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David W. Hess

David W. Hess's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: David W. Hess
Current Office: State House - Merrimack 24, Republican
First Elected: 1994
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Business and Consumers

2013 New Hampshire Business and Industry Association - Positions 100%
2012 Americans for Prosperity Foundation - New Hampshire - Positions 100%
2012 New Hampshire Business and Industry Association - Positions 78%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity Foundation - New Hampshire - Cumulative Rating 80%
2011-2012 New Hampshire Families for Education - Positions (House Only) 6%
2011-2012 New Hampshire National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
2011 Americans for Prosperity Foundation - New Hampshire - Positions 83%
2010 New Hampshire Business and Industry Association - Positions 90%
2010 New Hampshire Families for Education - Families in Education Score 100%
2009-2010 New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 New Hampshire National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2009 New Hampshire Business and Industry Association - Positions 100%
2008 New Hampshire Business and Industry Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 New Hampshire National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2007 New Hampshire Business and Industry Association - Positions 67%
2006 New Hampshire Business and Industry Association - Positions 100%
2006 New Hampshire Citizens Alliance - Positions 11
2005-2006 New Hampshire National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 75
2004 New Hampshire Citizens Alliance - Positions 40%
2003 New Hampshire Citizens Alliance - Positions 30%
2002 New Hampshire Citizens Alliance - Positions 13%
2000 New Hampshire Citizens Alliance - Positions 35%
2000 New Hampshire Public Interest Research Group - Positions 29%

Conservative

2013 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions (House) 75%
2013 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions (House) 75%
2012 Americans for Prosperity Foundation - New Hampshire - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity Foundation - New Hampshire - Cumulative Rating 80%
2011-2012 Cornerstone Policy Research - Family Score 36
2011-2012 Cornerstone Policy Research - Fiscal Score 100
2011-2012 Cornerstone Policy Research - Positions 61
2011-2012 Cornerstone Policy Research - Constitutional Score 57
2011-2012 Cornerstone Policy Research - Constitutional Score 57
2011-2012 Cornerstone Policy Research - Life Score 50
2011-2012 Cornerstone Policy Research - Fiscal Score 100
2011-2012 Cornerstone Policy Research - Positions 61
2011-2012 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Interim Score (House Only) 73
2011-2012 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions (House Only) 65
2011-2012 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions (House Only) 65
2011-2012 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Interim Score (House Only) 73
2011-2012 Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire - Positions 58%
2011-2012 Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire - Positions 58%
2011 Americans for Prosperity Foundation - New Hampshire - Positions 83%
2011 New Hampshire Liberty Alliance - Positions 57%
2010 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions 85%
2010 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions 85%
2009 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions 78%
2009 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions 78%
2008 Cornerstone Policy Research - Positions 82%
2007-2008 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions 84
2007-2008 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions 84
2007 Cornerstone Policy Research - Positions 82%
2007 Cornerstone Policy Research - Positions 82%
2007 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions on Republican Principles 83
2007 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions on Republican Principles 83
2006 Cornerstone Policy Research - Positions 36%
2006 Cornerstone Policy Research - Positions 36%
2005-2006 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions 63%
2005-2006 New Hampshire House Republican Alliance - Positions 63%
2005 New Hampshire Liberty Alliance - Positions 17%
2004 Cornerstone Policy Research - Positions 20%
2004 Cornerstone Policy Research - Positions 20%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

1999-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

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