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Gary Siplin

Gary Siplin's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Gary Siplin
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 12
Primary Aug. 26, 2014

Business and Consumers

2012 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Commercial Construction Industry Issues 80%
2012 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 66%
2011-2012 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75%
2011 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 73%
2011 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2010 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 67%
2010 Associated Industries of Florida - Lifetime Score 80%
2010 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 84%
2010 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 74%
2009-2010 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
2009 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 60%
2009 Associated Industries of Florida - Lifetime Score 79%
2009 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 77%
2009 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 68%
2008 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Merit Shop Construction/Building Trades 50
2008 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 90
2008 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100
2007 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Merit Shop Construction/Building Trades 100
2007 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 90
2007 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 95
2006 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 29%
2006 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 84%
2006 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 46%
2005-2006 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 38%
2005 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 88%
2005 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 83%
2005 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2004 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 89%
2003-2004 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 71%
2003 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 63%
2003 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 71
2003 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69%
2002 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 69
2001-2002 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60%
2001 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 41%

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