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Allan B. Ritter

Allan B. Ritter's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Allan B. Ritter
Current Office: State House - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Business and Consumers

2013 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 66%
2013 Texas Association of Business - Positions 87%
2011-2012 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions [House Only] 100%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 63%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Positions 84%
2011 Texas Watch - Positions on Consumer Protection (House Only) 28%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 30%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 60%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 30%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Positions 55%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Lifetime Score 58%
2009 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 63%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 55
2007 Texas Association of Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 69
2007 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 63
2005-2006 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 42%
2005 Texas Association of Business - Positions 60%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 51%
2003 Texas Association of Business - Positions 60%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21%
2001 Texas Association of Business - Positions 48%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 20%
1999 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2001 Texas NAACP - Positions 100%

Conservative

2013 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 37%
2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 69%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 44%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 44%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 41%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 41%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 96%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 96%
2011 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 75%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 0%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 28%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 57%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 40%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 40%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 57%
2009 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 30%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 60%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 60%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 30%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 30%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 30%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 42%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 32%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 32%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 37%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 37%
2007 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 65%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 55
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 55
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 64.29
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 56%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 46
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 46
2005 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues F
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 42%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 42%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 36%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 37%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 37%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 51%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 51%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 75%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 60%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 60%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 17%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 17%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 20%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 20%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 8%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 32%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 32%

Social

2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 69%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 41%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 44%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 41%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 44%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 96%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 28%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 57%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 40%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 57%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 40%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 30%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 60%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 30%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 30%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 60%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 30%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 23%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 33%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Economic and Personal Liberties 28%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 32%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 37%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 37%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 32%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 55
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 55
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 61%
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 56%
2007 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 33
2007 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 33
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 46
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 46
2006 Texas Freedom Network - Positions on Individual Rights and Liberties 88
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 42%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 42%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 36%
2005 Texas Freedom Network - Positions 100%
2005 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 22%
2005 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 22%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 37%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 37%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 51%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 51%
2003 Texans for Lawsuit Reform - Positions 100%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 75%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 75%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2003 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 43%
2003 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 43%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 60%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 60%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 17%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 17%
2000 Texas Freedom Network - Positions on Individual Rights and Liberties 40%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 20%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 20%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 8%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 8%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 32%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 32%

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