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Jane Gray Nelson

Jane Gray Nelson's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Jane Gray Nelson
Current Office: State Senate - District 12, Republican
First Elected: 1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016

Business and Consumers

2013 Texas Association of Business - Positions 100%
2013 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 88%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 86%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Positions 80%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 72%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Positions 83%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Lifetime Score 87%
2009 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 72
2007 Texas Association of Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 90
2007 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 100
2005-2006 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 89%
2005 Texas Association of Business - Positions 91%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 79%
2003 Texas Association of Business - Positions 90%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2001 Texas Association of Business - Positions 81%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 74%
1999 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 84%
1997 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 95%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2001 Texas NAACP - Positions 57%

Conservative

2013 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 70%
2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 88%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 88%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 100%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 85%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 75%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 89%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 89%
2009 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 84%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 72%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 72%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 68%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 93%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 78%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 90%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 90%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 78%
2007 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 52%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 72
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 72
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 78.57
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 74
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 74
2005 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues B
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 89%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 89%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 72%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 85%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 85%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 79%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 79%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 89%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 95%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 95%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 74%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 74%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 90%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 100%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 100%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 84%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 84%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 95%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 95%

Social

2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 88%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 88%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 100%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 89%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 89%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 72%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 72%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 68%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 57%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Economic and Personal Liberties 49%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 90%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 78%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 78%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 90%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 72
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 72
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 72%
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 74
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 74
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 89%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 89%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 72%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 85%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 85%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 79%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 79%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2003 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 14%
2003 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 14%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 83%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 89%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 95%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 95%
2000 Texas Freedom Network - Positions on Individual Rights and Liberties 100%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 74%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 74%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 90%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 90%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 100%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 100%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 84%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 84%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 95%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 95%

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