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Gary Elkins's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: State House (TX) - District 135, Republican

Business and Consumers

2013 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 88%
2013 Texas Association of Business - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions [House Only] 86%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 87%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Positions 90%
2011 Texas Watch - Positions on Consumer Protection (House Only) 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 79%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 74%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Positions 91%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Lifetime Score 86%
2009 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 81
2007 Texas Association of Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 87
2007 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 88
2005-2006 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2005 Texas Association of Business - Positions 71%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 86%
2003 Texas Association of Business - Positions 88%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 63%
2001 Texas Association of Business - Positions 95%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 77%
1999 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 89%
1997 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 99%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2001 Texas NAACP - Positions 33%

Fiscally Conservative

2013 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions (House) 84%
2013 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 73%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 81%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 65%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 89%
2011 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 88%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 88%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 83%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2009 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 82%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 79%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 74%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 85%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 83%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 87%
2007 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 70%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 81
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 92.31
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 83
2005 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues A
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 86%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 70%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 63%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 75%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 77%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 77%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 89%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 99%

Socially Conservative

2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 65%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 65%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 81%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 81%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 89%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 89%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 36%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 36%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 83%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 83%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 74%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 79%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 79%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 74%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 84%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 84%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 87%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 83%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 83%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 87%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 81
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 81
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 83
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 83
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 86%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 86%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 89%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 89%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 70%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 70%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 63%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 63%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 75%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 75%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 77%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 77%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 70%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 70%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 77%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 77%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 89%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 89%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 75%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 75%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 99%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 99%

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