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Gwen Margolis

Gwen Margolis's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Gwen Margolis
Current Office: State Senate - District 35, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016

Business and Consumers

2013 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 75%
2013 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 91%
2013 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 77%
2012 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Commercial Construction Industry Issues 67%
2012 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75%
2011 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 70%
2011 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47%
2008 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Merit Shop Construction/Building Trades 33
2008 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 86
2008 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 88
2007 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Merit Shop Construction/Building Trades 67
2007 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 85
2007 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 68
2006 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 57%
2006 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 92%
2006 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 79%
2005-2006 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75%
2005 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 88%
2005 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 89%
2005 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 82%
2004 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 71%
2003 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 50%
2003 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 65
2003 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

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Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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