Senator Earl Garrison's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: State Senate (OK) - District 9, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader
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2014 Research Institute for Economic Development - Positions 56% 2014 Research Institute for Economic Development - Positions (Cumulative Score) 62 2013-2014 Oklahoma National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50% 2012 Research Institute for Economic Development - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 77% 2012 Research Institute for Economic Development - Lifetime Score 62% 2011-2012 Oklahoma National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 57% 2011 Research Institute for Economic Development - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 71% 2011 Research Institute for Economic Development - Lifetime Score 60% 2010 Research Institute for Economic Development - Lifetime Score 58% 2010 Research Institute for Economic Development - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 60% 2009 OKWatchdog - Positions on Consumer and Patient Advocacy 86% 2009 Research Institute for Economic Development - Cumulative Score 58% 2008 Oklahoma Center for Consumer and Patient Safety - Positions 84% 2008 Research Institute for Economic Development - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 58% 2007 Oklahoma Center for Consumer and Patient Safety - Positions on Consumer and Patient Advocacy 88 2007 Research Institute for Economic Development - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 70 2006 Oklahoma National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 78% 2006 Research Institute for Economic Development - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 77 2005 Research Institute for Economic Development - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 81

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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