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Karen Carter Peterson

Karen Carter Peterson's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Karen Carter Peterson
Current Office: State Senate - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 02/06/2010
Last Elected: 11/19/2011

Business and Consumers

2013 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 22%
2012-2013 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Cumulative Score 19%
2012 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 14%
2011 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 0%
2010-2011 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2010 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 12%
2009 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 37%
2008-2011 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Cumulative Score 23%
2008-2010 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Cumulative Score 27%
2008-2009 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 11%
2008 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 49%
2007 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 31
2006 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 29
2005 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 30%
2004 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 58%
2003 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 60%
2001 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 23%
2000-2003 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 33%
2000-2003 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 56%
2000-2002 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 28%
2000-2001 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 43%
2000 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 38%

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