bonnen

Dennis H. Bonnen's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Dennis H. Bonnen
Current Office: State House - District 25, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 25
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014

Business and Consumers

2013 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 86%
2013 Texas Association of Business - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions [House Only] 100%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Positions 82%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 86%
2011 Texas Watch - Positions on Consumer Protection (House Only) 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 77%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Lifetime Score 86%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Positions 91%
2009 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 81
2007 Texas Association of Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 93
2007 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 57
2005-2006 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2005 Texas Association of Business - Positions 79%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2003 Texas Association of Business - Positions 73%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 70%
2001 Texas Association of Business - Positions 95%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 66%
1999 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 71%
1997 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2001 Texas NAACP - Positions 17%

Conservative

2013 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 60%
2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 66%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 66%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 77%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 77%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 100%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 81%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 88%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 43%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 78%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 78%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 81%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 81%
2009 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 92%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 77%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 77%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 75%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 76%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 92%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 78%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 81%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 81%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 78%
2007 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 68%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 81
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 81
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 58.33
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2005 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues A
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 68%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 89%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 69%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 70%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 70%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 66%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 66%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 77%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 59%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 59%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 71%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 71%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 75%

Social

2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 77%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 66%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 66%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 77%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 100%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 43%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 78%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 81%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 78%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 81%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 77%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 77%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Economic and Personal Liberties 70%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 62%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 78%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 92%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 78%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 78%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 81%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 81%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 81
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 81
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 54%
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 22%
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2007 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 44
2007 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 44
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2006 Texas Freedom Network - Positions on Individual Rights and Liberties 20
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 68%
2005 Texas Freedom Network - Positions 0%
2005 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 11%
2005 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 11%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2003 Texans for Lawsuit Reform - Positions 100%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 89%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 89%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 69%
2003 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2003 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 70%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 70%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2000 Texas Freedom Network - Positions on Individual Rights and Liberties 20%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 66%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 66%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 77%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 77%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 59%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 59%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 71%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 71%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 75%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 75%
1997 The Texas Observer - Positions 25%

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