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Joe Farias

Joe Farias's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Joe Farias
Current Office: State House - District 118, Democratic
First Elected: 11/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 118
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014

Conservative

2013 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 18%
2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 8%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 18%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 18%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 12%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 12%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 54%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 54%
2011 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 38%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 0%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 8%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 19%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 21%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 19%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 21%
2009 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 65%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 22%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 22%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 23%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 12%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 16%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 22%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 16%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 22%
2007 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 35%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 33
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 33
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 30.77
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 32%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 27
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 27

Social

2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 8%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 18%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 12%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 12%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 18%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 54%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 8%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 19%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 19%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 21%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 22%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 22%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 27%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Economic and Personal Liberties 19%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 11%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 12%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 16%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 22%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 22%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 16%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 33
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 33
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 40%
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 29%
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 32%
2007 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 89
2007 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 89
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 27
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 27

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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