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John J. Carona

John J. Carona's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: John J. Carona
Current Office: State Senate - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Business and Consumers

2013 Texas Association of Business - Positions 91%
2013 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 85%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Positions 93%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 84%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 49%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 46%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 32%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Lifetime Score 82%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Positions 67%
2009 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2007 Texas Association of Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 80
2007 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 75
2005-2006 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 64%
2005 Texas Association of Business - Positions 89%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 61%
2003 Texas Association of Business - Positions 80%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47%
2001 Texas Association of Business - Positions 93%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 52%
1999 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 59%
1997 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 83%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2001 Texas NAACP - Positions 86%

Conservative

2013 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 60%
2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 55%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 55%
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 Conservative Coalition - Conservative Postions 87%
2011 Texas Conservative Coalition - Conservative Postions 87%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 56%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 60%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 60%
2009 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 48%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 46%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 46%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 32%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 32%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 49%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 49%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 40%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 36%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 39%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 39%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2007 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 41%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 50.00
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 46
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 46
2005 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues D
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 64%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 64%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 53%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 53%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 61%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 61%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 83%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 56%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 56%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 70%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 70%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 52%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 52%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 80%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 75%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 75%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 59%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 59%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 80%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 83%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 83%

Social

2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 55%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 55%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 100%
2011 Texas Conservative Coalition - Conservative Postions 87%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 56%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 60%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 60%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 46%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 46%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 32%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 32%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 49%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 49%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Economic and Personal Liberties 25%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 0%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 25%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 36%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 39%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 39%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 61%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 46%
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 46
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 46
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 64%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 64%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 53%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 53%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 61%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 61%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 83%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 83%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2003 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 29%
2003 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 29%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 56%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 56%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 70%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 70%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 52%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 52%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 80%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 80%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 75%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 75%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 59%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 59%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 80%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 80%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 83%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 83%

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